Course detail

Diploma Seminar (M-KSI, M-PDS)

FSI-ZD6Acad. year: 2017/2018

Students are familiarized with the course of the final state exam, with requirements to demonstrate knowledge and with the principles and guidelines for the preparation and defense of a thesis. During the seminar, all students presents actual achieved results on their diploma projects. Immediately after the prezentation follows a critical discussion of the presented results with the audience, supervisor and other teachers.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will gain experience in presenting results of diploma thesis. It may then be used by students when presenting their diploma theses (during the State Exam) or results at scientific conferences.


Certain knowledge gained during study of master study programme supplemented by the literature study related to specific topic of diploma thesis.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

BIERNÁTOVÁ, Olga a SKŮPA, Jan. Bibliografické odkazy a citace dokumentů : dle ČSN ISO 690 (01 0197) [online]. V Brně : Univerzita Tomáše Bati ve Zlíně, 2011. 27 s. Dostupné z: (CS)
Eco, U. Jak napsat diplomovou práci. Votobia, 1997. ISBN 80-7198-173-7. (CS)
ČSN EN ISO 690 (01 0197). Informace a dokumentace - Pravidla pro bibliografické odkazy a citace informačních zdrojů. Praha : Úřad pro technickou normalizaci, metrologii a státní zkušebnictví, 2011. 39 s. (CS)
NÖLLKE, Claudia. Umění prezentace: jak přesvědčivě, srozumitelně a působivě prezentovat . 1. vyd. Praha :Grada, 2004. 111 s. Poradce pro praxi. ISBN 80-247-9057-2. (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through exercises which are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Course-unit credit is awarded on the following conditions: active participation in the seminars. Presentation and submission of diploma thesis.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of the seminar is to familiarize students with the requirements of the final state exam and preparation of the diploma thesis and its presentation to the committee.

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

Attendance at practicals is obligatory and checked by the lecturer. Potential absence has to be excused. In case of longer absence, compensation of missed lessons depends on the instructions of course supervisor.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2A-P Master's

    branch M-PDS , 2. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

    branch M-KSI , 2. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. The state exam, areas of questions, principles of presentation of diploma thesis
2. Principles for writing of diploma thesis
3. Fundamentals of rhetoric, personal appearance
4. Formal and graphic layout of the thesis, the formulation of the results, drawing documentation.
5. - 13. Presentation of partial results of the thesis by students. Discussion of performed presentations and results, answers to questions of the supervisor and other teachers.