Copenhagen School of Design and Technology



Danish title
Study programme
Computer Science
Type of education
Full time education
Level of education
Academy Profession
5. semester
Duration of the subject/module
10 Weeks
Programme elements
Danish and English
Start time
Subject number
Responsible for the subject(s)/modul(es)
David Harry Ema
Jarl Tuxen
  • Purpose and learning objectives

    The internship period is organised in such a way as to ensure that the internship, together with the rest of the programme, contributes to the student developing practical competencies. The objective of the internship period is to enable the student to apply programme methods, theories and tools through the performance of specific practical tasks within computer science.


    The student has acquired knowledge of
    • the day-to-day operation of the entire company hosting the internship


    The student has acquired the skills needed to:
    • apply versatile technical and analytical working methods linked to employment within
    the sector
    • evaluate practice-oriented issues and present possible solutions
    • communicate practice-oriented issues and reasoned solution proposals.


    The student has acquired the competencies needed to
    • handle development-oriented, practical and professional situations in relation to the
    • manage the structuring and project planning of day-to-day tasks within the sector
    • acquire new knowledge, skills and competencies in relation to the sector
    • participate in disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaboration with a professional approach.

  • Type of instruction
    You will receive guidance from your internship supervisor.
  • Exam

    The learning outcomes of the exam are identical with the learning outcomes of the subject(s)/modul(es)

    Exam in one or more subjects
    Subject/module is tested standalone
    Type of exam
    Written examination
    Type of assignment
    During the internship period, the students work with academically relevant issues within the
    core areas of the programme and acquire knowledge about relevant professional functions.
    The students are linked to one or more companies throughout the internship. The internship
    period can be organised in a flexible and differentiated manner and form the basis for the student's final exam project.
    The student and the supervisor/contact person jointly define specific objectives for the student's internship based on the learning objectives for the internship, see the common part of the curriculum.
    This subsequently serves as a guide for planning the student's work during the internship period.

    The internship is comparable with a full-time job with the requirements for working hours, performance, commitment and flexibility that AP Graduates in Computer Science are expected to be able to fulfil in their first job.
    Formal requirements
    An internship report must be submitted.
    The internship report must, as a minimum, contain the following:
     Front page with name, date of birth, host company, educational institution, internship
    period as well as class and date
     Table of contents
     Problem statement or question
     Main section
     Conclusion
     Bibliography (including all sources referenced in the project)
     Appendix (only appendices central to the report are to be included)
     All pages must be numbered

    The internship report cannot exceed five standard pages, excluding appendices.
    A standard page is 2,400 characters, including spaces and footnotes. Front page, table of contents, bibliography and appendices are not included. Appendices will not be assessed.
    Each figure or diagram is equivalent to 800 characters.
    Students who fail to comply with the requirements cannot participate in the exam and will
    have used one exam attempt.
    Individual exam or group exam
    Exam languages
    Danish (Norwegian/Swedish)
    Type of evaluation
    7-point grading scale
    Internal censure
    Exam criteria
    The assessment criteria for the exam are identical to the learning objectives for the internship.
    Deadline for submission
    The exam takes place upon completion of the internship. Further information on time and
    place as well as submission of the internship report is available on the student intranet,
hours of counseling
hours of internship
The figure shows the extent of workload related to the internship divided into different study activities.

During your internship you or your group will receive 8 hours of guidance from your counselor.

The rest of the time equivalent to 403 hours are used on internship work. The activities in relation to internship work during the internship depend on the kind of internship you choose, but overall it is your own responsibility to structure the amount of time you spend on writing your report, working at the company, preparing for the exam, etc.

The internship primarily includes of the following activities: writing applications to potential companies, doing industry research, evaluating the internship, completing the tasks that were agreed upon, having dialogues with the employer, writing a report based the internship, interacting with a contact person in the company, producing an internship contract and having it approved.

Read about KEAs Study Activity Model
*KEA can deviate from the number of hours if this is justified by special circumstances