Semester 4 - Professional practice & Research



Semester 4 – Professional practice/professional internship & Research

The choice between 2 orientations

The Professional Practice is defined as the first professional experience within a company or a public service on a real specific on-going project.

The Research & Development Project orientation allows to the participants to obtain a capacity in a specific scientific or technical field in relationship with the most significant issues in Hydro-Informatics.

The semester can take place in any location and under the supervision of one awarding member.

Module 4.1 – Research & development project – 6 months – Coordination BTUC

The definition of the master work in the research area is made in dialogue between the student, a mentor from the host institution of semester IV - and possibly with an academic tutor from a third country - and an external partner of the water field (industrial, consulting company, public services...). The research project is carried out in the research environment of the consortium members.  The work is concluded by a thesis dissertation with defence involving at least representatives from 2 European institutions. The operational organization of this module is ensured by BTUC and with the full participation of all the consortium members. The validation of the module provides 30 ECTS.

Module 4.1 – Professional practice/professional internship – 6 months – Coordination UNS

The professional practice is carried out into a company or public service (external partner / associated partner), on a specific project defined in cooperation between the student, a mentor from the home institution, a supervisor from the host institution (UNS) and a mentor from the external partner (public service or private structure). The project carried out by the student takes part of the regular activities of the company or public service. This professional internship is considered for the student as a first professional experience as executive or project engineer in Hydroinformatics. The evaluation and the validation of the module are carried out mainly trough professional criteria. The work is concluded by a portfolio which presents a description of the work done in the project and an in-depth review of at least one associated topic and details of the lessons learned. The professional practice is achieved in a company or a  public service. The operational organization of this module is made by UNS and with the full participation of all the consortium members. The validation of the module provides 30 ECTS.