After successful completion of the Master's Thesis, the student will be able to plan and carry out larger projects logically and efficiently, and report and present the results in a professional way. By working on the Thesis and attending to the Method course which is a part of the work, the student will have learned to evaluate research and scientific publications, and developed the necessary basis to do document future research work.
The Master's Thesis is carried out individually, within an important subject area of the study. The work will be characterised by research, and will increase the understanding of accomplishment and management of larger multidisciplinary product development projects. Since the Master's Thesis deals with multidisciplinary products, elements from mechatronics-, electronic- and computer technology should also be included. The student will carry out a preliminary study of either literature review, preliminary tests or training within areas of current interests or techniques. A report with the characteristics of a research report describing problem, solutions, results and work, will be handed in. If applicable, prototypes and/or products will also be handed in. The Thesis will be presented orally, in a public lecture.
If possible, the projects will be supervised in collaboration with industry.
The method seminar will be held as day courses for each of the three main subjects: overview of the research process including scientific theory, qualitative and quantitative methods, and practical advice for accomplishment of research including report writing and use of sources. The method seminar will also contain work with project sketch/draft and schedule for own Master's Thesis.
Written report. Products, software or prototypes can also be included in the Thesis. An oral presentation of the Thesis is compulsory. Graded assessment. Guidelines for evaluation will be found at the beginning of the semester. Students who are taking a new or postponed exam, cannot submit an improved version of the Master Thesis.
Faculty of Engineering and Science