Alcide De Gasperi University of Euroregional Economy in Józefów

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STEP no 1: Selection of the promoter (thesis supervisor)

  • The diploma thesis is prepared during the seminar, which is supervised by the promoter. Lists of promoters and reviewers are approved by the faculty council. Enrollment for diploma seminars for a particular promoter is carried out at the dean's office at the appointed time. After this date, the promoter is assigned administratively.

STEP no 2: Submission of the thesis topic

  • After choosing the Promoter, the student is required to submit the title of the diploma thesis with the signature of the promoter's approval - no later than by 31 October (when the seminar begins in the winter semester) or until March 31 (when the seminar begins in the summer semester).
  • The Quality and Education Committee analyzes and checks the compliance of the presented topics of the diploma theses, after which they are approved by the faculty council.
  • The topic diploma thesis application form should be downloaded in the dean's office.
  • The student, in consultation with the supervisor, may change the topic of thesis, but not later than by the end of the first semester of the diploma seminar.
  • The subject (topic – title) of the diploma thesis should be related to the field of study and refer to the specialization.

STEP no 3: Preparation of thesis

  • The work is prepared on its own, it means - it should contain a significant own contribution of the student's work.
  • Collection of materials should take place from the moment the promoter accepts the topic, in the first month after the beginning of the last academic year.
  • Parts of the work are successively passed to the promoter, who accepts them or makes comments to make changes.
  • The final version of the written work is presented to the supervisor in full - by May 30 or November 30, respectively, no later than two weeks before being submitted to the dean's office in order to perform anti-plagiarism control.
  • Submitting the thesis is a necessary condition for completing a diploma seminar or other classes leading to the submission of a thesis.

In special cases, a student who has completed all subjects covered by the study plan, with the exception of a thesis seminar, may be allowed to submit a diploma thesis not later than within the next two semesters. The student then repeats the subject of the diploma seminar on the terms of payment determined by the Chancellor.

Editorial requirements

The diploma thesis should meet the following formal and editorial requirements:

  • othe volume of bachelor's or engineer's thesis should be in the dimension from

40 to 70 typescript pages, while the master thesis - from 60 to 100;

  • the work should be prepared in the Microsoft Office Word editor format

(doc, docx) or Open Office (odt);

  • font and margins:

- Times New Roman font,

- font size 12 points, 1,800 characters on A4 page

(30 lines of 60 characters),

- line spacing - 1.5 lines,

- margins: top, bottom, right - 2.5 cm, left margin - 3.5 cm;

  • The edition of the diploma thesis: the way of citing, references to literature, list of cited works, etc. should be consistent with the standards adopted in a given discipline.

The final printed version of the diploma thesis should meet the following conditions:

- two-sided computer printout,

- paper format - A4,

- pages permanently connected to each other, clamp cover with hard back,

The final electronic version of the diploma thesis should meet the following conditions:

- recording in one file on an electronic medium (CD-R, DVD-R) in PDF file format and doc. ;

- a disc described in the place intended for this and submitted in the paper described envelope, without sticking to thesis; in the description of the disc should be put: author's first name and surname, album number, faculty name, major, specialization and the year of thesis defense.

The content of the diploma thesis:

The diploma thesis must contain in order:

  1. Title page according to the pattern (WORD / PDF)
  2. Table of contents - all the components of the diploma thesis are placed in the table of contents in chronological order with a clear division into chapters and sub-chapters with the exact details of the pages from which they start.
  3. Introduction - the introduction should include such elements as:
    • clarifying the subject of the thesis,
    • explanation and justification of the choice of topic,
    • the object of research, the purpose/objective (purposes/objectives) of research and research problems,
    • presentation of the hypotheses posed in the thesis,
    • listing of the research methods used in the diploma thesis,
    • presentation of subsequent chapters indicating the guiding thoughts in them,
    • presentation of the state of knowledge from a given topic and the nature of the sources used in writing the thesis - literature, reports, studies, textbooks, the Internet.
  4. Chapters and subsections - these are the most important parts of the work. Keep in mind that:
    • each chapter begins with a new page, and the subsection can be separated by an empty line;
    • the title of the chapter and its number written in Roman numerals should be centered;
    • work should contain at least three chapters;
    • the title of the subsection and its number written in Arabic numeral;
    • the construction of chapters and subchapters should not be complicated;
    • at the beginning of each chapter, you should write briefly what is the main idea of the chapter will concern.
  5. Conclusion - the conclusion should include the summarization of the thesis It should contain statements about theses of the thesis and justification, as well as it should be written whether the theses founded in the introduction were refuted or confirmed and whether the goals were achieved while writing the thesis, it means – you should briefly summarize the result the author reached in the chapters and subchapters.
  6. Bibliography - items used to write a thesis placed at the end of the work after the main text and the conclusion.
    • you should show self-reliance in using the literature, that is, the studies on a given topic;
    • bibliographic items can be written down according to the types of sources: books; articles in magazines; unpublished materials; normative acts; statistical sources; the Internet sources;
    • for the Internet sources, please provide the exact address of the website and the date when the material was used;
    • one system should be established with the promoter for storing bibliographic items and used in entire paper.

