Project courses and final theses
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The sequence of enrollment into semesteral project courses, bachelor and diploma project courses is specified in the recommended passage through the study of your study programme and/or branch, see
The usual procedure in many study programmes is the following:
- In last but one semester of the study, the student enrolls into (semestral) project course.
- By the end of the 3rd week of semester at the latest, the student chooses her project topic from the topics offered on faculty website (or directly from the topics offered by Dept. of Cybernetics). It is actually preferable if the student has the topic even earlier, typically at the end of 4th semester of bachelor studies or at the end of 2nd semester for master studies. It is the responsibility of the student to choose a suitable topic and make an agreement with the supervisor in time.
- During the last but one semester the student works on semestral project. Together with the supervisor they elaborate the specifications for the future bachelor/diploma thesis.
- By the end of the first week of the exam period, the student submits the results of her semestral project to her supervisor, and subsequently presents her results to her supervisor and his research group (training for the thesis defense). The supervisor then decides whether the student deserves assessment. The assessment is put into KOS by the study officer of supervisor’s department (Jana Zichová) after an email request from the supervisor.
- At the beginning of the exam period of the last but one semester, the supervisor prepares the proposal for the topic of the student’s final thesis using the relevant form and prints it. The student brings this printed proposal signed by her supervisor ASAP to the study officer of the department, Mrs Janě Zichové, (tel. 22435 7382, building E, room 212). In the same time, the electronic version of the proposal should be sent to email@example.com.
- In the last semester of her study, the student enrolls into course Bachelor project or Diploma project, respectively, according to the study programme. To be able to enroll to those courses, the student’s topic must be already approved in KOS and the student must be assigned to that topic!
- During the last semester of her study, the student develops her final thesis such that it fulfills the formal requirements and content.
- By the deadline specified in the academic calendar, the student submits the electronic version of her thesis into KOS and brings the required number of printed copies to the study officer of the deprtment.
It may happen that during the work on the semestral project the student finds out that the chosen topic is not the right one, or that she does not want to continue cooperating with her supervisor. It is possible to choose a different topic and/or supervisor for the final thesis. We suggest to address the new potential supervisor directly via email, and agree on future cooperation in time!
Many study programmes have in their suggested study plan a kind of project course which precedes the final thesis course. These semestral project courses give the students an opportunity to get acquainted with the area in which she would like to elaborate her final thesis. In this project course, the student very often do an initial survey of relevant algorithms, methods and technologies, and/or implement a proof-of-concept of a certain idea which should then be elaborated in the subsequent final thesis.
The decision whether a student fulfilled the requirements of the project course and should get the assessment is fully in the hands of the supervisor. The assessment is usually put into KOS by the study officer of Dept. of Cybernetics, Mrs Jana Zichová, after the supervisor’s request via email.
Some project courses have more formal rules and the assessment is put into KOS by another employee of the department. The following table contains the semestral courses of selected study programmes whose students very often work on topics from our department.
|Programme||Course||Specific requirements||Assessment is put into KOS by|
|Bc. OI||B4BPROJ6||Rules of B4BPROJ6 at CW (in Czech)||Departmental course guarantor. For projects with supervisors from Dept. of Cybernetics, the guarantor is Petr Pošík.|
|Bc. KyR||B3BPROJ4 (if you started your studies before 2021/22) or B3BPROJ5 (if you started you studies in 2021/22 or later)||Study officer of the supervisor's department.(Dept. of Cybernetics: Jana Zichová)|
|Bc. BIO||BBPROJ4||Study officer of the supervisor's department.(Dept. of Cybernetics: Jana Zichová)|
|MSc. OI||B4MSVP||Study officer of the supervisor's department.(Dept. of Cybernetics: Jana Zichová)|
|MSc. KyR||B3MPROJ8 (if you started your studies before 2021/22) or B3MPROJ6 (if you started you studies in 2021/22 or later||Study officer of the supervisor's department.(Dept. of Cybernetics: Jana Zichová)|
|MSc. BIO||BMPROJ6||Study officer of the supervisor's department.(Dept. of Cybernetics: Jana Zichová)|
Topics of semestral projects (and subsequent final theses)
The topics of projects and final theses naturally follow the research areas of the supervisors. The topic for a particular student is usually modified according to the student’s interests and past experience.
The following list contains only topics of the supervisors from Dept. of Cybernetics. A complete faculty-wide list of topics can be found at faculty database.
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Proposal of a final thesis topic
Information about how to prepare the proposal of a final thesis topic (for students, but mostly for the supervisors).
- Topics for semestral projects (preceding the bachelor or master thesis) should be directly inserted into faculty-wide application Semestral projects. Here you will also see which students registered for your topics and here you should also confirm their registration. (Student interface to this application is different.)
- Proposals for topics of bachelor / master theses should be elaborated on the relevant form (DOCX) according to the requirements below. Please, fill it in using MS Office or LibreOffice.
Requirements for thesis topic proposal
The requirements of the dean’s directive for final theses and final examinations applies here. The department chair usually suggests the dean to approve the topic, if the following requirements are satisfied.
The proposal of the final thesis must contain:
- Clearly defined goal related to research, or software or hardware development. The goal should require a solution of a clearly defined problem. The specification of bachelor thesis must require knowledge gained during bachelor studies; the specification of master thesis must require knowledge gained during master studies.
- A requirement of survey and analysis of existing algorithms, approaches, or technologies. The results of such analysis should form the requirements to the problem solution, selection of baseline algorithms or methods, etc.
- A specific requirement of the creative component of the final thesis (design, formalize, implement, navrhni, formalizuj, naprogramuj, construct, …).
- A requirement of evaluating the results of the work either (i) using a theoretical analysis and formal proofs, and/or (ii) using a measurable empirical assessment on relevant datasets in relevant test scenarios (their specification should be part of the proposal), and comparison with the state before the proposed problem solution. (Vague guideline like “evaluate the results” or “test the user interface” are clearly insufficient.)
- A suggestion of an independent opponent.
- Suggested literature. Listing at least 3 resources is preferable. List the references in a standard form (Chicago).
- All the required outputs and deliverables of the thesis must be defined such that the defence committee can unequivocally decide whether the goals were fulfilled or not even without the presence of the supervisor.
Final thesis content
When elaborating your final thesis, make sure it conforms to the formal requirements and contains all the required parts: