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The planning report is due 2 weeks after the start of you thesis project. The planning report has to be approved by your examiner and should be developed in close collaboration with your supervisor.
The planning report should be a development of the thesis proposal and give more details on what should be achieved and how it should be done. The following points are a good start:
- Preliminary title.
- Background to the assignment. Why is it relevant?
- Aim for the work. What should be accomplished?
- The formulation of the problem at hand, the assignment. This should include an extended version of the scientific problem definition and references to knowledge within the area given in the thesis proposal.
- Limitations. What should be left out and why?
- Method of accomplishment. How should the work be carried out?
- Time plan.
The time plan should give an approximate date when the work is to be finished. It should also list milestones for the project with dates for critical steps that are needed to finish the work. This should include dependencies between the different milestones and a project risk analysis.
The report should also give the approximate dates for attending the mandatory seminars and for attending the oral presentations of two other master’s theses and when to oppose on one oral presentation.
The time plan can be updated if and when needed. This should be done in collaboration with your academic supervisor.