Defence dates in the academic year 2018/2019
To students defending their bachelor’s and master’s thesis in academic year 2018/2019: Please send your thesis topic and supervisor’s name to ulle.holm [ät] ut.ee no later than 28th October 2018.
There are five different sets of dates for students to defend their Bachelor’s and Master’s thesis in the academic year 2018/2019:
- Defence date 29 November 2018 - thesis submission date 15 November 2018 (latest by 23:59)
- Defence date 24 January 2019 - thesis submission date 10 January 2019 (latest by 23:59)
- Defence date 21 March 2019 - thesis submission date 7 March 2019 (latest by 23:59)
- Defence date 3-7 and 10-11 June 2019 - BSc thesis submission date 10 May 2019 (latest by 23:59) and MSc thesis submission date 16 May 2019 (latest by 23:59)
- Defence date 28-29 August 2019 - thesis submission date 14 August 2019 (latest by 23:59)
The thesis has to be uploaded via the online submission system
Thesis related guidelines and regulations
- Requirements for graduation theses and their grading in the Institute of Computer Science of the University of Tartu
- Requirements for graduation thesis and procedure for defence in the Faculty of Science and Technology
- The procedure for processing cases of academic fraud and improper behaviour in studies in the Faculty of Science and Technology
Submitting the thesis
- Starting from the academic year 2015/16 it is compulsory to add a CERCS code (Common European Research Classification Scheme) to the information page of the thesis.
- The thesis must be submitted to the theses database via the appropriate form. The name of the file should be formulated as surname_fieldofstudy_year.pdf.
- The thesis must also contain a disclosure licence at the end to allow the thesis to be made public and reproduced. The Institute of Computer Science applies an open-access policy to Master's theses, except in special cases where a thesis is declared confidential due to commercial reasons. If making the thesis public isn't possible due to business secrets or some other circumstance then the author must submit the following document with a confirmation letter from the owner of the intellectual property involved and a supervisor's explanation to the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs at the Dean's Office before 12th May 2019 (Vanemuise 46 - 208, email: hanna-liisa.ennet [ät] ut.ee):
- Common licence to reproduce thesis and make thesis public agreement (regular)
- Common licence to reproduce thesis and make thesis public agreement (restriction in publishing)
- Common licence to reproduce thesis and make thesis public agreement (indefinite restriction in publishing)
Graduation theses shall be defended on dates determined by defence committees. The dates and places for defence with the relevant time tables shall be published on the website of the Institute of Computer Science. A graduation thesis is defended in the form of an academic debate.
The time limit for the presentation is 15 minutes for a master’s thesis
The main stages of the defence procedure are the following:
● the author’s presentation
● questions related to the presentation
● opinion of the opponent
● general discussion
● opinion of the supervisor
● the author’s final remarks