After successful completion of the modules, each student at INES-Ruhengeri prepares an extended written work known as “Memoire” to be presented publically. During the elaboration of the “memoire”, a student is given a lecturer as supervisor to assist him/her to produce relevant document based on the topic developed.
A student’s developed topic has to be in tandem with one or the other INES research clusters: Settlement, housing and roads network, Land use management and governance, Water and Soil resources Engineering and Management, Applied Biotechnology in value chain development and management, Health and Sanitation Development and management, Economic Development and Management and Crosscutting clusters (IT, Statistics, Education and Law).
Memoires normally report on a research project or study, or an extended analysis of research findings. The structure of a dissertation, “memoire”, explains the purpose, the previous research literature which impinges on the topic of the study, the methods used and the findings of the project. INES uses a multiple chapter format: a) an introduction, which introduces the research topic, the methodology, as well as its scope and significance; b) a literature review, reviewing relevant literature and showing how this has informed the research issue; c) a methodology chapter, explaining how the research has been designed and why the research methods/population/data collection and analysis being used have been chosen; d) a findings chapter, outlining the findings of the research itself; e) an analysis and discussion chapter, analyzing the findings and discussing them in the context of the literature review and a conclusion.
In its endavour to become a smart campus, INES encourage technological support during students dissertation presentations. On this Monday 29th January 2018, Mr. CIZA Faby Derrick INES student in department of Computer Science defended his research using video conference technology. Derrick is now in Canada where he went after completing all modules. Classmates of Derrick and other students present in the presentation room were very happy and excited to see his colleague defending using video conference technology.
Normally, students at INES-Ruhengeri used to defend their work physically present in the same room with the panel members (Chairperson of the panel, main evaluator and Supervisor), whereby a student explains what he/she has done and then exchanges with the panel members.