The diploma thesis

Article index

  1. Introduction
  2. General rules
  3. Rights and duties of students
  4. Organisation of the academic year
  5. Organisation of degree programmes
  6. Completion of classes
  7. Examination
  8. Completion of a course
  9. Grading scale
  10. Arrangements for students following a part of the curriculum outside their home faculty
  11. Completion of a semester of study
  12. Registration for the next year or semester of study
  13. Arrangements for students following an individualised study programme
  14. Arrangements for students following more than one degree programme in parallel
  15. Transfers
  16. Arrangements for resuming study
  17. Leave of absence
  18. The diploma thesis
  19. The diploma examination
  20. Graduation
  21. Ranking of graduates
  22. Prizes and distinctions
  23. Liability of students
  24. Circumstances of striking students from the register of students
  25. Final and transitional provisions

§ 18.

The diploma thesis

  1. The diploma thesis shall be prepared by a student under the supervision of a staff member of the Warsaw University of Technology authorised by the Faculty Board.
  2. When preparing his or her diploma thesis, a student shall be entitled to academic support to be provided by the staff member supervising the thesis.
  3. Research and professional interests of a student should be taken into account when defining the topic of his or her diploma thesis.
  4. The diploma thesis may be a joint work provided that the contribution of each person involved is defined in detail.
  5. The diploma thesis shall be presented in the form of a text, together with its digital version, and annexes where applicable. The text must include a summary of the thesis in the Polish language and, if a student applies requests a copy of the diploma translated into a foreign language, also the title and a summary in that language. Detailed requirements concerning the form in which the diploma thesis should be submitted shall be laid down by the Dean.
  6. At the request of the supervisor of the diploma thesis, the Dean may give consent for the thesis to be written in a foreign language. Such consent shall not be required in the case of English-medium degree programmes. If the diploma thesis is written in a foreign language, its title and summary shall also be given in the Polish language.
  7. Upon the consent of the Dean, the diploma thesis may be prepared outside of the Warsaw University of Technology, at an institution providing appropriate conditions for such preparation.
  8. The diploma thesis may be included as part of the research programme of a faculty or a student research circle.
  9. A first-cycle student shall be required to submit his or her diploma thesis no later than three weeks before the beginning of the semester following the final semester of his or her degree programme, and a second-cycle student by the following deadlines:
    • 1 March if enrolled on a degree programme ending with the winter semester;
    • 15 September if enrolled on a degree programme ending with the summer semester.
  10. At the request of the thesis supervisor or at the request of the student, the Dean may extend the deadline for the submission of the diploma thesis, but only for a maximum period of three months from the deadlines set in section 9 above.
  11. A student who has not submitted the diploma thesis by the specified deadline shall be struck from the register of students.
  12. The Dean shall appoint as reviewer of the thesis either a person from among those authorised to supervise diploma theses or another person holding appropriate qualifications.
  13. The thesis supervisor and reviewer shall draw up opinions on the thesis, including proposed grades. Both opinions shall be made available to the student no later than three days before the date of the diploma examination.