Information Systems Internship

30 credits

Syllabus, Bachelor's level, 2IS240

Education cycle
First cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Information Systems G1F
Grading system
Fail (U), Pass (G)
Finalised by
The Department Board, 24 January 2019
Responsible department
Department of Informatics and Media

Entry requirements

45 credits in information systems or the equivalent

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.


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.


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.


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.