Department of Information Technology

Thesis projects for IT engineering students and masters at the Department of Information Technology

This page has been restructured to conform to the Swedish pages

Administrative routines for the master thesis course

Structure of the pages

This page contains information about the start-up meeting, about what documents are required to start a thesis work and about the compulsory mid-course meeting. In addition links to some course plans can be found here. For more detailed information about various topics, see the left side menu items.

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 approvment, 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 2020

Day and date Time Room
Monday 3 Feb 13:15-15:00 1311
April --- ---
Friday 4 Sep 11.00-12.00 https://uu-se.zoom.us/j/67002598254
Monday 5 October 12.10--13.10 https://uu-se.zoom.us/j/62075201215
Friday 20 November 12.10--13.10 https://uu-se.zoom.us/j/64428328876

Material presented at the start-up meeting,

Starting the thesis project (Slides from October 5:th)
Writing and some tips

The application

In order to start a thesis project, you need to hand in four documents by email to , put your name in the subject-row making it easier to keep track of your application:

  1. A record of your studies in order to show that you are allowed to enter the thesis project. The requirements are 240hp for engineering students and 30hp for master students. This relates to courses in your study program. The best way to get this is from the student office or from Studentportalen.
  2. A specification of the thesis project that you have written together with your supervisor at a company or a research department.
  3. An application form that you and your supervisor have signed.
  4. The certificate showing that you have taken the compulsory start-up meeting

Note 2020-11-12: To ensure that you can start your thesis in period 3 we need to have your application latest by December 10:th.

We recommend that you do use an agreement form that regulates the responsibility between you and the company. For external projects see here, for internal projects, see here. We strongly recommend that you publish your thesis as soon as it's accepted, but if your thesis report unavoidably will contain confidential information that your supervisor wants to delay publication of for some time, you must additionally use the forms found here

When you have these documents, you contact the thesis coordinator. His first task is to find a reviewer for you, and make sure this person signs the form too. You can reach the thesis coordinator by email to .

(Paper documents must be put in mailbox 48 (building 1, floor 2) marked "exjobbsamordnare". You must also submit the documents both electronically and physically.)

Note 2020-08-17: Due to Covid-19, you don't have to hand in paper documents. You can scan the documents and send them by email.

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. You are allowed to suggest a reviewer and ask the professor but please consult exjobb@it.uu.se in the process.

There is an English 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.

Compulsory mid-course check-up

In the middle of the project, you are to meet your thesis reviewer for a mid-course check-up. During the check-up, you are expected to present your project, available results and plans for the rest of the project.

The purpose of the mid-course check-up is both to review your progress and to give you practice in presenting your work as preparation for the final presentation. It is important that you give a well prepared presentation where you describe and motivate your project in detail, starting with the basics. The feedback you get will then be helpful for you when preparing the final presentation.

How can I find examples of thesis reports from the dept. of IT?

All archived thesis reports from 2008 an on.

Rules and hints

Collection of rules for the Engineering study programs. Valid from 2012-01-01.

Course plans

  • Here you will find the course plan for the Master Thesis Project, 30hp for IT Engineering students (New program)
  • 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.
Updated  2020-11-19 10:45:47 by Jarmo Rantakokko.