Thesis projects for IT engineering students and Masters at the Department of Information Technology
Information for the academic year 2023/2024
Questions about the thesis can be posted on the VT24 Slack channel here.
The next thesis information meeting for HT24 students will be on Wednesday 08 May 2023 at Ång/101127, link to Mazemap can be found here.
General Communications to email@example.com
All students are instructed to include the below information in all of their correspondence. Failure to include this information will result in delays in responding to emails.
Descriptive email subject
Subject: Question about Subject Reviewer
[Body of the email]
MSc. Computer Science
In general, a thesis project is a research project that is typically completed as a requirement for obtaining a graduate degree. It involves conducting original research on a particular topic and presenting a well-structured and well-supported argument or conclusion in the form of a written thesis or dissertation.
The scope of a thesis project can vary widely depending on the field of study and the requirements of the specific program. It can range from a literature review or a theoretical analysis to a full-scale empirical study. In some cases, a thesis project may also involve a creative component, such as a piece of software.
The main objective of a thesis project is to demonstrate the student's ability to conduct independent research, analyse data, and communicate their findings effectively.
According to the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100) issued by the Swedish Council for Higher Education, a degree shall always involve a degree project, formally marking the end of the studies. The outcomes are a demonstration of the following skills: knowledge and understanding, competence and skills, and judgement and approach. Follow the links to read the expected outcome for a particular degree with specific credits.
The process consists of 3 main components. Detailed information about each component can be found on the left-side menu.
1. Application to Thesis Course.
2. Finding Thesis Project.
3. Conducting Thesis Project.
The thesis project involves several individuals at various stages of the thesis project. It is important to know who is responsible for a particular task. Mainly they are:
a) Thesis Coordinator
Oversees and monitors the entire thesis project process.
b) Supervisor / Handledare
Provides guidance and support to the students in order to help them achieve their project goals. A Supervisor can be at a company or at Uppsala university.
c) Subject Reviewer / Ämnesgranskare
Provides an expert evaluation of the project's content, relevance, and quality based on their area of expertise. Their main objective is to assess whether the project meets the academic standards and expectations set by the discipline or subject area. A Subject Reviewer is a Lecturer or a Researcher employed at Uppsala University.
d) Student (thesis student)
The student takes ownership of the project, working diligently to complete it, and ensures that it meets the academic standards and requirements set by the institution or the academic program. The student should demonstrate initiative, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills throughout the project.
Evaluates the student's work and determines if it meets the standards and requirements set by the institution or the academic program. The Examiner's role is to assess the student's performance and provide a fair and impartial evaluation of the project. The Program Coordinators of the thesis course are often the Examiners.
f) Student opponent
Provides an impartial and constructive evaluation of the project and the presenter's performance, highlighting both the strengths and weaknesses of the work.
Make sure you complete all the tasks in the checklist:
o Apply to the thesis course via www.universityadmissions.se (or antagning.se).
o Find a thesis project.
o Submit an application to HotCRP containing:
- Application form.
- Thesis specification.
o Introductory meeting with Subject Reviewer and preferably Supervisor.
o Resubmit application form with the signature of the Subject Reviewer.
o Resubmit thesis specification with the signature of the Subject Reviewer.
o Compulsory mid-course check up meeting with the Subject Reviewer.
o Finish report.
o Book presentation date for thesis project.
o Edit and submit final report.