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Master Project

Course Code :2032FOWPOW
Study domain:Product Development
Academic year:2020-2021
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:102
Study load (hours):672
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Credit required to obtain degree: Credit required: Yes
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st and/or 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Linda Scheelen
Johan Braet
Lukas Van Campenhout
Alexis Jacoby
Johan Neyrinck
Frank Goethijn
Paul Bailleul
Achiel Standaert
Kristof Vaes
Els Du Bois
Francis Dams

3. Course contents *

The course consists of three parts:

  • master thesis: design project or research project
  • business plan: business approach related to the design project. In case of a research project, the student is provided an alternative case.
  • applied research 4: research linked to verification or testing of design solutions

The complete master thesis consists of 7 steps:

  1. Defining and presenting the master thesis subject
  2. Assigning the subject and the promotor
  3. Deliverable 1:  the research and/or design strategy, product definition milestone (master thesis 1)
  4. Progress evaluation
  5. Thesis draft version
  6. Final thesis version
  7. Public defense

Master thesis 2 covers step 4 to 7.

Step 4, leading to the progress evaluation. The student presents:

  • the project status on a system design level
  • conclusions on specific design verifications
  • next steps planning

Step 5, The student delivers:

  • the application form for the thesis defense
  • draft version of the thesis

Step 6, The student submits:

  • 5 pcs hardcopy of the thesis
  • an digital version through Blackboard

Step 7, Defense