In the Graduate Department of Information Technologies and Project, students are required to complete four technical reports for Software Development Arena (the achievements made in specific research themes) instead of Master Thesis, and pass the final presentation.

Review Procedure of the Technical Report

1. Submission of the Project Theme and Letter of Recommendation of the Referees
    Research advisors shall determine the title of specific research theme (project theme) in consultation with students. The title shall be provided both in English and Japanese, or English only. Review Committee consists of one chief referee and two co-referees of the University of Aizu including Team Advisor(s). The chief referee must be the holder of Doctoral "MARUGO" or "GO" of the graduate department. One of the co-referees may be an external advisor assigned to the team (Technical Advisor).
  • Submission period───1st year(together with Technical Report I) Spring Admission:August 17, 2018/Autumn admission:February 19, 2019
  • To whom to submit───the Dean of the Graduate School (Submit to the Student Affairs Division)
  • Form───Letter of Recommendation of the Referees for Reviewing Specific Research Theme PDF / Word ※Need to resubmit when the theme and / or reviewer changes in subsequent arenas
2. Pre review of the Technical Report
    Students should write a technical report per semester (four reports in total) by collaborating with all team members. At the end of each Software Development Arena, students must submit the technical report to the referees after getting the approval of the Team Advisor for pre-reviewing.
  • To whom to submit───Refrees
  • Form───Technical Report TemplatePDF / Word
3. Submission of the Technical Report
    Students must complete and submit the technical report of Arena Project signed by 3 referees to Student Affairs Division at the end of each arena.
  • Submission period───2nd quarter:August 17, 2018/4th quarter:February 19, 2019
  • To whom to submit───the Dean of the Graduate School (Submit to the Student Affairs Division)
4. Review of the Technical Report
    Referees shall evaluate the technical report on the Team Assesment and Individual Assesment for each team.
  • Form───Evaluation Form for the Review of Arena Report (for each team)PDF / Word
  • Research advisors submit the Review Report for each student based on the Evaluation Form for the Review of Arena Report (for each team). Each referee shall have 100 points in assessment and scores shall be divided by the number of referees.
  • Form───Review Report on the Arena Report (for each student)PDF / Word
  • Submission period───2nd quarter:August 17, 2018/4th quarter:February 19, 2019
  • To whom to submit───the Dean of the Graduate School (Submit to the Student Affairs Division)

Review Procedure for Program Completion

1. Presentations on the Achievements made in Specific Research Themes
    The presentation is a part of review of the achievements made in specific research themes and the final examination for completing the Master's Program. All students, faculties and staff members can freely participate. The chief referee and the co-referees must attend the presentation.
  • Period───At the same period as Master thesis presentation
  • Form───Evaluation Form for the Review on the Achievements made in the Specific Research ThemePDF / Word
  • -Time allotted to each student: 30 minutes including the following procedure -Presentation by the student: 15 minutes -Discussion on the thesis: 15 minutes -Examination by the referees -Based on the Diploma Policy, the achievements made in specific research themes and the presentations, etc. will be assessed comprehensively by the evaluation form.
2. Judgement of the Review Results
    Each referee have 100 points in assessment. The students receiving 150 points or more shall successfully pass in the review. The chief referee, consulting with the co-referees, will assess the result of Arena I through IV comprehensively. Graduate School Faculty Assembly deliberates based on the decision of Graduate School Academic Affairs Committee and makes final judgements.
3. Submission of the Achievements made in Specific Research Themes
      Students must submit the original copy of achievements in specific research themes, which successfully passed the review, with the three referees' signatures, and consent to use of achievements made in specific research themes to the Student Affairs Division.
    • Submission period───At the same period as Submission of Final Master thesis.
    • Submission of the electronic file―――copy the electronic file of the final manuscript in PDF format to the designated directory.
    • To whom to submit───the Student Affairs Division
    • Form───Consent to Use of Achievements made in Specific Research Themes PDF/Word

*In addition to the technical reports, students may submit an academic paper written based on the achievements made in Specific Research Theme.

4. Application of the Degree
    Students who wish to receive academic degree must submit an application form.
  • To whom to submit───the President (Submit to the Student Affairs Division)
  • Form───Application Form for the Academic Degree PDF / Word (Department of PM)
5. Deliberation on Awarding the Degree
  • the Graduate School Academic Affairs Committee
  • the Graduate School Faculty Assembly

Responsibility for the wording of this article lies with Student Affairs Division

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