Bachelor and Master Theses

8 Grading Criteria

Grading Criteria

Grading sheet for “Thesis for the Degree of Bachelor in Computer Science”

General thesis formalities
Report layout

For “Pass”:
The report follows the template that is used at IDT, or alternatively a corresponding template chosen together with the supervisor. Figures, tables, formulas and coding examples are numbered, have captions and are referred in the text. Figures are readable and easy to understand.

Grammar
and spelling

For “Pass”:
The report is basically free from spelling errors and grammar mistakes.

Writing style,
structure
and line of reasoning

For “Pass”:
The content shall be clear without jargons. The line of reasoning shall have a red thread with logical transitions between paragraphs. The report shall be complete with a clear and logical structure.

References

For “Pass”:
The references shall be managed according to an established style (e.g. IEEE). The references shall contain adequate bibliographic information (e.g. title, authors, publisher/conference, month, year, ...). The reference list shall contain scientific references.

Scientific and technical content
Problem
formulation

For “Pass”:
The report contains a clear, explicit and general problem formulation. Some parts of the problem formulation shall have some scientific relevance, i.e. not only describing an implementation or similar.

Method

For “Pass”:
The report contains a presentation of the method that is used in the work.

Theory,
State-of-the-art,
State-of-practice

For “Pass”:
The report contains a description of the theory and background in the underlying areas of the work. Examples of related work shall be presented and referred wherever applicable.

Technical
contribution/
Design/
Implementation

For “Pass”:
The technical contribution shall be well-defined and performed without obvious flaws. The contribution shall answer the problem formulation. Limitations and future work shall be reported. Technical/design-related/implementation-related choices shall be reported and motivated.

Discussions/
Conclusion

For “Pass”:
The report shall contain an argumented discussion that demonstrates how the results address the problem formulation.

Ethical
considerations
(when applicable)

Examples of ethical considerations:
Personal integrity, storage of personal information, genetic engineering, armaments, nuclear power/weapons and environmental considerations.

For “Pass”:
In cases where the work contains possible elements of ethical considerations, these elements shall be reported and critically analysed with respect to the work/problem formulation.

Societal
considerations
(when applicable)

Examples of societal considerations:
Social aspects such as social networks, democratic aspects, equality/gender issues, discrimination issues, legal aspects (copyright, piracy, etc.) and political aspects.

For “Pass”:
In cases where the work contains possible elements of societal considerations, these elements shall be reported and critically analysed with respect to the work/problem formulation.

Individual student’s contribution to the project
Independence
and timeliness

For “Pass”:
The student has, to a large extent, independently planned and carried out the project within the specified time frame. In addition, students have also partially autonomously acquired the knowledge required to solve the problem.

Presentation and defence
Presentation

For “Pass”:
The student has completed a well-rehearsed, coherent and well-structured oral presentation of the work. The presentation should, at least, cover the motivation, problem formulation, results and conclusion for the work.

Defence of the work

For “Pass”:
The student is able to correctly answer relevant questions around the work and thereby demonstrate knowledge within the domain of the work and related domains.

Grading sheet for Thesis for the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering - Computer Network Engineering

General thesis formalities
Report layout

For “Pass”:
The report follows the template that is used at IDT, or alternatively a corresponding template chosen together with the supervisor. Figures, tables, formulas and coding examples are numbered, have captions and are referred in the text. Figures are readable and easy to understand.

Grammar
and spelling

For “Pass”:
The report is basically free from spelling errors and grammar mistakes.

Writing style,
structure
and line of reasoning

For “Pass”:
The content shall be clear without jargons. The line of reasoning shall have a red thread with logical transitions between paragraphs. The report shall be complete with a clear and logical structure.

References

For “Pass”:
The references shall be managed according to an established style (e.g. IEEE). The references shall contain adequate bibliographic information (e.g. title, authors, publisher/conference, month, year, ...). The reference list shall contain scientific references.

Scientific and technical content
Problem
formulation

For “Pass”:
The report contains a clear, explicit and general problem formulation. The problem formulation shall be an engineering problem that is not restricted to only an implementation or similar.

