All you need to know about doing a master thesis at CSE
This is my help page for master thesis workers. It's here to answer some of the commonly asked questions.
First have a look at the
departments page about master thesis.
These pages are about 30hec (20 weeks) master thesis projects. Most of what is written here can also be applied to the 15hec bachelor thesis.
This is the procedure on how to get and how to do a master thesis:
All the points above are described more carefully if you follow the links.
Check that your prerequisites are sufficient at the department master thesis (MS) page.
How to find a master thesis project. (Read more)
You need to make a description of the proposed thesis, roughly one A4 page in pdf format is enough.
Most likely your employer has already made a description but you should make sure that it is well written.
Find an examiner and get the proposal approved as a thesis within your masterprogram
You do that by sending a mail with a description of the thesis and some other information to
the master thesis coordinator.
You must do this in good time before you start to work on the thesis, normally at least 6-8 weeks before you want to start.
Now it is time to
Register your thesis (it must be registered just like ordinary courses).
If you did "Find an examiner" correct then this is already done.
Now it is time to
Print the thesis work card and get in touch with the examiner
( Read more)
Act as Opponent on someone else thesis.
Preferably you should do this during the first half of your thesis work.
Carry out the work with attention to the Scientific requirements that is demanded.
Present your thesis in a written report
and in a speech
You should continuously write on the report.
Reporting the grade for the master thesis..
- Is it possible to have a secret thesis? (Short answer is no.)
- Financial compensation - is it alright to be payed?
- Double Master thesis 60hec (40p)
- If you run into problems.
- How long can you keep working on your thesis?
- Students from other universities that want an examiner at Chalmers or Gothenbourg University.
- A short note on the linguistic usage on these pages:
In all the points above including in the document "Att dokumentera ett exjobb...", there are often vague descriptions of what you can/should/must do. Words and phrases as e.g. ”probably”, ”assumingly”, ”it is a good idea to...” are frequently used. This might cause uncertainty about what the general rules and the minimum standard level are, but this is all in the nature of the writing process; no master thesis reports are alike, they all have different conditions so it is practically impossible in advance to decide what should / should not be included.
Do you need to write a contract with the company?
Sometimes it is a good idea to have a written contract with the company you co-work with, for example if you expect your master thesis to be worth money or if the company wants to classify parts of your report. Although this procedure is uncommon, there are som pages on Chalmers web that covers this.
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mail: erland please add @chalmers.se