Master Project Computer Science


Course Objective

The Master Project is the place in the study where scientific and
professional skills are trained most extensively. The Master Project
will always involve an element of originality or creativity, for example
in performing a design task or in contributing to the solution or the
analysis of a scientific problem. Other important elements of the Master
Project are the cooperation with professionals and possibly with other
students, planning the project, and documenting and presenting the final

Course Content

The Master project concludes the Master programme. It is either in the
form of a graduation project in one of the research groups of the
Department of Computer Science of the VU or the Informatics Institute of
the University of Amsterdam, or as an internship in a company. In most
cases, it will be performed as an individual project.

Teaching Methods

The Master Project has always to be supervised by a staff member of the
Department of Computer Science of the VU or the Institute of the
University of Amsterdam. In the case of an internship, supervision will
be in cooperation with a daily supervisor at the company. Internships
proposed by the student him- or herself need a detailed project plan in
advance, as well as approval from a member of staff, who will be the
project supervisor.

Method of Assessment

The final grade is determined by the project supervisor and a second
reader, based on the quality of the research (3/6), the written thesis
(2/6), and an oral presentation (1/6).

In the case of a group project, students have to write individual theses
and give individual oral presentations, demonstrating their individual

Entry Requirements

The student must have completed (almost) all other courses of the Master

Target Audience


Additional Information

For additional information and procedural rules we refer to the website
of Faculty of Science of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. There, you
will also find links to the web pages of the research groups of the
Department of Computer Science (VU) and the Informatics Institute (UvA),
with options for master projects. For company internships, useful
documentation can be found on the website of the Internship Office.

General Information

Course Code XM_0011
Credits 30 EC
Period Ac. Year (sept)
Course Level 500
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Science
Course Coordinator dr. ing. T. Kielmann
Examiner dr. ing. T. Kielmann
Teaching Staff

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

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