COURSE SYLLABUS

Degree project in Wood Technology, Master 30 Credits

Examensarbete Träteknik, Master
Second cycle, W7006T
Version
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2013 Sp 1 - Present
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Syllabus established
by Mats Naesstroem 15 Feb 2013

Last revised
by Mats Naesstroem 15 Feb 2013

Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
U G#
Subject
Wood Technology
Subject group (SCB)
Wood Physics and Wood Technology

Entry requirements

General entry requirements, second cycle

Specific entry

At least 60 credits completed courses of the degree requirements. Appointed examiner determines if the student has the depth required for the proposed thesis.


More information about English language requirements



Course Aim

The overall goal of the course is that the student practices, develops and is able to apply theory and methods to solve unstructured problems within the main are of study Wood Technology in the correct manner.

This means that on completion of the course the student is able to:

  • Formulate a relevant problem for investigation from a chosen subject within the subject area, Wood Technology.
  • Apply knowledge and proficiency that has been acquired during the period of study to a complex development project or a smaller research project in an independent and systematic manner.
  • Choose and justify the study method with explicit understanding of the influence of the choice on the results of the study.
  • Analyse and defend the problem formulated in a scientifically correct manner, whilst lacking all the information required.
  • Locate and critically review information and summarise this in a scientific manner.
  • Plan, structure and execute a research or development project.
  • Judge the scientific relevance of the results obtained.
  • Work to a timetable.
  • Express themselves well in writing and linguistically in a scientifically correct manner.
  • Create and execute a presentation of the results of the project, defending the conclusions.
  • Critically review the work of others in a constructive and scientific manner.

Contents

The content of the degree project is designed in collaboration with the supervisor. The degree project always contains a theoretical foundation in the form of a literature survey that highlights the area of technology and the methodology, summarised in a scientific manner.


Realization
The student independently plans and executes the degree project; the supervisor is available for assistance. A timetable for the entire project is included in the degree project, which is continuously reviewed

Examination

Written presentation of individual work.

In the report the student shows the ability to:

  • Justify the chosen problem of study
  • Select and justify the study methods with explicit understanding of the influence of the methods on the results of the study
  • Collect information relevant to the problem formulation with an explicit connection to the theory and methods chosen
  • Present in writing the information collected in a relevant manner
  • Analyse and defend the formulated problem from the chosen theory and methods
  • Critically review the scientific relevance of the results obtained
  • Express themselves in writing in a correct linguistic and scientific manner.

Oral presentation of own work
Public discussion of the work of others
Attendance at presentations of the degree project work of others.


Remarks
The department provides active supervision for a period of two terms from the start of the project.
The degree project is performed individually; only in exceptional cases may at most two students carry out the degree project together.
In cases in which the degree project is carried out by two students, this shall be clearly visible in the scope and depth of the report.

Examiner
Micael Öhman

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2013 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)

Course offered by
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

Items/credits
NumberTypeCreditsGrade
0001Project plan1.5U G#
0002Start of degree project0.0U G#
0003Public discussion of others´degree project1.5U G#
0004Oral presentation1.5U G#
0005Accepted report25.5U G#

Guidelines
Guidelines for degree project »