Alternative terms: final assignment, thesis, graduation production, skills test, professional product
The thesis assignment is described in a handbook. The objectives and content of the thesis assignment are derived from your programme's competency profile (exit qualifications).
The handbook includes the:
You are tested regarding the level of your work's content and whether or not you are ready to enter the professional field. In other words, have you:
The thesis assignment will be assessed based on your end product/report and an oral presentation/defence.
Two examiners are involved in the assessment process, preferably an external examiner. Your supervisor will not be involved in the assessment.
You will receive feedback from:
As you will design and execute this assignment entirely independently and individually, very little structure will be offered from third parties. Therefore – especially if you have difficulty with unstructured assignments – you must create an effective and realistic schedule and stick to it.
When searching for a topic for your thesis assignment, take the following factors into account:
During the final interview, you will be required to defend your thesis. Of course, during this defence, you must substantiate and defend your product and the decisions you made, but you must also remain open to and respectful of other people's opinions. After all, everyone's entitled to one!
Be realistic: your thesis is not your life's work! Your thesis doesn't have to contain every single piece of knowledge and expertise you picked up during your degree programme. You simply need to paint a reliable picture of what you are capable of.
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