INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Graduate Study - Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
3+2 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
2016-2017

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
EEE 593 Seminar I Graduate 1 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Compulsory 6 145 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Jasmin Kevrić, Assist. Prof. Dr. Jasmin Kevric Jasmin Kevrić, Assist. Prof. Dr.
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Seminar I is intended to assist master students in the preparation of a literature review and to facilitate the transition from course work to thesis. This course will review of proposal components with particular emphasis on developing the literature review, and will also focus on issues such as thesis format standards. This course is divided into two parts. The first part is designed to teach students how to get full advantage of scientific databases and how to find needed scientific articles. Also, the course gives instructions on how to properly understand, analyze, and discuss scientific paper. Finally, graduates are doing a detailed literature review in order to identify their field of interest in which they want to realize their Master’s theses/projects and pursue their academic careers. The course is performed under assistance of student’s mentor/supervisor.

COURSE OBJECTIVE
Objective of this course is to attempt to apply students’ cumulative understanding and skills to specific research situation helping to make a realistic transition from coursework to dissertation.

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic

    LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
    Week
    Topic

      TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
      Description
      • Interactive Lectures
      • Discussions and group work
      • Student debates
      • Guest instructor
      Description (%)
      Method Quantity Percentage (%)
      Term Paper130
      Attendance115
      Class Deliverables115
      Final Exam140
      Total: 100
      Learning outcomes
      • Apply your theoretical and methodological understanding and skills into devising researchable ideas and specific research questions and hypotheses.
      • Conduct a focused review of the relevant literature and create appropriate conceptual framework.
      • Critique other’s ideas paying particular attention to both theoretical and methodological rigor and reality.
      TEXTBOOK(S)
      • Russey, W. E., Ebel, H. F., & Bliefert, C. (2006). How to write a successful science thesis. The concise guide for students. Weinheim: Wiley-VCH.

      ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
      Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
      Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)339
      Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week) 0
      Midterm Examination (1 week) 0
      Final Examination(1 week)111
      Preparation for Midterm Examination 0
      Preparation for Final Examination12525
      Assignment / Homework/ Project42080
      Seminar / Presentation13030
      Total Workload: 145
      ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 6