Theses and State Final Exams
By means of a bachelor's thesis, the student proves that he/she is able to solve and present oral and written problems and to defend his/her own approaches to the solution.
- Rector's Guideline č.72/2017 Format, submission and publication of theses
- Guideline č.7/2018 Format, submission and publication of theses at FIT BUT
- Thesis template for LaTeX
- Thesis presentation template for LaTeX
- Templates at Overleaf (read the warning)
Further information on the thesis:
The required extent of the written part of the bachelor thesis without attachments (in standard pages) are listed in the following table:
|Number of standard pages|
|Minimum number of pages||40|
|Usual number of pages||60-80|
|Maximum number of pages||100|
The term standard page (sp) is defined in the document on writing a scholarly work (1 sp = 1800 characters including spaces).
You cannot continue with the Bachelor thesis without accreditation from term project. You can get the accreditation on the last day of the examination period for the winter semester at the latest.
Accreditation requirements are given by the supervisor. Generally, they include the participation in the term project defenses, that are usually organized during the examination period. The date is going to be specified in the IS FIT on the assignment page the week before the defense begins at the latest.
If your supervisor specifies the defense as a mandatory to obtain the accreditation, if the board instruction notice does not specify otherwise, the length of the defense is about 5 minutes. After the defense, additional 5 minutes are reserved for discussion. It is highly recommended to stay during the defenses of other students. Other requirements are similar to the requirements for bachelor theses defense (see below).
Requirements for submission of the bachelor thesis
Submit the thesis in two copies, each including the signed declaration. The copy intended for archiving must be bound in a manner that prevents disintegration. We recommend to use covers of semi-hard paper, dark (blue, grey), with an envelope including a CD/DVD/SD glued on the back cover allowing for repeated use of the CD/DVD/SD. The author's login or name must be written on the CD/DVD/SD. The copy for inspection at the FIT library before the defence, which will be returned to the student after the defence, may be bound in a manner that allows disintegration (e.g. comb binding). If you have obtained the Vice-dean´s consent to deferred publication of the thesis due to an obstacle (the publication may be deferred by 3 years at most), the second copy must also be bound in a manner that prevents disintegration (and with the enclosed storage media) - this copy is not intended for inspection, but to be sent to the Ministry after the defence.
In addition to the printed thesis, the student must also submit the following in the electronic form:
- text of the thesis in PDF (in the FIT IS),
- source text (including all the requirements necessary to create a PDF format),
- full documentation (installation manual, user manual, circuit diagram etc.),
- source text of the programmes (binary programmes must be translated from source texts),
- all computer programs in executable form.
Before submitting your thesis, please make sure that all used sources are properly cited. If any code snippets were used, state that also directly in the text of the thesis (not just in the source file).
All computer programs should be compilable and executable in the CVT FIT environment. If this cannot be achieved in justified cases (e.g. if the necessary SW or HW is not installed at the Computer Centre, or if you have produced a new piece of HW), the student must demonstrate the functioning product to the opponent.
The complete electronic version must be submitted on a non-rewritable storage medium CD-R, DVD-R, DVD+R in the ISO9660 format (with the RockRidge and/or Jolliet) or UDF or SD (Secure Digital) card.
Before handing in the paper form of the thesis, it is necessary to hand in electronically in the FIT IS!
Submitting the thesis via the FIT IS
It is necessary to insert the complete text of the bachelor thesis into the IS FIT in PDF format. PDF can be created directly in an OpenOffice document. With MS Word, you can either perform the conversion directly or you can install the free PDFCreator and print it to the PDFCreator virtual printer.
The resulting document should have the size in units of MB at most, if it has several dozens of MB, there has been an error. The text probably includes pictures with too high resolution.
In the information system, the work is saved on the Registration tab - Registration and submission of bachelor thesis, where you click on the assignment and you get to the submission form. In addition to saving the document, it is also necessary to fill in an abstract and key words, both in Czech or Slovak and English, and to indicate permission for publication. Students studying a study program accredited in English and foreign students at the trip to the Czech Republic (Erasmus+) can complete the abstract in both fields in English. The entire content of the storage media must be saved on https://nextcloud.fit.vutbr.cz/ and a link for sharing must be filled in the form. Without these elements, work is not considered to be submitted.
After filling in all the requisites and inserting the necessary files, it is necessary to check the check boxes that it has been checked that the work contains the obligatory requisites, and finally the check box, by which the whole work will be handed in. After handing in, it is not possible to change anything in the work. Therefore, please check everything carefully before checking this box and saving changes!
State Final Examination
The State Final Examination (hereinafter referred to as SFE) is the official completion of the study and consists of two parts. The first one is the defense of the bachelor's thesis and the second one from the course questions. Both parts of the exam are oral. The SFE is described in Articles 22 to 27 of the BUT Study and Examination Regulations (on pages 12-15).
It is possible to proceed to the state final examination after completing all study duties (fulfillment of all compulsory courses, fulfillment of compulsory selectable groups, obtaining the prescribed number of credits and submission of the bachelor's thesis in term). Enrollment to the SFE is carried out in the IS FIT by the registration of the ISZ (in the registration form it is among the courses, but it is an application for the state final examination, not the course).
The course of the SFE is governed by Guideline No.11/2018 Rules for SFE in Bachelor and Master Studies at FIT, while the course and announcement of SFE results are public.
By examining the courses, the student demonstrates knowledge from the thematic areas that are annually announced (Thematic areas of the state final examination 2021/22).
Defense of the thesis
You will bring the presentation for the defence at a flash drive. You can use a template for LaTeX, Powerpoint (you will need to adjust it, for example add the numbering of slides), or you can use other template. The title slide should contain the information about the author (name and surname), title of the thesis and a name of the supervisor. Do not forget to add numbering to the slides (current slide number/overall number of slides). If you plan on including a video in Your presentation, it should be included directly in the presentation. If it is not possible, consult this fact with the defence group administrator in advance. You have 5 minutes for Your presentation.
For the up to date information, please check the IBTe course card.
Last update: 2022-04-26 13:57:05