Rules for degree projects at advanced level (second cycle) (from January 1, 2013)
General KTH rules, described in the KTH regulations, hold primarily, please see Comprehensive rules and guidelines for degree project work 30 credits, regarding Master.
The following rules also apply at the Department of Theoretical Physics:
- Degree projects should be examined at KTH, which means that a degree project cannot be performed at another college or university to be examined there and then to be subsequently credited at KTH.
- A degree project is normally performed individually.
- Examiner for degree projects is the director of undergraduate studies at the Department of Theoretical Physics, which also appoints supervisors for the degree projects.
- Before starting a degree project, an application should be submitted by the student (please see Examensarbetesansökan). This should show:
Note that there are formal requirements on the number of ECTS credits to be obtained before starting a degree project. If these are not met, a degree project may not be initiated.
- who is the examiner
- who is the supervisor (noted only on the application form)
- preliminary title of the degree project
- start and end dates
- where the degree project is to be performed (at a KTH department, a company or abroad)
- Printing of a degree project is normally done a the printing company US-AB. Note that it takes five working days for printing when the proof has been approved. The proof takes about one working day to be constructed after the submission of the thesis. The written version of the thesis is normally written in English and must be available at a seminar (see below). Before printing, the thesis should be controlled for plagiarism (Turnitin at KTH Bilda), which is performed by the supervisor. The thesis should be recorded in the KTH publication database DiVA.
- A seminar should at least be advertised via e-mail to all personnel at the Department of Theoretical Physics (firstname.lastname@example.org). The seminar should be about 30 minutes (including questions and comments), held in English, and normally take place during semester time.
- Grading of degree projects are made by the examiner. Immediately after the seminar, three teachers, including the supervisor, discuss the Evaluation criteria for degree project and suggest a grading to the examiner. The examiner may be among the three teachers. It is the supervisor's task to call two other teachers to the seminar. The weighting of the grading with respect to evaluation criteria for degree project should be as follows: a third "Engineering-related and scientific content", a third "Process", a sixth "Presentation (written)", and a sixth "Presentation (oral)".
- Normally, the Department of Theoretical Physics or other KTH departments do not pay either companies or other college or university departments for supervision of degree projects. To deviate from this, the requirements should be put forward and approved in advance by the director of undergraduate studies or the head of the department.