Bachelor's / Master's thesis is an independent exploratory, developmental or operational creative work to solve a specific problem together with its analysis and solution carried out by a student.
- See: Thesis topics
Writting and Formatting
The thesis is written in the language the studies are carried out and according to the formatting rules of the Faculty of Information Technology. These uniform requirements and formatting rules (PDF) together with examples and a template files can be downloaded as one single ZIP-file called Authors toolkit, and it contains the following:
- Author guidelines and formatting requirements for thesis preparation;
- MS Word templates for thesis formatting;
- LibreOffice template for thesis formatting.
Thesis task declaration
The thesis must clearly state the task to be solved. This is done in the Introduction section by covering at least the following:
- Detailed task to be solved and set conditions;
- Restrictions and any other special conditions this task must met.
- NB! The times for submitting your thesis will be published in the news section of the department's website.
Before submitting your thesis, please obtain confirmation from your thesis supervisor that your work is ready to be submitted.
Thesis (bachelor, master) is submitted in two identical versions:
- on a white paper (A4 format, 210x297mm) printed one or both sides in two bounded hardcopies,
- and electronically in a PDF format as 1 single file.
Thesis may be binded as hardback or paperback. If paperback is chosen, it is important that the front page is transparent and also the last page must be made of thicker material (thick paper, cardboard, plastic).
The thesis is submitted to general supervisor assoc. prof. Vladimir Viies (email@example.com) 2 weeks before the defence.
The electronic version of thesis in PDF is submitted to:
- general supervisor assoc. prof. Vladimir Viies via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org,
- and to your thesis supervisor's e-mail.
The topic of the email should be “ATI thesis electronic version”, and the body should contain thesis author name, student code and thesis topic. The filename of electronic version is formed as follows:
[First name]_[Last name]_[Student code]_[Thesis type].pdf, where thesis type is BAK for bachelor thesis, and MAG for master thesis. For example: John_Doe_123456_MAG.pdf.
Defenses will be held at designated times. The times and locations will be announced in the department's news. On the day you are going defend your thesis, you should be present at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled time.
During the thesis defense each student has a personal computer with Microsoft Office 2010 and Adobe Acrobat Reader for use. These requirements should also be taken into account when creating presentations. In general, the defense is held in the language the thesis is written in, exceptions must be settled prior to the defense. Should the defender wish to provide a demo, examples, etc during defense, it must be agreed prior to the defense.
The defense is in the form of a debate, where at first the defender has the opportunity to provide an overview of the thesis, work done, main goals and achieved results, highlighting the most important aspects of the work and obtained results. Depending on the type of the thesis, the time of defense speech is limited to:
- Bachelor's thesis - 10 minutes,
- Master's thesis - 15 minutes.
After the defense speech the reviewer's opinion is heard and questions answered, which is followed by answering questions from the committee. After supervisor's opinion is heard, the procedure ends with the thesis author's final word.
After the defense
After defending the thesis a student should visit the Dean’s office and receive a clearance sheet, get it signed in library and return it to the Dean’s office before the graduation ceremony.