How To Correctly Fill In Your Industrial Training/SIWES Logbook

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Do you want to learn the proper way in filling in your Industrial Training or SIWES Logbook?

You’re probably thinking about it, that’s why you’re reading this post. Don’t worry you’re at the right place.

As an I.T student of Accounting, Agriculture, Architecture, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Business Administration, Engineering, Hotel Management, Microbiology, Food Science and Technology, Nutrition and Dietetics, Office Technology and Management, Mass Communication, Science Laboratory etc., you’ll easily learn how to correctly fill in your own logbook today.

I’ll take my time to clearly teach and show you how to fill in your own logbook.

The information in this article is drawn from my personal experience as a biochemistry industrial training student in Nigeria.

This is a proven guideline I used in filling in my logbook, that boosted my performance and grade.

And I know it will also be helpful to you.

Just read on!

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What is a SIWES Logbook?

SIWES Logbook

The SIWES Logbook also known as Industrial Training or Internship Logbook is an official record booklet, that is being issued by various Universities, Polytechnics, Colleges of Education, Colleges of Technology, Colleges of Agriculture to their internship students to carefully and neatly record down their daily or weekly activities, projects, jobs etc. carried out in their workplaces.

This logbook usually contains basic information of the I.T student and the firm the student must have been attached for the training.

In addition, the SIWES logbook also varies and differs among higher institutions i.e. SIWES logbooks issued to IMSU students can differ from the ones issued to FUTO, UNN, ABSU, POLYNEKEDE, MADONNA, UNIPORT, NOUN, LASU, or even Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Cameroon, Tanzania, USA or Indian students, etc.

As a result, I’ll be using my own IMSU SIWES logbook as a guide in showing and teaching you how to fill in yours.

So don’t panic, if your own logbook is different.

Just read and learn.

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How to Fill Your SIWES Logbook

1. Student Details Page

SIWES Logbook (Student Particulars Page)

This page is usually the first you’ll see and have to fill in your logbook.

It is going to contain your basic information such as:

  • Your Passport
  • Full Name
  • Matriculation Number
  • Faculty e.g. Science
  • Course of Study e.g. Biochemistry
  • Year of Study i.e. 200, 300 or 400 level
  • Address
  • Sex
  • Next of Kin Details
  • Name of Industry-Based Supervisor

Once you start your industrial training in your workplace, you’ll have to work in a particular section(s), and under a particular person(s), who will act as your supervisor, co-ordinator, instructor or guardian throughout your training period.

For example, during my industrial training in a private hospital in Owerri, I worked in the laboratory section and under the laboratory scientist, who was my teacher, instructor and supervisor.

So, I had to write his name as my industry-based supervisor.

You may have over one industry-based supervisor. In that case, you may decide to write all their names.

  • Name of University-Based Supervisor

Some schools, departments usually send lecturers, workers, staffs to the various workplaces of their internship students – to monitor, supervise, grade and advise them on the right things to do.

So, you’ll have to write their names in this field – if anyone was assigned to you by your school.

During my training, my school assigned nobody to me. So I had to leave this field blank.

If you have a bad handwriting, try filling in this page in bold capital letters for clarity’s sake.

2. Organization Profile Page

SIWES Logbook Organization Profile Page

This is the page in your logbook that will contain the basic details and information of the firm you applied for your industrial training.

The name of the firm, location, address, telephone number, type of business, products and other relevant information’s should be carefully and correctly entered.

Meanwhile, if you should encounter any difficulty in filling in this page, try meeting your industry-based supervisor or employer to help and guide you.

Also ensure to fill in this page in bold capital letters – if you have a bad handwriting.

3. Activities Record Page

SIWES Logbook Activities Record Page

This is the page in your logbook, you’ll record down your daily or weekly activities, projects, jobs etc. at your workplace.

As you can see above, it’s partitioned into the days of the week i.e. (from Mondays — Saturdays).

Not all firms and I.T students work on Saturdays. If you’re among this category, then there is no need for you to fill in the Saturday field in your logbook.

Finally, you’ll also need to write the name of the project/job you carried out that week.

After that, your industry-based supervisor has to sign and stamp this page with the correct date entered.

4. Monthly Work Summary Description Page

SIWES Logbook Diagram Page

This is the page in your logbook you’ll have to summarize all that was carried out monthly by you at your workplace.

