Final Project

Assessment criteria

In order to give a mark to the candidates work, thesis and presentation the following aspects can be taken into account. The importance of aspects may vary in different final project, because it is dependent on the research subjects.

Assessment aspects mathematical, empirical and design research

•relevance of the subject

•aim and problem statement + research questions

•operationalization of concepts

•literature study

•manner in which knowledge of Telematics is applied

•the theoretical framework

•research subject

In case of mathematical research:


otheories and axioms


In case of design research:

ospecification of requirements (user, theoretical, societal)

oscientific approach

otesting techniques


odevelopment process

In case of empirical research:

olink theory - empiricism

ocollection of data

oanalysis of data

•answer to problem statement




Assessment aspects thesis

•structure (is the division of chapters, sections, appendices, footnotes and the structure of the actual text logical?)

•readability and accessibility:

otable of contents

ointroduction(s), tips for the reader, summary(summaries)

ofunctionality layout, illustrations

•attunement to style of purpose and target audience (complexity, exactness, compactness of information, vivacity, involvement)



•references to literature

Assessment aspects self-reliance

Some of the aspects below must, of course, be assessed in the light of the difficulty and complexity of the specific research project.

•assessment of own skills and strengths and weaknesses

•seeking help on time (addressing the right experts with adequate questions)

•proper use of the support of his supervisor (and other ‘resources')

•defense of own opinions


•team player

•work schedule made

•determination of own activities (no ready-made solutions)

•own monitoring of progress

•own evaluation and adjustment

coping with criticism

Assessment aspects colloquium

•structure of the presentation

•clarity of the structure throughout the presentation

•use of media


ocare (e.g. legibility sheets)

•comprehensibility of the information

•presentation skills:

ointeraction with the audience

ospeech habits (clarity, tempo, voice not monotone)

oholding attention


•answering questions