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COURSE SYLLABUS

Master Thesis in Computer Science and Engineering, Specialisation Industry Computer Systems 30 credits

Examensarbete i datateknik, inriktning Industriella datorsystem, civilingenjör
Second cycle, X7009E
Version
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
The version indicates the term and period for which this course syllabus is valid. The most recent version of the course syllabus is shown first.


Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
U G#
Subject
Computer Science and Engineering
Subject group (SCB)
Computer Technology

Entry requirements

At least 240 credits completed courses as required for the degree. A maximum of two 7.5 credits courses (or one 15 credits course) may be unfinished from base and core courses. Of the completed courses at least 30 credits shall be of advanced level. In addition to the above, the examiner decides whether the proposed degree project is within the subject area and student has the depth of knowledge required.


More information about English language requirements


Selection

The selection is based on 20-285 credits



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 relevant to a profession asMaster of Science in Computer Science and Engineering.

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 Computer Science.
  • 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 for an investigation.
  • Analyse and defend the problem formulated in a correct manner with respect to science and engineering, without complete information.
  • Locate and critically review information and summarize this in a scientific manner.
  • Plan, structure and execute a project within research, development or investigation.
  • Judge the scientific and practical relevance of the results obtained.
  • Work according to a timetable.
  • Express oneself well in writing in a verbally and 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, summarized in a scientific manner.


Realization
Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.

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
If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
– 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
  • Collect information relevant to the problem formulation with an explicit connection to the chosen theory/method
  • 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 relevance of the results obtained from a scientific and engineering point of view
  • Express oneself 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
Individual examiner appointed

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2016 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
To be decided at the course start.

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

Modules
CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Degree project commencedU G#0.00MandatoryA16
0002Oral presentation and degree thesisU G#30.00MandatoryA16Yes

Guidelines
Guidelines for degree project » 
Syllabus established
by Jonny Johansson, HUL SRT 15 Feb 2016

Last revised
by Jonny Johansson, HUL SRT 17 Feb 2021