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- 2012-03-12 From period 4, 2012, a mandatory mid-course meeting is introduced. This is to be a status report to your examiner. This is mandatory for all master thesis students that hands in applications after March 11'th, 2012 if the thesis work is 30hp or more.
- 2012-03-22 Tore Risch is looking for master thesis students for projects in the data base group
The current schedule for presentations and instructions how to book a presentation can be found here.
Compulsory start-up meeting, before starting a thesis project
At the compulsory start-up meeting for thesis projects, you will receive all necessary and important information you need in order to start working on your thesis project. At this meeting, you learn about how to find thesis projects, how you get it registered, the requirements for starting, the requirements for approvement, the supervision and reviewing of your thesis project and report, etc.
You must show up at one of the compulsory start-up meetings (see below) before starting your thesis project. Be sure to do this well before you actually start the thesis project, you are not required to have any project assigned to attend these meetings.
Please notice that the compulsory start-up meeting IS NOT the same thing as the start of your thesis project. The start of the thesis project is the day you get your thesis specification and application approved and registered by the examiner or thesis coordinator. Your thesis project can not be found in Studentportalen until it is approved and registered.
Compulsory start-up meetings spring 2013
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Compulsory start-up meetings autumn 2013
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Material presented on start-up meeting, March 27'th 2012
Checklists: part 1, part 2 and part 3.
Requirements: Presentation and Report.
A short overview of academic writing
Material presented on start-up meeting, March 18'th 2013
Checklists: part 1, part 2 and part 3.
Requirements: on the Presentation etc.
In order to start a thesis project, you need to hand in four documents:
- A record of your studies in order to show that you are allowed to enter the thesis project. The requirements are 30hp for courses in your study program. The best way to get this is from the student office or from Studentportalen.
- A specification of the thesis project that you have written together with your supervisor at a company or a research department.
- An application form that you and your supervisor have signed.
- The certificate showing that you have taken the compulsory start-up meeting
When you have these documents, you contact the thesis coordinator, Olle Eriksson. His first task is to find a reviewer for you, and make sure this person signs the form too. You find the thesis coordinator in room 2407 or on , do not use any other e-mail address.
Please note that the process of finding a reviewer may take some time, 2-3 weeks is not unusual from the point when you leave the form to the coordinator to the point in time when the project has been registered by the office. This is due to the fact that several persons are involved in finding a reviewer. A strong recommendation is therefore to look for a reviewer on your own. This may save some time for you. If you look up a reviewer on your own, please make sure to bring or send the specification to that teacher, so that he or she can decide on your proposal.
- Form for applying for a thesis project: in English.
Compulsory mid course meeting for all master students
You are to attend a compulsory mid course meeting when you are in the middle of the project. The purpose of this meeting is
to train presentation and opposition. You will get a personal notification when you are supposed to attend such a meeting.
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How can I find examples of thesis reports from the dept. of IT?
Here is a link to all the thesis reports that have been approved by examiners from the dept.of IT since 2008
Where can I find a thesis project?
Here are links to external thesis projects
Here are links to internal thesis projects
What is a thesis specification?
The thesis specification is a description of the purpose of the project, how the project will be carried out, what different methods and/or techniques that will be used and the expected outcome of the project. The specification should contain the following headings
- Title - The title of the project
- Background - A short background of relevance for the project
- Task description - A description with details on the different moments of the project. A short motivation why this project is important or interesting to carry out, for example how a certain problem is going to be solved. It should also be clear from this part how the demands on a D-level work is met by the project.
- Procedure - The systems, tools, methods or techniques that will be used in the project should be mentioned here. Literature of relevance for the project can be described here too. In this part, it should also be clear how the work is evaluated and documented.
- Delimitations - Here, it is important to describe the different parts that are not included in the thesis project. For example, the project will end up with a prototype, not an implementation, or, the project will be limited in number of tests.
- Time schedule - This is an approximate estimation of when the different moments will be carried out. This part should also include the time it takes to write the report. Meetings with the supervisor and the reviewer should also be included in the plan.
Summary of requirements for thesis projects at UU
Summary of the requirements for thesis projects at Uppsala University. You might want to use these if you are planning to do your thesis projects outside Sweden.
- Here you will find the course plan for the Master Thesis Project, 30hp in Computer Science.
- Here you will find the course plan for the Master Thesis Project, 45hp in Computer Science.
- Here you will find the course plan for the Master Thesis Project, 30hp in Scientific Computing.
- Here you will find the course plan for the Master Thesis Project, 45hp in Scientific Computing.
- Here you will find the course plan for the Master Thesis Project, 30hp in Human Computer Interaction.
- Here you will find the course plan for the Master Thesis Project, 30hp in Embedded Systems.
- Here you will find the course plan for the Master Thesis Project, 45hp in Embedded Systems.
- The written report is very important. Consider that your report will be used as a personal merit.
- Start the writing process early. Don't leave it til the end, but do it continuously. It takes 1-2 months to write a good report.
- The report should be written in Swedish or English. Remember that a good language is important. The quality of the language is a learning outcome in the course so your report could be rejected due to bad language. You can get help with language in the language workshop
- The report should adhere to some formal rules, the coordinator will inform you about this when you have a completed report. The resulting report should be in PDF-form
- No reports are printed, we only store a digital copy. Printed copies can be obtained on your own cost from the janitors office (Pb 2404).
- Examples of reports can be found here.
- A link to a general guide on how to write
- A link to Chad Perry's guide how to write a good thesis.
Presentation of thesis projects.
The current schedule and instructions how to book a presentation can be found here.
In addition to your own presentation, it is also compulsory to be opponent on another student's thesis project. The best thing is to do the opposition one month ahead of your own presentation. Please apply for time-slots for opposition and presentation, respectively, by sending an e-mail to . Don't forget: In order to book a time-slot for your own presentation, you need to check with your reviewer so that he or she can approve that you can present your thesis project.
The master thesis report and the final steps
Here is some information about the format of a Master thesis report.
- When the reviewer has approved the content of the report, the student shall contact the thesis coordinator in order to receive instructions for report number and how to use the templates for the cover page and the abstract. These instructions will be sent to the student via e-mail. After having used the instructions, the student shall deliver the final version of the report via e-mail to the thesis coordinator. The attachment of the report must be a pdf.
- The thesis coordinator will deliver it to the digital database DiVA. If the report is not possible to make public, please contact the thesis coordinator for advice.
- The layout of the report should contain the following:
- A blank page after the front page.
- A blank page after the abstract (unless the abstract is two pages).
- A blank page after the table of contents (unless the table of contents is on an even number of pages).
- The page numbering should be centered.
And here are the final steps
- The thesis coordinator will make sure that the reviewer signs the form and formally approves the students' thesis project.
- The credits for the thesis project will be registered when the report meets the signed form at the IT-office.
Here can you find contact information to the Graduation Office