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Thesis Research Project

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2017-2018

Admission requirements

This course is obligatory for students of the master’s programme Industrial Ecology.

Students can only start the Thesis Research Project if:

  • At least 48 EC of the core modules is sufficiently completed.

  • The module 4413INTPGY Interdisciplinary Project Groups is sufficiently completed

  • The module 4413GRPMDY Thesis Preparation Module is sufficiently completed and gradeform and report are handed in to the studyadvisor.

  • The Individual Study Programmme (ISP) is approved by the Board of Examiners

  • The Thesis Research Form is completed and handed in to the studyadvisor.

As preparation to the research topic, the involved examiner can ask the student to successfully finish specific Specialisation Modules, this has to be discussed with the student before the Thesis Research Project starts.

Description

With regards to writing a thesis, there are two compulsory modules: the Thesis Preparation Module (4413GRPMDY) and the Thesis Research Project (4413TRP30Y). The Thesis Preparation Module results in a thesis proposal that ideally forms the starting point for the Thesis Research project.

Students of the master’s programme Industrial Ecology have to select, depending on their interest and background, a research topic in deliberation with staff members of one or more of the research groups involved. Students have to work independently on a research project.
As preparation to the research topic, the involved staff member can ask the student to successfully finish specific Specialisation Modules, this has to be discussed with the student before the Master’s Thesis Research starts.

The Thesis Research Project deals with the following aspects: – Practical and theoretical work in a research group, including interpretation and evaluation of data, combine these with current knowledge and formulate a conclusion. – Present the research methods, outcome and conclusion in an oral and written presentation.

Course objectives

1) The thesis counts for 30 ECTS.
2) The thesis is a written report about a research project which has been conducted independently by a student under the guidance of a first and a second supervisor. Alternative products of the work could be added to this e.g. a product or process design or a piece of software. The thesis work should clearly show that the student is capable of:
a) collecting, studying and evaluating the relevant scientific literature;
b) executing and if necessary, adapting a research plan;
c) independently conducting a research project on an academic level;
d) independently reporting on an academic research project;
e) thinking in a critical and creative way;
f) reflecting on her/his own work.

Timetable

See Brightspace TU Delft.

Mode of instruction

Self study

Assessment method

Report, presentation and possible other products that result from the research.

Master’s Thesis Research Projects are always assessed by a primary and secondary examiner, both of whom shall be connected to one of the institutions. The primary examiner shall be directly involved with the day-to-day supervision of the student, and the secondary examiner shall be from a different research group to that of the first examiner and shall not be directly involved with the day-to-day supervision of the student. Further detailed procedures and the list of pre-approved examiners can be found on Brightspace TU Delft.

Brightspace

The lecturer communicates via Brightspace TU Delft.

Registration

All students have to enroll at the start of the course via uSis, Leiden University.

This course is only open for students that are enrolled in the Master’s Programme Industrial Ecology.

Contact information

Dr. ing. Eefje Cuppen (E.H.W.J.Cuppen@tudelft.nl)

Remarks

More information and the description of the course is published in the e-studyguide of TU Delft.