Diploma Seminar (M-VAS)
FSI-HD6Acad. year: 2020/2021
The course is intended as a support of elaborating of the diploma thesis. Students are methodically guided in their preparation for successful defence of their diploma theses. They are made familiar with the problems related to writing scientific publications including respective formal aspects. Also discussed are more general problems related to concrete solutions of individual diploma theses.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Students will develop their planning, organizational and management skills, competences in proper selection, decision-making and pragmatic elaboration of technical-economic materials and information. They will be provided with the principles of working out the diploma thesis, work with technical literature, references, web-sites, citations, text editing, preparing of presentation, and the presentation as such.
Students are expected to have the knowledge acquired in the course of previous study, namely in fields of theory and technology of machining, material science, metrology, mathematics, physics. English language is also required.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
BOLDIŠ, Petr. Bibliografické citace dokumentu podle ČSN ISO 690 a ČSN ISO 690-2: Část 1 – Citace: metodika a obecná pravidla. Verze 3.3.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
The course is aimed to support the elaboration of the final thesis. Students are methodically prepared for their defenses and the ways of their presentation and peer reviews, including discussions in the study groups. They are made familiar with the basics of writing scientific publications. The seminars also includes discussions of individual problems associated with solving of specific diploma work.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Course-unit credit is awarded on condition of having attended the seminars and worked out crucial part of the diploma thesis, including its presentation.
Language of instruction
The goal of the course is to provide students with skills necessary for scientific work in the branch, and with the methodology of working out individual parts of a diploma thesis. It will familiarise them with the aspects of final formulation, editing and the layout of the diploma thesis. In the seminars, students will practice particular procedures applied when working out the diploma thesis, and will learn about the requirements for and the process of the final defence of their diploma theses.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
Participation in the courses is obligatory and can be specified by the supervisor of the diploma thesis.
Attendance at seminars can be substituted by the agreement with the teacher by consultations on solved topics at a professional workplace outside the faculty, or by visiting a technical library.
Type of course unit
26 hours, compulsory
Teacher / Lecturer
1. Opening discussion: conception of the diploma thesis, concretization of the topics.
2. Analysis of the diploma work in process.
3. Fundamental principles of working out the diploma thesis.
4. Fundamental principles of working out the diploma thesis.
5. Work with the technical bibliography, references, citations, Internet sources.
6. Work with the technical bibliography, references, citations, Internet sources.
7. Text editing and layout of the diploma thesis.
8. Text editing and layout of the diploma thesis.
9. Preparing of presentations.
10. Preparing of presentations.
11. Project presentations.
12. Project presentations.
13. Course-unit credits.