Report on evaluation of thesis - FMA820

Basic data

Year (period)
2016/17
Selection of the report
Degree Project in Mathematics for Engineers
Number Part
Number of respondents + response rate2362%

In the academic year of 2015/16 more questions were added, which is why the question numbering is not completely in order. The same question has the same number for all years.

Questionnaire answers

The blue bars to the left is the current selection (LTH / course / programs) and the gray bars to the right represents all responses from LTH for the same period.

1 How did you find the topic for your thesis?

Number Part
Found on Internet 1 4%
Own contacts 11 48%
From a department at LTH 5 22%
Otherwise 6 26%
No answer 0 0%

2 Did you cooperate with a company or society in your thesis?

Number Part
Yes 18 78%
No 5 22%
No answer 0 0%

3 How relevant do you think your thesis is for your education?

Number Part
Not at all relevant 0 0%
Somewhat relevant 0 0%
Relevant 6 26%
Very relevant 17 74%
No answer 0 0%

16 How many courses did you have left to complete when you started your degree project (not counting the degree project itself)?

Number Part
1 One/a few courses from years 1-3 2 9%
2 One/a few courses from years 4-5 6 26%
3 Courses from both years 1-3 and years 4-5 1 4%
4 The degree project was the final course I took in my degree 14 61%
No answer 0 0%

17 How many weeks did it take you to write and finalise your document describing the goals of the degree project ("måldokument")?

Number Part
Less than 2 weeks 15 65%
2-4 weeks 6 26%
More than 4 weeks 2 9%
No answer 0 0%

18 How well did the contents of the degree project match what was originally planned in the document describing the goals of the degree project ("måldokument")?

Number Part
Not at all 0 0%
Somewhat 10 43%
Well 7 30%
Very well 6 26%
No answer 0 0%

4 During how many weeks (calendar time) have you worked on your thesis?

Number Part
10-15 0 0%
15-20 9 39%
20-25 10 43%
> 25 4 17%
No answer 0 0%

5 What do you estimate your activity level has been during this time?

Number Part
25 % 0 0%
50 % 1 4%
75 % 6 26%
100 % 15 65%
No answer 1 4%

19 Did you have any assistant supervisors for your degree project (e.g. at a company)?

Number Part
Yes 19 83%
No 4 17%
No answer 0 0%

20 If yes, which supervisor did you have the most contact with during your degree project?

Number Part
Principal supervisor 2 9%
Assistant supervisor 11 48%
Approximately the same 5 22%
No answer 5 22%

6 How many hours do you estimate that you have received supervision of your supervisor at LTH?

Number Part
< 5 2 9%
5-15 15 65%
15-25 3 13%
> 25 3 13%
No answer 0 0%

21 To what extent were you in contact with the examiner during the degree project?

Number Part
1 At start up and in the final stage of the project 20 87%
2 Throughout the degree project 2 9%
3 Other 1 4%
No answer 0 0%

How do you rate that your abilities in the following areas have been improved during the process of thesis work?

7a Critical review

Number Part
None 1 4%
A bit 6 26%
Very much 16 70%
No answer 0 0%

How do you rate that your abilities in the following areas have been improved during the process of thesis work?

7b Reflection

Number Part
None 2 9%
A bit 7 30%
Very much 14 61%
No answer 0 0%

How do you rate that your abilities in the following areas have been improved during the process of thesis work?

7c Literature search

Number Part
None 2 9%
A bit 9 39%
Very much 12 52%
No answer 0 0%

How do you rate that your abilities in the following areas have been improved during the process of thesis work?

7d Analytical and problem solving ability

Number Part
None 0 0%
A bit 7 30%
Very much 16 70%
No answer 0 0%

8a How satisfied are you with your report (final product)?

Number Part
Dissatisfied 0 0%
Fairly satisfied 2 9%
Satisfied 13 57%
Very satisfied 8 35%
No answer 0 0%

8b How satisfied are you with the writing of the thesis (process)?

Number Part
Dissatisfied 0 0%
Fairly satisfied 4 17%
Satisfied 10 43%
Very satisfied 9 39%
No answer 0 0%

9 How satisfied are you with the article (final product)?

Number Part
Dissatisfied 0 0%
Fairly satisfied 7 30%
Satisfied 10 43%
Very satisfied 6 26%
No answer 0 0%

22 Did you receive sufficient support in writing your popular science summary?

Number Part
Yes 13 57%
No 4 17%
No answer 6 26%

10 How satisfied are you with your oral presentation?

Number Part
Dissatisfied 0 0%
Fairly satisfied 0 0%
Satisfied 4 17%
Very satisfied 19 83%
No answer 0 0%

11 How satisfied are you with your contribution as an opponent?

Number Part
Dissatisfied 0 0%
Fairly satisfied 3 13%
Satisfied 5 22%
Very satisfied 15 65%
No answer 0 0%

12 Are you satisfied with the opposition that you received during your oral presentation?

Number Part
Dissatisfied 0 0%
Fairly satisfied 4 17%
Satisfied 4 17%
Very satisfied 11 48%
No answer 4 17%

23 Did you receive sufficient support in how to conduct a critical review of a fellow student's presentation?

Number Part
Yes 19 83%
No 2 9%
No answer 2 9%

13 Have you been paid during the work with the thesis (in addition to financial aid for studies from CSN)?

Number Part
Yes 12 52%
No 8 35%
No answer 3 13%

14 Can you recommend a friend to do their thesis at the same place (department, company, etc.) you did yours?

Number Part
Yes 20 87%
No 2 9%
Perhaps 0 0%
No answer 1 4%