6 ECTS credits
175 h study time

Offer 1 with catalog number 4019819FNR for all students in the 1st and 2nd semester at a (F) Master - specialised level.

1st and 2nd semester
Enrollment based on exam contract
Grading method
Grading (scale from 0 to 20)
Can retake in second session
Taught in
Partnership Agreement
Under interuniversity agreement for degree program
Faculty of Engineering
Electronics and Informatics
Educational team
Johan STIENS (course titular)
Activities and contact hours
175 contact hours Independent or External Form of Study
Course Content
The goal is to bring the student in contact with the actual industrial or social
environment where the knowledge being acquired will be applied. Drawing the attention
to different aspects of the environment that escape the traditional education methods.
Stimulating a critical reflection on his/her studies of biomedical engineering.
Additional info

Student operates minimum 4 weeks in a company or hospital (national or international).

Learning Outcomes

Stage Verslag

•Project based working: formulation of targets, target-wise reporting, Keep track of the outcome and project development.

• to function as a team in a multidisciplinary environment.

• Written, oral and graphical reporting concerning a technical or scientific topic.

• Act in an ethical, professional and social way.


• To be aware of the main commercial, legal of the own engineering discipline.

• To show perseverance, a drive for innovation and the creation of added value


Depending on the kind of and activity during the internship, the internship will can lead to some extra outcomes in one or more competences as listed below

verwerven, van één of meerdere van onderstaande competenties:

• To master advanced knowledge in the own engineering discipline and application of it in creative complex problem solving


• Make use in a creative and target-oriented way of domain specific Computer Aided Engineering

• (CAE) tools and advanced ICT means.

• Selection and application of the most suitable model, method and techniques

• Critical and objective assessment of own results and these from literature.

• Adapt to a flexible and professional conditions.

• Master the complexity of technical systems by exploiting system or process models.

• Bridge the gap between conflicting specs and boundary conditions in an innovative design, process.

• Convert incomplete, conflicting or redundant data in usefull information.

• Dispose of sufficient ready information an understanding to check complex calculations and make first order estimations.

• Pay attention to the cradle-to-grave aspects of systems, machines, processes.

• Pay attention to aspects of energy efficiency, environmental impact, and material consumption and personnel costt.

• Pay attention to aspects of reliability, safety, and ergonomy.

• Having insight in and understand the importance of the role of entrepreneurs in society


The final grade is composed based on the following categories:
PRAC Presentation determines 20% of the final mark.
PRAC Internship determines 60% of the final mark.
PRAC Report determines 20% of the final mark.

Within the PRAC Presentation category, the following assignments need to be completed:

  • Internship presentation with a relative weight of 1 which comprises 20% of the final mark.

Within the PRAC Internship category, the following assignments need to be completed:

  • Internship @ company with a relative weight of 1 which comprises 60% of the final mark.

Within the PRAC Report category, the following assignments need to be completed:

  • Intership report with a relative weight of 1 which comprises 20% of the final mark.

Additional info regarding evaluation

Continous evaluation inside the company by technica coordinator inside the company/hospital

Global evaluation on the basis of a report and oral presentation of this report

Academic context

This course offer isn't part of a fixed set of graduation requirements. Hence, it is a free elective.