COURSE SYLLABUS

Thesis C - Systems Science 15 credits

Examensarbete - systemvetenskap
First cycle, D0032N
Version
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2019 Sp 3 - Present
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Syllabus established
by 22 Feb 2009

Last revised
by 19 Dec 2018

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G VG
Subject
Systems Science
Subject group (SCB)
Informatics/Computer and Systems Sciences
Main field of study
Information Systems Sciences

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language and The course assumes basic knowledge of Computer Science or Systems Science, 60 ECTS


More information about English language requirements


Selection

The selection is based on 1-165 credits.



Course Aim

The aim of the course is for the student to practice, develop and show their ability to, in an adequate way, apply theory and method in order to solve unstructured problems relevant to professional activities in Systems Science..

Upon completion of the course the student shall be able to:

  • Develop and formulate a relevant research problem from a selected subject in the area of Systems Science.
  • Utilize scientific studies and judge their relevance for the selected problem
  • Manage different, and differences between, theoretical areas.
  • Carry out a well motivated and relevant selection of theoretical foundation for the study.
  • Select and motivate specific research methods for the study with a demonstrated understanding of the impact on the final results of the study.
  • Collect relevant information for the study with a connection to selected theory and method
  • In a relevant way present the collected information in written format.
  • Based on selected theory and method and in scientifically correct way analyze and draw conclusions concerning the selected research problem.
  • Evaluate the scientific and practical relevance of the results.
  • Perform written communication in a linguistically and scientifically correct manner
  • Orally communicate the results of the study both to scholars in the area as well as to individuals without specific knowledge in the area.
  • Defend the results.
  • Critically evaluate other studies in a constructive and scientific manner.

Contents
The student -applies the knowledge that he/she has acquire during earlier studies -specifies subject for the project, methods of working, problem identification etc in a written memorandum -writes a composition which is presented and defended at a degree-seminar -act as an opponent to another degree-project

Realization
The student works normally in a group of two students and is supervised by a instructor. The composition is presented and discussed at project seminars. The project starts in QII and ends in QIV.

Examination

In the written report the student shall demonstrate the ability to:

  • Develop and formulate a relevant research problem from a selected subject in the area of digital preservation.
  • Utilize scientific studies and judge their relevance for selected problem
  • Manage different, and differences between, theoretical areas at an advanced level
  • Demonstrate a well motivated and relevant selection of theoretical foundation for the study.
  • Select and motivate specific research methods for the study with a demonstrated understanding of impact on final result of the study.
  • Collect relevant information for the study with a clear connection to selected theory and method
  • In a relevant way present the collected information in written format.
  • Based an selected theory and method and in scientifically correct way analyze and draw conclusions concerning the selected research problem.
  • Evaluate the scientific and practical relevance of the results.
  • Perform written communication in a linguistically and scientifically correct manner

In the oral presentation and opposition the student shall demonstrate the ability to:

  • Orally communicate the results of the study both to scholars in the area as well as to individuals without specific knowledge in the area.
  • Defend the results

In the opposition the student shall demonstrate the ability to:

  • Critically evaluate other studies in a constructive and scientific manner.

To pass the course the student shall participate in compulsory meetings and a total of four compulsory seminars, one for presentation and defence, one as opponent and two other seminars as decided by the supervisor. To pass the course further requires e-publishing of the thesis in accordance with the rules of LTU and that the thesis is completed no later then 12 calendar months after the course has formally ended. The student can however only utilize further supervision 6 calendar months after the course has formally ended.


Remarks
Technical requirements: PC with permission to install software. Internet connection (minimum 1 Mbps). Access to a headset and microphone and preferably also a webcam.

Examiner
Anna Ståhlbröst

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2009 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Depending on the subject.

Course offered by
Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering

Modules
CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0002Written reportU G VG12.00MandatoryA10Yes
0003OppositionU G#1.00MandatoryA10
0004Oral presentationU G#1.00MandatoryA10
0005SeminarsU G#1.00MandatoryA10

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Guidelines
Guidelines for degree project »