Steps to register to the master’s thesis spring term of 2023

In this information you will find the steps to register to the master’s thesis, as well as all the preliminary dates for the master’s thesis term 2023. The registration process will be done online only on the Canvas page: Master’s Thesis Registration 2023.

If you follow the steps below you will be added to the page. In order to start work on the thesis, students on the Engineering/Architecture programmes must have earned at least 225 credits on the programme. Students who have been enrolled on the master’s programme must have earned at least 45 credits within the programme. 

If you have any question, please contact Maja Kovacs: 0703088491 or maja.kovacs@chalmers.se. Its been hard to reach Maja this past time, but during the up-coming period she will be available.  

If you are taking the preparation course ARK641, please take the following steps:
 
(Note that this is NOT the deliverance for the course ARK641, that is defined by your course leader and handed-in through the course Canvas page.)
 
1.      By participating in the course ARK641 you automatically have confirmed that you will do the masters thesis. If you will not continue please send Maja Kovács an email. You will automatically get access to the canvas registation page, and there you will also find this information. 
2.      5th of December, deadline 18.00 o’clock, upload the project plan and registration form to the Canvas page, Master’s thesis registration 2023,  to a folder with your chosen direction. 
4.      Name your registration: Last name First name - program code – course code. Submit your project plan too. Upload each document in a SEPARATE fil.  
5.      Define your thesis direction under: Main field of study for the thesis.  
6.      Edit directly in the registration form, and press save in the document or save the document directly in your file system. Do not remake it in any way, because then the examiner can’t sign it. For example, do not remake it into a new pdf, then you lock the document - just save it in its current form.  
7.      Use the assigned assignment for the direction when uploading. 
8.      If you are going to collaborate with another student, both of you should use the same registration form. 
9.      After the registration form and project plan has been up-loaded our student administrator´s will cross-check the students course credits and Maja Kovács might contact the student if she can’t see the correct amount of credits. Write only the credits you have according to Ladok in the registration form. If you are applying for a credit transferal from another school, you can submit a confirmation with your registration form. If you know you are at the limit of credits, you can submit a letter confirming the missing credits that you will take. 
10.   The content of the project plan has been outlined by the direction. If you are changing direction you must contact Maja Kovács and the new direction. 
11.  An examiner will be assigned to the student, within the direction, and the form will be signed by the examiner and MPA. The examiner will evaluate if you have enough material to start your master’s thesis. The examiner might have to take a follow-up meeting with the student if she or he does not perceive that the material is sufficient or matches the direction. 
12.  After the registration form has been signed the school makes sure it is submitted to further registration. If you are not registered one week before the course starts you should contact Maja Kovács.  
13.  We will start the Masters Thesis term with a project plan exhibition. The purpose of the exhibition is too showcase all the upcoming Master thesis's, for all students participating in the course, but also for other students at school.  It is obligatory to attend.  
14.  Deliver a final project plan for the exhibition on the 11th of January, deadline 12.00, There will be a folder in the reception on the 3rd floor where you can leave it.     
 

If you are NOT taking the preparation course ARK641, please take the following steps: 

 
1.      Send in a confirmation that you will do the master’s thesis during the spring term 2023, also ad in what direction and if you will do the thesis in cooperation with another student, to Maja Kovacs, deadline the 21th of November. If you did not receive a confirmation you need to send it again. After that we will add you to the canvas page for registation to the masters thesis.  
2.      The master’s thesis has 11 directions and the thesis can only be done with in and in alignment with a direction. You can find the directions here: https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/education/School-of-Architecture/Courses-and-projects/Masters-thesis/masters-thesis-directions/Pages/default.aspx Links to an external site. 
3.      You can’t receive tutoring, but you are welcome to contact the direction and discuss your idea for a master’s thesis. If that is not possible or you feel confused, contact Maja Kovács.  
4.      5th of December, deadline 18.00 o’clock, upload the project plan and registration form to the folder with your chosen direction.  
6.      Name your registration: Last name First name - program code – course code. Submit your project plan too. Upload each document in a SEPARATE file.  
7.      Define your thesis direction under: Main field of study for the thesis.  
8.      Edit directly in the registration form, and press save in the document or save the document directly in your file system. Do not remake it in any way, because then the examiner can’t sign it. For example, do not remake it into a new pdf, then you lock the document - just save it in its current form.  
9.      Use the assigned assignment for the direction when uploading. 
10.  If you are going to collaborate with another student, both of you should use the same registration form. 
11.  After the registration form and project plan has been up-loaded our student administrator´s will cross-check the students course credits and Maja Kovács might contact the student if she can’t see the correct amount of credits. Write only the credits you have according to Ladok in the registration form. If you are applying for a credit transferal from another school, you can submit a confirmation with your registration form. If you know you are at the limit of credits, you can submit a letter confirming the missing credits that you will take. 
12.   The content of the project plan has been outlined by the direction. If you are changing direction you must contact Maja Kovács and the new direction. 
13.  Below you can find a general description of what a project plan should contain. Please cross-check with your direction for further information regarding content. We need a project plan to evaluate your concept, but we are not expecting an equal project plan, as the ones that have taken the prep course.  
14.  After the registration form and project plan has been up-loaded our student administrator´s will cross-check the students course credits and Maja Kovács might contact the student if she can’t see the correct amount of credits. If you know that you are applying for a credit transferal from another school, you can submit a confirmation with your registration form. If you know you are at the limit of credits, you can submit a letter confirming the missing credits that you will take. 
15.  An examiner will be assigned to the student, within the direction, and the form will be signed by the examiner and MPA. The examiner will evaluate if you have enough material to start your master’s thesis. The examiner might have to take a follow-up meeting with the student if she or he does not perceive that the material is sufficient or matches the direction. 
16.  After the registration form has been signed the school makes sure it is submitted to further registration. If you are not registered one week before the course starts you should contact Maja Kovács. 
17.  We will start the Masters Thesis term with a project plan exhibition. The purpose of the exhibition is too showcase all the upcoming Master thesis's, for all students participating in the course, but also for other students at school.  It is obligatory to attend.  
18.  Deliver a final project plan for the exhibition on the 11th of January, deadline 12.00, There will be a folder in the reception on the 3rd floor where you can leave it.     
 

