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ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY IN UGANDA

KAMPALA CAMPUS

FACULTY OF SCIENCE
DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND IT ALL BIT 2ND YEAR STUDENTS
INTERNSHIP GUIDELINES FOR STUDENTS 1.0 INTRODUCTION The internship programme is intended to enable students acquire skills in practical application of knowledge acquired during their period of study. The students are expected to acquire skills in at least one of the following areas of computing: Computer Network Installation, aintenance and !dministration. Computer "oftware #e$elopment. Computer aintenance and %epair. The programme lasts a minimum of & weeks. "tudents are additionally expected to use the field experience to de$elop ideas for their third year pro'ects. (ro'ect proposal will be expected within ) months of the * st semester of the +rd year OBJECTIVES OF THE INTERNSHIP The following ob'ecti$es are expected to be achie$ed in the following areas: A: Comp !"# N"!$o#% I&'!())(!*o&+ M(*&!"&(&," (&- A-m*&*'!#(!*o& "tudents should be able to:, Identify network components. Identify network topologies. Terminate network cables and set up a basic switch based network - ) computers min. "etup effecti$e security for the network. Trouble,shoot networks. (erform network documentation tasks. B: Comp !"# 'o.!$(#" -"/")opm"&! "tudents should be able to:,

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!naly/e "ystems and generate effecti$e user requirements. #esign software. #emonstrate knowledge of alternati$e de$elopment methods and languages. (erform core coding, testing and debugging operations. (erform "oftware documentation tasks.

C: Comp !"# m(*&!"&(&," (&- R"p(*# "tudents should be able to: Identify core components of computer systems. #emonstrate knowledge of common hardware and software failure causes and solutions. Install and configure operating systems and de$ice dri$ers. %epair common hardware components like power supply systems, printers !ssemble and upgrade computers. (erform maintenance and repair documentation tasks. 0.0 MANAGEMENT OF THE INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME The programme is managed by the 0ead of #epartment -Computer "cience., assisted by the staff of the department. The head will in con'unction with the #ean of the 1aculty of "cience arrange for acquisition of resources for facilitating the internship programme and allocation of super$isors for the students. "tudents are required to obtain introductory letters from the #epartment with which to approach any organi/ation that pro$ides or uses Information and Communication Technology facilities. "tudents will be required to deli$er acceptance letters or notes from their placement organi/ations to ensure proper records keeping. SUPERVISION 2ach internee will be allocated a super$isor who will be responsible for ensuring that the internee attains the ob'ecti$es of the programme. "uper$isors will be pro$ided with facilitation to enable them tra$el and access the students at their areas of placement. !n allowance will also be catered for. The following acti$ities will be expected of the super$isor: 3btaining facilitation from the #ean of the 1aculty of "cience 4ocating and contacting the internees at their placement areas. 2$aluating placement areas for suitability and recommending any changes if need arises. !d$ising students on the expectations of the exercise. #iscussing with workplace super$isors about internee performance. 5uiding the internee in scripting the final internship report.

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1illing an e$aluation form for the internee at the end of the internship exercise.

REPORTING "tudents will be expected to de$elop an internship report at the end of the programme. The report is expected to follow a standard format -"ee internship report format below.. The report is expected to be *6,*7 pages in si/e. "tudents will also be gi$en standard copies of daily work logs -records. for ensuring proper records keeping and final report compilation. The logs are to be signed by the work super$isor and attached to the report. The acti$ity log will contain the date, acti$ity, description, and skills acquired.

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ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY IN UGANDA


KAMPALA CAMPUS FACULTY OF SCIENCE DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

INTERNSHIP REPORT B(,4")o# o. I&.o#m(!*o& T",4&o)o57

NAME: REG.NO: TELEPHONE: E8m(*): SUPERVISOR: START DATE 9 END DATE

REPORT DATE

INTERNSHIP REPORT FORMAT INTRODUCTION #escribe the company with whom your internship 8 attachment was carried out and the background to your in$ol$ement with this company, including the location of the facility at which the work was done. #escribe your position and the basic computing areas in which you worked for your internship. INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION #escribe in detail the nature of work or the nature of the pro'ect or pro'ects, which you carried out, stressing as much as possible the computing aspects of your work. 1or example Task * was 9999.., and I did it by 99999999.9. #escribe the goals for the acti$ity, the methods used to approach it, and the accomplishments. #o not disclose any proprietary information. ANALYSIS #escribe the usefulness of your internship work in ad$ancing your understanding of the computing profession. :hat did you learn from this experience; Include both the technical and non,technical learning -for example, you might describe such things as how your organi/ation was structured, how indi$iduals worked together in the company, how technical employees interacted with customers, and what company 8agency initiati$es you obser$ed etc. !naly/e your performance during the internship. :hat are your three primary strengths; 5i$e examples of what you did well. :hat are three areas that you would like to impro$e upon; 5i$e examples of what you would do differently. !sk your super$isor for input on this aspect of the report. CONCLUSION "ummari/e the usefulness of your internship work in ad$ancing your understanding of the computing profession, both technically and organi/ationally. "ummari/e what you learnt from experience obtained during internship. APPENDI: !ttach a copy of introduction letter, acceptance letter, and !cti$ity logs and any other rele$ant documents.