Engineering/
Scientific Method

For “Pass”:
The report contains a presentation of the engineering and/or scientific method that is used to solve the problem.

Theory,
State-of-the-art,
State-of-practice

For “Pass”:
The report contains an overview of the theory/practice, for the report, relevant adjacent areas as well as a description of the theory/practice and background of the directly underlyting areas for the work.

Technical
contribution/
Design/
Implementation

For “Pass”:
The technical contribution shall be well-defined and performed without obvious flaws. The contribution shall answer the problem formulation. Limitations and future work shall be reported. Technical/design-related/implementation-related choices shall be reported and motivated. The contribution shall be based on engineering/scientific/mathematical foundations.

Discussions/
Conclusion

For “Pass”:
The report shall contain an argumented discussion that demonstrates how the results address the problem formulation and an evaluation of the technical contribution. When applicable, the discussion shall put the solution into perspective with human factors, society and environment.

Ethical
considerations
(when applicable)

Examples of ethical considerations:
Personal integrity, storage of personal information, genetic engineering, armaments, nuclear power/weapons and environmental considerations.

For “Pass”:
In cases where the work contains possible elements of ethical considerations, these elements shall be reported and critically analysed with respect to the work/problem formulation.

Societal
considerations
(when applicable)

Examples of societal considerations:
Social aspects such as social networks, democratic aspects, equality/gender issues, discrimination issues, legal aspects (copyright, piracy, etc.) and political aspects.

For “Pass”:
In cases where the work contains possible elements of societal considerations, these elements shall be reported and critically analysed with respect to the work/problem formulation.

Individual student’s contribution to the project
Independence
and timeliness

For “Pass”:
The student has, to a large extent, independently planned and carried out the project within the specified time frame. In addition, students have also partially autonomously acquired the knowledge required to solve the problem.

Presentation and defence
Presentation

For “Pass”:
The student has completed a well-rehearsed, coherent and well-structured oral presentation of the work. The presentation should, at least, cover the motivation, problem formulation, results and conclusion for the work.

Defence of the work

For “Pass”:
The student is able to correctly answer relevant questions around the work and thereby demonstrate knowledge within the domain of the work and related domains.

Grading sheet for Thesis in Aeronautics

General thesis formalities
Report layout

For “Pass”:
The report follows the template that is used at IDT, or alternatively a corresponding template chosen together with the supervisor. Figures, tables, formulas and coding examples are numbered, have captions and are referred in the text. Figures are readable and easy to understand.

Grammar
and spelling

For “Pass”:
The report is basically free from spelling errors and grammar mistakes.

Writing style,
structure
and line of reasoning

For “Pass”:
The content shall be clear without jargons. The line of reasoning shall have a red thread with logical transitions between paragraphs. The report shall be complete with a clear and logical structure.

References

For “Pass”:
The references shall be managed according to an established style (e.g. IEEE). The references shall contain adequate bibliographic information (e.g. title, authors, publisher/conference, month, year, ...). The reference list shall contain scientific references.

Scientific and technical content
Problem
formulation

For “Pass”:
The report contains a clear, explicit and general problem formulation. The problem formulation shall be an engineering problem that is not restricted to only an implementation or similar.

Engineering/
Scientific Method

For “Pass”:
The report contains a presentation of the engineering and/or scientific method that is used to solve the problem.

Theory,
State-of-the-art,
State-of-practice

For “Pass”:
The report contains an overview of the theory/practice, for the report, relevant adjacent areas as well as a description of the theory/practice and background of the directly underlyting areas for the work.

Technical
contribution/
Design/
Implementation

For “Pass”:
The technical contribution shall be well-defined and performed without obvious flaws. The contribution shall answer the problem formulation. Limitations and future work shall be reported. Technical/design-related/implementation-related choices shall be reported and motivated. The contribution shall be based on engineering/scientific/mathematical foundations.

Discussions/
Conclusion

For “Pass”:
The report shall contain an argumented discussion that demonstrates how the results address the problem formulation and an evaluation of the technical contribution. When applicable, the discussion shall put the solution into perspective with human factors, society and environment.

