Internship (15 ECTS)
You will spend the first half of the 3rd semester in a work placement with a company. The internship will provide you with a unique opportunity to test in real life what you have learnt, and will provide you with insight into the type of job you will be qualified for. It will give you the opportunity to apply your theoretical knowledge to practical work, and at the same time you will enhance your chances of gaining quick access to an exciting job. It is your own responsibility to find a company that will take you in, but we do place a large number of contacts at your disposition. During the internship, you must keep a log in order to write a report on your experience and learning objectives. At the beginning of the internship, you'll formulate your own learning objectives in cooperation with the company and a tutor from the Academy.
Bachelor's project (15 ECTS)
During the second half of the 3rd semester, you have to write your bachelor project (100,000 characters / 48 pages). The bachelor project should be based on a practice-related issue, for example on one or more problems or challenges experienced by your internship company. The project must include the central theories, methodologies and problems you were taught in the programme and the hands-on experience you have acquired during your internship. The bachelor project basically sums up your learning outcomes, by combining theory with practice in a multi-disciplinary solution. You must present and defend your bachelor project to an internal and external examiner.