Syllabus for Information Systems Internship

Praktik inom informationssystem

Syllabus

  • 30 credits
  • Course code: 2IS240
  • Education cycle: First cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Information Systems G1F

    Explanation of codes

    The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:

    First cycle

    • G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
    • G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
    • G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
    • GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

    Second cycle

    • A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
    • A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
    • AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G)
  • Established: 2019-01-24
  • Established by: The Department Board
  • Applies from: Autumn 2019
  • Entry requirements: 45 credits in information systems or the equivalent
  • Responsible department: Department of Informatics and Media

Learning outcomes

Regarding knowledge and understanding the student is expected to be able to on completion of the course:

  • briefly describe the professional roles found at the workplace and the skills required for those roles,
  • describe how methods and tools are used and support work tasks at the internship,
  • describe data collection methods to gather empirical material during the internship,
  • describe methods and strategies for problem-solving in the internship,
  • describe how test and quality measurements are used in different development situations in the internship,
  • describe principles and technical solutions for information sharing and dissemination of information at the internship.
Regarding competence and skills the student is expected to be able to on completion of the course:
  • use skills from your own education to solve practical tasks,
  • systematically collect data that can be used for research purposes,
  • document processes and methods in the internship.
Regarding judgment and approach the student is expected to be able to on completion of the course:
  • reflect on ethical issues connected to information systems,
  • reflect on data collection and data collection methods based on ethical aspects,
  • reflect on their own skills in relation to the internship's activities.

Content

The internship can be conducted in organisations in Sweden or abroad that offer work assignments relevant to students in information systems and their future occupational activities. The internship can only be done within an organisation approved by the institution. The students are responsible for finding their internship with the support of the course coordinator. The student will both participate in the activities at the internship and, based on course material, describe and reflect on the internship. The internship usually covers four days a week during one semester and one day a week is usually used to read and relate course material to the internship. During the semester there are seminars where students and teachers meet to discuss the course material and its connections to the internship. An important part of the internship is that the student is given the opportunity to try, discuss and reflect on how data can be collected during the internship, which can be used, for example, in a later thesis.

Instruction

In the internship a supervisor is appointed responsible for introducing, instructing, following up and supporting the trainee at work. Supervisor, intern, and teacher together form a plan for the internship. The supervisor's professional experience is an important resource during the internship where the supervisor continuously discusses the professional role. During the seminars, the course material and its connections to the internship are discussed.

Assessment

The course is examined through seminars, written reports, and an approved internship.

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the University's disability coordinator or a decision by the department's working group for study matters.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: Autumn 2019

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

Course material chosen by the teacher.