FTE-15301 Orientation on the Biosystems Engineering Profession


Credits 1.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Independent study0
Course coordinator(s)dr. ir. A van 't Ooster
Examiner(s)dr. ir. A van 't Ooster
dr. ir. JW Hofstee
drs. APHM Janssen

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In this course, a short internship, you become acquainted with the profession of Biosystems Engineering. For two days you will visit a professional biosystems engineering (or comparable) organisation or company where you will be guided by a professional. He or she will show the organisation and you will get a good impression of what a biosystems engineer does in real life.
You have to organise, with some help of the staff, this internship yourself. You will get access to names and professions of a wide range of graduated biosystems engineers.
You have to write a reflection report and prepare a presentation on your short internship. You will present your presentation for your fellow students so you will also learn from their experiences.
This short internship is preferably executed in the last week of period 6.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- describe the profession of biosystems engineering and relate this to their own study career.


- visit a biosystems engineering professional for two days;
- write a reflection report;
- prepare a presentation.


The assessment for this course consists of:
- presence at an organization or company for two days;
- a reflection report on the two day internship;
- a presentation on the two day internship.
You need for each of the three items a pass to get a pass for this course.


To be announced.

Compulsory for: BATBiosystems EngineeringBSc6WD