Before the course starts
Start early and do this.
- Find a research problem that someone has provided see project proposals
- Find an area of interest, read up on this area to find a "research gap".
- Reach out to companies to find interesting problems to work on.
Read up on the problem. Aim to find a number of studies that are very close to the area/problem you are going to investigat.
Use google scholar to find at least one study then snowball(follow citations) from that study to find more studies or use keywords from such studies to find more studies.
Then fill in this form