Graduation

Graduation procedure

Milestones along the road to graduation

The process of final project completion is outlined in the following table, which identifies the different phases and formal procedures. The student’s progression is marked by three milestone forms, which need to be handed in at the Educational Affairs Office of PSTS, located in Ravelijn 3284. Students can find these forms in the appendixes A, B and C.

Year # 1

Period

Activity

Result

Milestone

End of Year 1

  • Explore specialization tracks in the 2nd year
  • Choose a profile
  • Deadline for choice profile: June 1
  • Hand in Milestone 1 (Appendix A)

Year # 2

Period

Activity

Result

Milestone

Semester 1

General structure:

  • 3 profile courses
  • 2 electives
  • MasterLab 1
  • Explore thesis subjects
  • Meet potential supervisors
  • Literature research and analysis
  • Write thesis proposal
  • Plan the final thesis process
  • Approved thesis proposal
  • Supervisor
  • Graduation Committee
  • Hand in Milestone 2 (Appendix B)
  • Deadline Final Project Contract and Study Plan: February 1

Semester 2

General structure:

  • MasterLab 2
  • Regular meetings with supervisor
  • Green light meeting
  • Graduation
  • Literature research and analysis and/or empirical work and analysis.
  • Work on thesis: writing and rewriting
  • Be aware of the assessment criteria (Appendix D)
  • Approved thesis
  • Oral examination
  • Public defence of final thesis
  • Hand in Milestone 3 (Appendix C):
  • Deadline graduation request: at least 15 working days before envisaged graduation