Terms for Engineering Training at Aarhus University (AU) (for the Company)
As a part of the Curriculum for the Bachelor of Engineering programme at Aarhus University, students are required to serve a one-semester engineering traineeship.
The purpose of the engineering training is that, in connection with execution of the training programme in a public or private company, the student should:
Procedures for application may vary from one company to the other. As the general rule the applicant forwards the application personally.
ASE has an ambition of knowing each individual company’s application procedures. Procedures should be informed to the Training Coordinator. Procedures are then announced by the coordinator at AU, who maintains and announces number of available positions.
The engineering training is normally placed in the 5th semester (out of 7).
When the training period begins, the trainee will have completed the compulsory part (i.e. the first 2 years of the studies). For further information on the technical content of the first 4 semesters, please consult https://studerende.au.dk/en/studies/subject-portals/cae/teaching/academic-regulations
The training period is 5 months:
To be able to fulfil the overall objectives of the traineeship the trainee is expected to take part in the company’s engineering tasks and routines (project planning, development, performance etc.) in an appropriate combination of unaided work and under guidance.
A company is approved as a placement company by the Training Coordinator. The approval is based on the following conditions:
After each training period, the placement officer evaluates the company’s status as a placement company, among other things on the basis of the report from the trainee supervisor after his/her visit.
The contact between the company and AU is initially handled by the Training Coordinator. During the training period the contact is handled by a Trainee Supervisor (a person whose profile matches that of the company). The company appoints an employee to be Training Instructor for the trainee. The Training Instructor is also the contact person to AU during the training period.
The choice of company or type of company is coordinated by the Training Coordinator. To help with the choice, the trainee can read reports from previous trainees. When the trainee has chosen a company or type of company, he/she shall send an application including a curriculum vitae.
Upon receival of application(s) and the company will invite the applicant(s) for an interview.
If an agreement is reached, a contract will be drawn up and signed by both company and trainee. If desired, this contract can be supplemented with the company’s own standard contract of employment.
The trainee is employed according to the company’s standard terms. Especially the following should be emphasised:
The trainee has the right to have up to 3 days off to participate in examinations, study orientation etc. at ASE.
Salary is paid according to an agreement between the company and the trainee.
During the training period, the trainee shall prepare 2 reports:
The target group of the focus report is the trainee himself, the Trainee Supervisor and the daily manager. The report shall be submitted to AU approx. 3 weeks after the beginning of the training period.
The target group of the training report will be future trainees, the Trainee Supervisor, other teachers and the placement company. The report will be available on the CampusNet of AU for this purpose. The report is due the 3rd Monday in the last month of the training period. The daily manager should discuss the content of the report with the trainee.
During the training period, the Trainee Supervisor will visit the trainee and the daily manager. On that occasion, the work tasks (content and extent), the training plan and focus points of the trainee will, among other things, be discussed. Other discussion points will be the company’s evaluation of the trainee, and the basis for receiving future trainees. The possibility of continuing the training assignments and integrating them into the Final Project or lab projects at ase will also be discussed.
The evaluation consists of two parts:
Approved by the Director of Studies
Version 11, 5th. November 2013