CS50IP Industrial Placement
(Course code before 2009 was CS4016)
Students spend a year gaining experience in the workplace,
either between their third and fourth years of study or after their fourth year.
Students who successfully complete a CS50IP-style placement and otherwise fulfill the requirements for an honours degree will be awarded an MSci degree "with industrial placement"
(not to be confused with an MSc), to acknowledge the fact that these degrees take five years.
The department do not guarantee that a CS50IP-style placement will be found for every student who wants one, but will actively support interested students in
their search efforts, in conjunction with others (see below). Placements may take place in industry, in government, or in NGOs; placements inside the university are also possible.
Before this course came to entail an MSci degree in 2009, it used to have the course code CS4026. The old code survises in some documentation on the course.
Dr. Kees van Deemter Please contact me via email at k.vdeemter atnospam abdn dot ac dot uk.
- Some slides about the CS4016/CS50IP full-year placement scheme,
as presented at the information meeting of Oct 2008. (The information on these slides will soon be updated
to reflect the change from CS4016 to CS50IP.)
Useful Web Links
Some of this information is also relevant for summer internships and other short-term placements (which are not covered by CS50IP).
Worklink (Free specialist recruitment service offered through the Young Professionals Group of the British Computer Society)
National Centre for Work Experience (general information on placements, including a limited placement database)
Aberdeen Careers Office have information about placement opportunities and can give help with writing CVs etc.
Year in Industry (mostly engineering oriented, with some information on computing placements)
AIESEC The Aberdeen chapter of this student association can help you get placements of various durations
abroad. AIESEC's representatives in other countries can help if problems arise during your placement.
IAESTE. IAESTE, managed by the British Council, can help with short-term placements. (Registration deadline is 10 Dec.)