Professional Practice

IMBRSea professional practice information

During the second half of the second semester, students undertake a Professional practice in one of the non-academic partner allied to any of the partners (main or associated).

The professional practice (12 ECTS) should not exceed 2 months and should contain a workload of at least 240 hours. Please find a link to the ECTS sheet below.

The main objective of the IMBRSea professional practice is to become familiar with different workplace functions and roles expected for a particular profession. The Professional Practice should allow the student to understand how knowledge acquired during schooling may be applied to solving problems in real world situations. Through the Professional Practice the student will be immersed in the working environment and will get acquainted with real-life job world. They may be also engaged in NGOs for their Professional Practice thereby achieving gains in service learning.

Professional practice topics & selection

Professional practice topics are offered by non-academic partner allied to any of the partners (main or associated). Students can select a professional practice topic from the Marine Training portal and contact the supervisor directly. After mutual agreement with the professional practice responsible, an professional practice contract will arrange the rights and duties of both the student and professional practice provider.  

Who can submit professional practice topics

In principle only non-academic partner allied to any of the partners (main or associated) can offer a professional practice, however, in specific cases other institutions can also submit professional practices. In this case, the institution must become an associate member of the IMBRSea consortium before the start of the professional practice. This membership will be approved by the IMBRSea management board and regulated through a signed bilateral agreement. Note that professional practices should be posted through the appropriate form by professional practice providers and not by students.

Evaluation of the professional practice

The Professional Practice provider will submit independently an evaluation of student’s performance and adaptation to the working environment. At the end of the Professional Practice the student will submit an activity report and portfolio that will be evaluated by the Professional Practice team taking into account also the evaluation given by the Professional Practice provider. 

Practice experiences are also presented during the annual symposium.