Motivation: Research topics is an individual course unit for a student (or in exceptional cases for a small group of students).
Synopsis: The student and his/her final year project supervisor agree on topic for a final year project. Then the student writes a report where he/she researches the state of the art of the chosen the topic. The report concludes with a research proposal, which contains one or more research questions, a plan for the approach, and a plan for the validation of the results. The supervisor assesses the report, which completes the research topics. Normally the same supervisor will supervise the student while carrying out the research during the final year project.
Aim: Elaboration of the specialisation within the master, and further development of the student's research competencies.
Learning outcomes: At the end of the course the student is able to:
- Delineate and formulate a suitable subject for a research project
- Find relevant literature and perform literature research
- Formulate a relevant and specific problem statement
- Study recent scientific developments relevant to the problem statement
- Propose a research method for the problem statement
- Formulate a clear and realistic work plan
Lecturers: All computer science lecturers (UT)
Examination: A written report containing a review of the relevant literature (about 80%) and a research proposal for the final year project (about 20%).
Course description: Before work on the research topics starts, the following matters should have been be agreed:
- The programme mentor has approved the research topics as a unit in the student's individual study programme.
- The supervisor has agreed to take the responsibility for supervision and assessment of the research topics and the final year project.
- The student and the supervisor have agreed on a short description of the research topics. The description includes clear assessment criteria for the student's efforts.
- The student has submitted the official research topics form to BOZ.
Students normally work on the research topics during the third semester of their master studies.