Final theses

Deadlines

  • Bachelor thesis: 26.5.2017 (final version for the supervisor until 12.5.2017)
  • Diploma thesis: 28.4.2017 (final version for the supervisor until 14.4.2017)
  • Dissertation thesis: koniec apríla 2017 (final version for the supervisor until 1.4.2017)

General Instructions for Writing a Thesis

The TU organizational directive on electronic works is obligatory for faculties and also students of TU Košice. This directive sets out the procedures for ensuring a unified process of writing final theses.

Obligations resulting from this directive have been issued by the TU Central Library and can be found at: https://etd.lib.tuke.sk

We especially draw attention to the following facts arising from the above mentioned directive:

  1. After finishing the thesis using the selected template, it is necessary to create a .pdf version
    • you can use a PDF conversion utility or generate a .pdf file directly using the LaTeX template system.
  2. Register the final thesis via IS ETD
    • fill the ETD TUKE form after login
    • upload the final version of the thesis along with adds (both in the word/latex and .pdf format).
  3. Fill the licence agreement
    • The conditions should be discussed with the thesis supervisor to determine the degree of publication after a successful defence
    • Print the thesis (2 copies) and confirmation of the thesis transfer (1 copy) and bring it all to the library
    • The library confirms the accuracy of all data and returns one copy of the licence agreement to the student.
  4. Print the final version of the thesis and deliver the required amount of copies (i.e. 2pcs) to the department (to the thesis supervisor) not at the latest until:
    • 28.4.2017 (diploma thesis)
    • 26.5.2017 (bachelor thesis)

Scientific article and article in the KPI Magasine

Along with the diploma thesis students deliver one of the following article types:

  1. 6-pages long scientific article in the proceedings template in english
  2. or web contribution to the KPI Magasine in slovak presenting the diploma thesis for the professional public

Articles do not have to be tied together with the thesis and delivered no later than one week before the defence. Bear in mind that the oponent (reviewer) needs to include the article in the review, therefore it is better to deliver as soon as possible.

In case a student does not deliver at least one article type, (s)he is not entitled to receive a mark better than C from the oponent. On the other side, delivering any article is not a sufficient condition for obtaining a better mark. In case of bachelor theses, the article is voluntary.

The new rules can be found in the Moodle system in the Diploma project 2 subject.

Installation of the typographic system LaTeX

Installation of the typographic sustem LaTeX based on the TeXLive 2010 distribution for Windows using the TeXnicCenter environment, as well as a summary of the basic LaTeX article preparation principles, useful tips for writing theses are included in file

  • LaTeXInstall.pdf

whose source form “LaTeXInstall.tex” including the subdirectory with images is in file

  • LaTeXInstall.zip

Thus, “LaTeXInstall.tex” can be used as a test of a correct installation and setup of the LaTeX=>PDF environment TeXnicCenter.

We also recomment TeXstudio for effective writing in LaTeX.

Structure of the attached CD

The content of the CD attached is to be divided into the following directories (as needed):

  • doc - final thesis and adds in readable form (PDF)
  • tex - source files of the final thesis (LaTeX, doc, docx etc.)
  • lib - documentation for the source code (e.g. JavaDoc)
  • bin - executable, e.g. installable version of the created software (e.g. bin, exe, apk etc.)
  • src - source code of the created solution (projects, source codes, configuration files, etc.) without build (classes, bin)

If the created solution is composed of several parts (e.g. server and client side) in separate projects, then these are to be placed in separate subdirectories in the src directory.


Dissertation exams in the doctoral study program

The limit of the dissertation defence is 20 minutes. Part of the dissertation exam is a discussion on the dissertation theses.

Topics of questions for the state exam subject

Fundamental scientific knowledge of the study program Informacs (doctoral study) are part of the doctoral study plan.

Written theses for the dissertation exam

Submission deadline to the supervisor: the end of november