Internship Code:  22.634    :  12
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This is the course plan for the second semester of the academic year 2023/2024. To check whether the course is being run this semester, go to the Virtual Campus section More UOC / The University / Programmes of study section on Campus. Once teaching starts, you'll be able to find it in the classroom. The course plan may be subject to change.
The internship aims to provide students with real-life professional experience, facing the challenges in the day-to-day activity of a company and applying skills acquired during the bachelor’s degree. Internships are organized by the UOC, with an internship tutor at UOC and by the company with a tutor who will guide and monitor the student.

Internships will be carried out mainly in online mode within the framework of the UOC virtual campus. Nevertheless, depending on the availability and location of the student the internship may have a face-to-face component. Besides the tools in the UOC virtual campus, the company may provide specific tools to perform the internship.

The teaching workload for the student will be 12 ECTS, which corresponds to 300 hours

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The internship is an elective course within the Bachelor's degree in Techniques for Software Application Development.

Internships are related to all the courses in the curriculum of the bachelor’s degree. Depending on the topic explored during the internship, some courses may be more relevant than others. In these situations, it is recommended to start the internship after passing these courses.

Before taking an internship, students should have passed at least 120 ECTS of the degree. 

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The fundamental goal of this course is providing professional experience to students. Given its heterogeneity, an internship can provide insights into any field related to software development.

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Each company will define the specific skills required for applying for a particular internship. Before signing the agreement, it is important to negotiate the work plan and the prior knowledge required by the student.

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There are two different ways to include the “Internship” course in your academic record:

1. Leveraging your prior education or professional experience

The student does not need to enroll this subject if he can validate it either due to his prior education (such as vocational training – CFGS or internship courses at other degrees) or professional experience (a process called RAEP). 

You can find more information about this validation process inside the UOC virtual Campus. You should visit Procedures \ Recognitions and validations and then “Request prior studies assessment” or “Request the recognition of professional experience”.

2. Performing an internship in a company

To apply for an internship in a company, you should visit Procedures \ Internships in companies \ Curricular internships and then select the Bachelor’s degree in Techniques for Software Application Development.

To complete this process, students must enter their personal data through the internship platform Xperience. Companies interested in offering positions as internship centers should also provide information about their openings in the Xperience platform.

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The competencies that are related to this course are:

  • Use and apply ICTs in academic and professional spheres.
  • Express ideas in writing clearly and correctly, displaying a command of terms and expressions that are specific to the field of software development, for both academic and professional contexts.
  • Work in a team.
  • Adapt to new software development technologies and to future environments, updating professional skills.
  • Identify the features of different types of organizations and the role played in them by ICTs.
  • Evaluate software solutions and draw up proposals for development projects, taking into account the resources, the available alternatives and the market conditions.
  • Understand and use the scientific bases of software development to analyse each problem at the appropriate level of abstraction and apply the skills and knowledge acquired in order to solve them.
  • Identify the structural elements and operational principles of a computer.
  • Understand the fundamentals of operating systems and computer networks so as to design and develop solutions that take into account each platform's specific features, available and shared resources, and the system's security.
  • Design and build computer applications using development, integration and reuse techniques.
  • Apply specific software engineering techniques to the different stages of a project's life cycle.
  • Apply specific data processing, storage and administration techniques.
  • Propose and evaluate different technological alternatives for solving a specific software development problem.
  • Develop cross-platform applications.
  • Design people-centric solutions.
Each internship will have to set specific objectives, learning outcomes and a work plan.

The learning outcomes to be achieved are the following:
  • Demonstrate technical knowledge to carry out professional activity in the field of software development.
  • Become familiar with the operation and organization of the different departments of a company.

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The content of the internships will be defined by the type of company and the projects that are being carried out at the time the student performs the internships.

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The student will use the virtual Campus and the tools provide throughout the degree to perform the internship. If the company needs to provide specific tools of services, the tutor provided by the company will make the necessary arrangements.

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The assessment process is based on the student's personal work and presupposes authenticity of authorship and originality of the exercises completed.

Lack of authenticity of authorship or originality of assessment tests, copying or plagiarism, the fraudulent attempt to obtain a better academic result, collusion to copy or concealing or abetting copying, use of unauthorized material or devices during assessment, inter alia, are offences that may lead to serious academic or other sanctions.

Firstly, you will fail the course (D/0) if you commit any of these offences when completing activities defined as assessable in the course plan, including the final tests. Offences considered to be misconduct include, among others, the use of unauthorized material or devices during the tests, such as social media or internet search engines, or the copying of text from external sources (internet, class notes, books, articles, other students' essays or tests, etc.) without including the corresponding reference.

And secondly, the UOC's academic regulations state that any misconduct during assessment, in addition to leading to the student failing the course, may also lead to disciplinary procedures and sanctions.

The UOC reserves the right to request that students identify themselves and/or provide evidence of the authorship of their work, throughout the assessment process, and by the means the UOC specifies (synchronous or asynchronous). For this purpose, the UOC may require students to use a microphone, webcam or other devices during the assessment process, and to make sure that they are working correctly.

The checking of students' knowledge to verify authorship of their work will under no circumstances constitute a second assessment.

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You can only pass the course if you participate in and pass the continuous assessment. Your final mark for the course will be the mark you received in the continuous assessment.

 

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