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Information on Degree Projects at DIDD, DIKR, and DIPT


This page provides information, instructions, and templates for the following degree project courses:

  • Bachelor Thesis in Computer Science (15 ECTS)
  • Bachelor Thesis in Digital Game Development (15 ECTS)
  • (Degree Project in Computer Science for Engineers (30 ECTS)), handled separately since spring 2016, see here (Swedish only)
  • Master Thesis in Computer Science (15 ECTS and 30 ECTS)
  • Master Thesis in Software Engineering (15 ECTS and 30 ECTS)
  • Master Thesis in Telecommunication Systems (15 ECTS and 30 ECTS)

Please check back regularly to assure that you have the most recent versions of the provided documents, templates, and materials. Each degree project course has further course specific materials that are available from its particular itslearning course page.

All submissions of course documents must be done through the particular course's itslearning page. Other submissions are not accepted. Please note that you must be formally registered or re-registered to submit course documents.

All questions concerning the degree project courses shall be directed to a suitable discussion forum on the particular course's itslearning pages.


Important dates

-- 2017 --
...
2017-08-28 Start of fall term (LP1)
2017-08-28 Introduction lectures (repetition; 8:15-12; J1620)
2017-09-13 DEADLINE: Submission of Thesis draft + "OK to present" from supervisor
2017-09-24 DEADLINE: Submission of opposition report
DEADLINE: 3-week-roll-call (for students re-registering LP1)
2017-09-25 -
2017-09-27
THESIS PRESENTATIONS AND DEFENSES* (J16xx)
2017-10-08 DEADLINE: Submission of final thesis for grading
DEADLINE: (Re-)Submission of project plan
2017-10-30 Start of LP2
-- 2018 --
2018-01-10 DEADLINE: Submission of Thesis draft + "OK to present" from supervisor
2018-01-15 Start of spring term 2018 (LP3)
2018-01-15 Introduction lectures (8:15-16; xxx)
2018-01-21 DEADLINE: Submission of opposition report
2018-01-22 -
2018-01-24
THESIS PRESENTATIONS AND DEFENSES* (xxx)
2018-02-04 DEADLINE: Submission of final thesis for grading
DEADLINE: (Re-)Submission of project plan
DEADLINE: 3-week-roll-call (for students starting or re-registering LP3)
2018-03-18 DEADLINE: (Re-)Submission of project plan
2018-03-26 Start of LP4
2018-03-26 Introduction lectures (15 ECTS only; 8:15-12; xxx)
2018-04-11 DEADLINE: (Re-)Submission of project plan (15 ECTS only)
2018-04-15 DEADLINE: 3-week-roll-call (15 ECTS only)
2018-05-16 DEADLINE: Submission of Thesis draft + "OK to present" from supervisor
2018-05-27 DEADLINE: Submission of opposition report
2018-05-28 -
2018-05-30
THESIS PRESENTATIONS AND DEFENSES* (xxx)
2018-06-10 DEADLINE: Submission of final thesis for grading
DEADLINE: (Re-)Submission of project plan
SUMMER BREAK
2018-09-03 Start of fall term (LP1)
2018-09-03 Introduction lectures (repetition; 8:15-12; J1620)
2018-09-19 DEADLINE: Submission of Thesis draft + "OK to present" from supervisor
2018-09-30 DEADLINE: Submission of opposition report
DEADLINE: 3-week-roll-call (for students re-registering LP1)
2018-10-01 -
2018-10-03
THESIS PRESENTATIONS AND DEFENSES* (xxx)
2018-10-14 DEADLINE: Submission of final thesis for grading
DEADLINE: (Re-)Submission of project plan
2018-11-05 Start of LP2
-- 2019 --
2019-01-16 DEADLINE: Submission of Thesis draft + "OK to present" from supervisor
2019-01-21 Start of spring term 2019 (LP3)
2019-01-21 Introduction lectures (8:15-16; xxx)
2019-01-27 DEADLINE: Submission of opposition report
2019-01-28 -
2019-01-30
THESIS PRESENTATIONS AND DEFENSES* (xxx)
2019-02-10 DEADLINE: Submission of final thesis for grading
DEADLINE: (Re-)Submission of project plan
DEADLINE: 3-week-roll-call (for students starting or re-registering LP3)
2019-03-24 DEADLINE: (Re-)Submission of project plan

*Presentations will start in the morning of the first day and continue as needed.


Instructions and templates

If the links below do not work properly, please use the links in the download section at the end of this page.


Resources

This page contains links and references related to the different stages and perspectives of research projects. The aim is to focus on computer science and software engineering research but many items are generally applicable to scientific research. Please notify us about any broken links or other errors.

There's a nice set of tutorials from the publisher Springer about authoring and reviewing that will help you in writing your thesis and performing a good opposition:
https://www.springer.com/us/authors-editors/authorandreviewertutorials

Books

  • Berndtsson et al. (2008). Thesis Projects: A Guide for Students in Computer Science and Information Systems. 2nd Edition. Springer.
  • Blomkvist, P.; Hallin (2015), A. Method for engineering students, Degree projects using the 4-phase Model. Studentlitteratur. (This text is available in Swedish and in English).
  • Cunningham, D. and Wallraven, C. (2011), Experimental Design: From User Studies to Psychophysics. CRC Press.
  • Dobelli, R (2014), The Art of Thinking Clearly. Reprint edition. Harper Paperbacks.
  • Murray, R. (2011), How to write a thesis. 3rd Edition. Open University Press.
  • Rienecker, L. and Stray Jørgensen, P. (2014), Att skriva en bra uppsats. 3:e upplaga. Liber. (In Swedish)
  • Språkrådet, (2008), Svenska skrivregler. 3:e upplaga. Liber. (In Swedish)
  • Strunk, W. (1999), The Elements of Style. 4th Edition. Longman.
  • Williams, J. M. (2006). The Craft of Argument. 3rd Edition. Pearson.
  • Williams, J. M. (2014). Style: The Basics of Clarity and Grace. 5th Edition. Pearson.
  • Wohlin et al. (2012). Experimentation in Software Engineering – An Introduction. 2nd Edition. Springer.
  • Zinsser, W. (2016). On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing. 30th Anniv Rep edition. Harper Perennial.
  • Zobel, J. (2014). Writing for Computer Science. 3rd Edition. Springer.

Papers

  • Demeyer, S. (2011). Research Methods in Computer Science. IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance.
  • Ramesh, V.; Glass, R. L.; Vessey, I. (2004). Research in Computer Science: An Empirical Study. Systems and Software, 70:165-176.

Web links

LaTeX

Language/ grammar

  • Grammarly.com. A free tool that helps you finding and correcting errors in your writing.

Referencing and plagiarism

Students who start their degree projects are expected to fully and clearly understand what plagiarism is and how it can be avoided. Teachers at BTH are instructed to report all cases of suspected plagiarism to BTH's disciplinary board. Ignorance will not be accepted as an excuse.

Please consult the Plagiarism and cheating page for more information.


Publishing your thesis

All theses will be stored in DiVA where they are publicly available. You will receive current information about how to upload your thesis when your final report has received a passing grade.

A guide for registering publications in DiVA can be downloaded here.

Please note that your grade will not be reported in LADOK, before it is registered in DiVA.

If you are contacted by a publisher who offers to publish your thesis, be advised to be careful. Many companies "out there" are not very reputable. Please read about publishing your thesis or publishers in the grey zone before transferring the copyright to your work. In the worst case, this can be academic suicide.

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