Final examination project
15 ECTS External
Timing: November 2018/January 2019
Official start: 26 October 2018
Approval of problem area and research question: 16 November 2018 at the latest
Submission of report: 12 pm on 17 December 2018
Oral examination: Weeks 2, 2019
The project is designed to document the student’s ability to methodologically define and develop a complex research question In relation to a specific project in an internship company.
The project is also intended to develop and demonstrate the student’s ability to combine knowledge and skills from the compulsory modules and the elective learning elements, enabling him or her to understand and relate to the specific work tasks of a company.
The project is based on collected information, facts and ideas and should demonstrate the student’s ability to process, analyse and evaluate the selected material and to combine this with relevant theories and methodologies covered by the study program.
Financial considerations and elements are to be included as a natural part of the basis for the selection of solution. The student is therefore expected to make use of detailed field and desk research in working with the final project.
The student, the institution and the internship company are to agree on the subject matter of the final project, as the project aims to solve a practical issue within the company.
The institution must approve the subject and the initial problem statement , and will assign the student a supervisor.
The final examination project is to be developed on the basis of central areas in the education and the student´s specialisation and is expected to reflect to a high degree the competency profile of a graduate.
As a rule, the final exam project is to be developed individually and is typically written for the company in which the student has completed his or her internship. However, permission may be granted for a group of up to three students in consultation with their internship companies to work with a more industry-related subject matter or an issue that has been designed for a different company, provided that the issue falls within the area of the student’s specialisation.
Final examination project Maximum no. of characters including spacing
1 student 100,000 characters
2 students 150,000 characters
3 students 200,000 characters
Assessment: Individual oral exam lasting 60 minutes, including assessment. One combined grade according to the 7-point scale is given. The grade is communicated to the student immediately after completion of the oral exam.
An assessment of the student’s spelling and grammar skills, as well as the ability to use the correct terminology, represents 10% of the grade.
If the examination is not passed, a new project must be prepared. This may be based on the same topic, but a problem area that is significantly different from the initial problem area must be selected.
As a general rule, the final exam project is individual. However, groups of up to three members may be accepted.
The student must have been given approval of all learning activities and exams in the first four semesters of the course before this exam.