Types of Projects
With the aim of recognizing student diversity and maximizing their different potentials, there are different ways of approaching the MCP. Below are the different types and approaches.
Advisor Assignment: Once the MCP have been validated, the Academic Committee suggests a advisor for each MCP. Every project is assigned a advisor based on their field of expertise and academic and professional career. In this way, it can be guaranteed that the topic will be developed under the supervision of an expert. The MCP advisor proposal list is passed by the EUHT CETT-UB Academic Administration and the Academic Coordination of the course will let the advisor and students know about the decision.
a. Research Group Projects* (RG)
The student carries out their individual project based on their participation in research groups (RG), with the direct supervision of a team leader, and attending in-person sessions and performing individual student work. Once the director of the master's informs students of the offer of MT related to RG, students must communicate via e-mail their interest in collaborating with one of said groups in order for their candidacy to be considered. Then, the director of the master's will confirm their acceptance via e-mail. There may be specific circumstances that would allow the director of the master's to plan for this type of MT to be done in a group; if this were the case, he or she would notify the students.
The focus of these types of project is research and, therefore, they require a specific structure (see the PROJECT DEVELOPMENT section). If the research is highly applied, the professional orientation section may be followed.
b. Projects related to Institutions or Companies through a Collaboration Agreement
The student carries out their project in collaboration with a tourism organization that proposes to them the topic of the project and facilitates access to the information and resources needed to develop the project. The student can carry out their MT based on their participation in tourism companies, institutions, and NGOs, with a professional from said organizations acting as an advisor and a professor from the EUHT CETT-UB as co-advisor. The MT developed in this mode will be individual and coordinated by the CETT E3 department and the director of the corresponding master's.
The focus of these types of project is professional and, therefore, they require a specific structure (see the "PROJECT DEVELOPMENT" section). However, if the company requires more theoretical studies or studies on the state of the question, the research-based section can be applied.
1. MCP Offer: The student is responsible for finding a company where to develop the MCP and solve any possible issues. CETT will provide specific spaces to find a company through the "Trobada School + University + Company" and the internship/ project listings of E3. The student may also suggest e· a possible MCP that the student may have found on their own. The "MCP-Company Request" should be filled in and validated by the Master's Coordinator.
2. MCP Student Selection: to designate a student to this type of project, the acceptance of the company and the validation of the students by EUHT CETT-UB will be necessary. The validation of the student by the Master's Director will be based on the student's academic record. The grades obtained at the evaluations of courses completed before the MCP will be taken into account. A minimum average grade of 7 is advisable. If the academic record of the first semester is not positive (failed subject), the convenience of the collaboration will be analyzed. Other aspects such as motivation, attitude and languages may be taken into account.3. MCP Student Incorporation: The internship agreement constitutes a legal framework for the student's stay in the company. In accordance with the regulations, Master students may not start an in-company internship until they have completed at least the 50% of the credits. For this reason, no internship agreement will be start until the first semester is over (February). 4. Length of the MCP: A minimum of 300 in-company hours are mandatory. The rest will be dedicated to autonomous work or increasing in-company hours. The student may work full-time or part-time (5 hours/day maximum). This section must be approved by E3.5. MCP Academic Management and Development: All administrative processes will be completed about 10- 15 days after the company's confirmation. 6. Termination of the MCP: During the development of the MCP, the student is responsible for communicating his/her EUHT CETT advisor or to E3 any issue that may interfere in the development of the project. At the same time, the advisor and E3 will stay in contact with company in order to monitor the student's work. If one of the parts decides to terminate the collaboration agreement, the motives will be closely analyzed. If the student is responsible for the termination of the agreements, it may result in the failure of the MCP. 7. Expulsion of the student: if the student is expelled from the MCP for reasons related to his/her behavior or ability, it may result in the failure of the subject. E3 will confirm that the reasons for expulsion are acceptable. Actors:
A. Project Director (PD): The PD is the person in the company responsible for providing the student with the necessary resources for the successful development of the project, as well as guiding the student into making the necessary decisions for achieving the project's objectives. The PD will also be responsible for assessing the student's stay at the company and the project carried out by the student.
B. Professor – Advisor (PA): The PA will be the university's responsible that will guide the student during the development of the project. The PA must also make sure all the academic requirement are met. The PA will be chosen based on his/her expert knowledge on the MCP's topic.
C. E3 Advisor: The Student-Company Space will be the link between the EUHT CETT-UB and the company. It will also make sure that the formal requirements are met throughout the whole process (signature of the agreement, student insurance, ...) and monitor the student's stay at the company. All the information gathered by E3 will be shared with the Advisor Professor. E3 is also responsible for finding companies, validating proposals and assessing the project if necessary.
This projects are profession-oriented and require an specific structure (check the HOW TO CARRY OUT THE PROJECT section). However, the company may require a research-based study.
c. Student's initiative
The student carries out their project based on their personal motivations with the direct supervision of an advisor. The first step the student must take is to write a Master's Thesis proposal, where they should outline several aspects that will explain the objective to be studied, as well as provide a timeline that will allow for an assessment of the project's viability. In writing this proposal, students must respond to the points laid out in the document created for this purpose, "Registration request." The proposal should be presented to the director of the master's so it may be accepted and the student can begin work on their project. Once the Master's Thesis proposal has been presented and accepted, the director of the master's will assign an internal and/or external advisor to help the student effectively carry out their MT. For this purpose, the student must perform continuous follow-up with their MT advisor and follow the project's different phases. There may be specific circumstances that would allow the director of the master's to plan for this type of MT to be done in a group; if this were the case, he or she would notify the students.
The focus of this type of project will be decided based on the nature of the topic, between the advisor and student. It may be research-based or have a professional focus. Depending on the project's orientation, one structure or another will be required (see "PROJECT DEVELOPMENT" section).