MSc Graduation Project Assessment Form

Intended for internal use at the Department of Electrical Engineering;
Eindhoven University of Technology.

Project Information

Valid student name is required.
Valid student ID is required.
Valid project title is required.
Course code required.
Please select a valid research group.
Please select a valid track.
Valid number of ECs is required.
Valid name is required.
Valid name is required.
Valid starting date is required.
Valid completion date is required.
Valid end date is required.


Optional Project Information

Committee Members

At least one voting member comes from a different research group than the group of the supervisor. The graduation supervisor and panel chair must be different persons.

Panel member name is required.

Panel member name is required.

Panel member name is required.

Panel member name is required.

1. Student-centered: Specialization




Knowledgeable and able

Knowledgeable, able and aware

Can use all relevant knowledge and skills

Creates knowledge and techniques

Foresees the future

Clarification for the Specialization grade

A. Quality of literature review
Orientation on literature, identification of relevant sources, evaluation and interpretation of sources;


Collection of papers

Motivated collection

Extracted methods and trends


Vision on history and future

B. Level of specialized knowledge
Level of knowledge and technical skill set relevant for execution of research project;


Sufficient understanding

Apply and implement in a relevant way

Confront, justify work against state-of-the-art

Produce novel trade-offs and solutions

Visionary interpretation of knowledge

C. Disciplinary knowledge
Broader knowledge on research area, total skill set, insight in scope and context of research, discipline of EE;


Facts, terminology, theories and basic skills

Application and analysis skills

Able to motivate all decisions

Able to create new links and theories

Motivated broad and far-reaching vision

D. Ability to connect problem definition to research field or sub-questions
Ability to deconstruct research problem(s) in sub-problems, connect to knowledge, and synthesize solutions;


Able to guess a solution

Able to consider conceptual alternatives

Abstraction and synthesis skills

Able to derive new abstract, conceptual relations

Able to produce and defend visionary argumentation

2. Work-centered: Research and Design




Contains useful information

Provides answers, expectations met

Complete, consistent and relevant



Clarification for the Research and Design grade

A. Formulation of research questions
Quantification and clarity of problem formulation, clarity of research for project aims, formulation of sub-goals.


Coherent plan, goals, approaches

Explicit problem definition, research question, research approach

Motivated approach and solid answer to the research question

Methodological creativity or innovations

Societal and scientific benefits

B. Quality and quantity of established results
Quality of results in terms of scientific and/or functional value. Quantity of results in view of project time.


Reconfirm established knowledge

Explicit, concrete deliverables

Results at the state-of-the-art level

Results advance theory and application

Demonstration, prototype

C. Creativity, originality, innovative value
Originality of contributions, creativity of solutions, innovative value.


Self-made items


Useful and motivated advancements

Proven novelties


D. Critical attitude towards results, methods, scope and perspective of research
Ability to critically assess, analyze and defend the relevance of contributions, scientific way of working.


Basic checks

Critical considerations

Verification and validation

Criticism on own work and the state-of-the-art

Boundaries before, now and after

3. Process-centered: Execution




Follows common sense, yields results

Follows good practices and advice

Effective, follows best practices

Full ownership

Sets an example

Clarification for the Execution grade

A. Level of independence
Proactivity and independence in execution and organization, networking activities for acquiring knowledge.


Exact instructions needed

Guidance needed

Independent, little guidance

Fully independent

Autonomous and a source of inspiration

B. Commitment and dedication
Commitment in the project, problem-ownership, dedication, level of responsibility, responsibility as team member


Basic work ethics

Positive attitude

Fully responsible

Full project ownership

Drive beyond own project

C. Time planning
Effectivity of time planning, ability to adhere to planning or adjust planning where necessary, general timing;


Major goals and milestones achieved

Project goals and milestones achieved in time

Proactive, independent planning

Full project management

Planning and management beyond the project scope

D. Effectiveness
Ability to communicate with specialists and peers, organization of research, preparation/effectiveness of meetings


Major goals achieved

Effective alignment, coordination, communication

All activities are meaningful and effective

Exceeded expectations

Impact beyond the project scope.

4. Documentation-centered: Report




Reports useful information

Organizes, interprets information

Clear, well-structured, succinct, accessible, complete

Convinces and sets an example

Lasting impact

Clarification for the Report grade

A. Readability of report
Formulation, ease of understanding, perceptibility, correctness of English, good use of figures, graphs and tables


Understandable with effort

Easily readable

Pleasant, coherent, convincing story

Original, creative style

Submitted to an IEEE journal or conference

B. Problem formulation
Clarity of main objectives, problem definition, formulation of sub-questions


Main problems and goals can be extracted

Explicit problem definition, research questions and goals

Well structured and motivated problem definitions, research questions and research approach

Quantified problems, questions and approach

Scientific, methodological, societal relevance

C. Quality of content
Scientific quality of report, clarity of summary, clarity of exposition, clarity of figures, clarity of reasoning, accuracy of proofs, (suitability for publication)


Clear what has been done and why

Explicitly validated results

Results can be reproduced

Original content, tutorial value

Ground-breaking content

D. Structure and organization of report
Introduction, literature review, problem formulation, methodology, analysis and results, conclusions


Coherent flow

Title, abstract, introduction, literature, background theory, application/problem, approach/methodology, paper body, analysis, results, validation, conclusions and reference are properly presented

Easily navigable content

Content-tailored organization

Inspirational organization

5. Communication-centered: Presentation and Defense




Presents what is done

Presents and defends what is done

Interactive, confident, complete, well-structured, clear

Creative, convincing


Clarification for the Presentation and Defense grade

A. Coverage of research outcomes
Clarity of problem formulation, clarity on contributions and main conclusions from the research. Choice and relevance of presented material


Key elements are included

Explicit problems, research questions, and solutions

Effective coverage of all relevant aspects

Presentation adds value

Broad scientific and societal context

B. Presentation skills
Didactic quality of presentation, clarity, pace, self-confidence, correctness of formulations, accuracy of timing, fitting for audience, ability to attract attention and interest from audience.


Correct formulations and pace

Eye contact, non-verbal communication

Self-confidence and enthusiasm

Unique style and perfect timing

Inspirational, convincing

C. Quality of supporting material
Effectiveness of visual support (slides), quality of demonstration, sound or other equipment


Slides show the work

Structured, consistent, attractive slides

Presentation material is meaningful and effective

Creative style, activation and material

Inspirational material, demonstration

D. Discussion skills
Initiative and initiation of discussion, flow and focus in discussion, confidence in responses


Passive participation

Active participation

Organized and conclusive discussion

Instructive, insightful and creative discussion


Final Grade: