Regulations

In the document Regulations for the degree project on the Master of Science in Engineering, Architecture and Master’s Program you will find important information when you are going to do your degree project. You have the benefit of the document throughout the degree project.

Some headings in the regulations:

  • Examination
  • ratings
  • Conditions for the degree project to begin
  • Implementation
  • Examiner
  • Supervisor
  • Student responsibility
  • You also need the following documents

Form for approval and registration of degree project (pdf)

Scan in and email the form for registration when the degree project begins.

Work card 30/60 Hp degree project

Submit the completed work card to the department where you carry out your thesis.

Bachelor Program

A degree project on a university engineering program should reflect the nature of the education and show technical engineering problem solving. The overall goal of the degree project is that the student should demonstrate such knowledge and ability as required to work independently as a university engineer.

Learning

The learning outcomes for thesis work at Chalmers are based on the goals for the Bachelor of Science in Engineering, formulated in Chalmers’ local degree program and in the Regulations for thesis work at Chalmers University of Technology (see below).

Regulations

In the document Regulations for degree projects at the Bachelor’s degree program you will find important information when you are going to do your degree project. You have the benefit of the document throughout the degree project.

Some headings in the regulations:

  • Examination
  • ratings
  • Conditions for the degree project to begin
  • Implementation
  • Examiner
  • Supervisor
  • Student responsibility
  • Some headings in the regulations
  • Examination
  • ratings
  • Conditions for the degree project to begin
  • Implementation
  • Examiner
  • Supervisor
  • Student responsibility

Planning report – what, how and when

The planning report describes what is to be done in the thesis work, as well as how and when to do it.

The planning report contains a definition of the purpose, a description of how the work is to be performed and a timetable for the implementation, that is, the planning report responds to the questions what, how and when. Please note that the planning report must be approved by the company and the supervisor before the degree project can start.

The planning report includes the following chapters:

  • Introduction
  • Background

In this section, the background to the question is described, that is, a brief description of the company’s situation and why the company wants the assignment performed. Note that this is not the reason why the student does the thesis work to be described.

Purpose

The purpose is a brief description of the assignment and what result the assignment should lead to.

Delimitations

During delimitations, you talk about what you should not treat.

Specification of the issue

Based on the purpose, the question should be clarified, for example by writing down a number of questions to be answered. Another way is to write a number of statements (hypotheses) that will then be verified or rejected during the work.

Method

The method chapter describes how to set up the work. Which includes, among other things, workflow, design of experiments and use of different methods for data collection. Ideally, a method chapter should be so comprehensive that anyone with certain basic knowledge in the area should be able to perform the work in the manner described and achieve the same results. Describing the method is important for the client to be able to assess whether the goal can be achieved in the prescribed manner. Therefore, it is also important to explain in this chapter why the chosen method provides a reliable result.

Schedule

The timetable for implementation is preferably presented as a Gantt scheme (flow chart)

E-publishing and printing

Degree projects that are published electronically are freely available and searchable

Degree projects are registered and published in the service Chalmers ODR Student Works. As an author you can say no to electronic publishing but registration (searchable post without full text) is mandatory. For the electronic publication of the full text, all authors must have signed the (approved) publication agreement on the work card.

Both the registration and e-publishing are handled by the department. The degree project must be produced in accordance with specified templates and delivered in PDF format.

Chalmers Library does not accept printed degree projects, except for the architectural programs in which the Architecture and Society Building Library receives printed copies.

Printing

Your institution will order printing, if your degree project is to be printed. If you order printing, a requisition must be attached with the print original files. The requisition must be signed by the head of department / equivalent, incl. e-mail and contain information about the supervisor, the title of the report / thesis and the author (incl. connection and e-mail). The requisition must contain information about the paying institution / equivalent, cost center, project number and any activity number. Attach the requisition with the print original files.

Deliver as PDF

If the work is to be printed, it must be produced according to specified templates (see the design of the thesis work) and delivered as a PDF file.

Pictures

Keep in mind that images should have a resolution of at least 300 dpi. Black and white images should be in grayscale. RGB is intended for display on screen not for print.