Course detail

Diploma Seminar (N-ADI)

FSI-QD6Acad. year: 2023/2024

The course "Diploma Thesis Seminar" is focused on the processing of diploma theses both in terms of technical and presentation. The course provides information on the process of processing the thesis, the suitability of used methods and the way of presenting the results.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

Knowledge in the scope of the Master degree study of the Institute of Automotive Engineering, speciality of Motor vehicles and combustion engines. Study of literature in accordance with the diploma thesis assignment.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

The course evaluates active participation in seminars and the presentation of selected parts of the thesis in front of the audience, including answers to questions.

Attendance at seminars is obligatory, checked by a teacher. The way of compensation of absence is solved individually with a subject provider.


The aim of the diploma thesis seminar is to acquaint students with the method of elaboration of the diploma thesis and with its presentation to the audience. Great emphasis is placed on the processing of documents for presentation,  to be unambiguous and understandable, last but not least, emphasis is placed on formal requirements.

The knowledge necessary for optimal factual and formal elaboration of a diploma thesis on a specific topic, including the presentation of the achieved results in a predefined time frame to the audience, are given to the student.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Literatura podle zadání diplomové práce.
Aktuální směrnice VUT Úprava, odevzdání a zveřejňování závěrečných prací
ČSN EN ISO 690 (01 0197). Informace a dokumentace - Pravidla pro bibliografické odkazy a citace informačních zdrojů. Praha : Úřad pro technickou normalizaci, metrologii a státní zkušebnictví, 2011. 39 s. (CS)
GASTEL, Barbara a Robert A. DAY. How to write and publish a scientific paper. Eighth edition. Santa Barbara, California: Greenwood, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, [2016]. ISBN 978-1-4408-4262-7. (EN)
JANÍČEK, Přemysl. Systémové pojetí vybraných oborů pro techniky: hledání souvislostí : učební texty. Brno: Akademické nakladatelství CERM, 2007. ISBN 978-80-7204-554-9. (CS)

Recommended reading

Geršlová, J. Metodologie odborné práce [online]. (CS)


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme N-ADI-P Master's, 2. year of study, summer semester, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. - 2. General principles suitable for the elaboration of diploma thesis .
3. - 4. Content optimalization and time management of elaboration of diploma thesis.
5. - 6. Analysing of student's work from the wiev of the above mentioned rules.
7. - 8. Formal and graphic format of the diploma thesis, results formulation, drawing documentation.
9. - 13. Presentation of solved results. Oral speech and presentation with a data-projector. Answers to opponent's questions. Presentation of partial results of the diploma thesis.