Cooperation of a university and an industry sector

In the post-Bachelor study programme (Master's programme) at the Faculty of Informatics of the Masaryk University, mandatory professional experience of students is part of the studies (so-called Interim Project) for at least a semester since 2009.

Publish: 30.11.2018
Author: Adéla Zehringerová

SERVICE, SCIENCE, MANAGEMENT AND ENGINEERING

In the post-Bachelor study programme (Master’s programme) at the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, mandatory professional experience of students is part of the studies (so-called Interim Project) for at least a semester since 2009.

The main idea of ​​the field of study

IT is a service which main tasks include designing, implementation and running supporting activities in a matter of achieving the realization of the economic goals of the subjects. Beside good knowledge of the IT, a good orientation in the real problems of the users is needed. Education of the graduates must be multidisciplinary, with the professional experience included in the students program(s) as well. That is the reason, why professional practice is mandatory as part of the studies at least for a semester.

Interim projects goals:

  • To give students an insight into the reality of the company’s everyday life
  • Possibility to test learned knowledge and procedures
  • Confrontation of theory and reality
  • A chance to boost student’s CV
  • A chance for the students to find better use in the labour market
  • Give chance to companies to test new labour

Real projects with real results

1 semester is a minimum professional practice time and it corresponds to the real length of actual projects. The student has an opportunity to see the practical results of his own work and the company gets back the sources invested in the student. Students may get paid by the company, but it is not a condition. Several projects have been implemented as part of this project, mostly successful start-up projects. Companies agree, that SSME students and the collaboration in overall are a significant benefit for them. 70% of students, that are part in the interim project, connect their practice with diploma thesis,60% of students receive an offer of permanent employment.