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Thesis Preparation Module

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2017-2018

Admission requirements

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

Description

With regards to the thesis, there are two compulsory modules: the Thesis Preparation Module (4413GRPMDY) and the Thesis Research Project (4413TRP30Y).

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 Preparation Module results in a thesis proposal that ideally forms the starting point for the Thesis Research project.

Course objectives

During the Thesis Preparation Module, students will be trained to:

  • Collect, read and understand scientific international literature of a specific topic.

  • Formulate a research question extracted from data in the literature.

  • Formulate a research proposal including problem definition, aim of the project, methodology and time frame for the Thesis Research Project.

  • Write a report containing a literature overview, the research proposal including problem definition, aim of the project, methodology and time frame for the Thesis Research Project.

Timetable

See Brightspace TU Delft.

Mode of instruction

Workshops, self-study, and student peer-review meetings.

Assessment method

Grading is based on a literature review (50%) and a final research proposal (50%).

Brightspace

The lecturer communicates via Brightspace TU Delft.

Registration

All students have to enroll for course and exam 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

Coen van der Giesen (vandergiesen@cml.leidenuniv.nl)

Remarks

For more information see the Thesis Research Protocol at Brightspace TU Delft.

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