Course detail

Workshop - Bachelor Project Seminar

FSI-6ASAcad. year: 2019/2020

Students will prepare the accompanying report on the topic of the bachelor project, will sort out and evaluate the source material, determine the current trend of the product and its development based on the literature. They will then elaborate a description of their own design solution, including variant studies, shape, technical, ergonomic, color and graphical solution of the given topic.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Analysis of design assignment, scientific classification and elaboration of accompanying documentation of design project, analysis and design evaluation, including graphic processing and typographic modification.


Basics of design theory, ergonomics, lay-out of printed matters, etc.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

BRAMSTON, David. Design výrobků: Hledání inspirace, Computer Press,a.s., Brno 2010. ISBN 978-80-251-2914-2.
AMBROSE, Gavin a Paul, HARRIS. Tisk a dokončovací práce: Grafický design. Computer Press, 2011. ISBN 3721201450. ISBN 978-80-251-2968-5.
ECO, Umberto. Jak napsat diplomovou práci. Votobia, 1997. ISBN 80-7198-173-7.
JOHNSON, Michael. Problem solved. Phaidon, London, 2012. ISBN 0714864730. (CS)
KATUŠČÁK, Dušan. Jak psát závěrečné a kvalifikační práce. Enigma. ISBN 978-80-89132-70-6.
LAUREL, Brenda. Design Research, Methods and Perspectives. MIT, Cambridge, 2004. ISBN 9780262122634.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The subject is taught in the form of seminars, which are focused on practical elaboration of the text part of the bachelor thesis including printed outputs (poster, portfolio).

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The condition of granting a classified credit is obligatory attendance at the seminars at the scheduled hours and individual consultation with the supervisor. The approach to the given task is evaluated as well as the completeness and quality of the individual stages of the work, and the submission of the specified outputs within the given deadlines. The final evaluation consists of evaluation of individual projects. In total it will be possible to aquire 100 points. Resulting classification will be defined by the ECTS scale.
According to the article No. 13 of Study and Examination Rules of Brno University of Technology ECTS evaluation degree scale is used. . If some of the projects are awarded less than 50 pts., final evaluation of the course is "failed". The course is evaluated with the following grades: ECTS EVALUATION DEGREES / PTS. RATING / NUMERIC RATING: A / 100 - 90 / 1 / Excellent; B /89 - 80 / 1,5 / Very good; C / 79 - 70 / 2 / Good; D / 69 - 60 / Satisfactory; E / 59 - 50 / Sufficient; F / 49 - 0 / 4 / Failed.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The subject of the Seminar to Bachelor thesis is to pay attention to the analysis of the assignment, the theoretical basis and the elaboration of the documentation related to the subject of the bachelor thesis. The aim is to develop analytical and synthetic abilities by evaluating the design of existing competitive products in visual and technical aspects.

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

Compulsory attendance at seminars. Education runs according to the week schedule. The way of compensation of missed seminars is specified by the tutor.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B3A-P Bachelor's

    branch B-PDS , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit


Studio work

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Getting to know the BP guidelines and deadlines;
2. Design analysis;
3. Design analysis;
4. Technical analysis;
5. Technical analysis;
6. Variants of design;
7. Shape solution;
8. Technical solution;
9. Color and graphical solution;
10. Final text correction of the analytical part, BP presentation;
11. Graphics of BP poster;
12. Portfolio;
13. Submission - final printed version of BP, portfolio (A4 format).


13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Process of state exam, principles of diploma thesis presentation, principles for preparing bachelor thesis;
2. Collecting and reviewing the background for the design analysis of the given topic;
4. Collecting and researching materials for design analysis of the given topic;
5. Collection and researching documents for technical analysis of the given topic;
6. Collection and researching documents for technical analysis of the given topic;
7.-12. Presentation of partial results of bachelor thesis by individual students. Discussion on presentation and results, answers to questions of the supervisor and other teachers;
13. Submission - final printed version of BP, portfolio (A4 format).