Therefore, it could include sketches, diagrams, survey maps, building plans, chemical formulas, enumeration tables, menu plans, charts, etc.

Finally, your industry-based supervisor will have to make a comment, sign and stamp this page with the correct date entered.

5. University-Based Supervisor Monthly Visit Page

This particular page in your logbook is expected to be completed on a monthly basis by your School-based-supervisor during visitation.

The comment should say whether:

  • You’re adequately exposed or underexposed
  • The experience is standard or substandard, relevant or irrelevant
  • You were present or absent

However, you’ll have to leave this page blank, if your school assigned no supervisor to you.

6. SIWES Monthly Evaluation Page

This is your personal assessment page. It’s being entered by your industry-based supervisor.

It shows supervisor comments on internship student, and also performance appraisal comments for quality of work carried out.

Hence, in this page, your performance is being rated and graded on certain criteria’s such as:

  • Comprehension
  • Concentration
  • Observation
  • Punctuality
  • Willingness to perform work
  • Work quality
  • Time require carrying out work
  • Solving assigned jobs
  • Behaviour as a professional associate
  • Leadership 

7. Student Suggestions Page

SIWES Logbook Suggestion Page

As you complete your industrial training, you’re expected to make suggestions about how and what can be done to improve industrial management and supervision.

Ideas about innovations, adaptations, research and futuristic outlooks are also welcome in any other areas.

When you’re done filling in this page, your industry-based supervisor/employer should review, comment and sign with the correct date entered.

8. Student Attendance Register Page

This page in your logbook is to be completely filled in by your industry-based supervisor/employer.

Your attendance is being recorded in an X/Y format.

  • X represents the number of days you were present at work
  • Y represents the number of days in the week

If you work from Mondays – Fridays, Y will be equal to 5.

If you work from Mondays – Saturdays, Y will be equal to 6.

9. I.T.F Remarks/Signature Page

At the end of your industrial training, when you take your SIWES logbook and I.T.F Form 8 to the nearest I.T.F Area Office in the state your training was carried out, this page will be sign and stamped by any of the officials after your I.T.F Form 8 must have been thoroughly reviewed.

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  1. Please I need help mass communication student on how to fill my log book I just fill 7 weeks this is my WhatsApp number 08085021414

  2. I am a mass communication student of Absu,my IT was of two weeks we were asked to go and learn how to operate a picture and video cameras iused Nikko camera for my IT but I don’t know how to fill my log book.
    Stamp of the organization is it compulsory for my log book

  3. Please,I need help here.
    I’m a polymer and Textile Engineering student, I am doing my IT in a nylon production department (but I’m there as a staff),I try to get to know what’s happening there but it’s difficult (they never needed interns).
    So I want to fill my logbook but I don’t know how to start.

    Anyone that did or is doing his/her in a nylon production company should please help me out 🙏.
    That’s my email 👆, thank you.

  4. I’m a student in osun state polytechnic ire I’m also in computer science department but I have issue about siwes logbook if someone is computer science should help me out pls

  5. Please i have just filled 2 months out of 4 months and i am a Computer Science Student and i am in the Third Month can Somebody please snap a Computer science log book and send to me please Thanks

  6. hello chinedu, i am a criminology student and i havent been able to fill my log book because i dont know where to start from. kindly help me out

  7. Pls I need help in filling my logbook as an business education student (TASUED) nd am having my siwes done in an hospital in administrative department…pls someone should help me

  8. I am a student of Graceland polytechnic, Offa, Kwara State computer science department. Am currently doing my SIWES with a Graphic Designer here in Osun. Am finding it really difficult to fill in my log book, I don’t really know how to go about it even when I try I still can’t put the ideas and knowledge I have gotten so far in a good sentence in English, And my instructor here in the company have refused to help me out saying I should do it myself, am really confused and scared because am already 2months into my SIWES period and I have still not written down something tangible on my log book yet

  9. The course am doing in school is office technology and management but I went to do my siwes in school so is now difficult for me to fill my log book and the report pls help me out

  10. Hello I need your help am an electrical/electronics engineering student and am doing my siwes in safety department how am I suppose to fill my logbook?

  11. Filling a logbook was not a problem to me but there is monthly summary each month followed by the difficulties encountered and possible resolution for each passing month and we’re doing 10 months IT.

