To reinforce the practical and research experience as well as the problem-solving skills, students can complete a practical placement (worth 6 ECTS credits) as part of the restricted elective “1.4/2.4 Technical Complements”. During the research or industrial placement, which must last at least 2 months, students work on a project, defined in advance, under the expert supervision of a university lecturer. The industrial placement can be completed in a company, with a public administrative body, a non-profit organisation, or a non-university research institution. Research placements are completed at a university. The industrial placement is assessed through the course “Privatissimum accompanying the placement” (6 ECTS credits). The assessment of the research placement is carried out through the respective “research project” courses (6 ECTS credits). Please refer to § 13 of the curriculum for further information about the placement.