Research Topics is a course unit for an individual student and serves as preparation for the Final Project. In this course unit, the student deepens their understanding of a certain topic and further develops their research competencies. Research Topics is always taken in the context of relevant research for one or more research chairs that participate in this programme and the students’ specialization.|
Upon completion of this course, students are able to:
- Find and select 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 to address the problem stated
As students perform their Research Topics project as a preparation for the Final Project (192399979), an additional objective of this course unit is to identify one or more (concrete) topics for further research in connection with the problem statement.
Both the student and the supervisor should agree on the contents and objectives of this course unit. The supervisor is responsible for guidance and assessment. We suggest that the supervisor of the ‘Research Topics’ later also participates in the committee of the Final Project. Because Research Topics serves as preparation for the Final Project, it is one of the final steps before graduation. Finishing it should lead to starting the Final Project. Therefore a student must have completed at least 60 credits before starting Research Topics and preferably even more.|
Before starting the ‘Research Topics’, the following matters should be settled:
Please check the following website for more information: www.utwente.nl/en/mbit/final-project
- An examiner agreed to act as supervisor, i.e., he/she has agreed to be responsible for guidance and assessment.
- The student produced a description of the ‘Research Topics’ that is agreed upon by the supervisor. This description contains the ‘Research topics’ contents and objectives, and possibly the approach to be taken.
- The student registered the ‘Research topics’ with BOZ (Educational Affairs Office), by filling in and delivering the forms Mobility Online available for this purpose.