Student, candidate


Student taking part in master programme


Thesis project


Research or design assignment that forms the final part of the EEMCS master’s degree programme


Thesis report


Written text that documents the results of the thesis project


Thesis defense


Formal presentation and examination of the thesis (afstudeervoordracht)




Direction within variant or track of the master programme covering a specific area or topic


Thesis advisor (supervisor)


Staff member (UD, UHD, or HL4) responsible for students’ guidance


Thesis tutor (daily supervisor)


Staff member (e.g., PhD student or postdoc) or external expert from company, responsible for students daily guidance


MSc coordinator


Staff member responsible for student intake in master programme, and for study advice (e.g., composing the individual study programme).


Graduation committee


Committee assessing the graduation thesis


Board of Examiners


Committee responsible for checking the examination regulations. See CER




Individual Examination Programme (keuzevakkenlijst)




Thesis Entrance Permit


Graduation Ceremony


Formal graduation session, where the student receives the master degree diploma


1 RG = Regulations and Guidelines = Regels en Richtlijnen van de examencommissie (art. 7.12 WHW)

2 TER = Teaching and Examination Regulations = Onderwijs en Examenregeling (art.7.13 WHW)

3 IR= Implementation regulations = Uitvoeringsregeling (art.7.13 WHW)

4 UD = assistant professor, UHD = associate professor, HL = full professor


Name author: Marike Korterink
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