The prerequisite for enrollment in the Master thesis I. course in the 3rd semester is the completion of compulsory courses covering all the basic natural scientific knowledge in the recommended curriculum and the collection of a minimum of 56 credits.
The prerequisite for enrollment in the Master thesis II. course in the 4th semester is the completion of compulsory courses covering all the basic natural scientific knowledge included in the recommended curriculum and the collection of a minimum of 84 credits. The Master thesis I. course can be enrolled simultaneously as co-requisite, in which case the above cumulative acquired credits must be achieved by completing another subjects according to the recommended curriculum. A further condition is the completion of the 4-week internship in case of full-time master program.
Support for thesis elaboration is provided by a lecturer of the Department (Consultant or University Supervisor) and optionally an external expert of the topic (External Supervisor). Consultation with the supervisors has to be regular and continuous. If the amount of consultations or the progress of the documentation is not suitable, the thesis cannot be submitted!
The topic and title of the thesis should be determined in cooperation with the supervisors. Students have to prepare the draft of the thesis by the fourth week of the 1st semester. Based on this draft the Consultant composes the specification sheet of thesis, which contains the final title, 3-5 bullet points about the content, name of the External Supervisor and Final Examination subjects. Please note that after the submission of the specification sheet these data cannot be modified!
Two copies of the specification sheet are issued. Both of them contain the evaluation sheet on the backside. One of the copies has to be bound into the printed thesis, while the other has to be handed in as a separate document (but at the same time as the thesis). Both of them have to be signed by the External Supervisor and the Consultant, as well.
The main part of the master thesis (besides contents and appendix) consists of minimum 70-80 pages. Figures and charts in the text should not be larger than 1 or 2 pages (more extensive ones should be placed in the appendix).
Binding order of master thesis document:
- title page,
- one copy of the specification sheet (with the evaluation sheet on the backside),
- main text,
- lists of figures and charts and
The deadline of thesis submission is the last day of classes. The thesis has to be submitted in one printed copy to the Consultant (which will be returned to the student after the successful Final Examination). It has to be printed on A4 size, white pages (on one or on both sides). 12-point size font and 1.15…1.5 line-spaces should be used for normal text. (See also the template issued by the Department.) Title of the case with golden letters: “MASTER’S THESIS” in the middle, name and year (under the name) in the right bottom corner.
At the same time, the thesis has to be submitted in electronic form (pdf format) through the thesis portal of the faculty (dportal.kozlek.bme.hu). A one-page abstract of the thesis also has to be submitted via an online form (sent by the Department).
After submission an independent Opponent reviews the Master’s Thesis. The Opponent is chosen by the Consultant. Two grades are suggested for the thesis, one by the Opponent and one by the Consultant, but the final grade is determined by Final Examination Committee.
Students will receive grades for Master’s Thesis courses, which qualify their work and diligence during the semesters. These are determined by the Consultant and can differ from the grade of the thesis.