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Master thesis preparation


Eftekhari A.

Course director

Schenk O.

Course director

Wit E. J.

Course director


The supervisor defines the tasks to be accomplished and establishes the dates of start and end of the work within the semester. If a thesis preparation project is conducted at an institution or company outside USI, an authorized lecturer of USI must take responsibility as in-​house supervisor. An authorized lecturer is a USI professor from the Faculty of Informatics who is teaching a MCS course in the current academic year.


A Master Thesis Preparation in MCS should be a computational and application oriented work in a research group at USI in order to deepen the knowledge in an area in computational science. It should require about 180 hours and 6 ECTS are obtained for a 15 page summary report.

Teaching mode

In presence

Learning methods

The Master Thesis Preparation takes a maximum of 3 months, which is a strict deadline for its completion by the end of the teaching period until December 23. It should be followed by a Master thesis and should train students for independent work on a particular topic.

Examination information

Master Thesis Preparation is graded pass/fail.