The thesis project lasts for three semesters and will reach its final form in the third semester. It includes a theoretical component (written thesis), a practical component (design artefact) and the presentation of both in an exhibition.
The thesis project module in the second semester focuses on developing the master project through empirical work, design explorations and prototyping. The result of the second semester is an expanded draft of the written thesis as well as prototypes of the design artefact which will be presented in a work-in-progress exhibition.
Each students will be assigned a personal mentor for the thesis project who can be consulted for mentoring sessions throughout the semester. The mentors will guide the projects and students closely and will help the students to develop their individual projects further, formulate research questions as well as suitable methodologies and approaches. Depending on the type of project, external mentors can be assigned to the individual projects. assigned a personal mentor for the thesis project who can be consulted for mentoring sessions throughout the semester.