Ethical
considerations
(when applicable)

Examples of ethical considerations:
Personal integrity, storage of personal information, genetic engineering, armaments, nuclear power/weapons and environmental considerations.

For “Pass”:
In cases where the work contains possible elements of ethical considerations, these elements shall be reported and critically analysed with respect to the work/problem formulation.

Societal
considerations
(when applicable)

Examples of societal considerations:
Social aspects such as social networks, democratic aspects, equality/gender issues, discrimination issues, legal aspects (copyright, piracy, etc.) and political aspects.

For “Pass”:
In cases where the work contains possible elements of societal considerations, these elements shall be reported and critically analysed with respect to the work/problem formulation.

Individual student’s contribution to the project
Independence
and timeliness

For “Pass”:
The student has, to a large extent, independently planned and carried out the project within the specified time frame. In addition, students have also partially autonomously acquired the knowledge required to solve the problem.

Presentation and defence
Presentation

For “Pass”:
The student has completed a well-rehearsed, coherent and well-structured oral presentation of the work. The presentation should, at least, cover the motivation, problem formulation, results and conclusion for the work.

Defence of the work

For “Pass”:
The student is able to correctly answer relevant questions around the work and thereby demonstrate knowledge within the domain of the work and related domains.

Grading sheet for DVA429, DVA430, DVA423, DVA424

Applicable to:
  • Thesis for the Degree of Master of Science (60 credits) in Computer Science 15.0 credits
  • Thesis for the Degree of Master of Science (60 credits) in Computer Science 30.0 credits
  • Thesis for the Degree of Master of Science (60 credits) in Computer Science with Specialization in Software Engineering 15.0 credits
  • Thesis for the Degree of Master of Science (60 credits) in Computer Science with Specialization in Software Engineering 30.0 credits

General thesis formalities
Report layout

For “Pass”:
The report follows the template that is used at IDT, or alternatively a corresponding template chosen together with the supervisor. Figures, tables, formulas and coding examples are numbered, have captions and are referred in the text. Figures are readable and easy to understand.

Grammar
and spelling

For “Pass”:
The report is basically free from spelling errors and grammar mistakes.

Writing style,
structure
and line of reasoning

For “Pass”:
The content shall be clear without jargons. The line of reasoning shall have a red thread with logical transitions between paragraphs. The report shall be complete with a clear and logical structure.

References

For “Pass”:
The references shall be managed according to an established style (e.g. IEEE). The references shall contain adequate bibliographic information (e.g. title, authors, publisher/conference, month, year, ...). If relevant scientific articles and published books exist, they shall be preferred.

Scientific and technical content
Problem
formulation

For “Pass”:
The report contains a clear, explicit and general problem formulation. The problem formulation shall include a scientific research question.

Scientific Method

For “Pass”:
The report contains a presentation of the scientific method that is used in the work.

Theory,
State-of-the-art,
State-of-practice

For “Pass”:
The report includes a thorough description of the theory and background in the underlying areas of the work.

Related work

For “Pass”:
The report contains a description with references to other works that address the same or a similar problem.

Technical
contribution/
Design/
Implementation

For “Pass”:
The technical contribution shall be well-defined and performed without obvious flaws. The contribution shall answer the problem formulation. Limitations and future work shall be reported. Technical/design-related/implementation-related choices shall be reported and motivated.

Discussions/
Conclusion

For “Pass”:
The report shall contain an argumented discussion that demonstrates how the results address the problem formulation.

Ethical
considerations
(when applicable)

Examples of ethical considerations:
Personal integrity, storage of personal information, genetic engineering, armaments, nuclear power/weapons and environmental considerations.

For “Pass”:
In cases where the work contains possible elements of ethical considerations, these elements shall be reported and critically analysed with respect to the work/problem formulation.

Societal
considerations
(when applicable)

Examples of societal considerations:
Social aspects such as social networks, democratic aspects, equality/gender issues, discrimination issues, legal aspects (copyright, piracy, etc.) and political aspects.

For “Pass”:
In cases where the work contains possible elements of societal considerations, these elements shall be reported and critically analysed with respect to the work/problem formulation.

