The objective of the course is to prepare students to carry out various and demanding research and development projects. The focus of the studies is in the applied sciences, with the relevant theoretical frameworks. After completing the course the student is able to plan, implement, report and evaluate a work-based research and development process as a whole. The student is able to analyze the need for development and accordingly to build a realistic research and development project. She/he can justify the methodological choices, describe the research and development process as well as apply various methods of research, development and information.