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.

Period

Activity

Result

Milestone

Year # 1

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

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