  12. I’m an industrial training student from FPA in the department of Art& industrial design and i didn’t know how to fill my siwes log book pls help me to fill my log book

  13. Hi,
    first of all I want to appreciate you for taking out time to pass this information and help others.
    I’m Precious Dan-Haarold,a Chemical Engineering student but I’m doing my IT in DCC How do i fill it.

    • Engineering is quite different…I am a civil Engineering student and I basically do the same thing everyday and I have no idea how to write it down

  14. My name is Austin okezie ,a student of Michael okpara university of agriculture, computer science department. Am currently doing my IT with a networking company here in Owerri. Am finding it really difficult to fill in my log book, I don’t really know how to go about it even when I try I still can’t put the ideas and knowledge I have gotten so far in a good sentence in English, And my instructor here in the company have refused to help me out saying I should do it myself, am really confused and scared because am already 2months into my IT period and I have still not written down something tangible on my log book yet

  15. I am finding difficult to fill my own because we are not to I to our logbook, so what can I do to make a good sentence?

  16. I’m a chemistry student and in the industry where I work I do almost the same thing everyday. I don’t know how I’m going to fill my logbook. Please help me. How do I contact you?

    • It just look like you do the same thing everyday but you don’t. You do them in different ways or at different intervals or with different people or using different materials and so on. All those will not make your work monotonous.

    • Hi, am also a chemistry student in RSU pls how did u go abt your filling of log book wen u do same thing everyday?
      I do my IT in a chemical industry and we produce one type of chemical.

  17. I’m an electrical student doing my IT in aviation company, I have not been taking to aircraft, i have been doing office work, what will I fill in my logbook?

  18. I’m ayowoletomiwa I’m a food technology student in mapoly I did my siwes in a bakery and I need help to fill my log book

    • Very easy. Highlight the routines, the material, handling, production and packaging. You might think you are doing the same thing everyday but you will agree with me that you don’t bake the same quantity of bread everyday.

  19. Am Sandra Chinelo
    Department of business administration and management imo state polytechnic umuagwo owerri
    Am doing my I T in one pure water company so I don’t know how to fill my logbook I need your help

  20. Am a microbiology students of Abia state university but am doing my IT in a water factory but a finding it difficult to fill my logbook becos we do almost the same thing every day

  21. My name is Udoka Gabriel Michael a student of Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic, Ikot Osurua, Ikot Ekpene pls help me I can’t fill my log book and I don’t know how to start from.

  22. I’m an industrial training student from Kogi State Polytechnic Lokoja in the department of Science Laboratory Technology, Please someone should help me, in this space that are made for sketches in the LOGBOOK, what am I to sketch there, is it all the laboratory equipment that I used in a week that I will sketch or what? I’m confused.

      • Great job bro..
        I’m a mass communication student..
        I’m supposed to carry on out my trainings in a media organization but due to way things are in our country.. I didn’t see any organization where I could be accepted… I moved into Advertising cause it’s still the way of Mass communication.. this led me through digital marketing.. and also Web development during this period…
        So please I need your help… Your advice.. I hope it won’t affect me in sch..
        Cause almost 98% of Mass communication student of my sch went to do their own internship in a media organization…
        and also how am I going to give the monthly report can I also add to it that I learnt web development in the company as an experience?

      • Evening bro my name is TOPE, a student of Federal University Oye Ekiti, department of accounting. We were told to go for 1month siwes program but I was rejected in all the placement I put in. Please can you guide me on how to write the logbook

      • My name is Becky John and I am in mass communication department please I want to feel my log book and I don’t know how to do it please can you help me, in my place of work they did not teach us anything

  23. Please help am a student of Geography and Environmental Management, Imo State University Owerri doing my IT in Lagos State in an industry that produce animal nutrition please help me I want to start filling my logbook.

  24. Good day, I’m Mr. Paul from the department of Electrical Engineering. Taking up an industrial training in ICT under innovation unit. seriously confused on how to fill my log book because most things we do in the office is technically online base (RESEARCH).

  25. I’m a student of Business Administration and Management. I got to do my I.T in purchasing department at a company. Please, how do I fill my logbook? Thank you.

  26. Please where I do IT they don’t work every day what should I write on those days where nothing was done? Should I leave it blank or what?

    • Please I’m an Applied Biology student in buk, I’m doing my siwes in a farm house, how do I fill my logbook especially d sketch part.

  27. This site is very helpful and you guys have done a wonderful job. Thanks to the Admin for this great initiative and for every comment and answer. Now I have confidence on approaching filling my SIWES Logbook.

