This Course Syllabus has been replaced by a new one. The new one is valid from 20112.
Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering
Research Methods in the Natural Sciences and Engineering 7.5 credits
|Course code:||CDT403||Level of education:||Second Cycle|
|Subject:||Computer Science||Area of education:||Engineering|
|Valid from semester:||AS08||Main field of study:||Computer Science with depth A1N|
|Ratification date:||2007-03-01||Change date:||2008-01-17|
- introduce deeper concepts and problems in science theory.
- get an insight in the history of science.
- introduce basic concepts in research methodology for natural sciences and engineering.
- study research methodology for computer science.
- know graduate studies, the research society and research policy.
- be able to search information and to have a criticism of the sources.
- be able to write, critically review, and present scientific papers.
- be able to oppose others reports.
The student will after the course be able to:
- describe central concepts and problems within theory of science
- analyse scientific and pseudo-scientific texts and do a critical review of these
- do reviews of scientific papers
- impartially argue during the discussions about science, pseudo-science and science history
- write a scientific paper (based on own work, or on information found in scientific papers or similar) and present this paper on a conference
- oppose others presentations
- know important research methods within computer science
- know research education, research society, and research politics
- have a critical attitude to knowledge, science and research
- Science theory (continuation).
- History of science.
- Basic research methodology within natural sciences and technology.
- Research methodology for computer science and engineering.
- Research education, the research society and research policy.
- Searching for scientific papers.
- Writing and presentation of a scientific paper.
- Review and opposition of scientific papers.
At least 150 ECTS credits in the technical and/or natural sciences areas. TOEFL test result (PBT) at least 530, TWE score 4, (iBT) at least 72, TWE score 17 or IELTS test score for academic purposes with an overall band score of minimum 5.5 and no band score below 5.0. The English test is COMPULSORY for all applicants except citizens of Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom and USA. The TOEFL code you must use is SWEDEN 9520.
3, 4 or 5.
1.5 credits correspond to approximately 40 hours per week. The individual labor input, i.e. hours per week, may however vary depending on previous knowledge or other circumstances.
The literature is preliminary until 15 working-days prior to the first course opportunity of the semester.