Theses and State Final Exams
Schedule for Drawing up Bachelor's and Master's Theses
The formal requisites of a Bachelor's thesis are addressed in the third year in the Term Project course (ISP/ITT) and, subsequently, in the Bachelor's Thesis course (IBP/IBT). The formal requisites of a Master's thesis are addressed in the second year in the Term Project (SEP) course and, subsequently, in the Master's Thesis course (DIP). This is followed by defence in the first part of the State final examination. The assignment contains information on the requirements to be met by the semester project and defended in the examination period for the winter semester, where the credit is granted by the supervisor and/or an appointed defence committee. The credit for the summer semester is granted for the submission of the thesis, where a student to whom the credit for the IBP/IBT/DIP course has not been granted may not proceed to the defence at the State final examination on the scheduled date.
For the accademic year 2020/2021, the following schedule is to be observed:
November of the penultimate year
Approximately from the presumed penultimate year of study, the student can preliminarily select the assignments of his/her Bachelor's or Master's thesis in the IS FIT from the assignments available for the next year of study. If a student finds an assignment interesting, he/she may agree on a consultation with the assignment.s supervisor and the latter may register the assignment for the student based on mutual agreement. Should a student be interested in an assignment which has already been taken by another student, he/she may still contact the supervisor - the latter will often be willing to supervise a student with a strong interest in and motivation for the relevant assignment and may announce an additional, very similar assignment. It is possible to begin working on the assignment more than six months in advance.
The available assignments will be hidden in the IS FIT from 1 September and the lecturers will update them for the next academic year. aktualizaci pro následující akademický rok.
The assignments available for the current school year will be displayed on 10 September and students in the last year of their studies may again visit the supervisors and reserve assignments with them.
September 10 - September 29
The process of registration for Master's and Bachelor's theses takes place from 10 September to 29 September after consulting the possible supervisors, where it is very desirable and recommended that students also contact the possible supervisors in this period and have their approved topics registered (a student may select a supervisor and supervisors may select from among the students applying for a topic).
September 30 - October 6
The second phase of registration for the Master's and Bachelor's theses takes place between 30 September and 7 October, this time by electronic means on the "first come, first get the assignment topic". basis. Any students who have not reached agreement with any of the possible supervisors must register one of the available topics in the second phase of the registration process.
Registration for topics by the supervisors:
- for the last year of BIT, from 8.00 p.m. on 10 September 2020 to 8.29 p.m. on 30 September 2020
- for the last year of MIT, from 8.00 p.m. on 10 September 2020 to 8.44 p.m. on 30 September 2020
Electronic registration for assignments in the IS FIT:
- for the last year of BIT, from 8.30 p.m. on 30 September 2020 to 11.59 p.m. on 6 October 2020
- for the last year of MIT, from 8.45 p.m. on 30 September 2020 to 11.59 p.m. on 6 October 2020
September 30 - October 14
The assignment can be finalised and adjusted to comply with the common idea of the supervisor and the student within approximately one week after the electronic registration is completed. It is also necessary to agree with the supervisor at this time on the time of commencement of the work and intervals between the periodic consultations. It is therefore desirable that the student visit and consult the supervisor not later than one week after the registration.
The supervisor must perform any adjustments of the assignment by 21 October 2020.
October 22 - October 29
The control committees for the assignments at the individual institutes meet between 22 and 29 October 2020.
After the assignments have been finalised, they become be available in PDF in the FIT IS in November and students can download it for inserting into the technical report of the thesis.
The technical report on the semester project for the Master's thesis, the scope of which is about one half of the Master's thesis, is to be submitted during the first days of the winter-semester examination period. Unless the supervisor instructs the student otherwise, the technical report should be submitted in printed form in ring binders (this can be obtained in the library). The outputs for the Bachelor's semester project shall be submitted on the basis of the supervisor's instructions.
Half of January
The defence of semester projects for Master's theses takes place approximately from the end of the second to the half of the third week of the examination period. The defence of the semester projects for Bachelor's theses are planned by the institutes and research groups typically for the second half of the examination period. In either case it is necessary to prepare a presentation lasting no longer than 5 minutes.
Half of February
A student who has been unsuccessful in the defence will cancel the follow-up IBP, IBT or DIP course and the application to the State final examination by the end of the second week of teaching in the summer semester in order to avoid forfeiture of the defence date. It is advisable to the same also if a student is unsuccessful in some other compulsory courses, because a thesis cannot be changed once submitted and if you study one year longer, it is advantageous to use this period of time for refining the thesis.
Not later than one month before submitting the thesis (see below), it is necessary to apply for postponement of the publication of the thesis, if appropriate (this applies in particular to assignments involving liaison with business), which is possible for a maximum of 3 years under the law.
2 weeks before submission
If the supervisor is unable to read the final version of work because it was submitted too late (typically less than 3 days before handing over), it will indicate in the report and lead to a deterioration in the evaluation. It is advisable to submit the text to the supervisor for review at least 1 to 2 weeks before submission.
Any postponement of submission by one week or until the end of July (and hence also postponement of the State final examination to August) on grounds of health or for any other reasons must be applied for at least 2 weeks before the submission deadline.
The theses shall be submitted in printed form, where at least 1 copy (2 copies in the event of postponed publication) must be submitted in hard-case binding which cannot be disassembled. It is therefore necessary to have a time reserve for printing and binding. Some bookbinders require the order for the binding and information about the approximate number of pages 3 to 7 days in advance. The assignment shall be inserted in both copies of the thesis. A storage medium shall be inserted in the original counterpart of the thesis. An assignment shall be inserted also in the electronic copy in the IS FIT.
In accordance with the deadlines set by the academic year time schedule:
- Bachelor's theses shall be submitted by 12 May 2021
- Master's theses shall be submitted by 19 May 2021
A thesis is considered submitted only when it is submitted both in electronic form in the IS FIT and in printed form in room C208. Thus, the text of the thesis must be typically submitted on the above date by 2:00 p.m., i.e. the end of the office hours of the Department secretary.
A presentation for defence at the State final examination must be prepared after the submission. It is advisable to consult the supervisor on the presentation; the supervisor will provide advice on whether the presentation contains all essential facts. You are required to bring the presentation for the defence on a USB Flash, ideally in a root directory named after the login (which is usually copied into the computer by the Committee Secretary).
The defence at the State final examination itself consists of a presentation lasting 5 minutes (BIT) or 8 minutes (MIT, EIT or Erasmus) followed by discussion. Subsequently, the student proceeds to the oral part of the final examination.
If a student fails in defending his/her thesis, he/she is not required to repeat courses such as ITT, IBT, DIP, but only to resubmit and defend the thesis.
Last update: 2020-10-01 10:53:47