SASK14200E Project in Practice in Animal Science

Volume 2015/2016

MSc in Animal Science - elective study


A project in practice is an individually project-oriented study activity which contents are defined by the nature of the activity or activities undertaken at the project host and as described in the project agreement.

A project in practice must be pre-approved by the course responsible from the most relevant department before it is executed.

The current course responsible is responsible for guiding the student in connection with the pre-approval, the agreement with the project host and the execution of the project.  In addition the course responsible will organize the midterm status and together with an internal examiner he/she will evaluate the final report.

Learning Outcome

The overarching objective of the activity is to provide the student with the following:

Knowledge of:

  • The company or the organization as a workplace and its organizational culture.

  • The commercial and societal context that encompasses the student’s subject/study programme.

  • The specific academic knowledge required to carry out the process.

  • The student’s organizational placement and specific function.


Skills in:

  • Applying theory and methods from his/her study programme to a specific context in the company/organization.


The ability to:

  • Collaborate and communicate with different professional groups in a company.

  • Reflect on the application of his/her academic skills in a commercial context.

  • Reflect on what he/she has learned.

Supervision may take place through personal meetings, email or phone. A midterm status must be carried out approximately half through the project period.
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Guidance
  • 6
  • Preparation
  • 206
  • Project work
  • 200
  • Total
  • 412
Type of assessment
Written assignment
Weighting: Project report counts 100%
In the final project report the student must demonstrate that he/she can reflect on the use of his/her professional skills in an occupational context, and that he/she can reflect on his/her learning in the process.
The report must be submitted by the end of the block in which the project is completed. It is therefore recommended that the student continuously works on the project report during the period. The size of the report is to be about 15-20 pages.
The report must contain three parts and one abstract:
Part 1: covers the practical framework for the students' project: A description of the company/organization, its purpose (who operate it, what it produced, what are the other objectives), its organization (who makes decisions, management structure, division of labor) and physical environment, and a description of the specific tasks or activities in which the student has been engaged during the process.
Part 2: is the academic part in which the student, based on the description of the specific activities and tasks, discusses which parts of the knowledge base, the knowledge of method, he/she brings along to be used in the process. It would also include some consideration of the specific knowledge and specific methods which the student has acquired during the project.
Part 3: the student's personal learning reflection: What has he/she learned (professional knowledge as well as general skills) and how has this learning been acquired (in which situations and contexts), and in what ways does he/she see the acquisitions as a contribution to his/her own professional and personal development.
Exam registration requirements

A midterm status must be handed in and approved

All aids allowed
Marking scale
passed/not passed
Censorship form
No external censorship
Criteria for exam assesment

On complection the students should have the competencies descibed in "Learning Outcome".