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    Thesis Project

    A tantárgy neve magyarul / Name of the subject in Hungarian: Diplomatervezés

    Last updated: 2012. október 17.

    Tantárgy lejárati dátuma: 2015. január 31.

    Budapest University of Technology and Economics
    Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics

    Software Engineering major, 5-year program
    Electrical
    Engineering major, 5-year program

    Course ID Semester Assessment Credit Tantárgyfélév
    VIAU5146   24/0/0/a 30  
    3. Course coordinator and department Dr. Rövidné Dr. Bogárdi-Mészöly Ágnes,
    4. Instructors

    The thesis topic is assigned by the host department of the subject (the host department of the primary specialization, or the host department of the specialization for the Electrical Engineering and Software Engineering major, respectively).

    In order to get assigned to a thesis topic offered by another department of the Faculty, the student must obtain both the release notice of the host department and the adoption notice of the other department.

    5. Required knowledge

    The subject builds on knowledge of the fields of study at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics (VIK).

    6. Pre-requisites
    Ajánlott:

    The student can register for the subject if completed at least 270 credits according to the Recommended Curriculum, as well as completed 3 semesters of Physical Education and passed all the qualifying examinations.

    7. Objectives, learning outcomes and obtained knowledge

    In order to obtain the M.Sc. degree, the student must write a thesis. The thesis must prove that the candidate is capable of working independently as an engineer, is proficient in and can apply engineering methods, can interpret the task assignment, as well as evaluate and analyze the chosen solution.

    8. Synopsis

    The thesis topic can be chosen from the topics offered by one of the departments of the Faculty (the department responsible for the student’s specialization, if possible), with the approval of the department head.

    A topic offered by another faculty, university, or a company (business organization) can be accepted only if the head of a department competent in the topic supports it and assigns a departmental advisor. The external advisor must be an expert with a university diploma or master’s (M.Sc.) degree and must be approved by the department head. The thesis topic shall be chosen and the thesis shall be written so that the work of the candidate can be evaluated without releasing information that violates the interests of the company (business organization).

    Thesis work can be carried out abroad as well. In this case, the topic and the tasks shall be confirmed in advance by a department competent in the field, similarly to the case of industrial theses. The thesis must meet the Hungarian requirements. The foreign advisor must write a short report about the candidate’s work and the thesis, and this report shall be submitted to the final examination committee. The thesis written abroad needs to be defended at the final examination, just like theses written in Hungary.

    Besides Hungarian, the thesis may be written in any language on any language of instruction at BME (English, French, German, and Russian), depending upon the approval of the departmental advisor.

    Two or more students can work on a joint thesis topic (with separate task assignments for each), provided that the work and the results of each contributor can be unambiguously separated. In the task assignment, tasks to be solved individually, as well as those to be solved by other students working on the joint topic needs to be clearly stated.

    The thesis must include the student’s statement that it reports the results of his/her own work. In case of joint thesis topics, the subtasks that were not solved individually must be clearly highlighted.

    9. Method of instruction

    Independent work with guidance from the advisor.

    10. Assessment

    a. During the semester: midterm grade

    The Diploma Thesis subject needs to be completed in one specific semester. The submission of the thesis is not a condition for passing the subject. The pass/fail decision for the subject is made by the faculty member responsible for theses at the department, or, with the approval of the department head, by the departmental advisor.

    The student passes if the preparations for the thesis were carried out during the semester and presumably the thesis can be submitted without further guidance from the advisor.

    b. Submission of the thesis

    The thesis must be submitted at least 6 weeks before the end of the final examination period. In case of late submission, the final examination is postponed to the next final examination period.

    The thesis must be approved by the departmental advisor prior to submission. In case of a thesis topic offered by another faculty, university, or by a company (business organization), the external advisor makes a recommendation for approval. Criterion for submission with respect to the contents of the thesis: the thesis must present the solution for each individual subtask in the task assignment. In exceptional cases, when the solution of a subtask becomes unfeasible, the thesis can be submitted by the approval of the head of department and with a declaration of unfeasibility and its reasons in the subchapter corresponding to the subtask.

    Formal requirements: The thesis must be submitted

    ·         in 1 copy in print, in a single hardcover volume, with appendices (if necessary), and

    ·         in 1 electronic copy, according to the corresponding policy of the Faculty.

    Two or more students working on the same thesis topic shall submit their theses in separate volumes and in separate electronic copies.

    Information about the writing, submission, and defense of the thesis is provided to the student by the department when assigning the thesis topic.

    The final examination committee grades the subject (and the thesis).

    c. During the final examination period: successful defense of the thesis.

    The condition for earning the credits is that the final examination committee grades the thesis to at least Sufficient.

    11. Recaps

    In well-justified cases, the thesis can be submitted until the end of the week for supplementary assessments. In case of a submission later than that, the final examination is postponed to the next final examination period.

    Supplementary assessment is not available if the student fails to obtain a midterm grade. In such cases, the student shall register for the subject again in the next semester.

    Theses not accepted by the final examination committee (graded to fail) must be re-submitted. The final examination committee can request either the correction or the rewrite of the thesis. A Bachelor’s thesis can be re-submitted only once. The dean decides about the conditions and the earliest deadline for re-submission, based on the recommendation of the department.

    12. Consultations

    Thesis work is carried out under the guidance of either a departmental advisor or an external advisor. In case of external advisors, a departmental advisor must also be assigned to the thesis work. Departmental advisors are full-time or part-time faculty members, research scientists, teachers (master teacher, teacher of engineering, teacher of technology, teacher of business, practical instructor), engineers, doctoral candidates, and Ph.D. students; external advisors must be experts with a university diploma or master’s (M.Sc.) degree and must be approved by the department head. An external advisor is necessary only if the topic was not offered by the department or if it is beyond the expertise of all members of the department.

    13. References, textbooks and resources

    The student reviews and appropriately cites the literature needed to address the thesis topic, with the guidance of the advisor.

    14. Required learning hours and assignment

    Attending classes

    Preparing for classes

    Preparing for midterm examination

    Assignments

    Studying subject readings

    Preparing for examination

    Total900
    15. Syllabus prepared by
    Name:Title:Department, Institute:
    Dr. János Mizsei

    Professor, Deputy Dean for Education

    Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics (VIK)

    Education Committee of the Faculty Council