Rockfield College of

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Professional Internship Thesis






Students of RCST Rockfield College of Sciences and Technology that has completed two-third of the total required courses of the enrolled degree program can decide to start writing the Internship Dissertation for the chosen specialization subject in the enrolled degree program. 


Internship-Based Thesis motivates real-​world experiences that allow our students to gain first-​hand knowledge about specific industries and corporate cultures, whereof the lessons learned during classroom courseworks can be directly applied in the real world at the organizations. It will enable students to looks at a general phenomenon around a particular  organization or industry, reviews the literature that has been written on the topic of the thesis, and then applies this literature to the case of the organization or industry the student has been working for. The internship can be completed in Switzerland or abroad at an established corporation or organization. The students will choose the position of the internship themselves.



Difference Between Academic Thesis and Internship-Based Thesis:

(●) Academic Thesis will mostly lead to the formal definition of hypotheses and some form of hypothesis ‘testing’ (through a process of data collection and analysis). 

(●) Internship-Based Thesis will typically not define formal hypotheses, but will explore existing theories or concepts and derive some general ideas from these theories. These ideas will then be used to explore the situation, problem and questions facing the organization.



Understand Internship Thesis

Student that decided for Internship should have as content a practical problem, and able to apply previously acquired academic knowledge to propose and possibly implement a solution to the problem. This means that the Internship Thesis should identify the problem, identify alternative solutions, propose one solution, and then indicate how the proposed solution should be implemented within the organization in which your internship took place. The student should demonstrate systemic understanding of the received body of academic knowledge pertaining to the chosen specialization of enrolled degree program.


Internship Thesis will be a demonstration of academic maturity by students on graduate degree programs. Students on Master and Doctorate programs must demonstrate sufficient knowledge and command of academic research activities - that should include profound ability to ..: (a) identify and define the problem that is being investigated;  (b) review and summarize received relevant literatures and select relevant literatures;  (c) choose and apply appropriate research methods to solve the problem from theoretical or scientific point of view;  (d) describe tangible objectives of the research; (e) analyze empirical data and draw appropriate conclusions and recommendations;  (f) implement the solution to the problem in actual practice of the organization.



Objectives of Professional Internship

(1) Students doing Internship  will learn how to professionally handle managerial and leadership issues from the technical-​scientific, planning, administrative, and advisory perspective through their own practical experiences.

(2) Students will apply the knowledge acquired from their studies to develop important professional competence in the realms of the specific operations pertaining to the core discipline

(3) Students will deepen their understanding in terms of development and implementation of real-life solutions in an everyday work-place.

(4) Students will cultivate understanding of diverse professional fields in their chosen specializations and helped establish valuable contacts for starting their careers in the future.


Procedures for Internship Thesis and Dissertation:


  1. Student is responsible for finding an internship place. 

  2. Confirmation of the internship position by the organization

  3. Approval of the Internship and Theme of the Internship by RCST Faculty.

  4. Prior approval of the course content by RCST Professor and Thesis Supervisor

  5. Student will signed "Internship Agreement and "Confidentiality Declaration" with the organization

  6. Writing of the Internship Thesis is done under the supervision of RCST Professor as Supervisor

  7. Contacts between Student and Supervisor are necessary - by interviews and emails exchanges

  8. Student submit the Brief - Summary of the Theme of the Internship in pdf file - sent by email

  9. Upon approval of the Theme of the internship, the student will start writing the Content of the Internship Thesis. The Thesis will be about 50 - 70 pages including the cover page and full references

  10. Student will submit Final Version of Internship Thesis to the assigned RCST Faculty Professor

  11. Oral Defense of the Thesis in the presence of the Thesis Director, Subject Expert and Tutor in the Firm

  12. The "Internship Thesis Grade Form" containing the grade (and comments) assigned to the student will be sent by the Thesis Supervisor to Director of Graduate Programs

  13. Thesis upload in Database - after successful defense of the Thesis, the Supervisor and Head of Department may approved the upload of Final Version in the RCST Research Database


Students enrolled at RCST Rockfield College of Sciences and Technology are expected to comply with the University's Rules and Regulations including all aspect of academic and administration matters pertaining to the study programs. RCST upholds the integrity of our academic activities and the sanctity of academic honesty, therefore RCST will not tolerate any Fraudulent Behaviour from students and mentors and will investigate all instances of suspected fraud.  Please contact Student Services Offices to discuss how we can help you, and get immediate assistance on all related academic matters





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