Other important elements of the diploma thesis:

  • footnotes - are proof that when writing a thesis the student used the literature, there is no plagiarism or speculation. Footnotes give information about the source literature or legal provisions referred to in the work. The footnote should be on the page of the text at the bottom of the page. You can also place footnotes in the text or at the end of the chapter, but the promoter decides about it. Footnotes can be edited in various ways, but their chosen form must be uniform throughout the entire thesis.
  • quotes - should be given a footnote (reference) and enclosed in quotation marks.

STEP no 4: Checking in the anti-plagiarism program

  • The university is obliged to check the written diploma theses before the diploma exam using the anti-plagiarism program cooperating with the national repository of written diploma theses.
  • The student submits to the dean's office, by e-mail, the final version of the diploma thesis accepted by the promoter in electronic form, two weeks before the set date of submission of the work in the dean's office.
  • The passing of the anti-plagiarism control is a condition for allowing the thesis to be defended.
  • The text of the thesis is checked in the electronic anti-plagiarism system within 2 days of submission.
  • The student (author of the thesis) has the opportunity to improve the paper by the date specified by the promoter.
  • A student may submit a diploma thesis for four inspections in the anti-plagiarism system, while the second and subsequent inspections being paid for according to the rates specified in the Chancellor's order.
  • If the diploma thesis is not accepted four times, the student is deleted from the list of students due to failing the subject of the diploma seminar.
  • A student deleted from the list of students for the reasons referred to in paragraph 3, who will resume his studies under the §46 of the Study Regulations, repeat the subject of the Diploma Seminar and he/she is obliged to prepare a new thesis on a subject other than the subject of the thesis, which was the basis for deletion from the list of students, and pay tuition fees set by the chancellor.
  • In the case of a recurrence of the situation referred to in paragraph 3, disciplinary proceedings are instituted against its author, in accordance with art. 214 of the Act of 25th July 2005 on Law on Higher Education.

STEP no 5: Submission of the diploma thesis

  • Student składa zaakceptowaną pracę w dziekanacie w trzech egzemplarzach: The student submits the approved thesis in the dean's office in three copies:
  • the first – in hard cover

  • the second - bound (to the student's file), with the thinnest ridge,

  • the third - in the electronic version (CD).

The final text of the thesis, in the version to be defended, is submitted to the dean's office at least 2 weeks before the set date of defense. The student also needs to submit

  • 5 photos for the diploma (dimensions 45x65 mm)
  • the student departure card

On the day of submitting the diploma thesis, the student shall pay a fee of PLN 100 for issuing the graduation diploma.

 

STEP no 6: Diploma examination

  • The diploma exam should take place not later than one month from the date of submitting the diploma thesis. For justified reasons, the dean may extend this term by another month.
  • The condition for admission of a student to the diploma exam is:
  • obtaining the positive grades from subjects included in the curriculum, confirming achievement of the assumed learning outcomes and obtaining the number of ECTS points determined in the study program for a given field of study,
  • passing professional student internships or other activities of a special nature, if they are included in the study program,
  • obtaining a positive assessment of the diploma thesis from the supervisor and reviewer and if it is a case, the positive opinion of the entity commissioning the subject of practical work,
  • settlement of all liabilities towards the University (financial liabilities, liabilities towards the University Library, etc.) and submission of the circulation card and other required documents to the dean's office.

The diploma exam is an oral exam. During the diploma exam, the student answers three questions:

2 randomly drawn questions:

  • the first question from the pool of general questions for the field of study,
  • second question from the pool of questions for the specialization being pursued

1 question on the subject of the diploma thesis formulated by the reviewer.

Example of the questions for Bachelor’s degree exam

Example of the questions for Master’s degree exam