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How to plan a thesis, research practice or internship?

You can use the Osiris PlanApp to plan your individual study programme and to request approval for your electives. Planning your courses, such as thesis, research practice or internship, can be done in several ways in the PlanApp. Via Plan Later (A), via Curriculum (B), via the Course Catalogue (C) and via the Plan menu (D).

Note that for a thesis, research practice and internship there are often several course codes. If the thesis, research practice or internship is part of your study programme in the curriculum, you should choose that code. However, if it is part of your electives you have to choose the code that ends with 24. When the thesis, research practice or internship is more than 24 ECTS, you can extend it via the Plan menu (D).

BE AWARE that courses that are offered throughout the year, are at this moment planned in period 1 of the relevant year. This includes many of the Theses, Internships and Research Practices. This is a temporary situation as we develop the PlanApp further.

BE AWARE to always save your plan in between changes and before you close the PlanApp. Additionally, to make your plan definite, you need to request approval for your electives. For information on how to request approval for your electives, see the manual How to request approval for electives?

This manual describes how to plan a thesis, research practice or internship in the PlanApp

A. How to plan a thesis, research practice or internship via Plan Later

1. In the Plan menu, click PLAN LATER at the upper right of your screen to unfold the PLAN LATER menu
You can use the PLAN LATER menu to plan courses of your curriculum you still need or want to plan. This includes a thesis, research practice and/or internship.

2. Look up the thesis, research practice or internship you want to plan and click PLAN NOW

NOTE: When a course is already planned, it will become grey.

For the sake of this manual, we will continue with planning a research practice. However, planning a thesis or internship requires the same steps.

3. When you clicked on PLAN NOW, you can choose in which year and period you want to plan the research practice
How to add an extra year to your plan is described in the manual How to add a year to/delete a year from my planning?

NOTE: The green circle indicates in which year and period the course is normally given. Be aware that the thesis, research practice or internship is only shown in period 1 of the year in which you planned the course.

4. Now you can see the research practice in the Plan menu for the selected year and period
Again, be aware that the thesis, research practice or internship is only shown in period 1 of the year in which you planned the course.

B. How to plan a thesis, research practice or internship via Curriculum

1. Click on Curriculum at the top of your screen
In the Curriculum menu an overview of the different components of your study programme are shown. This includes a thesis, research practice and/or internship.

2. To plan a research practice, look up the research practice options in your curriculum

NOTE: When a course is already planned, it will become grey.
TIP: Beneath the different components of your curriculum it is shown what the minimum number of points is you need to achieve for this component (for electives this is always 0), what number of points you already achieved and what number of points you already planned. When you achieved the minimum number of credits for a component, a check mark will appear behind that specific component.

For the sake of this manual, we will continue with planning a research practice. However, planning a thesis or internship requires the same steps.

3. To plan the research practice of your choice, click on PLAN NOW

TIP: You can click on the course name to get more information on the course.

4. When you clicked on PLAN NOW, you can choose in which year and period you want to plan the research practice
How to add an extra year to your plan is described in the manual How to add a year to/delete a year from my planning?

NOTE: The green circle indicates in which year and period the course is normally given. Be aware that the thesis, research practice or internship is only shown in period 1 of the year in which you planned the course.

5. Now you can see the research practice in the Plan menu for the selected year and period
Again, be aware that the thesis, research practice or internship is only shown in period 1 of the year in which you planned the course.

C. How to plan a thesis, research practice or internship via Course Catalogue

1. Click Course Catalogue at the top of your screen
You can use the Course Catalogue to search for courses you want to follow. Here, all courses offered at Wageningen University & Research are shown.

2. Click COURSES at the upper left of the screen

3. You now see an overview of all the courses offered at Wageningen University & Research. You can now search for the thesis, research practice or internship you want to plan through the search bar or by using the filters

For the sake of this manual, we will continue with planning a research practice. However, planning a research practice or internship requires the same steps.

4. To plan the research practice of you choice you can either choose PLAN NOW or PLAN LATER
When you click PLAN LATER, the course will appear in the PLAN LATER menu next to your programme overview in the Plan menu. How to plan a courses from a specialisation via Plan later is described in A. How to plan a thesis, research practice or internship via Plan later.

TIP: You can click on the course name to get more information on the course.

5. When PLAN NOW is chosen, you can choose in which year and period you plan to follow the research practice
How to add an extra year to your plan is described in the manual How to add a year to/delete a year from my planning?

NOTE: The green circle indicates in which year and period the course is normally given. Be aware that the thesis, research practice or internship is only shown in period 1 of the year in which you planned the course.

6. Now you can see the course in the Plan menu for the selected year and period
Again, be aware that the thesis, research practice or internship is only shown in period 1 of the year in which you planned the course.

D. How to plan an extension of your thesis, research practice or internship via Plan menu

The + function in the Plan menu should be used to indicate that you want to extend your thesis, research practice or internship beyond the minimum number of credits mentioned in your study programme.

1. Click the + in the year and period you would like to plan an extension of a thesis, research practice or internship

2. Insert 'Internship extension to 36cr' at Custom course and 12 at Number of ECTS
3. Click ADD to add the internship extension to the selected period

4. Now you can see the internship extension to 36 ECTS in the Plan menu