Theses

How to write a thesis in the AGDB?

1) Select a topic

Select a topic for your thesis. It can be a self-chosen topic or a topic proposed by the AGDB.

2) Conversation with supervisors

Contact your supervisor and arrange a conversation with her/him. Discuss your topic and arrange regular meetings for the further course. In addition, you will gain access to the AGDB Wiki (log in once with your Zedat account on wikis.fu-berlin.de).

Important: After the interview, the acceptance of a topic has to be registered by Ms Eckart with the following data, in the form of a short email:

  • Full name of the student
  • Matriculation number of the student
  • Zedat account name of the student
  • Mobile phone number of the student
  • (provisional) title of the thesis
  • Bachelor (BSc) or Master's Thesis (MSc)

3) Search for the second corrector

Look for a professor as a second advisor.

Important: Tell Ms. Eckart in the form of a short email, who will be the second advisor for your thesis.

4) Write an exposé

Write an exposé with approx. 6 to 8 pages. Use the AGDB Exposé Template for this. The exposé presents the topic of your thesis, describes related work and defines the objective of your thesis.

5) Appointment: Presentation of the Exposé

Make an appointment via email for the presentation of your exposé at a group meeting of the AGDB (Wednesdays 2 pm to 4 pm in the Takustr. 9, room 137) with Mrs. Eckart.

Important: Please insert Prof. Dr.  Voisard and your supervisor in the CC of your appointment email!

6) Introductory presentation

Present your exposé at a group meeting of the AGDB (Wednesdays 2 pm to 4 pm at Takustr. 9, room 137) in the form of a 15-minute presentation. Use the AGDB Slide Template for this. After your presentation 5 to 15 minutes questions can be asked.

7) Registration of the thesis

After the successful presentation, register your thesis with the appropriate form from the examination office. All you have to do is hand the filled-in registration form to Ms Eckart, who will send the form to the Examination Office. The Examination Office will then enter all the data for your final thesis in the Campus Management system.

Note: Ms. Eckart's office hours are daily from 10 am to 12 pm.

Important: Please send as soon as the data is available, the exact date of submission of your thesis by email to Ms. Eckart.

8) Write your thesis

Write your thesis. Use the AGDB thesis template for this. It takes 3 months to complete a bachelor thesis, and 6 months to complete a master thesis.

9) Appointment: Intermediate presentation (only Master theses)

Make an appointment via email for the intermediate presentation of your thesis at a group meeting of the AGDB (Wednesdays 2 pm to 4 pm at Takustr. 9, room 137) with your supervisor.

Important: Be sure to appoint Ms. Prof. Dr. Voisard and Ms. Eckart in the CC of your appointment email.

10) Intermediate presentation (only Master theses)

Have a 15-minute presentation about your thesis. Use the AGDB Slide Template for this. After your presentation 5 to 15 minutes questions can be asked.

11) Submission of the final thesis

The final thesis must be submitted in 3 copies in the examination office of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science before the deadline.

Important: The thesis contains a statutory declaration and a link to a repository and a data medium (CD / DVD) with the corresponding source code.

Note: The examination regulations apply!

12) Appointment: Presentation of the thesis

Make an appointment by e-mail for the presentation of your thesis at a group meeting of the AGDB (wednesdays 2 pm to 4 pm in the Takustr. 9, room 137) with your supervisor.

After the appointment has been confirmed, invite the general public (students, scientific staff and professors) to your presentation via email at least 3 working days in advance. Use the following email distribution addresses:

Please note that there must be at least 14 days between submitting the thesis and the presentation.

Important: Make sure that all examiners of your thesis can and will appear on the date. Should one of the two examiners fail to appear, no defense can take place.

If the external reviewer / reviewer is involved: Only a joint report to the examination office is allowed!

13) Defense of the thesis

Have a 15 (BSc) / 25 (MSc) -minute presentation about your thesis. Use the AGDB Slide Template for this. After your presentation 5 to 15 minutes questions can be asked.

14) Passing of the certificate

Take your testimony on the last Friday of the semester (in the summer and winter semester) at the graduates ceremony. You will receive your diploma as part of the celebrations.

Note: Your participation is welcome!