Course detail

Diploma Project (M-STG, Forming, Welding)

FSI-HD3Acad. year: 2017/2018

Diploma thesis is the culmination of the engineering studies and is focused on the engineering technology. The student creatively applies the knowledge obtained in the area of engineering technologies specializing in metal-forming, welding or surface treatment. The project is worked out under the guidance of a supervisor and, if necessary, consultations with specialists in the given field are provided. Project specifications from industrial companies are appreciated.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will test their capacity for independent creative work and analytical reasoning in the course of collecting, processing and evaluating technical data. They will master the method of approaching the problem of elaborating a technological project.


Regular completion of all the specialized courses in the field of engineering technology and in the metal-forming, welding, and surface treatment specializations.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

MIELNIK, Edward M. Metalworking science and engineering. New York: McGraw-Hill, c1991, 976 s. ISBN 0-704-1904-3. (EN)
FOREJT, Milan. Technologické projekty. Videofilm k podpoře projektování. 1. vyd. Brno: VUT FSI. Televize K2, Kadaňka a Koudelka s.r.o. 2003. 15 min. Dostupné on line na tvareni kovů a plastů. (CS)
LANGE, Kurt. Handbook of metal forming. New York: McGraw-Hill, c1985, 900p. ISBN 0-703-6285-8. (EN)
ČSN ISO 690. Bibliografické citace. Obsah, forma a struktura. Český normalizační institut Praha. 1.4.2011 (CS)
LANGE, Kurt. Handbook of metal forming. New York: McGraw-Hill, c1985. ISBN 0-07-036285-8.
ČSN ISO 5966. Formální úprava vědeckých a technických zpráv. Český normalizační institut Praha, 1996.32 s. MDT 06.055. (CS)
MIELNIK, Edward, M. Metalworking Science and Engineering. 1st.ed. New York, London: Mc Graw-Hill. 1991. 976p. ISBN 0-07-041904-3. (EN)
Citace.Com: návod na využívání generátoru citací [online]. Verze 1.0. Brno:, 18.6.2012 [cit. 2012-10-04]. Dostupné z (CS)
Ostatní literatura zadaná a doporučená odborným vedoucím projektu, konzultanty a literatura získaná vlastní provedenou rešerší.
MEYERS, Marc A. Dynamic behavior of materials. New York: Wiley, c1994. ISBN 0-471-58262-x. (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Supervised student's work on master's thesis.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The diploma thesis assessment is conditional on submitting the original of the diploma project in the required scope and formal layout. The diploma project is also assessed by the respective diploma leader and reviewer. The degree to which the tasks have been fulfilled and the quality of the technical report submitted are reflected in the mark awarded. The diploma project is defended viva voce and evaluated in final classification by a State Examination Board.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The objective of the course is to prove students ability to solve independently the assigned technological project and to apply comprehensively the knowledge acquired in their studies to the assigned project, as well as to elaborate a technical solution under professional guidance.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Participation in lectures and consultations is mandatory -compulsory.
Attendance is regularly checked and recorded.
Working out, reviewing,and defending viva voce the diploma project form an integral part of regular completion of MSc studies and awarding the MSc degree.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

    branch M-STG , 2. year of study, summer semester, 12 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit


Supervision of Master’s thesis

156 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1.Content of diploma thesis according to the applicable regulations.
2.Searching the literature concerning the problems involved in the assignment (literature from the past five to ten years.
3.Working out a brief study regarding the assigned problems, based on literature searches.
4.Evaluating the current state of solution in corresponding technical practice.
5.Proposing a suitable production technology, choosing the optimum variant, and working out an integral production procedure.
6.Designing the tool assembly and making the workshop drawings of the assigned component as well as the tool.
7.Assessing the technical and economic benefits of the proposed technology.