Individual student’s contribution to the project
Independence
and timeliness

For “Pass”:
The student has, partially, independently identified and formulated the research questions, and, to a large extent, independently planned and carried out the project within the specified time frame. In addition, the student has also autonomously acquired the knowledge required to solve the problem.

Presentation and defence
Presentation

For “Pass”:
The student has completed a well-rehearsed, coherent and well-structured oral presentation of the work. The presentation should, at least, cover the motivation, problem formulation, results, evaluation and conclusion for the work.

Defence of the work

For “Pass”:
The student is able to correctly answer relevant questions around the work and his conclusion and thereby demonstrate knowledge within the domain of the work and related domains.

Opposition

For “Pass”:
In the opposition, the student is able to, orally and in writing, discuss another student’s work and critically ask questions regarding the work. The student has demonstrated that (s)he had understood the essence of the work and identified weak and strong aspects of it.

Grading sheet for DVA504, DVA501, DVA503

Applicable to:
  • Thesis for the Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) in Computer Science 30.0 credits
  • Thesis for the Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) in Computer Science with Specialization in Embedded Systems 30.0 credits
  • Thesis for the Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) in Computer Science with Specialization in Software Engineering 30.0 credits

General thesis formalities
Report layout

For “Pass”:
The report follows the template that is used at IDT, or alternatively a corresponding template chosen together with the supervisor. Figures, tables, formulas and coding examples are numbered, have captions and are referred in the text. Figures are readable and easy to understand.

Grammar
and spelling

For “Pass”:
The report is basically free from spelling errors and grammar mistakes.

Writing style,
structure
and line of reasoning

For “Pass”:
The content shall be clear without jargons. The line of reasoning shall have a red thread with logical transitions between paragraphs. The report shall be complete with a clear and logical structure.

References

For “Pass”:
The references shall be managed according to an established style (e.g. IEEE). The references shall contain adequate bibliographic information (e.g. title, authors, publisher/conference, month, year, ...). If relevant scientific articles and published books exist, they shall be preferred.

Scientific and technical content
Problem
formulation

For “Pass”:
The report contains a clear, explicit and general problem formulation. The problem formulation shall include a scientific research question.

Scientific Method

For “Pass”:
The report contains a presentation of the scientific method that is used in the work.

Theory,
State-of-the-art,
State-of-practice

For “Pass”:
The report contains an overview of the theory, for the report, relevant adjacent areas as well as an in-depth description of the theory and background of the directly underlyting areas for the work.

Related work

For “Pass”:
The report contains a description with references to other works that address the same or a similar problem. These works shall be critically put in relation to the student’s own work.

Technical
contribution/
Design/
Implementation

For “Pass”:
The technical contribution shall be well-defined and performed without obvious flaws. The contribution shall answer the problem formulation. Limitations and future work shall be reported. Technical/design-related/implementation-related choices shall be reported and motivated.

Evaluation/
Discussions/
Conclusion

For “Pass”:
The report shall contain an evaluation or a proof of correctness/applicability of the work. The report shall contain an argumented discussion that demonstrates how the results address the problem formulation and contribute to the development of knowledge.

Ethical
considerations
(when applicable)

Examples of ethical considerations:
Personal integrity, storage of personal information, genetic engineering, armaments, nuclear power/weapons and environmental considerations.

For “Pass”:
In cases where the work contains possible elements of ethical considerations, these elements shall be reported and critically analysed with respect to the work/problem formulation.

Societal
considerations
(when applicable)

Examples of societal considerations:
Social aspects such as social networks, democratic aspects, equality/gender issues, discrimination issues, legal aspects (copyright, piracy, etc.) and political aspects.

For “Pass”:
In cases where the work contains possible elements of societal considerations, these elements shall be reported and critically analysed with respect to the work/problem formulation.

Individual student’s contribution to the project
Independence
and timeliness

For “Pass”:
The student has, partially, independently identified and formulated the research questions, and, to a large extent, independently planned and carried out the project within the specified time frame. In addition, the student has also autonomously acquired the knowledge required to solve the problem.

Presentation and defence
Presentation

For “Pass”:
The student has completed a well-rehearsed, coherent and well-structured oral presentation of the work. The presentation should, at least, cover the motivation, problem formulation, results, evaluation and conclusion for the work.

