After successfully completing the Final Project, the student is able to:
Follow a scientific approach, by
- Interpreting the initial problem and translating it to more concrete research questions
- Identifying and using relevant literature and tools
- Working systematically and with an academic attitude
- Using skills and insights learned during the Master programme
- Producing work of sufficient depth and quality
- Validating the results appropriately (e.g., experimentally, or using mathematical or simulation models.
Make a meaningful contribution to the chosen Master specialisation, in the sense of
- Improving the scientific state of the art (scientific impact), OR
- Arriving at new or surprising insights on a topic with broad general interest (societal impact), OR
- Producing a usable, validated tool satisfying the requirements of the product owner (business impact), OR
- Having impact in some other form
Communicate the results in written form, by
- Producing a well-organized and well-structured thesis
- Using clear language
- Giving a clear problem statement
- Describing the context of the work and existing work
- Providing good discussion and argumentation
- Presenting clear and conclusions
- Referring to and making use of relevant related work
Follow a well-structured process, by
- Working independently and goal-oriented under the guidance of a supervisor
- Organizing work by making a project plan, executing it, adjusting it when necessary and handling unexpected developments, and finishing in time
- Seeking assistance if required and beneficial for the project
- Benefiting from the guidance of the supervisor by setting the agenda for meetings and taking suggestions on board
Communicate the results in a presentation, by
- Giving a well structured and clear final presentation targeting both the general public, fellow students and academic staff
- Understanding and answering questions clearly and appropriately
|The Final project is a 30-credit project, which rounds off the Master's programme. It is a research and/or development exercise. The Final Project is carried out individually. The final project may be carried out internally (within the UT) or externally (involving a commissioned assignment from a company or another higher education institution). Some projects are completed abroad. The project usually follows a preceding Research Topics.
The final project is a 'Master's test': in completing the project, the student demonstrates that he/she merits the Master of Science qualification. While the substance of the assignment focuses on a specified field of study, it is assessed on the basis of a number of general criteria laid down in the assessment form, following the course goals above.
Further information about Research Topics and Final Project is provided on the website of the study programme and on the Canvas (see https://www.utwente.nl/en/csc/programme/final-project/). A list with all examiners/supervisors can be found on Canvas.