  28. I’m a Mechanical engineering student. I’m doing my Siwes in a manufacturing company. Where they use the lathe machine and other machines. How do I fill my log book.

  29. Good evening,
    I’m a microbiology student.. Working in a medical clinical diagnostic laboratory. How will I fill my log book?.. Help me out.

  30. Good day, I am a mathematics student, the nature of my work here involves entering data and printing the bill. My question is, is it necessary for me to draw anything on my log book and since am almost repeating the same work everyday, is there any consequence me writing the same thing?

  31. I am an accounting student doing my siwes in interior decoration company, I don’t know what to write on my log book, I am always sitting down doing nothing, I don’t know how you can help me out.

  32. Am a microbiology student.. Working in a medical clinical diagnostic laboratory. How will I fill my log book?.. Help me out.

  33. Good day,
    I am a geography student doing my SIWES in a cloud accounting firm, but am in their ICT department. i know their is no relationship with geography but am more interested in the I.T aspect. please i need your help in filling my log book and how to write my report at the end of the SIWES.

  34. Please am a computer engineering student but the IT am doing there is nothing related to computer engineering all they do in the company is ask us to make photocopies now I dont know what to fill in my log book please where do I start.

  35. I need help on how to fill my siwes logbook cos the organization that am attending the training does not work always.

  36. I think the ITF heads should be able to provide training centre for student instead of students suffering before they get their own training centres.

  37. I’m a leisure and tourism management student, and I’m presently serving in a hotel in Lagos.. I’m in the F and B department bar section no one is helping me to fill my log book and it’s a bit confusing cause I can’t be filling it with serve drinks and food all the time. Please I need help with how to go about it thank you

  38. Hi, my name is OLADEJI ZAINAB from dept of agricultural & amp; bio-environmental engineering i am doing my siwes at secretariat & amp; i don’t know how to fill my siwes logbook because we don’t do anything please i need your help.

  39. Good day am a student in the department of food science… I want to do my I.T in the bakery… Don’t know how to fill the log book…

  40. Hi i am a mathematics student from abia state university. I work as a secretary under sales and marketing all i do is scan and photocopy documents don’t really know how to fill my log book

    • Scanning and photocopying of documents isn’t proper as an activity for a mathematics I.T student. You are to learn and do things like e.g. data entry, computation, compilation, analysis, balancing of payments, record book etc. Try switching to or working in the ACCOUNTING SECTION.

  41. Nice post, it’s really cool having this but my challenge is my school didn’t assign any supervisor from the school to check on my works, so who will fill that part for me?

  42. Hello, I’m a statistic student. My issue is that….sometimes i don’t get to do anything in a day as a result of less work flow….n some other times i am just giving jobs like printing, making photocopy, depositing money to an acct or even just arranging the documents. How do i then fill my logbook? Cause it’s really tiring….

  43. Very helpful to me I’m a student of imo state university microbiology doing my internship now almost done trying to prepare my IT report

  44. Hello i’m an internship student from kwara state university computer science department so i’m currently doing my internship program at a smart home automation company and most times i work with the Engineers because the mostly work on site and i also learn some programming languages online by myself so i want to if i can be filling everything i do on sites with the few things i learn on my own? and wont there be any problem for me in doing so and the diagram pages in my log book i don’t know what to put in there but i have series of pictures i snapped on site so can i print them out and attach it there instead of leaving it blank?

  45. This was helpful. Now my issue is this, I work for an automobile company where we sell, buy and swap cars. But then i was attached to the dealer engagement dept. all i do is make calls and emails to sign deals with dealers and sometimes, document regularization, now what would i possibly sketch on my logbook?

  46. It is very simple just write down the work done from Monday to Friday and you should include some diagrams for additional marks.

  47. I am an industrial training student from IMSU in the department of environmental Biology but am doing my IT under pharmacy.. Am just finding it difficult to fill my logbook cos we do almost the same thing everyday.. Pls I need your help! Will I continue writing the same thing daily, please I need your reply.

      • I am an Environmental Health Science Student doing my SIWES in Ministry of Environment. I don’t know what to write on my log book, I am always sitting down doing nothing, I don’t know how you can help me out.

    • Good afternoon, I’m a psychology student and I’m having my IT done in a radio station, this is okay right?

      As psychology can be applied in almost every field.

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