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Independent Project in Landscape Architecture, A2E - Sustainable Urban Management - Master’s Programme

An independent project is a project where you will apply your in-depth knowledge, skills and approach to an issue in the field of the education. Often, the independent project is at the end of your education where you will plan, conduct and present an academic study. Your project will be published publicly.

Hej alla exjobbs-studenter i HSU-programmet och välkomna till uppsatskursen!

Kursen börjar officiellt på måndag. Detta är ett självständigt arbete och det finns inga fasta kurstider utöver kursperiod och examinationstiderna.

Flera av er har redan påbörjat arbetet med att hitta handledare och skissa på arbetsplanen. För er som inte gjort det finns jag till förfogande för frågor och tips om handledare!

Det kan kännas lite tyngre att starta upp saker nu när vi inte har våra vanliga arbetsplatser. Men det finns fördelar: Ofta går det snabbare att träffa handledaren (på Zoom), mötena sker utan avbrott och vi behöver inte lägga tid på resor... Givetvis finns många nackdelar - intervjuer och platsbesök kan vara svårare att åstadkomma och det kan kännas ensammare än vanligt.

Försök göra det bästa av situationen! Varför inte starta EXJOBBSGRUPPER! Att vara en grupp på 2-5 personer, som träffas någon gång i veckan, för att berätta för varandra om era projekt, era fram- och motgångar, ge varandra tips och bara ha ett sammanhang - ÄR JÄTTEBRA!

Tyvärr har jag fått problem med Canvas-sidan, men den kommer upp nästa vecka - förhoppningsvis på måndag. Där finns en hel del info, om exjobbs-process, examination, examinationstider, arbetsplan m m.

Det viktiga är dock att komma igång - att formulera en forskningsfråga, att hitta en handledare att bolla med - att skissa på arbetsplanen! Använd er av tidigare HSU-uppsatser (Sök på SLU Primo), gå in på websidan "Hållbar stad", leta på kommunsidor om du vill genomföra arbetet på en viss plats!

Svårt att komma igång? En jättebra bok att läsa är "Forskning och skrivande - konsten att skriva enkelt och effektivt" av Booth et al 2019. Där får du lära dig om skillnaden mellan praktiska problem och forskningsproblem och hur man kan tänka för att komma igång och hitta ett ämne.

Lycka till och hör av dig om du har frågor!

Bästa hälsningar,

Gunilla

gunilla.lindholm@slu.se 0702-108750

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EX0859 Independent Project in Landscape Architecture, A2E - Sustainable Urban Management - Master’s Programme, 30.0 Credits

Självständigt arbete i Landskapsarkitektur, A2E - Hållbar stadsutveckling, ledning, organisering och förvaltning - master

Syllabus approved

2018-11-26

Subjects

Landscape Architecture

Education cycle

Master’s level

Advanced study in the main field

Second cycle, includes independent project (degree project) for the degree of Master of Science (120 credits)(A2E)

Grading scale

5:Pass with Distinction, 4:Pass with Credit, 3:Pass, U:Fail The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.

Language

Swedish

Prior knowledge

Knowledge equivalent to 30 credits at second-cycle level in the main field of study. A Pass grade for the independent project at first-cycle level, or a Bachelor’s degree. The student must have completed at least one course relevant to the subject of the independent project before starting the project. Basic knowledge in Swedish equivalent to what is required for general entry requirements for Swedish higher education at first-cycle level.

Objectives

The aim of the course is for the student, based on previously acquired knowledge, to independently plan, carry out and present an academic study within a given time frame. Through the independent project, the student will develop their skills in the academic work process and deepen their subject knowledge considerably.

On completion of the course, the student will be able to:

- independently and creatively identify and formulate scientific questions;
- independently search, compile, evaluate and critically interpret relevant information and literature;
- independently plan and, using adequate methods, carry out a scientific study within given time frames;
- analyse and evaluate data and/or findings on a scientific basis;
- discuss contents and conclusions in a scientific work critically, and reflect on how the choice of question and method relates to the scientific and practical basis of the subject;
- reflect on social and ethical aspects, sustainability aspects within the subject as well as ethical aspects of research and development;
- present a scientific work in accordance with the prevailing practice of the discipline, adapted to the intended audience and according to the instructions given;
- write a summary in English of a scientific report according to the instructions given;
- write a popular science summary of a scientific work according to the instructions given;
- present a scientific work orally and critically review and discuss, as well as give constructive criticism of, another student’s project, including method, conclusions and the context of the work in a wider perspective;
- identify their own skill and knowledge development needs in the subject of the project;
- critically discuss the project in the context of all three sustainability aspects (economic, ecological and social) and to identify synergies or conflicts between them in relation to the chosen task.

Content

The course involves carrying out an independent, academic project (degree project) under supervision. The project is to be carried out independently, using data collected by the student themselves, or equivalent data. The project should preferably be carried out individually, but the course coordinator can admit exceptions under certain circumstances. The set-up of the independent project should be documented in a work plan established in consultation with the supervisor before the project starts.

The project is to be presented orally and in writing, as seminars or an equivalent format, and according to the instructions given. The course also involves taking part in a public discussion of another student’s project in order to assess the ability to give constructive criticism.

Formats and requirements for examination

A Pass grade for the written report and the oral presentation, as well as a Pass grade for the critical review of another student’s project. If the work has been carried out in pairs, it must be made clear to the examiner what each individual has contributed; this applies to both the written report and the oral presentation. The work effort and the scope of the work should correspond to 30 credits for each student, and each student must fulfil all intended learning outcomes.

- If the student has not received a Pass grade for a test, the examiner has the right to give a supplementary assignment, provided this is feasible and can be justified.
- If the student has been granted learning support due to a disability, the examiner has the right to offer an adapted test or let the student take the test in an alternative manner.
- If this course syllabus is changed, or if the course is discontinued, SLU shall decide on transition rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet completed the course.
- For the examination of an independent project (degree project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the submission date. For more information, please refer to the Education planning and administration handbook.
  • If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
  • If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
  • If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
  • For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Other information

  • The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
  • If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Additional information

Once the student has received a Pass grade for the written report, this must be published in the SLU system for electronic publication (Epsilon), and checked for plagiarism.

It is recommended that the student, before the start of the course, have an agreement with the supervising department concerning supervisor and the subject of the project.

Students are recommended to take a course corresponding to at least 5 credits in scientific methodology before starting their independent project. This requirement is fulfilled by students who follow the syllabus for SLU degree programmes. Students who have not completed an undergraduate programme at SLU are urged to take the web-based teaching components provided for undergraduate-level independent projects. A course in scientific methodology is any course or course component that contributes to the student fulfilling the qualification requirement of advanced method knowledge in the main field of study. The right to participate in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date the student has been admitted to and registered on.

The Board of Education has decided that a student at SLU should be given 20 hours of supervision for an independent project of 30 credits. The supervision can be individual and in groups.

Responsible department

Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management

Further information

Determined by: Programstudierektor för hållbar stadsutveckling, ledning, organisering och förvaltning - master
There are no Grading criteria posted for this course

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: No The course is offered as a programme course: Sustainable Urban Management - Master Programme Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 149964 SEK Cycle: Master’s level
Subject: Landscape Architecture
Course code: EX0859 Application code: SLU-30160 Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management Pace: 100%