Research Proposal Writing


Course Objective

This course has the single main aim to teach students the first steps
of writing a research proposal. At the end of this course, the
student will be familiar with actual proposals and the way they are
reviewed, and the student will have experienced how to write a short new

Course Content

Students are asked to evaluate a number
of existing proposals that were submitted by staff members in recent
years. In addition, each student will also have to write his or her own
proposal, which is then evaluated by fellow students following a
procedure very similar to what happens in real life. This class may
only be attended by PDCS students.

Teaching Methods

There will be two meetings (in working group style), one to discuss the
existing proposals and one to discuss the students proposals.

Method of Assessment

The grading is based on
- Your reviews of the existing proposals (15%)
- Participation in the first class (15%)
- Your own proposal (40%)
- Reviews of the other students' proposals (20%)
- Participation in second class (10%)

Target Audience


General Information

Course Code X_405023
Credits 6 EC
Period P2
Course Level 600
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Science
Course Coordinator prof. dr. ir. H.E. Bal
Examiner prof. dr. ir. H.E. Bal
Teaching Staff prof. dr. ir. H.E. Bal

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

Teaching Methods Lecture
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