2023-2024 / ASTG9009-1

Internship (independent of Master thesis)


40d FW

Number of credits

 Master of Science (MSc) in Data Science10 crédits 
 Master of Science (MSc) in Data Science and Engineering10 crédits 


Pierre Geurts

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

All year long


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Internship of 40 days in a company or a research center.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

By the end of the internship the student will have discovered a professionnal environment and techniques specific to the visited company or research center. He/she will have completed a substantial amount of work using his/her knowledge and skills, both theoretical and practical.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills


Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Fully embedded (no homeworking) in a company or research center.

Recommended or required readings

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

oral exam

Written work / report

Additional information:

Written report (about 30 pages, describing the context, the company, the problem to be solved, the methodology, the tasks that were carried out and the results) and an oral defense (with an oral presentation and a questions & answers session).
The final grade takes into account the amount and quality of the work, the quality of the written report and the oral presentation, the relevance of the answers during the defense, as well as the opinion of the industrial sponsor.

Work placement(s)

40 days

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

The internship is organized under the responsability of a internship committee consisting of

  • the academic sponsor: contacted by the student, he validates the scientific and/or technical contents of the internship and assumes the academic supervision;
  • the industrial sponsor: he assumes the daily supervision in the host institution;
  • one or more ULiège professors or scientists, able to evaluate the work carried out during the internship.
This committee is proposed by the academic sponsor to the internship coordinator (the president of the study council).
A non-exhaustive list of subjects is available on the website http://www.fsasurvey.ulg.ac.be/tfe/list.php. Students can propose subjects on their own, but these subjects must be approved by an academic sponsor.
Students' University registration must be complete by the time they start the internship.
Administrative steps:
  • The academic sponsor proposes an internship committee to the internship coordinator. 
  • Before the intership begins, the student sends the completed internship agreement and the risk analysis form (cf. https://www.facsa.uliege.be/cms/c_3178752/fr/facsa-stages) to the intership coordinator.
  • In the three weeks following the end of the internship, the student sends his/her written report to each member of the committee, as well as to the internship coordinator. The student also sends the corresponding assessment form to the industrial sponsor (cf. https://www.facsa.uliege.be/cms/c_3178752/fr/facsa-stages), who sends it back to the internship coordinator.
  • Once the report is handed in, the student contacts the committee members and the internship coordinator to find a date suitable for the defense. The defense can take place during or out of the standard examination periods, depending on the constraints of the members. The internship coordinator acts as a moderator during the defense.


Internship coordinator: Prof. P. Geurts (p.geurts@uliege.be)

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