The master assignment is the final test wherein the student has to show that he is able to function independently on an academic level and to make a contribution to the research of the master track Design & Styling.
With a Master Assignment the study of Industrial Design Engineering is finished. In this assignment the student has to show that he is capable to do research and/or develop a product on an academic level. This capability can be proved by carrying out fundamental or applied research or by the realization of an innovative product design. Innovative either because of the result or because of the methods followed. The master assignment is preferably done in a company, but can also be done at a university or in a research institute.
The research themes of the section Product Design - Evolutionary Product Development, Design for Wellbeing, Design & Styling of Technology-based Innovations, Design for Experience and The 2,5th Dimension of Products - should play a role in the master assignment.
RELATION TO OTHER COURSES
The assignment is the application of many courses followed by the student in the master study.
FORM OF EDUCATION
The master assignment is reviewed by a commission existing of at least three persons: the professor of the chair whereto the assignment belongs, a (assistant/associate/full) professor being the daily supervisor, another professor from the University, but not belonging to the same chair. An external supervisor can be invited to participate in the exam as an advisor. For further information, see: "Handleiding voor de laatste fase van de masteropleiding Industrieel Ontwerpen".