Thesis procedure - Geo-Information Science and Remote Sensing

The GRS-thesis procedure is worked out in 10 steps:


1. Intake

1. Intake
Action Responsibility
general information about MGI-thesis procedure Thesis coordinator, Student
check for basic requirements and study progress Study Advisor, Student

2. Choosing a thesis topic and supervisor

2a. Choosing a thesis topic and supervisor from the MGI-thesis topic list
Action Responsibility
choosing a topic and supervisor Thesis coordinator, Student
prepare a research proposal Student, Supervisor
approval of research proposal Supervisor, Student
2b. Coming up with an 'own' thesis topic
Action Responsibility
writing a 1st draft proposal and send it to the thesis coordinator Student, Thesis coordinator
review 1st draft proposal Examiners committee
feedback to student Thesis coordinator
choosing a topic and supervisor Thesis coordinator, Student
prepare a research proposal Student, Supervisor
approval of research proposal Supervisor, Student

3. Master thesis agreement

3. Master thesis agreement
Action Responsibility
filling in MSc-thesis agreement (download from GRS thesis site) Student, Supervisor
signing the agreement Student, Supervisor
providing a digital copy of the signed agreement to Management Office (Antoinette Stoffers), supervisor and thesis coordinator Student

4. Registering at the GRS Management Office

4. Registering at the GRS Management Office
Action Responsibility
registering student as GRS-thesis student, based on the signed thesis agreement Management Office
providing a (flex) workplace in the thesis room (G-A.314) at the 3rd floor of the GAIA building Management Office
arranging the MGI-thesis printing costs (maximum € 25,--) Management Office

5. GO-/NOGO decision

5. GO-/NOGO decision
Action Responsibility
delivering research proposal to thesis coordinator Student
approval of research proposal / GO-/NOGO decision Examiners committee
feedback to supervisor Examiners committee
feedback to student Supervisor

6. Thesis work

6. Thesis work
Action Responsibility
carrying out the thesis Student, Supervisor

7. Midterm presentation

7. Midterm presentation
Action Responsibility
arranging dates for midterm presentation Management Office, Thesis coordinator
registering for a midterm presentation (at least 3 weeks in advance) Student, Management Office
giving a midterm presentation Student, MGI students, MGI-staff
feedback to student Supervisor

8. Preparing final colloquium and thesis defence

8. Preparing final colloquium and thesis defence
Action Responsibility
approval of draft version thesis report Supervisor, Student
arranging dates for colloquia and defence Management Office, Thesis coordinator
registering for colloquium and thesis defence asking for MGI-thesis report number (at least 3 weeks in advance) Student, Management Office
providing 4 hardcopies of final thesis report at least 1 week before the final exam to the Management Office Student, Management Office
hand in an abstract of the final thesis for the GRS website at least 1 week before the final exam to the Management Office Student, Management Office

9. Final colloquium, thesis defence and grading

9. Final colloquium, thesis defence and grading
Action Responsibility
giving a final colloquium for examining committee, MGI students and staff Student
final examination talk, defence Examining committee, Student
filling in the thesis evaluation form Examining committee
filling in the evaluation questionnaire Student
grading and feedback to the candidate Examining committee, Student
delivering signed digital copy of evaluation form to the GRS Management Office First examiner
delivering form with final grade to the GRS Management Office First examiner

10. Final administrative requirements

10. Final administrative requirements
Action Responsibility
deliver a zip file to the supervisor Student
the table of contents of the zip is as follows:
1 - documentation of what is where in the file (including folder structure; Word, PDF)
2 - report (Word, PDF)
3 - midterm & Final presentation (pptx)
4 - animations (if applicable)
5 - datasets used and created
6 - figures/Maps/Tables (if applicable)
7 - scripts /code/exe (if applicable)
8 - questionnaires (if applicable)
9 - literature (PDFs of articles that are not open access or not available through WU’s library service)
10 - other (additional sources)
cleaning up computer and workplace Student
delivering final grade to CSA Management Office