The final semester is devoted to an individual research project conducted at a local public or corporate research laboratory, under the supervision of the academic supervisor. This may be a professional project or a scientific research project.
The Masters project counts for 30 ECTS.
Possible projects may be found using the pcarré web site:
Presentation slides 2017/2018
The preparation of your Masters project begins by reading this slides carefully.
Research Masters Projects
A Scientific Research project provides hands-on training in the Process of Scientific research. The project must address a well-defined problem situated within the context of an existing scientific community. By nature, the Scientific Research Project should be conducted within a research laboratory, under the direct supervision of a qualified researchers (ie with a doctoral degree). MoSIG M2R students are strongly encouraged to perform their project in the research laboratories of the INPG/UGA/CNRS or INRIA. Projects performed at local research centers such as CENG, XRCE, or FT R&D are acceptable if performed in cooperation with a university researcher.
In the Masters Research project, the student is expected to
These results are reported in a Masters Research Project report (sometimes called a Masters Thesis) and defended in an oral project defense. The project will be evaluated on the basis of mastery of the scientific state of the art, depth of analysis and understanding of the problem, originality of the proposed solution, and quality of the validation or experimental performance evaluation. If successfully completed with a grade above 12, the Masters scientific research project demonstrates "Research Aptitude" and meets the formal requirements for admission to a Doctoral program.
Professional Masters Projects
Professional projects provide professional experience in the context of a local industry. In professional project, the student is expected to design, implement and evaluate a software system. Projects are evaluated with the following criteria:
Professional masters projects do not provide research training and do provide admission to the doctoral program.
Students performing a professional project must have a local academic tutor. It is the responsibility of the student to determine the tutor.
Both Professional and Research projects must be at least 5 months long and can not exceed 6 months. Projects may be defended during the 3rd week of Hune or the first full week of september.
Although the formal project period begins in February, M2R students are encouraged to find their project and project director as soon as possible, in order to begin work on bibliography.
Possible projects are listed on PCARREE web site. (use search key: M2R Info)