Master’s thesis is a study attainment, which the student carries out at the final stages of her/his studies.
During the master’s thesis project the student typically aims at solving a problem relevant to the field of study. The work is based on existing scientific knowledge, and it is conducted according to the principles of scientific research, following good engineering and scientific practices and ethical guidelines. This work is documented in a scientific thesis report, which on one hand summarizes the relevant existing knowledge on the thesis project’s topic area, and on the other hand, describes the research the student performed during the thesis project.
The master's thesis shall be written on a topic related to the advanced studies of the degree programme, agreed upon between the student and a professor who is either in charge of the research field linked with the topic or sufficiently specialised in the topic of the thesis.
The master’s thesis includes not only the thesis but also the maturity essay and seminar presentation or a corresponding presentation.