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Research and Product Definition

Course Code :2041FOWPOW
Study domain:Product Development
Academic year:2020-2021
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:104
Study load (hours):420
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
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 timetable for the master thesis covers several academic years. The explanation and choice of topics will be launched in the academic year preceding to the first registration for the master's thesis.

Substantively, the two courses: Research or Product definition (OPD) and Master thesis (MP) are considered as consecutive. 

The total timetable (OPD & MP) of the Master thesis consists of 7 steps.

theme proposals (by student and offered by the faculty)

Allocation of the topic and promoter(s)

Submission of the research strategy or research plan

Progress evaluation

Submitting draft report

Submitting final report

Final jury

The course Research or Product definition (OPD) includes the first three steps of the above timetable.