Master Thesis (MCS)
The Master thesis is an academic piece of work whose purpose is to demonstrate the candidate’s ability to make an original contribution to the field of computer science and/or computational science. Such a contribution can be theoretical or experimental, but always builds on a solid research effort. To this end, it must show that with some guidance the candidate can identify, analyze and solve a problem, and apply the tools, techniques and concepts acquired during the Master studies.
Following their academic interest, the student approach a Faculty member, who serves as Master thesis supervisor, and together they define scope and content of the Master project. The student then works on the project, summarizes the results in a written thesis, and defends the latter. The recommended length for a Master thesis is approximately 80-100 pages, excluding additional material such as program listings and appendices.
Faculty members at the Institute of Computing, at the Computer Systems Institute, or at the Faculty of Informatics advise students during the Master project.
The Master thesis is examined orally before a panel comprising the supervisor, another Faculty member (the co-examiner) and the Master director (or her/his delegate). The oral examination comprises a student presentation of up to 30 minutes, followed by questions from the panel.
Guidelines for Master's Theses of the Faculty of Informatics