Thesis

BSc Thesis preparation process for mechanical engineering students 2020/2021

Approved by: Prof. Dr. Jurij SIDOR, Leader of Mechanical Engineering BSc Program (21.02.2020)

(all thesis form download)

1. Announcement and selection of BSc thesis topic:

Students can choose from a list of announced topics. A good choice of topic is half the success! It is obligatory to send the name and surname of the student, title of the BSc thesis as well as the name and e-mail address of a supervisor to the administration office of the Savaria Institute of Technology by e-mail  (ta@inf.elte.hu). The student is advised to consult all details of the BSc work with the supervisor, who will admit the advisor (consultant) after the topic is submitted/sent to the administration office.

Deadline: Monday of the 14th week of the fall semester.

2. Enrollment to “Thesis work I” course and appointment of a supervisor and consultant:

The enrollment to “Thesis work I” course occurs at the same time as the enrollment to other subjects of the spring semester. Both the supervisor and consultant are university lecturers and their selection is finalized after the enrollment to “Thesis work I” course.

Deadline: spring semester, Friday of the registration week (beginning of the semester)

3. BSc thesis topic declaration:

The thesis topic declaration (TTD) must be prepared by the student according to the G-1 form, in cooperation with the supervisor and the external consultant. The supervisor, after a thorough check, should return it to the student in PDF format. The TTD contains information about the student, the supervisor, the external consultant, the title of the thesis, and the tasks to be performed during the preparation of the dissertation in points (approximately 5-6 points).

The TTD is submitted in the form of an electronic application via the Neptun interface (Deadline: spring semester, Wednesday of the 3rd week.). In the thesis topic application (in the Neptun), the TTD data must be provided (copying the part below the text “Topic of BSc thesis), and then the TTD must be attached in PDF form. Given that the Thesis Terms and Conditions are stored in this way in Neptun until the submission of the thesis, it is considered authentic even without original signatures.

Guidelines for TTD completion in Neptun:

  • You must select “I have an external supervisor”, otherwise only the internal supervisor will appear.
  • Internal supervisor’s affiliation: ELTE, Faculty of Informatics, Savaria Institute
  • Internal supervisor’s work adress: Károlyi Gáspár tér 4, Szombathely, H-9700 Hungary
  • The position and education of the supervisor: e.g. Full Professor (or associate/assistant professor), Mechanical Engineer, MSc,
  • Industrial (external) Partner: e.g. Schaeffler Savaria Kft (not Schaeffler)

The thesis topic application is approved by the supervisor and the program-leader via Neptun. The TTD, approved in Neptun, must be inserted in the thesis as described in the G-2 form.

Deadline: spring semester, Wednesday of the 3rd week.

4. BSc thesis consultation form:

The first page of the “BSc thesis consultation form” (G-3 form) must be completed by the student and presented to the supervisor for approval during the first consultation. This document should be presented each time while consulting and the supervisor should certify the consultation by signing the corresponding field.

Deadline: spring semester, Wednesday of the 3rd week.

5. Confidentiality documentation (if required):

Encryption (G-4 form) is necessary if the external partner prescribes restricted access to data presented in BSc thesis.

Deadline: spring semester, Friday of the 4th week.

6. Literature review on the topic related to BSc thesis in the frame of “Thesis work I” course:

To accomplish (obtain a signature in Neptun) the “Thesis work I” course, the following conditions should be fulfilled:

  • participation in at least four consultations;
  • approved thesis topic declaration form;
  • approved BSc thesis consultation form;
  • the submitted work complies with the content and form requirements of the BSc thesis (G-2 form);
  • At least 60% of the literature review is completed and passed the plagiarism test.

Deadline: spring semester, Friday of the 13th week.

7. Enrollment to “Thesis work II” course and basic information on internship

Enrollment to “Thesis work II” course occurs simultaneously with the other subjects of the autumn semester. In order to complete the BSc studies, all students are requested to do a compulsory internship at a selected company (institution), dealing with the technologies related to mechanical engineering. After the 6th semester, students basically perform their assignments during the internship, which can be independent of the BSc thesis, but in the ideal case, the internship is supposed to be related to the thesis work.

Documents required for internship:

    • Letter of reference about internship accomplishment (I-1 form);
    • Acceptance statement for the internship (I-2 form);
    • Cooperation Agreement on internship (I-3 form; this document is not required if the internship is done at our faculty).

8. Accomplishment of “Thesis work II” course

In order to accomplish (obtain a signature in Neptun) the “Thesis work II”course, the following conditions should be fulfilled:

  • participation in at least four consultations;
  • the successful progress of all task of the BSc thesis;
  • presentation of at least 60% of the BSc thesis according to G-2 form;
  • approved (signed by internal supervisor) BSc thesis consultation form (G-3 form);

Deadline: fall semester, Friday of the 7th week.

9. Enrollment for the final exam

Registration for the final exam occurs electronically via Neptun system.

Deadline: fall semester, Monday of the 10th week (for students intending to apply for an MSc degree in the spring semester, immediately after the BSc studies).

Deadline: fall semester, Friday of the 11th week (for students who do not apply for an MSc degree immediately after the BSc studies).

10. Submission and review of BSc thesis

BSc students must complete the BSc thesis after the 7th semester. Prior to uploading to Neptun (printing and binding are optional), the 100% completed and plagiarism-tested thesis must be presented to both internal supervisor and the consultant (external supervisor). The supervisors should review the BSc work and suggest which parts have to be revised prior to submission.

The BSc thesis and related documents must be uploaded to Neptun in a form of a zipped file. The following documents must be packed:

  • BSc thesis in editable (word, e.g. neptuncode.docx) and non-editable (pdf, e.g. neptuncode.pdf) formats;
  • Appendices of BSc thesis in pdf format (e.g. technical drawings);
  • Thesis topic declaration form (G-1 form) in pdf format;
  • All pages of G-2 form, which require a signature (in pdf format).

Deadline: fall semester, Wednesday of the 13th week (for students intending to apply for an MSc degree in the spring semester, immediately after the BSc studies).

Deadline: fall semester, Wednesday of the 1st week of examination period (for students who do not apply for MSc degree immediately after the BSc studies).

11. Reviewing procedure of BSc thesis

The review and evaluation of the BSc thesis are done according to the guidelines described in the G-5 form.

Deadline: fall semester, Friday of the 1st week of examination period (in case of students who intend to apply for an MSc degree in the spring semester, immediately after the BSc studies).

Deadline: fall semester, Friday of the 4th week of examination period (for students who do not apply for MSc degree immediately after the BSc studies)

12. Final Exam

The BSc student can be admitted to the final exam if she/he has successfully completed all BSc courses and internship.

Deadline: fall semester, Monday of the 2nd week of examination period (in case of students who intend to apply for MSc degree in the spring semester, immediately after the BSc studies).

Deadline: fall semester, Saturday of the 5th week of examination period (for students who do not apply for MSc degree immediately after the BSc studies).

13. BSc thesis defense and graduation ceremony

The BSc thesis defense and the final exam take place on the same day. The presentation should be prepared according to the BScSample.pptx (approximately 10-12 minutes). The dissertation defense precedes the final exam, which the student can do only in case of a successful BSc thesis defense.

Deadline: fall semester, 4th week of examination period (in case of students who intend to apply for an MSc degree in the spring semester, immediately after the BSc studies).

Deadline: fall semester, 7th week of examination period (for students who do not apply for an MSc degree immediately after the BSc studies).

The graduation ceremony takes place in the first half of February.