Defence of the work

For “Pass”:
The student is able to correctly answer relevant questions around the work and his conclusion and thereby demonstrate knowledge within the domain of the work and related domains.

Opposition

For “Pass”:
In the opposition, the student is able to, orally and in writing, discuss another student’s work and critically ask questions regarding the work. The student has demonstrated that (s)he had understood the essence of the work and identified weak and strong aspects of it.

Grading sheet for Thesis for the Degree of Master of Science in Engineering - Robotics 30.0 credits

General thesis formalities
Report layout

For “Pass”:
The report follows the template that is used at IDT and has a consistent layout. Figures, tables, formulas and coding examples are numbered, have captions and are referred in the text. Figures are readable and easy to understand.

Grammar
and spelling

For “Pass”:
The report is virtually free from spelling errors and grammar mistakes. A small amount of errors can be accepted.

Writing style,
structure
and line of reasoning

For “Pass”:
The content shall be clear without jargons. The line of reasoning shall have a red thread with logical transitions between paragraphs. The report shall be complete with a clear and logical structure.

References

For “Pass”:
The references shall be managed according to an established style (e.g. IEEE). The references shall contain adequate bibliographic information (e.g. title, authors, publisher/conference, month, year, ...). Relevant scientific articles and published books exist, they shall be preferred. References are used in the text and most content in the report is referenced where applicable.

Scientific and technical content
Problem
formulation

For “Pass”:
The report contains a clear, explicit and general problem formulation. The problem should be of sufficient scientific and technical depth for an M.Sc in engineering and be adequately motivated.

Engineering/
Research Method

For “Pass”:
The report contains a section that adequately describes the technical and/or scientific method used to address the problem.

Background,
State-of-the-art,
State-of-practice

For “Pass”:
The report contains an overview of the theory (technical and/or scientific), for the report, relevant adjacent areas as well as an in-depth description of the theory and background of the directly underlying areas for the work (technical and/or scientific).

Related work

For “Pass”:

Technical
contribution/
Design/
Implementation

For “Pass”:
The technical contribution shall be well-defined and performed without obvious fundamental technical and logical flaws. The contribution shall answer the problem formulation. Technical/design-related/implementation-related choices shall be reported and motivated.

Evaluation/
Discussions/
Conclusion

For “Pass”:
The report shall contain an evaluation or a proof of correctness/feasibility of the work. The report shall contain an argumented discussion that demonstrates how the results address the problem formulation and contribute to the development of new knowledge.

Ethical
considerations
(when applicable)

Examples of ethical considerations:
Personal integrity, storage of personal information, genetic engineering, armaments, nuclear power/weapons and environmental considerations.

For “Pass”:
In cases where the work contains possible elements of ethical considerations, these elements shall be reported and critically analysed with respect to the work/problem formulation.

Societal
considerations
(when applicable)

Examples of societal considerations:
Social aspects such as social networks, democratic aspects, equality/gender issues, discrimination issues, legal aspects (copyright, piracy, etc.) and political aspects.

For “Pass”:
In cases where the work contains possible elements of societal considerations, these elements shall be reported and critically analysed with respect to the work/problem formulation.

Individual student’s contribution to the project
Independence
and timeliness

For “Pass”:
The student has, partially, independently identified and formulated the research questions, and, to a large extent, independently planned and carried out the project within the specified time frame. In addition, the student has also autonomously acquired the knowledge required to solve the problem.

Presentation and defence
Presentation

For “Pass”:
The student has completed a well-rehearsed, coherent and well-structured oral presentation of the work. The presentation should, at least, cover the motivation, problem formulation, results, evaluation and conclusion for the work.

Defence of the work

For “Pass”:
The student is able to correctly answer relevant questions around the work and his conclusion and thereby demonstrate knowledge within the domain of the work and related domains.

Opposition

For “Pass”:
In the opposition, the student is able to, orally and in writing, discuss another student’s work and critically ask questions regarding the work. The student has demonstrated that (s)he had understood the essence of the work and identified weak and strong aspects of it.

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