ACEX35 2023 – The master’s thesis semester  

 
A course PM will be sent out and published on canvas in the beginning of January. During the master’s thesis semester, you will have a tutor and an examiner. They will send you an email and invite you to a start-up meeting and plan the up-coming term. The general process of the semester is that there will be a start-up meeting in the first week, a mid-term seminar, a final seminar and an open presentation and exhibition.  Between the different events during the semester you will have consultation meetings with your tutor, and three general information meetings.    
 
Preliminary Schedule  
●      Introduction meeting for students: 16th of Jan, between 10-12  
●      Start-up meeting with direction: 17/18th of January. Examiners will contact students with specific information and invitation.  
●      Pre-mid-term information meeting for students: 1st of March, between 10-12 
●      Mid-term seminar: To be held during week 11, 13th-17th of March. (35min /project)  
●      Pre-Final/Open Seminar information meeting for students: 26th of April, between 10-12 
●      Booklet Hand-In: 9th of May. The booklets are to be uploaded on Canvas for Urkund-inspection by examiners. Note that the booklet should be 90% completed.  
●      Final seminar: To be held during 15-17th of May. (45 min /project)  
●      Open seminar and Exhibition: Open seminars are held 29th - 31st of May.  
●      Final hand-in for students: 2nd of June      
 
Further information will be provided in course-PM and in start of semester + schedule will be finalized and communicated during the semester.  
 
If you have any questions please contact Naima or Maja.    
 

Content project plan (only for the students NOT taking the prep course) 

 
The content of the project plan is defined by the direction. If you are taking the prep course ARK641 you will get the content from your direction. If you are not in the prep course you can contact the direction or be guided by the questions below:  
•         Abstract? (Create a short description of your idea by answering the following questions: The purpose is.. This is important because... This is for.... You will discover...  
•         What is the title of your MT? 
•         What would be the purpose/subject of your MT? (Describe the major subject/field of the study: its scale, focus and issues that will be addressed? What is the discussion in the field surrounding your focus today? How can you connect to that? Choose and state reasons for selecting the MT project, is there a story behind?)  
•         MPDSD SPECIFIC: (What is the relevance of your purpose/topic to design for sustainable development? NOTE that all MT at Chalmers should address these issues in some way.)  
•         What questions do you want to work on, ask and answer? (What major question should be raised. Investigate and state why this MT subject/field needs to be studied, and what essential problems, gaps, issues are to be discussed and developed further. and what may be the expected outcomes)  
•         State the background (Describe the background to the investigation. For whom would this material be relevant and why is this subject relevant now?  
•         The aim (What could be the result or outcomes of this MT)  
•         What are the theoretical and practical references? (Investigate, collect ideas and give few examples how the MT project may use essential in-depth knowledge of the major subject/field of study and, in a scientifically correct way, but also how it may relate to current research and projects. Discuss the references’ and create a list.)  
•         What are the delimitations? (What will you NOT cover in this MT?)  
•         What typology of MT would be relevant? (R on D, R for D or R by D? What will be the result of your master’s thesis? The design work might range from application in the form of a building or urban design proposal to speculative studies, scenarios and/or prototypes. On what specific place, object, situation, person is it relevant to prove or show this?  
•         What will be the chosen method/methods? (Investigate, choose and state in relation to previous steps what it will be needed to move on with your work; what kind of material needs to be explored and studied, what knowledge needs to be gathered and actors need to be involved in your MT process, etc., what tools can be used in relevance to the field of your study, the topic, focus, and research questions and what kind of ways/methods are to be carried to obtain optimum results of your work)  
•         What type of case/ project/subject would be relevant? (In what way do you test your idea? What is the context of the project/case/subject? What kind of studies and research needs to be done to place a project within its context?)  
•         What are relevant ways, structure and logic to develop your MT? (Investigate and develop different scenarios how the MT can look and be developed in the end)  
•         Why you? (Are you showing your skills? Would you have fun doing this project? In what way are your experienced to do this project? How does the topic connect to your portfolio and education? Shortly describe your portfolio and education. How are you challenging yourself to lift your skills and knowledge?)  
•         Process (Create a time plan of what, how and when?)  
•         Reference system (Use APA to reference your statements. All the statements should refer to if it’s your thoughts or a reference. You should cite the image source in direct connection to the image and define what the image is showing.    
 

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