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

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    Project Laboratory 2

    A tantárgy neve magyarul / Name of the subject in Hungarian: Önálló laboratórium 2

    Last updated: 2012. október 17.

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

    Business Information Systems major, M.Sc. program

    Course ID Semester Assessment Credit Tantárgyfélév
    VITMM388   0/0/4/f 6  
    3. Course coordinator and department Dr. Papp Dávid,
    4. Instructors

    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 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 the computer science and business knowledge acquired so far during the B.Sc. and M.Sc. studies.

    6. Pre-requisites
    TárgyTeljesítve("BMEVIHIM392") )

    A fenti forma a Neptun sajátja, ezen technikai okokból nem változtattunk.

    A kötelező előtanulmányi rend az adott szak honlapján és képzési programjában található.

    7. Objectives, learning outcomes and obtained knowledge

    In this subject, students solve complex problems in business information systems, resulting in a technical product in which the student’s contribution is well-separable. During the subject, they learn about each work phases in business information system development and perform the subtasks with the highest possible level of independence.

    The Project Lab subjects prepare the student both for the thesis project and for independent work as a business information system engineer.

    8. Synopsis

    In the 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. It is recommended that the topic is a follow-up of the topic pursued in Project Lab 1.

    Projects are usually focusing on business-related computer science problems. Topics can typically be chosen from the areas below: business modeling, expert systems, decision support systems, business continuity planning, information system development, knowledge base design, data- and knowledge-base management, formal languages in modeling, information strategy planning, project planning and management, standard development solutions, information system re-engineering, adaptation of integrated enterprise resource planning systems, electronic and mobile business, business applications of web technologies. Further, topics in system development, corporate/organizational-level application integration, intelligent electronic and mobile solutions, information systems aspects of business continuity, IT-supported organization development, inter-organization applications, infocommunication services, geoinformatics, integrated enterprise resource planning systems, data- and text mining, trend analysis and visualization, decision support, development methodologies, database management, process management, risk management, change and configuration management, application portfolio management, artificial intelligence, IT audit, and teamwork support may also be available.

    At the 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.

    A topic 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).

    Project Labs 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.

    9. Method of instruction

    Lab subject.

    The student 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.

    The 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.

    10. Assessment

    a. During classes:

    Assessment during the semester

    -          The 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 department.

    -          At the end of the semester, every student needs to report the completed work both in writing and in an oral presentation.

    -          The main text of the written report should be at least 30 pages, and must be submitted 5 workdays prior to the oral report. It shall contain a literature overview or a summary of the system applied to solve the problem, description of independent work, and references.

    -          Oral reports are conducted in one session for each specialization. Students presenting at a session must attend the entire session. The oral reports shall be delivered by means of a 10-minute presentation with slides.


    A faculty committee consisting of all the advisors grades the project based on the recommendation of the advisor and by considering the following components:

    -          the student’s attitude towards the project, the completeness of the solution, its quality and professional value (about 50%);

    -          the quality of the written report (about 25%);

    -          the quality of the oral report (about 25%).

    Students fail if:

    -          the project was largely neglected;

    -          the tasks for the semester were not completed in an acceptable quality;

    -          the written report was not submitted or oral presentation was not delivered by the due date or their quality was not acceptable.

    b. During the examination period: -

    11. Recaps The written report can be submitted and the oral report delivered at a specific time during the supplementary assessment days.
    12. Consultations

    The Project Lab is supervised by the departmental or external advisor. The time and location of the consultations shall be agreed upon with the advisor. In case of an external advisor, a departmental advisor must also be assigned who can request mandatory consultations with the student.

    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. An external advisor must be an expert 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 collects, reviews, and appropriately cites the literature needed to address the thesis topic, with the guidance of the advisor.

    14. Required learning hours and assignment
    Total180 hours
    15. Syllabus prepared by
    Name: Title: Department, Institute: 
    Education Committee of the Faculty Council,
    Committee for the Business Information Systems Major of the Faculty Council
    Zsuzsanna Kósa PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Telecommunications and Media Informatics (TMIT)
    Comments Hungarian title of the subject: Önálló laboratórium 2. GAIN (generikus)