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Kursusnavn (dansk):Thesis Preparation SDT 
Kursusnavn (engelsk):Thesis Preparation SDT 
Semester:Efterår 2016 
Udbydes, softwareudvikling og -teknologi (sdt) 
Omfang i ECTS:7,50 
Min. antal deltagere:
Forventet antal deltagere:
Maks. antal deltagere:60 
Formelle forudsætninger:This course is for SDT students who are in their third semester and intend to start their MSc thesis in Spring 2017.

The course is not open for students from other programs, single-subject students and guest students. 
Læringsmål:After the course, the student should be able (to some extent) to:

- propose and evaluate research questions;
- independently research for literature and other research resources;
- make a research plan for his/her MSc thesis;
- perform the basics of independent research.

Moreover, after the course, the student should be in condition to write her/his thesis 
Fagligt indhold:The course will help you on the following points:

i) how to choose the right topic for your thesis
ii) how to find the right supervisor
iii) how to develop and write a MSc thesis
iv) get started with preliminary MSc thesis work 

The course is divided into two parts:
Part 1. During the first part of the course, you will be attending classes where you will learn what is an MSc thesis and how to write one.
Part 2. The second part of the course starts when you find a thesis topic and a supervisor (see deadlines below). You will start working on your thesis during this part and aim at achieving preliminary results by the end of the course. 

Obligatoriske aktivititer:1: attendance to 80% of the classes
2: you must present a thesis proposal to the class 1½ month into the course. See the exact date on LearnIT.

Be aware: The student will receive the grade NA (not approved) at the ordinary exam, if the mandatory activities are not approved and the student will use an exam attempt 
Eksamensform og -beskrivelse:C: Skriftlige arbejder uden mundtlig eksamen., (pass/fail, internal exam)

Preliminary Thesis Report: a max 10-page report on your thesis preliminary work (carried out with your supervisor) to be handed-in in LearnIT  

Litteratur udover forskningsartikler:TBD