Students should be active themselves and seek out and identify development needs in working life, and offer their work input for discovering the solution as a final project. Often enough, important thesis topics are discovered in connection with the demanding practical training carried out at the end of the degree programme. Combining the Skills Development Training with a final project provides a chance to carry out highly demanding working life development tasks.
When selecting a topic for the final project, the supervising teacher should guide the student, first and foremost,to identify potential development needs. For example, the operations of the subscriber may be outdated, the organisation may have a need for modernization, the organisation may want to try a new approach, or there may a lack of guidance for a function.
However, the need for development can not only exist in the mind of the student, but it must also be recognized by the subscriber. This way, the thesis and final project can be carried out in good cooperation and interaction between the parties concerned.
A thesis subscriber can be Humak’s research and development projects, or projects by Humak’s partners as well as other working life operators. The principle behind Humak’s RDI-based learning involves the idea that completing a thesis within Humak’s own development projects is recommendable. If a thesis or a project is made for Humak's development projects, the project subscriber is the project coordinator. For information on Humak projects, please consult the university staff. Often, the student is offered an interesting assignment in the course of practical training or paid work, which is suitable for a thesis or final project. In addition, Humak also receives subscriptions for theses and final projects, which are advertised to students in the Peppi forums.