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|Schedule:||Official schedule representation can be found in MyTimetable|
To be allowed to start with the thesis project:
You can prepare yourself for your graduation project. Please do so and please start with this ½ year before you will start. The recipe is as follows:
If you can answer the first step, you can start searching for graduation projects. For example, check LinkedIn, Sticky, A-Eskwadraat, KonJoin, websites from staff members, blackboard, and mailings. Subsequently, check the second step, and answer the last step.
Alternatively, you can contact a lecturer you know who teaches and/or conducts research in your area of interest and ask him/her whether or not he/she has a graduation project for you.
In case you are stuck (for whatever reason), please feel free to contact the HCI coordinator via email@example.com.
You are required to apply for approval of your research project by submitting a request via OSIRIS Student. Please select ‘My Cases’ > ‘Start Case’ > ‘Research Project GSNS’.
Important: in order to apply completely and correctly, you must have discussed the project setup with your intended project supervisor beforehand! To make sure you obtain all the information required, we advise you to study the request form before discussing it with your supervisor.
In OSIRIS Student, please also read about the delay protocol. Among other things, it says: 'There will be strict adherence to the ending date as specified (before starting the project) in the 'application form'. If an assessment is reasonably possible on the ending date, the assessment will be made and processed.'
You are advised to work full time, which means 40 hours per week. However, 32 hours per week is also allowed. In that case, please note that your project takes 25% more time to finish. Please be aware that this does not allow working on the side for more than 1 day per week.
HCI staff will occasionally send calls for internships/projects by e-mail, via study associations, via blackboard, or put them on the KonJoin system. Further, you are encouraged to visit the homepage of department staff to see what topics they are working in and whether or not this matches your own interest.
You have the possibility to do your thesis project at a company, or (non-)governmental institute. Also, in such cases, two UU staff members should approve the project and serve as thesis supervisor and markers.
In case of a graduation project outside of UU, please make sure that you
The topic of the master thesis should lie within the HCI domain. We encourage you to choose a topic that fits your primary supervisor’s interests and ongoing work closely. In principle, the supervisor can be any GSNS staff member, in particular of the Department of Information and Computing Sciences. Groups of interest including but not limited to:
Body of the work
The MSc thesis is split into two parts: 15 EC preparation and 25 EC execution. This comprises 3 periods (or blocks) of work (including the HCI colloquium), which is about 7.5 months of work.
The first part comprises 1 period (or block) of full-time work. The student will complete (at least) the following deliverables:
The second part comprises 2 periods (or blocks). You will complete (at least) the following items:
Usual assessment criteria
Your thesis is usually assessed by using the following criteria:
Please check Igitur. Here, you can find all department's MSc-thesis. Note that these are the final MSc-thesis, submitted when finishing Part II. The intermediate report submitted to finish Part I is not stored. Ask your supervisor for guidance on both the Part I report and the final thesis (Part II).
To receive a cum laude, your grade for the second part should be at least 8.5. Please be aware that if you do not finish in time; normally, you cannot get a grade higher than an 8.
Procedures around the completion of your project
|Minimum effort to qualify for 2nd chance exam:||Om aan de aanvullende toets te mogen meedoen moet de oorspronkelijke uitslag minstens 4 zijn.|