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Professional studies

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Total number of ECTS

3 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to give students the required experience and skills required for planning, performing and reporting any significant research project, and in particular the thesis topic.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to:
* get the opportunity to do the degree thesis for a company
* write & submit a research proposal for a thesis topic
* conduct a literature search on the thesis topic and write a a literature review.
* make a plan for experiments and analyse the data
* present the results in a complete and systematic manner

Course contents

* Approaching companies (CV, covering letter and interview).
* Selecting a thesis topic
* The research proposal
* literature search and review
* patents as a source of information
* project plan for own thesis
* plan of experiment and presentation of results

Prerequisites and co-requisites

more than 70 % of the courses in plastics tehcnology passed (>150 cr)

Previous course names


Additional information

Target for presence during lectures: 75 %. Deadlines for exercises and reports will be given during the lectures.
Students are required to attend Thesis Forums

Recommended or required reading

lecture notes

Study activities

  • Lectures - 20 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 5 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 35 hours
  • Individual studies - 20 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 80 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 80 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

All assignments and reports approved


  • Kimberley Nigel
  • Wiberg Björn
  • Åvall Ann-Kristin


Kimberley Nigel

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until date 2014-12-20

Assessment methods

Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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