ENS490 Graduation Project

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
T P
ENS490 Graduation Project 2 2 6 Tue 4:00 - 4:50; Thu 2:00-4:50 PM
Prerequisite It is a prerequisite to
Lecturer Emin Tahirović Office Hours / Room / Phone
Monday:
13:00-14:00
Wednesday:
9:00-11:00
Friday:
10:00-12:00
A F3.18
E-mail etahirovic@ius.edu.ba
Assistant Assistant E-mail
Course Objectives This is a capstone project course that will allow students to (preferably) work on a real world problem. It is typically a team work up to 3 members. The aim is to help students to select related project topics and get the project completed in a efficient way, through guiding them in searching reliable literature, preparing and presenting results, and writing the reports.
Textbook Turabian, K.L. (2013). A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations.(8th ed.). Chicago: University of Chicago Press. http://jcs.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/A-manual-for-writers-of-research-papers-theses-and-dissertations.pdf
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Develop the capability to work independently with a problem-solving orientation.
  2. Analyze, design and implement a solution to a real-world problem.
  3. Demonstrate adequate knowledge to proceed with the studies at the graduate level.
  4. Apply relevant ethical concepts during the course of the project.
  5. Professional-quality written reports and presentations covering all aspects and phases of an engineering project.
Teaching Methods Student-engaged class discussions. Student presentations. Assignments. Teamwork. Continuous evaluation and feedback on progress.
WEEK TOPIC REFERENCE
Week 1 Introduction to the course.
Week 2 Proposal writing, planning and scheduling. Project management techniques
Week 3 Draft 1 and a plan of the thesis report (Assignment 1, wider scientific domain of the project) Detailed instructons provided by the course instructor
Week 4 Reliable reference search and literature review techniques. Library and on-line resource use
Week 5 Research Methods Philosophy of science and technology
Week 6 Proper referencing and plagiarism Standard reference formats
Week 7 Document structure, writing research report efficiently. Project specific
Week 8 Draft 2 of the thesis report (Assignment 2, wider scientific domain of the thesis project, main idea and a plan for the implementation, references) Project specific
Week 9 Autonomous work on a project and consultations with the course instructor Detailed instructons provided by the course instructor
Week 10 Autonomous work on a project and consultations with the course instructor Detailed instructons provided by the course instructor
Week 11 Presentations by all teams to follow project progress (III). Project specific
Week 12 Presentations by all teams to follow project progress (III). Project specific,
Week 13 Writing conclusions and abstracts Project specific
Week 14 Final Project Presentation Project specific
Week 15 Final Report
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam (report and presentation) 1 40 1,2,3,4,5
Semester Evaluation Compenents
In-class Presentations 1 30 1,2,3,4
Continuous drafts of the report 1 30 1,2,3,4,5
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture Hours 3 15 45 Preparing In-term Presentations 5 5 25
Drafts Writing 1 15 15 Preparing Final Presentations 20 1 20
Individual Work 3 15 45
        Total Workload Hours = 150
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 6
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 31/03/2020
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