The project gives practice in solving a research assignment within the computer science area. The project is intended as a pre-project for the master thesis. Project tasks are announced by the Department before the semester starts; projects can also be proposed by the student or a company, but approval is strict. It is not required that the student continues the work in a master thesis project, but such an opportunity is given in some cases. That is, the student is free to choose another master project. The Department assigns projects based on grades and the students ability to solve the selected task. If the student lacks the necessary prerequisites, one may risk not being assigned a project.
Every project must have a responsible Professor and a supervisor. For Department projects, the supervisor and responsible Professor may be the same person.
If deemed suitable by the supervisor, it is possible to take the project as group work with maximum two students per group. In this case, the division of tasks between each group member should be clearly stated in the final joint report. The total workload for each student will correspond to 10 ECTS.
After having completed this course the student shall have detailed knowledge of the topic covered by the project, and be able to perform thorough research and development work within the specific topic.
Required prerequisite knowledge
Form of assessment
The course is evaluated (internally) based only on the submitted report.Each student must submit an individual report.For group projects, a joint report will be submitted. Division of tasks must be explained in the report.
15 hours of project work per week corresponding to 10 ECTS. The project report must be handed in before 17th of December. There are not ordinary lectures in this course; each student or student group will receive independent supervision from the assigned supervisor. It is expected that the student performs independent work between supervision sessions similar to what is expected for a Master's thesis.
There must be an early dialogue between the course coordinator, the student representative and the students. The purpose is feedback from the students for changes and adjustments in the course for the current semester.In addition, a digital course evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.