Internship Module (Bachelor)
The internship module is an integral part of the Bachelor's degree in Mathematics. Here, students have the opportunity to gain initial experience of the professional working life of mathematicians outside the university and to prepare for the transition to professional practice after graduation.
The internship module is intended in particular to enable the development of critical, reflected, professional competence in an exemplary learning process. It serves to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in the study programme and to reflect on and evaluate the experiences made during the practical professional activity.
The module includes a work placement in a company or institution related to applications of mathematics. Study abroad to a corresponding extent is also accepted.
Since there is no industry sector for mathematics, the internship can be completed in a wide variety of industries. These include companies from the automotive industry, aerospace, mechanical engineering, IT, logistics, banks, insurance companies, management consultancies and interdisciplinary research institutes.
It is recommended to make an appointment for the preliminary meeting of the practical module in the 4th semester. At the preliminary meeting, you will receive the essential information about the internship and existing questions can be clarified.
A written application must be handed in before the start of the practical module, whereupon a decision is made on the suitability of the internship location. The decision on the eligibility of the internship location will be announced in writing.
You should also attend the presentations about the internships that have just been completed before starting your internship module. This will especially prepare you for your own presentation.
The duration of the intership may be found in the Examination regulations.
Mathematics: at least 280 hours (e.g. 7 weeks with 40 hours/week)
Technomathematics: at least 400 hours (e.g. 10 weeks with 40 hours/week)
After the end of internship, the internship certificate must be handed in.
Furthermore, a presentation of the internship takes place in the form of a presentation open to the institute.
In addition, a written report on the internship module must be submitted. The reports of each internship phase are collected and published within the institute. In this way, students can get an overview of the internship modules already completed before the start of their internship module.