The main objective of the assignment is that the student learns and proves that (s)he is able to define, perform, complete and reflect on a research project in the applied physics and mathematical domain with a large degree of independence.
In the master’s assignment, the objectives of the Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics programme are met, which focuses on acquiring most of the learning outcomes of the complete program;
• a thorough knowledge of the basic physics and mathematics theories,
• a more in-depth knowledge of one or more sub-areas of physics and mathematics,
• knowledge of physical and mathematical technology, including skill in designing and applying measuring equipment and experimental techniques,
• orientation in the application areas of applied physics and applied mathematics,
• insight into how the sciences are interconnected and the relation between science and society and the resulting responsibilities,
• skills such as being able to acquire knowledge independently; being able to contribute creatively and systematically to solving issues relating to the subject area; being able to work with colleagues,
• in and outside the discipline; and communicative, social and organizational skills.
General aspects that will be assessed include;
• Oral presentation & discussion,
• Professional research attitude,
• Arrangement of own work within conditions of the research group.
The individual master’s assignment comprises the completion of the double master program Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics. The assignment is performed in one of the research groups within the Applied Physics or Applied Mathematics domain of the University of Twente under the supervision of a researcher with a doctors degree and the responsibility of a master’s final project committee.
The assignment can be performed (partially) within a research group outside the domain of Applied Physics and/or Applied Mathematics or an external institute or organization. This needs the approval of the master’s examination boards of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics.
The student has to perform a substantial research or design project that meets scientific criteria. The level of profundity and complexity is defined by the chair of the MSc graduation committee. The student completes the assignment with a written report (the MSc thesis) and an oral public presentation.