Final Thesis

Final Thesis

05.10.2018 13:38

Thesis is a project in which you utilize your professional key areas. It is an independently produced research, product development or other development project.

Become Professional!

A thesis is produced to serve the needs of the labour market. It can be a development task, planning, product development, applied research or project work.

Moreover, the Bachelor’s thesis is designed to act as a bridge between studies and the world of work, to facilitate the transition to the workplace, and to help students establish contacts within the operational environment and culture of their relevant field. Consequently, the thesis is also useful for the labour market and regional development. The target of the Master’s thesis is to create, produce and develop competence which meets the development needs of regional industries and the society.

​You Can Apply for Scholarship!

If you are doing your final thesis or project work from which you will earn credits, you can apply for a sch​olarship from HAMK’s foundation. You need to be HAMK’s student, please look for more information from page links.​

Bachelor’s Thesis

A Bachelor’s thesis is produced to serve the needs of the labour market. It can be a development task, planning, product development, applied research or project work.

Starting

It is recommended that students start to write their thesis only after they have completed their basic or core competence studies, and they have sufficiently completed professional, methodological studies or profiling competence studies for them to be able to apply their knowledge and skills to practical expert-level tasks linked to their professional studies.

The topic of the Bachelor’s thesis must be related to the student’s professional studies and potential career after graduation. It is worth choosing a topic that is of interest to the writer of the thesis. Students must also ensure that a similar thesis has not been written on the same topic previously.

Doing and Finishing

The thesis process includes more than just writing, i.e. an interim seminar, acting as a opponent and the final seminar. You can find more information about writing the thesis on the intranet pages.

When finishing the thesis it will be sent to the supervising teacher for comments and if agreed, also to the supervisor from the commissioning organisation. The student will correct and revise the thesis according to the feedback given. The communications teacher of the programme checks the linguistic form of the corrected version and the English teacher checks the abstract.

At the final seminar, students present a summary of their completed work, focusing especially on the investigative part of the thesis, its implementation, the results obtained and the conclusions. The presentation must also describe the practical applications and labour market links of the work.

After approving the thesis, the supervisor gives permission for it to be bound and published. Students who agree to online publication save their theses in the Theseus electronic library provided by Finland’s universities of applied sciences. 

Master’s Thesis

As its best the Master’s thesis is able to produce new knowledge, innovatively and creatively develop the changing world of work.

​Master’s thesis instructions will be updated during the spring 2014.

Extent of the Master’s thesis is 30 credits.

Starting

The thesis topic must be significantly linked to the student’s studies, current or future job, or another stakeholder. The student must write up a brief description of the proposed topic, including delimitations, objectives, the problem or development need, and the methods to be used. The topic is approved by the Principal Lecturer or a team of teachers appointed by the Principal Lecturer, who also appoints at least one supervisor for the thesis.

Doing

Students are recommended to begin writing their reports as early as possible during the thesis process. Advice on reporting is provided by the Communications lecturer and the thesis supervisor. The report is submitted for comments to the supervisor and, by agreement, to the workplace representative. The student should use the feedback received from them to amend or supplement the work. Linguistic checking and proofreading are the student’s own responsibility.

Finishing

When finishing the thesis it will be sent to the supervising teacher for comments and if agreed, also to the supervisor from the commissioning organisation.

At the final seminar, students present a summary of their completed work, focusing especially on the investigative part of the thesis, its implementation, the results obtained and the conclusions. The presentation must also describe the practical applications and labour market links of the work. As a part of the final seminar, the students evaluate their own thesis processes as a whole, as well as what they have learnt.

Having approved a thesis, the supervisor gives permission for it to be bound and published. Students who agree to online publication save their theses in the Theseus electronic library belonging to Finland’s universities of applied sciences.

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