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Thesis

In terms of administration, the thesis is almost like any other project at ITU. When writing your thesis, you must therefore follow the general guidelines for projects concerning how to register for a projectfinding a supervisor and project goals.

Especially for KDDIT and DIM: the supervisor will be allocated on the basis of student wishes and the availability of the supervisors in question.
​Unless ​if you are on DIM and are writing your Thesis in the Autumn. Then you will have to find a supervisor yourself. 

Below, you can find more specific information about the thesis.

When can you start your thesis?

The master thesis must conclude your education. You can register for 7,5 credits in the same semester as you write your thesis.

If you are lacking 22,5 ECTS or less (besides the thesis) at the start of a semester, you can sign up for the remaining credits and write the thesis in the following semester. Sometimes it will be necessary to write the thesis and then take the last ECTS in the following semester. Be aware that as a minimum you need to have passed 60 ECTS when writing your thesis.

Registration

Remember to register for your thesis in the registration period. Also be aware of the deadline for submitting the project agreement to the Board of studies and for sending the supervision agreement (former thesis plan). Find the submission deadlines in the Semester overview under Your Programme.

Sending in a supervision agreement 

Besides filling in and submitting the Project agreement, you must submit a supervision agreement.

  1. Sit down together with your supervisor and be sure to talk about the practicalities (for example communication, meeting frequency, other obligations, need for deadlines) and topics closer to your project (for example types of supervisor input, reading and feedback). 
  2. Fill in the supervision agreement together with your supervisor in the very beginning of the project.
  3. Post the supervision agreement in your project folder in LearnIT:
    • Open Discussion Forum
    • Click "Add a new discussion topic"
    • Write supervision agreement in the "Subject" field
    • Attach the completed supervision agreement
    • Click "Post to forum"
  4. If changes are required at some point during the project, you can add a new discussion topic with an updated file.

Find the template here: Supervision agreement (Word) ,  Supervision agreement (pdf)

Deadline supervision agreement

Save the supervision agreement in LearnIT once the project folder opens - at the latest after second meeting with your supervisor.

Meetings with your supervisor

You and your supervisor should meet at least once a month. Make sure your plan includes some milestones (at least one per month) to enable you and your supervisor to discover early if your plan is about to slip.

Abstract

You must include an abstract in your thesis. If the thesis is in Danish, the abstract must be in English. If the thesis is in English, you can write the abstract in either Danish or English.

Deadlines for submission

You can see the deadlines for submission of the thesis under Submission deadlines.

Regarding exam and submission

Click for information about the Thesis exam, re-exam and deadline postponement due to illness.