Introduction to Dissertation

Objectives

Prepare the student for his dissertation work providing a choice of a dissertation theme and providing the means for a

-a general overview of the scientific and/or technological basis necessary for the dissertation theme chosen by the student, under indication of the direct supervisor(s)

-more in-depth practical information about laboratory techniques considered relevant to conducting research work in the micro and nanotechnology science and engineering.

General characterization

Code

10425

Credits

3.0

Responsible teacher

Rodrigo Ferrão de Paiva Martins

Hours

Weekly - 2

Total - 40

Teaching language

Português

Prerequisites

Be in a position to begin the thesis project, which means having the sufficient number of credits acquired in particular have successfully completed the1st Bologna cycle and have concluded also the nuclear disciplines to support work of thesis of the 2nd cycle of Bologna and pertaining to the 5, 6, 7 and 8th semester (compulsory and optional).

Bibliography

Adequate in function of the dissertation topic selected.

Common elements: user manuals of the existing characterization equipment  located at DCM, CENIMAT, CEMOP; simulation tools (SILVACO, PSPICE), bibliographic search tools (end note, the platform web of science)

https://aquila.iseg.utl.pt/aquila/getFile.do?method=getFile&fileId=405463

http://www.unl.pt/guia/2013/fct/UNLGI_getUC?uc=10425

http://www.phrasebank.manchester.ac.uk/dissertations.htm

Teaching method

Students are evaluated on the basis of paper work and oral communications that are requested to present, distributed throughout the semester under tutorial guidance where the supervisor will participate. 

The frequency and approval to the discipline is achieved through the presence in class (at least 90%) and the submission of reports, whose average must be equal to or greater than 9.5 values.

Evaluation method

(2T1+2T2+1T3+3T4+2T5+1T6+1T7)/12

Subject matter

Promote and facilitate students contact with the methodologies of creation of scientific and technological knowledge and ways of exposure the acquired knowledge in academia and industry; organizational forms of scientific and technological work writings and methods of selection of support tools

Prepare the student for his dissertation work providing a choice of a dissertation theme and providing the means for:

- a general overview of the scientific and/or technological basis necessary for the dissertation theme chosen by the student, under indication of the direct supervisor(s)

- more in-depth practical information about laboratory techniques considered relevant to conducting research work in the micro and nanotechnology science and engineering.

Programs

Programs where the course is taught: