FTE-70439 MSc Internship Farm Technology


Credits 39.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Course coordinator(s)drs. APHM Janssen
Examiner(s)prof. dr. ir. EJ van Henten
prof. dr. ir. PWG Groot Koerkamp

Language of instruction:


Assumed knowledge on:

For the internship project relevant FTE-courses.


The academic internship is a period of work, study and reflection in a real-world working environment. The aim of the academic internship is to let you experience the potential professional environment in which you could work after graduating from your degree programme. The internship provides an opportunity to work outside Wageningen University at a host organisation, e.g. a company (consultancy firm, industry, etc.), a public institution, a research organisation, another university, or a non-governmental organisation. The tasks you complete have to be of a sufficiently high standard to reflect the desired level of recent Wageningen Biosystems Engineering graduates.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this internship students are expected to be able to:

- apply knowledge and skills acquired during their study in a working environment;

- expand their professional network;

- work independently with commitment, perseverance and show initiative;

- handle feedback and ask for it timely;

-  reflect on their functioning within an organisation;

- adapt to a new working environment and work with a feeling for the organisation;

- plan and keep to a time schedule;

- present major results of their work in writing and orally in a comprehensive manner for a specific audience.


Execution of tasks/projects provided by the internship provider. 

Reporting on:

- content of the project according to academic standards;

- reflection on own performance on learning goals and functioning in internship organization;

- experience description for peer students.


Wageningen University is responsible for the assessment and the final grade. The internship supervisor must provide an evaluation of your performance during your internship. The assessment will be based on four elements:

- the evaluation of the performance by the internship supervisor at the internship provider

- the internship report;

- the personal reflection report;

- the oral defence.

The minimum mark for each element is 5.50. For assessment by the university supervisor and examiner, the Wageningen University Assessment Form and rubric (appendix C) will be used.