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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 (EAO) of PSTS, located in Ravelijn 3284. Students can find these forms in the appendixes A, B and C. Besides that, you must register your Final Project in Mobility Online. 

Year # 1

Period

Activity

Result

Milestone

End of Year 1

  • Explore electives in the 2nd year
  • Choose set of electives
  • Deadline for choice electives: no later than July 1
  • Hand in Milestone 1 (Appendix A)

Year # 2

Period

Activity

Result

Milestone

Semester 1

General structure:

  • 5 electives
  • MasterLab 1





  • Explore thesis subjects
  • Discuss with MasterLab-1 teachers possible topics en supervisors
  • Meet potential supervisors
  • Literature research and analysis
  • Write thesis proposal
  • Plan the final thesis process
  • Approved thesis proposal
  • Supervisor
  • Graduation Committee







  • Deadline Final Project Contract and Study Plan: February 1 
  • Hand in Milestone 2 (Appendix B)



End Semester 1:

Register your Final Project in Mobility Online (see Chapter 3 of Graduation guide)

Digital approval of start Final Project

Hand in printed Mobility Online registration form at EAO (together with Milestone 2)

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 project




  • Deadline graduation request: at least 15 working days before envisaged graduation 
  • Hand in Milestone 3 (Appendix C)

Upon having submitted your thesis at the EAO:

Finalise your Mobility Online registration

Digital approval of completion Final Project