Study Guide@lith

Linköping Institute of Technology

Valid for year : 2017
TQxx33 Degree project - Master�?Ts Thesis, 30 ECTS credits.
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Master of Science in Engineering


Prel. scheduled hours:
Rec. self-study hours: 800

  Area of Education:

Main field of studies: see special list

  Advancement level (G1, G2, A): A

Knowledge of subject area
The student is expected to demonstrate ability to:
  • systematically integrate the knowledge acquired during his/her studies
  • demonstrate substantially deepened knowledge of methodology as well as knowledge of the subject area within the main field of study
  • assimilate the content of relevant scientific literature and relate the work to this

Personal and professional skills
The student is expected to demonstrate ability to:
  • plan, implement and document an independent degree project.
  • formulate and demarcate issues within given timeframes.
  • find and evaluate scientific literature
Teamwork and communication The student is expected to demonstrate ability to:
  • present an independent degree project in writing and orally in a professional manner
  • critically examine and oppose another student�?Ts degree project that is presented in writing and orally
CDIO Engineering skill The student is expected to demonstrate ability to:
  • create, analyse and/or evaluate technical solutions in the form of systems, theories or methods
  • make assessments with regard to applicable ethical and societal conditions such as economically, socially and ecologically sustainable development

Prerequisites: (valid for students admitted to programmes within which the course is offered)
To be qualified to conduct a degree project the student must have completed at least 240 ECTS credits within the programme. In addition, all mandatory courses from semester 1 to and including semester 6 (180 ECTS credits) must be completed; alternatively, a bachelor�?Ts degree in the relevant main field of study (see admissions requirements for Degree of Master of Science in Technology) as well as 30 ECTS credits at the advanced (graduate) level within the main field of study must be completed.
Attendance at thesis presentations may be done starting the seventh semester of the programme Master of Science in Engineering, and is recorded in the course code TEXCIV until the thesis can be registered.

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshhold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

The course consists of an independent degree project. Each student/group of students is appointed a supervisor and an examiner. The degree project is the final step before graduation.

Course contents:
Determined individually for each student in consultation with the examiner and the supervisor. The project must be carried out within the main field of study of the degree programme.

Course literature:
Determined individually for each student in consultation with the examiner and the supervisor.

Planning report, midway assessment, written report, oral presentation
Attendance at three thesis presentations
1,5 ECTS
0,5 ECTS
Only degree projects at a level equal to or higher than that of your personal degree project can be selected for opposition and thesis presentation attendance.
The written report must be ready for publication including an individual document of reflections made on the completed project process.
The student must oppose on at least one degree project.
The course i graded Pass/Fail

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Course Syllabus in Swedish

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Last updated: 10/25/2016