Course detail

Diploma Design Seminar

FSI-YDSAcad. year: 2017/2018

The course is focused on analysis of available information sources (articles, books, Internet, engineering works etc.), trend analysis and design of alternative soulution of technical problem solved in diploma thesis.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Result of course will be elaboration of semestral project and its presentation.


The knowledge of findings from mechanics of solids and from machine design courses which is acquired during previous student`s education.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

S. Čmejrková, F. Daneš, J. Světlá: Jak napsat odborný text, Leda 1999, ISBN 80-85927-69-1
P. Kosky, G. Wise, R. Balmer, W. Keat: Exploring Engineering: An Introduction for Freshman to Engineering and to the Design Process, Elsevier 2006, ISBN 978-0-12-369405-8

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Creative work in ateliers.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Graded course-unit credit requirements: active participation in lectures, development of semester work (report) with defined structure and range, containing variants of design concept, specification of materials, manufacturing processes and 3D model of arrangement of technical elements. Presentation summarizing the results of semester work.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of the course is to survey current state of knowledge and to clearly formulate the technical problem solved in diploma thesis and to propose its conceptual solution.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Participation in tutorials is compulsory and checked.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2A-P Master's

    branch M-PDS , 2. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit


labs and studios

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Introduction to the course, objective of the course.
2. Presentation of the problems and aims of the diploma thesis, current state of diploma project solution.
3.-7. Work on semestral project.
8. Presentation of partial results of semestral work, discussion.
9.-10. Work on semestral project, preparation of presentation.
11.-12. Delivery of semestral project, presentation of semestral work.
13. Classification of students, course-unit credit.