Syllabus Electronics MA, Scientific Writing and Research Methods, 6 credits

General data

  • Code: EL051A
  • Subject/Main field: Elektronik
  • Cycle: Second cycle
  • Credits: 6
  • Progressive specialization: A1F - Second cycle, has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
  • Answerable department: Electronics Design
  • Answerable faculty: Faculty of Science, Technology and Media
  • Established: 2/8/2018
  • Date of change: 6/4/2018
  • Version valid from: 7/1/2018

Aim

The course will enable you to acquire advanced knowledge and skills in scientific methodology to design, specify, evaluate and analyze an application in comparison with state-of-the art.

Course objectives

After the course you should be able to:
- report the results according to specified instruction,
- formulate a research problem,
- create a project plan based on a research problem,
- use systematic scientific methods when evaluating problem formations, research methodologies, and in the analysis of the developed embedded sensor system,
- reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of scientific methods,
- discuss ethical and societal aspects of a research project.

Content

- Introduction to scientific methodology
- Project planning based on scientific problem formulation
- Current trends
- Evaluating scientific methods
- Scientific publications
- Scientific writing
- Project reporting
- Project evaluation

Entry requirements

Electronics MA, 15 credits.

Selection rules and procedures

The selection process is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance and the local order of admission.

Teaching form

The course starts with introductory lectures, which are followed by seminars and project meetings where the students present and discuss the different parts of the course and progress on the project.

The student's work effort is estimated to 160 hours of work.

Examination form

P101: Report with oral and written examination, 4.0 hp
Grade scale: Seven-grade scale, A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F. Fx and F represent fail levels.

S101: Student seminars, 2.0 hp
Grade scale: Fail (U) or Pass (G)

2.0 credits, S101 Student seminars
Grades Pass or Fail

4.0 hp, P101 Report, with oral and written presentation
Grade A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F where A-E represent pass grade and Fx and F represent fail grade.

The final grade is based on all parts of the course.

Grading criteria for the subject can be found at www.miun.se/gradingcriteria.

The examiner has the right to offer alternative examination arrangements to students who have been granted the right to special support by Mid Sweden University’s disabilities adviser.

Grading system

Seven-grade scale, A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F. Fx and F represent fail levels.

Course reading

Reference literature

  • Author: Martha Davis
  • Title: Scientific Papers and Presentations
  • Publisher: Elsevier Academic Press
  • Edition: Latest
  • Author: David V. Thiel
  • Title: Research Methods for Engineers
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Edition: Latest

Required literature

  • Author: Micheal Alley
  • Title: The Craft of Scientific Writing
  • Ort: New York, USA
  • Publisher: Springer
  • Edition: Latest
  • Author: Michael Alley
  • Title: The Craft of Scientific Presentations - Critical steps to succeed and critical errors to avoid
  • Ort: New York, USA
  • Publisher: Springer
  • Edition: Latest
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