Project Laboratory 2
A tantárgy neve magyarul / Name of the subject in Hungarian: Önálló laboratórium 2
Last updated: 2012. október 17.
major, M.Sc. program
major, M.Sc. program
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.
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 rendek grafikus formában itt láthatók.
It is recommended that the topic is
a follow-up of the topic pursued in Project Lab 1.
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.
two-semester Project Lab subject prepares the student for the thesis project
(that lasts two semesters as well).
The goal of
the second semester is to complete the solution for the task, and to test and
document the technical product.
second semester, students usually pursue the topic on which they worked in the
first semester, according to the task assignment.
decisions about modifications of the task assignment shall be made during the
first week of classes, after evaluating the progress made in the first
semester, in order to assure that it can be completed by the end of the
semester. The format of the updated task assignment and its submission rules
are set by the host department of the subject.
At the end
of the second semester, every student needs to report the completed work. The report
consists of written and oral parts. The formal requirements and the scheduling
of the final reports 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).
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.
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
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 technical product’s
documentation 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.
The project 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.
reviews and appropriately cites the literature needed to address the thesis
topic, with the guidance of the advisor.