Register as a writer of a Thesis
Once you have found an agreeable subject fill in the form Thesis topic (App. 4) form and upload it to the Moodle page. The Head of the Degree Programme will appoint a supervisor for your work. Enrolments will be handled once a month. You will be notified as to who the supervisor is, through Moodle. Notice that all communication with the Supervisor about Thesis will be done in Moodle.
The supervisor may accompany you and participate in discussions on the objectives for the thesis with the commissioner of the work. A Thesis agreement (App 1) is drawn up in regards to acquired thesis works with the commissioner of the work. Deliver a copy of the agreement to the student affairs office.
Planning & Interim Seminars
During the planning seminar, explain for 10-15 minutes about how you found the subject for the work, what kind of negotiations took place with the commissioner and what objectives were set for your work. Present your work plan.
A few (2-4) students working on their thesis works congregate for an interim seminar, which lasts a couple of hours, to present how their work is proceeding, to seek assistance for points of dilemma, to encourage each other, to hear feedback advice from their supervisor and opponent, for discussions, etc. A participant in the interim seminar may also themselves oppose the work of another student. You can sign up for an interim seminar, when you’ve written at least one third of the Thesis report.
Act in the interim seminar as follows:
– Present the current stage of your thesis work as a Word document, and not as a Power Point presentation.
– Show the work’s table of contents, the list of source material and a few key chapters / pages of the text.
– It is worthwhile remembering that when presenting the work, the focus and viewpoint is to present the research and writing process of the thesis work: how you intend to approach the matter, what sources you use, what kind of research methods / techniques / programs you use, how you will present the results, etc.
– Only describe the commissioner company, products, target markets, technical solutions and other matters in brief.
– Condense your words to about 20 minutes; a total of 30 minutes is reserved for each presentation for discussions.
Prior to the seminar, each individual sends the current version of their own work to be read by their supervisor, and also another seminar participant (opponent).
As an opponent you will comment on a given work, give praise and make constructive suggestions for improvements. You will preside over the discussion when you act as an opponent. The interim seminars are held according to a group’s schedule.
Final Thesis Presentation
Present your thesis work at the final seminar (the objectives, the commissioner in brief, the theory, the progress of the actual work, results, conclusions, the achieving of the objectives, etc.). Provide the listeners with the opportunity to perform questions and comments.
You can invite a representative of the commissioner and family members to the event. Students can keep the thesis seminar as a video presentation as well.
The final thesis seminar deals with ready-theses:
For one presentation at the thesis seminar will be reserved the time, including:
1) student’s concise oral presentation work or 2) video presentation by the student prepared in advance (max 5 min) and the debate on the subject of the thesis.
Final Steps of the Process
Theses are primarily published in Theseus, the common thesis database of universities of applied sciences when your thesis supervisor gives permission to publish it. For instructions for saving your thesis in the database, see online at http://submissions.theseus.fi/.
If the thesis cannot be published in Theseus, the student should submit it through the Funet FileSender service. You find details for publishing and electronic archiving in Thesis Guide.
Bind version of Thesis
If you want to bind your thesis, please read the instructions here: https://famkory.com/kansitukset/ . More information by email email@example.com or by phone +358 3 45 277 4771.
Collect feedback from Commissioner (App 9) and give feedback of your own (App 10).
Maturity exam indicates familiarity with the field in question and your Finnish or Swedish language skills; foreign students may write the maturity exam in English.
The maturity exam can be written in EXAM system, agreed the day with your supervisor. The supervisor will provide you 1-4 alternative headlines from the field of your thesis work, for which you will write a 2-4 -page essay on one of them. The supervisor will evaluate the content of the maturity exam and a communications teacher will evaluate the wording used.
Thesis Seminar Schedules
Final Seminars for the students with individual time table:
Final Thesis Seminar enrolment and the seminar programme is in Moodle page: Opinnäytetyön loppuseminaarit / Final Thesis Seminars (TEOS-va). Moodle key (if required) is FT-16. Agree the time with your Thesis supervisor first, then register for the seminar at least one week before.
Place: A-auditorium, room A165, Lotilantie 16, 37630 Valkeakoski
Final seminar days in Spring 2019:
15.3.2019, 29.3.2019, 12.4.2019, 26.4.2019, 3.5.2019, 16.5.2019, 17.5.2019, 31.5.2019, 3.6.2019
The students having scheduled Thesis work shops in their time tables will follow them.