Course code MatZ5019

Credit points 5

Master Thesis III

Total Hours in Course200

Independent study hours200

Date of course confirmation22.01.2013

Responsible UnitDepartment of Wood Processing

Course developer

author Kokapstrādes katedra

Andis Ābele

Dr. sc. ing.

Prior knowledge

MatZ5017, Master Thesis I

MatZ5018, Master Thesis II

Course abstract

In the 3rd semester of the master's thesis, the work on the performance of experimental works related to the chosen topic of the master's thesis will continue, which will end in the 4th semester. Work on the examination, extraction and analysis of information sources continues equally.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Within the framework of the master's thesis, students acquire in-depth knowledge in performing experimental work. Strengthen skills to perform theoretical and practical experiments, to interpret the obtained empirical data. At the end of this section, the competence to conduct research without the direct supervision of the supervisor is acquired. Knowledge, skills and competence are assessed orally in discussions with the supervisor.

Course Content(Calendar)

Time for this course is devoted to independent work.
1 Experimenting - Continued (100 hours)
2 Experimental data processing (50 hours)
3 Updating and summarizing previous research (50 hours)

Requirements for awarding credit points

Execution of individual study plan. Studies are individual. Type of fulfilled requirements: positive test result.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

Each week, during the meeting, the supervisor discusses the tasks independently and fulfilled tasks, plan for the next reporting period. At the end of the study course, present the achievements for the whole reporting period.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

Positive pass of this study course consists of:
1.Written master's thesis 90%.
2.Discussions and answers to the questions of supervisor 10%.

Compulsory reading

1. Studiju noslēguma darbu struktūra un noformēšana. Sastādījis L.Sisenis un A.Ābele. Jelgava: LLU, 2015. Pieejams:
2. Arhipova I., Bāliņa S. Statistika ekonomikā un biznesā. Rīga: Datorzinību centrs, 2006. 362 lpp.
3. Krastiņš O., Ciemiņa I. Statistika. Rīga: LR Centrālā statistikas pārvalde, 2003. 267 lpp.

Further reading

1. Arhipova I., Bāliņa S. Statistika ar Microsoft Excel 97 ikvienam: mācību līdzeklis 1.daļa, Rīga, Datorzinību Centrs, 1999. 168 lpp.
2. Arhipova I., Bāliņa S. Statistika ar Microsoft Excel 97 ikvienam: mācību līdzeklis 2.daļa. Rīga: Datorzinību Centrs, 2000. 136 lpp.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Baltijas Koks. ISSN 1407-6667.
2. Baltic Forestry. ISSN 1392-1355.


The master's thesis is included in the compulsory part of the master's study program Wood Materials and Technology in accordance with the master's individual study plan.