Bachelor and Master Theses

The “planning and status” seminar

The “planning and status” seminar

Two weeks into the course for theses starting in Spring Period 2 (respectively 3 weeks for theses starting in Spring Period 1), the “planning and status” seminars will be held. The students will be divided into groups and assigned to a seminar. Students working in pairs will be in the same seminar. The list of the groups will be published on the thesis website a few days after the start of the course.

To prepare for this seminar, students are expected to write a report describing the background and motivations for the work, the problem, the method that will be used to solve the problem, the expected outcomes and the time plan. If done properly, parts of this work can be directly included in the final report of the thesis. The report must be emailed to the supervisor at IDT, the examiner and the thesis coordinator (see how to submit the planning and status report). The reports will also be distributed to the students of the corresponding seminar.

The seminar itself consists of two parts:

  • A 5-10min PowerPoint presentation. The presentation shall give an overview of the report.
  • A discussion of the works in a review sessions.

Each seminar will be held by one of the senior researchers at IDT and one of the student in each seminar will be selected to write the minute notes of the review sessions. The notes will be emailed to the thesis coordinator and every students in the seminar.

See Important Dates for the exact dates for submitting the report and the seminar.

How to submit the “planning and status” report

The report must be emailed to the supervisor at IDT, the examiner and the thesis coordinator, with “[CourseCode] Planning and status report” as subject for the mail (where CourseCode is the actual course code of the thesis work.

Review session procedure

  1. Assign a student to take the minutes of the session.
  2. Write the name of the participants.
  3. Discuss each thesis work (report and presentation) – ask the student(s whose thesis is being discussed) to leave the room for the time of the discussion.
  4. For each thesis, identify good points, bad points and propose area of improvements.
  5. Notes should be emailed to the thesis coordinator, every students in the seminar, their IDT supervisor and the examiner.

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