Each student is expected to participate in the development of a research project in the form of written paper developed with mentor’s help, i.e. help from subject teachers. The aim of this Final Project is to help students develop their research skills, their capability of doing independent research and problem analysis as well as develop their ability to propose practical solutions.
Research on the project should be broad and comprehensive, including a variety of relevant sources of information that can be useful in analyzing issues. Students are encouraged to step out of their research materials defined with syllabus of the course, to demonstrate originality, flexibility and innovation in the work, but the proposed topics should be in line with the main objective of the course.
Each student will electronically propose the name for the project, to the mentor. When the topic is approved, student starts with research and writing, and submits the final version electronically no later than 15 days before the oral defence of the Final Project. This final version must meet the minimum criteria of scientific research, prescribed in the Guidelines for the development of technical and scientific papers (this document could be found among documents list in the section About/Policies and Legislation, on this website). The prerequisite for defending the Final Project orally is approved final version of this work from the responsible teacher, i.e. mentor.
Final Project must have:
- clearly defined problem and the subject of research
- the aim of research
- defined hypotheses
- dependent and independent variables
- description of applied methodology of research
- the expected results of the research
- concise conclusion
- and technically processed text, according to the Guidelines.
Technical requirements of Final Project:
- should contain a minimum of about 15 pages of text A4
- around 5,000 words or 30,000 characters without spaces
- font: Times New Roman
- font size: 12
- spacing: 1
- alignment: justified
- include an abstract, introduction, tables, figures, references and annex with data from empirical research (if such research is an integral part of the work).