2021 Graduation Thesis

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Industrial and Systems Engineering
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Course description and aims

To cap off the bachelor's degree program, by working on an actual research topic students will acquire through practice the skills to identify problems, specify the essence of a problem, select methods needed to solve a problem, and solve the problem. Under the guidance of an academic supervisor, students will find a research topic on their own, work on it independently, organize the findings as a thesis, and give an oral presentation.

Student learning outcomes

Students will acquire the following skills by participating in this Graduation Thesis course.
(1) The skills to find problems on one's own.
(2) The skills to see through to the essence of problems.
(3) The skills to link expertise learned in the bachelor's degree program to problem solving.
(4) The skills to learn about specialized areas outside of one's major courses, and link them to problem solving.
(5) The skills to logically explain ideas to develop an argument and summarize it in writing.
(6) The skills to communicate effectively with others about one's own research, and hold discussions.


undergraduate thesis, presentation, problem finding, problem solving, literature review, communication

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Laboratory work is conducted under the guidance of academic supervisors. A research plan will be determined in consultation with academic supervisors.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 ・Guidance by academic supervisor(s). ・Discussion on the direction of research ・Literature review ・Choosing research topic ・Planning and conducting research ・Mid-term presentation ・Summary of outcomes and drafting undergraduate thesis ・Preparation of presentation materials and presentation practice ・Thesis presentation ・Submission of undergraduate thesis Consult with academic supervisor(s).


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Assessment criteria and methods

Students are assessed on the quality of their research output (thesis, presentations).

Related courses

  • ZUP.Z389 : Graduation Thesis

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

To satisfy the conditions for taking Graduation Thesis at the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering.

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Academic supervisor(s) of each student.

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