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Course module: 201300089
201300089
Master's Thesis PSTS
Course info
Course module201300089
Credits (ECTS)20
Course typeFinal project Master
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact personM.E. Tijhuis
E-mailm.e.tijhuis@utwente.nl
Lecturer(s)
Examiner
dr. M. Behrensen
Contactperson for the course
M.E. Tijhuis
Academic year2022
Starting block
2A
Application procedure-
Registration using OSIRISYes
Aims
This course connects to all final qualifications of the program K1-6, S1-10, according to the following five learning objectives: At the end of the course the student has knowledge of or insight in specialist knowledge in one sector of technological specialisation within the philosophy of technology and technical sciences.
 
At the end of the course the student is able to:
  1. conduct scientific research in the domain of philosophy of technology and technical sciences wherein philosophical methods are used and whereby the further development of knowledge and skills in a technical field or one of the physical sciences is demonstrated.
  2. formulate and argue one's own position in the domain of philosophy of technology
  3. communicate research and solutions to colleagues as well as professionals from other subject areas.

At the end of the course the student has:
  1. reflective capacity pertaining to one's own work, selecting or altering course, and the ability to translate     learning trajectories into the development of more general knowledge and methods.
Content
Students write a Master thesis in the philosophy of technology of 12,000-20,000 words, supervised by one of the staff-members (plus a second reader, i.e. examiner). This daily supervisor chairs the graduation committee. The graduation committee meets at least two times with the student.
 
The exam will include an oral defence of the thesis and a public colloquium. Students work on their individual project and receive individual supervision. In addition, they are obliged to participate in MasterLab in which they exchange experiences with and present results to fellow students.

The assessment is based on the thesis, oral exam and a public colloquium. Full details can be obtained from the PSTS Graduation Guide.
 
Additional information: This Final Thesis is limited to 20 EC as it is preceded by and combined with a Brief Internship of 10 EC.
Assumed previous knowledge
At least 75 EC’s of the Year #1 and Year #2 PSTS courses should have been completed successfully, and in any case the courses
“TechnoLab” (202000252) and “PhiloLab” (202000253) and the 1st semester component of MasterLab (202000254)
Participating study
Master Philosophy of Science, Technology and Soc.
Required materials
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Recommended materials
Course guide
Final Project guide PSTS (study materials depend on the topic of the project)
Instructional modes
Final Thesis
Presence dutyYes

Tests
Thesis

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