3. Grading and defense of the diploma thesis

Grading and defense of the diploma thesis

The reviewer of the diploma thesis is appointed by the Deputy Director for Academic Affairs, usually from faculty Staff recommended by the supervisor. You should as the Didactic Secretariat about the reviewer's name.

It is a good practice to signal to the reviewer readiness to clarify doubts, to present the application / project by the author and to provide additional information (sometimes supervisor also takes part in such a meeting). Such a meeting allows the reviewer to reliably assess the results of the work, and the student get to know the comments, reservations and opinions about the work, which can be useful during the defense.

The date and time of defense is set by the Teaching Secretariat and you should contact it to learn this date.

The examination commission consists of a chairman, supervisor, reviewer and an additional member. The supervisor and reviewer provide the commission with written reviews of work and job grades (in the event of a discrepancy between the grades, the commission determines the grade in the discussion).

The diploma exam itself lasts about 30 minutes and consists of a short presentation of the thesis (10 minutes) and answers to two questions about the subject of studies. Questions are asked by the reviewer (this question may be more or less related to the topic of the thesis) and an additional member of the commission (for him the source of information about the subject of the question is the student's index and possible consultation with the supervisor). Both the presentation and the answers are graded by the commission: the average gives a grade from the diploma exam.

The final grade for studies is calculated on the basis of the cumulative average, thesis grade and grade for the diploma exam in accordance with the study regulations.

I would like to draw your attention to the presentation of the thesis: a "defense" (i.e. used during bachelor's and master's final exams) computer and projector is available on defense. If there are no serious reasons (which covers the vast majority of cases), the presentation should be carried out on this computer. The point is not to extend the defense time by replacing computers connected to the projector - subsequent defenses should start without breaks devoted to switching equipment, or, worse, to solve problems that may arise with such switching. A compromise solution that can be used is to present the presentation of the work itself on a "defensive" computer, while the operation of the actual application (if such presentation makes sense) on your own equipment not connected to the projector.

On the eve of defense, it is worth checking that the correct software is installed on the "defense" computer and that the presentation is played correctly on this equipment.

The preferred storage medium for presentations is a USB memory stick.