Document Type : Scientific - Research


1 Graduated from the PhD in Mechanical Engineering, University of Tehran

2 Graduated from Tehran University, PhD in Management

3 PhD student in Nuclear Engineering, Amirkabir University

4 professor of chemical engineering,university of tehran


The lack of empirical vision in the graduates and the lack of skills necessary to be effective in their jobs, puts a lot of criticism on the educational programs of universities. Internships with the aim of filling this gap have been included in the subject of technical and engineering courses, but so far it has not been able to achieve its goals at the desired level. The purpose of this study is to analyze internships and explain the factors affecting the productivity of these courses. The statistical sample of this study, which was selected as a snowball, is made up of university faculty members, industrialists, and students with internships. Semi-structured interviews were used to collect data and the Grounded theory was used to analyze them. Finally, 16 categories were counted after two coding steps and then, using axial coding, the categories in the form of axial phenomena. Causal, contextual, intervening conditions, strategies and consequences emerged in the selective coding stage, the narration of the categories was done around the central phenomenon, and at the end, and suggestions were made to increase the productivity of the internships.


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