Applied Physics Master Research Project

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode WMPH901-45
Vaknaam Applied Physics Master Research Project
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode hele jaar

Uitgebreide vaknaam Applied Physics Master Research Project
Leerdoelen At the end of the master project the student is able to:
• conduct independent scientific research at academic level in the field of Applied Physics;
• formulate a research question and appraise it based on relevant scientific literature;
• develop and/or apply research methods to answer the scientific question;
• systematically organize the work in a scientific research plan
• draw conclusions based on the research outcome;
• write a clear and structured scientific report about the research, including discussion and conclusions;
• effectively communicate the acquired knowledge, insights and skills to others, both in writing and in oral presentation;
• reflect critically on his/her own attitude and adapt if necessary;
• reflect critically on ethical issues with respect to the code of conduct of scientific research.
Omschrijving The Master’s research project is an individual research project that is carried out under the supervision of an examiner from Applied Physics. The research is completed by a master’s report and a presentation to an academic and professional audience.

The following steps are part of the master thesis protocol:

1. The student chooses a research group and principal (first) examiner/supervisor. The research project takes place in one of the applied physics research groups:
Device Physics of Complex Materials
Materials Science
Nanostructured Materials and Interfaces
Photophysics and opto-electronics
Physics of Nanodevices
Quantum Interactions and Structural Dynamics

2. The student and first examiner fill in the Registration and Planning Form. The form should be sent to the programme coordinator (via the Education Support Desk, or via mail: who will register the project and ask for approval by the Board of Examiners.

3. At the end of the project, a scientific report will be written and the results will be presented to the research group of the first examiner, in the presence of the second examiner.

4. The project will be assessed and a final grade will be assigned according to the criteria described in the MSc Research Assessment Form.

5. To finalize the research project:
a) a copy of the master thesis must be uploaded to the repository of the university library by the student;
b) a copy of the assessment form, signed by the examiners, must be handed in at the ESD by one of the examiners.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Practisch werk (PRC)
Toetsvorm Practisch werk (PR), Presentatie (P), Verslag (R)
(The Academic skills module is a mandatory part of the research project and has to be followed before or during the project.)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator prof. dr. R.M. Hildner
Entreevoorwaarden The student needs to have a minimum of 40 ECTS from Master’s courses.
Opmerkingen For more information on the Master Research Project, mandatory modules, required documents, and the repository, see the Student Portal.
This course was registered last year with course code NAOTN45-09
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Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
MSc Applied Physics  ( Research project en stage) - hele jaar verplicht
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