Individual Systems Practical


Course Objective

Give very motivated students the opportunity to work on a challenging,
research-oriented project, with a strong focus on serious systems work.

The content of the project is to be negotiated individually with a
VU or UvA Computer Science lecturer, who will supervise and grade it.
This must be done before the project starts. In principle only few
(the ones that come up with a convincing project proposal) will be
to take this course.

Course Content

The project is supposed to apply state-of-the-art methods and technology
and requires an original contribution by the student. It must be
challenging and deep into systems work, and allow a clear assessment of
the student's own contribution.

At the end of the internship, the student submits a written report to
lecturer, describing the work, the lessons learned, and the insights
from applying study contents in a research-oriented systems project.

The report contains a description of the project, including the problem
description, the student’s solution, and an evaluation of the results.
The report also contains a reflection on the novelty of the achieved
research results, a comparison with related work, and what the student
has learned during the project.

Method of Assessment

The overall grade is a weighted average of the project contents and the
student’s solution (50%), the quality of the written report (35%), and
the quality of the reflection on the novelty of the achieved research
results and a comparison with related work (15%).

Target Audience


Additional Information

Various lecturers

Recommended background knowledge

The student should have completed at least 48 credits of his or her
Master programme, so that there is sufficient study content to be
applied in the project.

General Information

Course Code XM_405088
Credits 6 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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