Internship (Industrial Internship) - Mechanical Engineering MSc

Mechanical Engineering MSc students have to carry out a 4-week internship involved in the model curriculum. The course (MK5SZGYG00G117-EN Industrial Internship) should previously be signed up for via NEPTUN. Its execution is one of the criteria of obtaining the pre-degree certificate. Once you have completed your mandatory internship period and you wish to undertake further internships, you do not have to submit the papers and the report mentioned below.

If students started their studies in the fall semester, they are supposed to complete the Internship in the summer of the second semester and register for the Internship on Neptun in the third semester.
Those who started their studies in the spring semester are supposed to complete the Internship in the summer of the third semester (alternatively in the first semester) and register for the internship on Neptun in the fourth semester (alternatively in the second semester).

Please note finding an appropriate internship place is time-consuming and difficult, therefore students are encouraged to start seeking a placement on time.

    1. Objective of internship, competences

Students get acquainted with professional work in conformity with their degree program at the company or institution and join the daily work process. They have to resolve tasks independently assigned by their supervisor and gain experiences which may be utilized later in the labour market.
During internship general and specific competences may be acquired. General competences: precisely work to schedule either individually or in team, applying correct technical terms. Specific competences: practical application of the professional skills acquired during the studies and acquiring new knowledge.

  1. Places suitable for internship

All the organizations, institutions and companies which provide students with the opportunity to acquire proficiency in accordance with their specialization.

Places where students have recently undertaken internship can be found here.

Internship places (not the full list) where students undertook internship in the summer of 2019:


The Western India Plywoods Ltd

Palestinian Tractor&Equipment Co.

Mercedes-Benz Egypt

Hutchinson Tunisie

Timsah Marine Contracting Company

Palestinian Water Authority

Arsan Steel Buildings Co. Kuwait

Wagon Pars Company

El-Wahab Group

College of the North Atlantic Qatar (Corrosion Laboratory)

Partner companies of Department of Mechanical Engineering (University of Debrecen):




  1. Documents necessary for starting and completing internship

Before applying for an internship place and upon the student’s special request the International Office (Faculty of Engineering) can issue a certificate which proves that internship is mandatory and an integral part of the course of studies.


After students have found a suitable internship place, the documents which must be signed are the following:

Please note that the documents can be submitted either electronically or in hard copy.

Invitation Letter (1 copy),

Internship Cooperation (Company abroad) (2 copies),

Megállapodás (Company in Hungary) here* (3 copies),

Student Agreement (2 copies).

Submission deadline: 13 May 2022 (room 304, Ms Szandra Sitku, ).


Evaluation Sheet and Certificate (along with the internship report/essay) must be submitted until 12 September 2022.

The soft copy of the internship report should be sent to Mr Andras Gabora via email.


In certain cases the company gives students insight into confidential documents, so it can happen, the company prefers to conclude a confidentiality agreement with the student. You can find a sample agreement here .

Confidentiality Agreement in Hungarian is available below:

Template for Confidentiality Agreement between University and Company

Template for Confidentiality Agreement between Student and Company


*According to Hungarian Law concluding an agreement between the company and the university in case of a 4-week internship is not obligatory. The document marked with "*" is necessary in case the company insists on it.

Initiating internship at the company and providing for the documents from the company is the student’s duty. If the student does not specify the receiving company or does not provide for the documents on time, the responsible person for internship will refuse the certificates on the completion of internship.

  1. Execution of internship and its certification
  1. Duration of internship: 4 weeks.
  2. Credit points: 0; Assessment on Neptun: signature
  3. Besides completing internship, students have to write a 15-20-page essay about the work done. The topic of the essay must be negotiated with the supervisor at the internship place. The topic should closely relate to the practical task completed by the intern and with which he/she has familiarized himself/herself previously. It is expedient to choose a topic which may be appropriate either for participating in the National Scientific Students' Associations Conference ("OTDK") or a thesis.
  4. The execution of internship must be certified on the Evaluation Sheet and Certificate. Deadline for submitting the essay (internship report) and the “Evaluation Sheet and Certificate”: 12 September 2022, office 304. The soft copy of the internship report should be sent to Mr Andras Gabora via email.

Recommended structure of the internship report

  • Cover page (student's name, student's Neptun-code, student's training program, internship place)
  • Table of contents
  • Introduction: Presentation and structure of the organization. Interpretation, purpose, brief theoretical summary of the task
  • Main chapter: Elaboration of the task
  • Conclusion: Evaluation of the results
  • List of references

Summary of the tasks and deadlines regarding internship

  • students sign up for the course (Industrial Internship) via NEPTUN in the spring term,
  • contacting the company and providing for Invitation Letter (1 copy), Internship Cooperation (2 original copies, company is abroad) or Internship Cooperation with Company in Hungary (3 original copies, company is in Hungary) and Student Agreement (2 original copies) until 13 May 2022. Please remember that it is the student’s responsibility to meet the given deadline. Having the documents signed by the Dean of the Faculty and sending back the copies to the company by post or via email is the duty of the secretariat.
  • executing the 4-week internship in the summertime,
  • providing for Evaluation Sheet and Certificate at the end of the internship and submitting it along with the essay/report until 12 September 2022. The soft copy of the internship report should be sent to Mr Andras Gabora via email.

In case of any questions arising from internship, please kindly turn to Mr Andras Gabora ( , room U.0.16), responsible person for internship or Ms Szandra Sitku ( , room 304, administrative questions).

Internship opportunities



Updated: 2022.05.17.

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