Practical Training - Cooperation, profession and roles, 15 credits

Praktik - Samverkan, profession och roller, 15 hp


Main field of study

Information Systems

Course level

Second cycle

Course type

Single subject and programme course


Fredrik Söderström

Course coordinator

Fredrik Söderström

Director of studies or equivalent

Malin Granath
ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus ECV
F7MIT Master Programme in IT and Management (Master) 2 (Spring 2020) 202014-202023 Swedish Linköping, Valla C

Main field of study

Information Systems

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Master Programme in IT and Management

Entry requirements

For admission to the course, the entry requirements for the Software Engineering Programme apply, as well as the threshold rules according to the programme syllabus

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- describe a non-trivial and extensive assignment with a focus on IT and activities in practice
- evaluate IT and its role in business, based on theory and practice
- systematise and critically evaluate identified aspects of IT and activities
- identify, describe and evaluate roles and actors relative to a nontrivial assignment including one's own profession
- evaluate models, methods and working methods that occur in practice, and relate these to current theory in the field
- relate to ethical dimensions of operating in the relevant profession

Course content

The course comprises both theoretical and practical parts. In the practical parts, the student for a longer continuous period, at least comprising 50 percent of the workload of the course, participates at an external organisation (below called organisation) with a non-trivial assignment. This should be seen as a form of placement, where the student has a good opportunity to convert and test the theoretical knowledge in practice and at the same time learn from the placement and the relation between theory and placement. Aspects of the placement (documented in field notes, which constitute a during the course growing report) will be covered at seminars at repeated occasions and related to appropriate theory within the subject.

The main contents of the course are: - Attendance and participation in an external organisation's handling of IT and activities - Document experiences and analyse them according to the above in a report - To under supervision from both current activities the higher education institute in an independent and responsible way work with documentation analysis concerning the placement process and achieved results, and carry the process forward - To prepare for the future profession and an in practice reflecting approach

Both the placement and the non-trivial assignment that the student should participate in the reading of should be approved by the examiner.

Teaching and working methods

The course consists of lectures, seminars, supervision and student-controlled work, in groups and independently. Belonging to the work effort is preparing for lectures, seminars and supervision through studies of literature or theory and, where appropriate, reviewing other course participants' work. Active participation in seminars and compulsory parts.


Written examination and active participation in seminars. Detailed information can be found in the study guide.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.


Three-grade scale, U, G, VG

Other information

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus. 

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.


Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling
Code Name Scope Grading scale
SLRA Final Report 5 credits U, G, VG
ITY1 Placement Certificate 5 credits U, G
INL2 Report 2 2.5 credits U, G
INL1 Report 1 2.5 credits U, G

Additional literature


Egidius, Henry, (2011) Etik och profession : i en tid av ökande privatisering och myndighetskontroll 1. utg. Stockholm : Natur & kultur, 2011

ISBN: 9789127129733

Reynolds GW, (2012) Ethics in information technology Course Technology
Rolf, Bertil, (1991) Profession, tradition och tyst kunskap : en studie i Michael Polanyis teori om den professionella kunskapens tysta dimension Nora : Nya Doxa, 1991 ;

ISBN: 9188248097

Sternberg, Robert J, Horvath, Joseph A., (1999) Tacit knowledge in professional practice : researcher and practitioner perspectives Mahwah, N.J. : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1999

ISBN: 0805824359, 0805824367

Tavani, Herman T., (2004) Ethics and technology : ethical issues in an age of information and communication technology Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, cop. 2004

ISBN: 0471249661, 0471452505

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