Guidelines for graduation on thesis submission and defence

In order to get the MSc degree, the student has to prepare and discuss an original Master Thesis, under the guide of a supervisor, chosen by the student among the professors of the Department of Information Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (DIISM).

The student who wants to take the final exam must apply at the DIISM Student Office at least 40 days before the date of the final exam. In order to be allowed to access the exam, the student has to obtain all the required credits (CFU) at least 15 days before the date of the final exam.

The application must include an abstract of the thesis in electronic format (sent to the President of the Comitato per la Didattica and copy to the DIISM Students Office). The printed thesis must be presented to the DIISM Students Office at least 10 days before the date of the final exam. The student must send a draft of the thesis to the Opponent (Controrelatore, an appointed internal examiner) at least 20 days before the date of the final exam.

The thesis has to be written in Italian or in English, any exception must be approved by the degree course committee.

The final grade ranges from 66 to 110. The maximum grade is "110 e lode" (cum laude). The final grade is the sum of two terms: an initial grade, based on the student's career, and a thesis grade, decided by the final exam committee. The initial grade is the average of the exam grades (weighted by the CFU), expressed on a 110 scale and rounded to the nearest integer. The thesis grade is decided by the final thesis committee, taking into account the opinion of the supervisor and of the opponent. In order to give the maximum grade (110 e lode) the agreement of all members of the final exam committee is required.

Master of Science in Computer and Automation Engineering

Master of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering

Master of Science in Engineering Management

For the Master thesis the student will receive 18 CFU. The thesis can be a literature review or a report containing

theoretical-experimental original results. In the latter case, 30 days before the date of the final exam an Opponent

(Controrelatore) will be appointed by the degree course committee to evaluate the contribution of the thesis.

The maximum thesis grade is 4 for a review thesis and 8 for a theoretical-experimental thesis.

Master of Science in Applied Mathematics

For the Master thesis the student will receive 27 CFU.

30 days before the date of the final exam an Opponent (Controrelatore) will be appointed by the degree course committee to evaluate the contribution of the thesis.

The thesis grade is assigned according the following scheme:

from 1 to 2: sufficient master thesis

from 3 to 4: average master thesis

from 5 to 7: good master thesis

more than 7: outstanding master thesis; in this case the Supervisor must submit a written declaration that includes a comparison of the results with the recent international literature on the subject.