2020 PLP Practice 4 C

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Career development courses
Izumi Akira 
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Internship ()  
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Course description and aims

This course is off-campus internship in the industry. Students learn the way of thinking, sense of value and the working process in the industry through the actual R&D work with the researchers and engineers of the company The basic policy is 3 months or more of full time work,however the working conditions such as period, days per week and working hours are flexible. Students can be supported by the coordinator of the IIDP for finding the company, negotiation about the working conditions and contract. Some expenses such as accommodation and commuting fee will be supported however there is some limitation due to the budget limitation.

Student learning outcomes

・Students understand the reality of R&D activity and the way of thinking in the industry and also realize the difference in R&D between in the university and in the company.
・Students can take the chance to review own research doing at the university from the view points of meaning and the role in the society.


Mid & long term internship,R&D activity in the industry

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

・Mid & long term internship in the industry
・Some expenses for accommodation and commuting fee will be supported , however there is some limitation due to the budget limitation.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Process flow for the internship; ・Develop research program for own doctorate thesis ・Communication with own professor ・Communication with IIDP coordinator ・Find internship company ( Student/coordinator) ・Negotiation with the company (Coordinator) ・Contract (Coordinator) ・Monthly report ・Final presentation in the company ・Final report



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Assessment criteria and methods

・Monthly report
・Final report
・Evaluation by the professor or by the company staff in charge

Related courses

  • Doctor career desgn
  • PLP Advanced Practice

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

・Student should be admitted by own professor for the absence from the lab.
・Students should join health insurance and accident compensation insurance.
・Students should understand the internship contract and agreement.


Students can be advised and supported by the IIDP coordinator regarding the wide range of issues for the long term internship including the expenses for the internship.

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