Work placements are educational activities completed by students in any public or private, national or foreign institution, with the aim of applying and adding to the learning acquired in the master’s degree and allowing students to experience the reality in the professional field in which they will work and to develop skills that may facilitate their incorporation into the job market.
The 12 ECTS correspond to 265 hours of on-site practicals in the company, entity or research group and 35 hours of tutorials (with the company tutor and the academic tutor, who is usually the coordinator of the master) and the writing of a report.
The practicals are paid with conditions negotiated individually with each company, entity or research group, except where the student's grant does not allow for this, or where the student voluntarily renounces being paid in the interest of carrying out the work placement in an entity that cannot pay them.
The selection procedure for the entities that offer internships and candidates starts in the first semester. The coordinator compiles the offers and applications of those who are interested, and the entity itself selects a candidate once they have evaluated the student's CV and conducted the corresponding interview. Once an agreement has been reached a pre-assigned offer is uploaded onto the UdG’s work placements platform to generate the corresponding agreement which must be signed by the company, the student and the Faculty of Science of the UdG.
The company, entity or research group tutor where the placement has taken place is responsible for 50% of the work placement evaluation, considering both professional and skills acquisition aspects, and the academic tutor of the UdG is responsible for the other 50%, evaluating the content and the format of the report. The regulations in force can be consulted in the Faculty of Science Regulations for external academic placements of master’s degree studies, approved by Governing Commission 3/2018 of the Faculty of Science of the UdG on 15/03/2018.
- In the first editions of the master, students carried out the work placements in the following companies:
- The Catalan Water Agency.
- Catalan Water Partnership
- Besòs-Tordera Consortium
- Createch 360
- UTE sorea-soriguer-calaf
In the following research groups:
- Geocamb – UdG
- IngenierÍa Agroforestal - EPS
- Inorganic Chemistry - UdG
And in the following international institutions (Erasmus traineeship grant):
- Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (Germany)
- Waterschap De Dommel (Holland)
- European Institute Des Membranes (France)