INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Graduate Study - Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Architecture Master With Thesis
2016-2017

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
ARC 598 Master's Thesis II Graduate 2 Spring
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Area Elective 30 0

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Emina Zejnilović, Assist. Prof. Dr. Emina Zejnilovic Emina Zejnilović, Assist. Prof. Dr.
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This course is designed to continue guiding students through the process of writing master thesis, after the completion of master thesis proposal. Starting from the selection of topics and fields of interest, throughout the development of the research proposal and methodologies, as well as the project completion, this course covers all stages of project development. The graduate project is the capstone requirement of a student\'s program, and, therefore, is normally conducted upon completion of core and specialization coursework. It is strongly suggested that students begin to identify their proposed project shortly after initial enrollment in the program with assistance of their mentor/supervisor.

COURSE OBJECTIVE
The course aims to familiarize students with the process of academic research and writing. It assists the student in the development of critical thinking skills, research methodologies, academic writing, and the synthesis, integration, and application of concepts and principles acquired.

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. • Identifying an appropriate graduate project
  2. • Identifying an appropriate site to conduct the graduate project
  3. • Planning the graduate project, including completing a written project plan
  4. • Obtaining approval from the advisor to conduct the graduate project
  5. • Initiating the graduate project
  6. • Meeting regularly with the advisor and project supervisor throughout the • implementation of the project
  7. • Providing a written report of the project
  8. • Presenting an oral report of the project

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic

    TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
    Description
    • Excersises
    • Discussions and group work
    • Assignments
    • Case Studies
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Total: 0
    Learning outcomes
      TEXTBOOK(S)
      • GERRING, J. (2007). Case Study Research. Boston: Cambridge Press.
      • Korner, A. M. (2008). Guide to Publishing a Scientific Paper. New York: Routlage.
      • KOTHARI, C. (2004). Research Methodology. New Delhi: New Age International (P) Ltd.
      • Woods, P. (2006). Successful Writing for Qualitative Researchers. New York: Routlage.

      ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
      Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
      Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week) 0
      Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week) 0
      Midterm Examination (1 week) 0
      Final Examination(1 week) 0
      Preparation for Midterm Examination 0
      Preparation for Final Examination 0
      Assignment / Homework/ Project 0
      Seminar / Presentation 0
      Total Workload: 0
      ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 0