Course detail

Diploma Seminar (M)

FAST-NJA038Acad. year: 2023/2024

The diploma seminar provides students with methodological and professional preparation to be able to tackle their diploma theses on a complex level. Processing information from professional literature. Completion and evaluation of obtained data, methodology of executing the theoretical and experimental part of the diploma thesis, interpretation and discussion of results, validation.
In further course of time results are individually evaluated using published finding of the department, domestic and foreign sources, as well as their processing in accordance with the diploma supervisors‘ recommendations. In order to satisfy the demands of the Institute for contentual and formal unification of theses, consultations are organized.The issues of technical backing of possible resits and unexpected situations in the finishing stages of diploma theses are addressed including extra consultations both internal and especially external. Questions of organisation are discussed, especially the excursions of students outside the Faculty to manufacturing and other organizations. External consultants and second readers are secured.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.


Institute of Technology of Building Materials and Components (THD)

Entry knowledge

Methodological techniques of data processing, interpretation of results, application SW, products for graphical operations.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.


The students will improve their knowledge and skills connected with problems of assigned dissertation. They are acquiring information of professional literature, studying domestic and foreign publications. They get acquainted with technical parameters of laboratory equipment and learn to work with special apparatuses. They will learn to perform independently experimental works (design and make test pieces, realize a complex of tests to determine physico-mechanical and physico-chemical properties), evaluate the obtained results and propose the further progress of works.
The student would manage the goal of the subject by acquiring knowledge and skills related to the problems of a given diploma thesis, get acquainted with technical parameters of laboratory equipment and special equipment. Further then will acquire also skills to independently prepare experimental works and evaluate achieved results and propose further work procedures.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Příslušné normy, zejména ČSN, a další literatura uvedená v zadání diplomové práce. 


Recommended reading

TAYLOR, H. F. W. Cement chemistry. London: Thomas Telford Services Ltd., 1997. ISBN 0-7277-2592-0.


LACOMBE, R. Adhesion Measurement Methods. USA: Taylor and Francis Group, LLC, 2006.
ISBN 978-0-8247-5361-0.


BRANDT, A. Cement-Based Composites. New York: Taylor and Francise, 2009. ISBN 978-0-415-40909-4.


HEIMANN, R. B. Classic and Advanced Ceramics. Berlin: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, 2002. ISBN 978-3-527-32517-7.


MEHTA, P. K., MONTEIRO P. J. M. Concrete Microstructure Properties. New York: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing, 2005. ISBN 978-0071797870.


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme NPC-SIM Master's, 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Methods of processing information from specialised literature as a basis for the theoretical part of the diploma thesis. 2. Methods of composing the theoretical and experimental parts of work. 2. Methods of evaluation of data gained from experiments. 3. Estimation of corrections of experimental works or methods of work. 4. Consultations concerning the obtaining and the procedures of results processing. 5. Individual consultation with regard to obtained results. 6. Individual consultations with regard to obtained results and to partial conclusions. 7. Consultations on the subject of results and conclusions, internal, in case of need external from experience. Validation of results. 8. Evaluation of results, confrontation with publications of domestic and foreign literature. 9. Interpretation and discussion of results. 10. Methods of completing the diploma thesis.