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Final thesis

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Course title

Final thesis

Lecture type

Obligatory

Course code

22-07-544

Semester

6

ECTS

7

Lecturers and associates

Course overview

The objective of this module is to enable students to:
• apply theoretical and practical knowledge and skills
• utilize professional and scientific literature in an independent manner
• solve problems related to their profession
All in accordance with the degree of expertise acquired during the study programme.

During the module the student produces a thesis that is strongly anchored/linked with the practical application of knowledge. The thesis usually consists of an introduction to the problem and the already available solutions, and from this understanding and knowledge the student is asked to demonstrate, in writing, how they would build a solution to the problem.

The thesis is produced in consultation with a selected Mentor and in accordance with the accepted thesis topic. Students will prepare the proposition of their thesis topic using the standardised form and are supported in this by their selected mentor. Once the Final Theses Committee accepts the proposal the student starts preparing their thesis. Consultations with the mentor are enabled through in-person, online communication platforms and through e-mail and other communication platforms.

The Final Theses Committee also monitors the quality of the final theses written by students under the mentorship of individual lecturers by approving the content, aims and work schedule as well as the quality of mentoring performed by the lecturers.
The aim of the module is for students to demonstrate the knowledge, understanding and skills they have learnt from the programme of study and the learning outcomes in the areas of research, application of methods, ethics, academic writing, presentation of research results, and analysis and synthesis etc.

Literature

Essential reading:
1. Lester, J. D. (2015) Writing Research Paper: A Complete Guide, 15th edn, New York City, NY: Pearson,
2. Elsevier (2021) Elsevier [Online] Available at https://www.elsevier.com/ (Accessed: 10 May 2021)
3. Google Inc. (2021) Google Scholar [Online] Available at https://scholar.google.com/ (Accessed: 10 May 2021)

Recommended reading:
1. Wilson, B. E. (2003) An Introduction to Scientific Research, 1st edn, New York, NY: Dover Publications Inc.,
2. Hofmann, A. (2020) Scientific Writing and Communication: Papers, Proposals, and Presentations, New York, NY: Oxford University Press
3. Glasman-Deal, H. (2010) Science Research Writing for Non-native Speakers of English, London: Imperial College Press

Further reading:
1. Research Gate GmbH (2021) Research Gate [Online]. Available at https://www.researchgate.net/ (Accessed: 10 May 2021)
2. SAGE Publications (2021) Sage Journals [Online]. Available at https://journals.sagepub.com/ (Accessed: 10 May 2021)
3. AI2 (2021) Semantic Scholar [Online]. Available at https://www.semanticscholar.org/ (Accessed: 10 May 2021)

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Minimal learning outcomes

  • Use independently professional and scientific literature in order to solve problems that are proportionate to the level of expertise provided by study.
  • Integrate knowledge and skills from different areas in order to individually implement final project based on analysis of inputs, set requirements and standards, by use of appropriate tools, methodologies and techniques.
  • Argument one’s attitudes in written academic document.
  • Apply appropriate guidelines in structuring written academic documents.
  • Present one’s work and results in written and oral form using appropriate language and in line with ethical norms.

Preferred learning outcomes

  • Use scientific databases and other relevant resources for information search.
  • Integrate knowledge and skills from different areas in order to individually implement complex final project based on analysis of inputs, set requirements and standards, by use of appropriate tools, methodologies and techniques.
  • Argument one’s attitudes in written academic document using complex, research-based approaches.
  • Use best practices in structuring written academic documents.
  • Present one’s work and results in written and oral form using more complex wording and respecting ethical norms.
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