Project Laboratory 1
A tantárgy neve magyarul / Name of the subject in Hungarian: Önálló laboratórium 1
Last updated: 2012. október 17.
Software Engineering major, M.Sc. program
Electrical Engineering major, M.Sc. program
The project topic is assigned by the host department of the subject (usually, the host department of the specialization).
In order to
get assigned to a project 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.
The subject builds on knowledge of the fields of study at the Faculty of Electrical
Engineering and Informatics (VIK).
A fenti forma a Neptun sajátja, ezen technikai okokból nem változtattunk.
A kötelező előtanulmányi rend az adott szak honlapján és képzési programjában található.
In this two-semester subject, students solve
complex engineering problems, resulting in a technical product in which the
student’s contribution is well separable. During the subject, they learn about
each work phases in engineering and perform the subtasks with the highest
possible level of independence.
Project Lab subject prepares the student for the thesis project (that lasts two semesters
The goal of
the first semester is the assignment of a topic, the detailed specification of
the tasks, the design of the system and progress with the implementation in
proportion to the available time.
first week of the subject (after the registration week), students apply for the
topics or areas offered and consult with the advisor about the specific tasks.
It is recommended to inquire at the department in the examination period before
the semester, if possible.
beginning of the semester, students and advisors agree on the tasks to be
completed and their schedule. The format of the document summarizing this
information (task assignment) and its submission rules are set by the host
department of the subject.
At the end of the first term, students must report the completed work. The report consists of written and oral parts. The formal requirements of the report and its scheduling are set by the host department of the subject.
offered by another faculty, university, or a company (business organization)
can be accepted only if the department 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 topic shall be
chosen and the documentation 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).
can be carried out abroad as well, in any language of instruction at BME:
Hungarian, English, French, German, and Russian. In this case, the topic and
the tasks shall be confirmed in advance by the host department of the subject,
similarly to the case of industrial Project Labs. The foreign advisor must
write a short report about the candidate’s work that is evaluated by the departmental
advisor. The work carried out abroad needs to be reported just like Project Labs
completed in Hungary.
Two or more
students can work on a joint project, 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 project needs to be clearly stated.
must complete the tasks in the task assignment that had been written together
with the advisor. If the work is carried out outside the department, then the
student must regularly report the work progress to the departmental advisor.
department must provide the resources for the work that are not available to
the student: arrange consultation with faculty members or external experts,
provide special services and components.
Assessment during the semester
advisor continuously monitors the scheduling, the work progress, and the
contribution of the student. The student must regularly report the work
progress to the departmental advisor, even if the work is carried out outside
the end of the semester, the student reports the completed work in an oral
presentation. The report can be postponed at most once, and only with highly
justifiable reasons. By the last day of classes, the task’s system plan and the
memos documenting the work must be submitted in an acceptable quality.
A faculty committee consisting of project
advisors gives a midterm grade by considering the following aspects:
professional value of the work;
student’s attitude towards the work and the degree of completion of the task;
evaluation of the report;
level of documentation.
Students fail if:
project was largely neglected;
task assignment was not submitted;
tasks for the semester were not completed in an acceptable quality by the end
of the supplementary assessment period;
written report was not submitted or the oral presentation was not delivered by
the due date.
submission of the written and oral final report is possible until the end of
the supplementary assessment period.
Lab is supervised by a departmental or external advisor. In case of
an external advisor, a departmental advisor must also be assigned. 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.
reviews and appropriately cites the literature needed to address the thesis
topic, with the guidance of the advisor.