The final semester is devoted to an individual Masters Projects 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.
A professional project requires an industry-grade design and implementation and is evaluated based on the professional quality of the design, specification, documentation and performance evaluation or acceptance tests.
A scientific research projects requires an original solution to a problem situated within an existing scientific domain. 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. Continuation for doctoral studies requires demonstration of aptitude for scientific research by completion of a scientific research project.