2023-2024 / ASTG9005-1

Research Internship


300h Proj.

Nombre de crédits

 Master : ingénieur civil en informatique, à finalité10 crédits 
 Master en sciences informatiques, à finalité10 crédits 


Benoît Donnet

Langue(s) de l'unité d'enseignement

Langue anglaise

Organisation et évaluation

Enseignement durant l'année complète


Horaire en ligne

Unités d'enseignement prérequises et corequises

Les unités prérequises ou corequises sont présentées au sein de chaque programme

Contenus de l'unité d'enseignement

The internship is a substantial individual project that must be accomplished in a research laboratory, in Belgium or abroad. We generally consider that it amounts to 2 months of full time work. The subject is generally proposed by the research center and approved by an advisor who must be an academic member or a permanent researcher.

Acquis d'apprentissage (objectifs d'apprentissage) de l'unité d'enseignement

The goal of the internship is to prepare the student to his/her future career in research by discovering a professional environment and specialized techniques. The student will have to prove that (s)he can carry out a substantial project based of his/her theoretical and practical knowledge and skills. This project will include a preliminary study, the description of an innovative idea, and possibly its evaluation.

Ce cours contribue aux acquis d'apprentissage I.1, I.2, II.1, II.2, II.3, III.1, III.2, III.3, III.4, IV.1, IV.2, IV.3, VI.1, VI.2, VI.4, VII.1, VII.2, VII.3, VII.4, VII.5 du programme d'ingénieur civil en informatique.

Savoirs et compétences prérequis

Activités d'apprentissage prévues et méthodes d'enseignement

Mode d'enseignement (présentiel, à distance, hybride)

Internship in a research centre.

Lectures recommandées ou obligatoires et notes de cours

Doing research implies, at some points, to read scientific paper(s).
This paper, by S. Keshav, nicely explains how to read and tackle efficiently scientific litterature.

Modalités d'évaluation et critères

The evaluation is first based on the report written by the student. There are no formal constraints on its length, but it will typically be 30-page long. It should describe the context of the work, the research center, the problem addressed, the methodology, the proposed innovative idea, the obtained results, and a conclusion (contributions and perspectives). The defence by the student is oral and public. It consists of an oral presentation, a question/answer session, and is followed by a short deliberation. The final grade takes account of the amount and quality of the achieved work, the quality of the written report and of the oral presentation, the relevance of the provided answers, as well as the opinion of the external internship advisor.


Professors propose internship subjects for which they will act as academic advisor. These subjects are collected from research centers. A student can also make a proposal, but it must be approved by an academic advisor. Students should choose a subject as early as possible, ideally at the end of the previous academic year, if they want to start during the summer holidays. The internship will have a minimal duration of 30 working days spent in the company, not including the writing of the report, nor its defence. It can start as soon as the student has finalized his/her registration, for example during the summer holidays. It is organized according to the terms of a sample agreement signed by all parties.

Remarques organisationnelles et modifications principales apportées au cours

The regulation, detailed guidelines, the sample agreement, and proposed internships can be found at: http://www.montefiore.ulg.ac.be/stages.php


Coordinator : Prof. B. Donnet

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