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Course module: FI-MSECIPD
Internship Product Development
Course infoSchedule
Course codeFI-MSECIPD
ECTS Credits20
Category / LevelM (M (Master))
Course typePlacement
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byFaculty of Science; BETA-GST;
Contact persondrs. E.P.H.M. de Bakker
Telephone+31 30 253 3775
Course contact
drs. E.P.H.M. de Bakker
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Teaching period
SEM1  (05/09/2022 to 03/02/2023)
Teaching period in which the course begins
Time slotB: B (TUE-morning, THU-afternoon)
Study mode
RemarkRegister before October 31 (start in February) or May 1 (start in September): contact
Enrolment periodfrom 30/05/2022 up to and including 24/06/2022
Course application processOsiris Student
Enrolling through OSIRISYes
Enrolment open to students taking subsidiary coursesNo
Post-registration openfrom 22/08/2022 up to and including 19/09/2022
Waiting listNo
Course placement processStudiepunt/Student desk
Course goals
At the end of the course a student can
       work in a project-based way and carry out relevant analyses for the product development task
       in a research based way, develop an educational / communication product, based on the science communication knowledge base
       evaluate developed product as well as design process
       get in touch with client and target audiences in a proper way and maintain good relations
       on the basis of pre-set learning aims, reflect on his / her own learning process / professional development
In this course, you will get a general overview of the field of science communication and its knowledge base, and you will implement that information during your internship. You will be working in a science communication or education organization, while at the same time you will follow (some) educational sessions at university. You will experience this work environment, carry out all kinds of relevant tasks, seek active contact with the target audience(s) and meanwhile work on one main task: developing a concrete communication / education (CE) product for your organization / supervisor. This CE product will be designed using literature and has to be finished and handed in together with a (research- or evidence-based) report on why and how the product was made. In addition, you will have to reflect on your own professional development by means of learning aims which you have set up for yourself at the start of the internship. International students, please note that it may not always be possible to organize a product development task with an organization other than Utrecht University.
Entry requirements
You must meet the following requirements
  • Enrolled for a degree programme of faculty Faculty of Science
  • Assigned study entrance permit for the master
Prerequisite knowledge
The courses FI-MSECCSP and either FI-MSECITS or FI-MSECDSE, have to be followed at the same time as or in advance of this course.
Required materials
Science communication, An Introduction (2020) Van Dam, de Bakker, Dijkstra & Jensen (EDS.), World Scientific, New Jersey
Instructional formats

final result
Test weight100
Minimum grade-

Product and product report: 50%
Practical work 40%
Reflection report 10%

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