Course detail

Diploma Project II (M-KSI, M-PDS)

FSI-ZD5Acad. year: 2020/2021

The course is intended to facilitate students’ work on their diploma theses. The output of each thesis is in addition to the text part also one of the following outputs: article in proceedings or in periodical, utility or industrial model or technically realized result (prototype, functional sample).
This course was supported under the FabLabNet project from the European Regional Development Fund within the programme "Interreg Central Europe". The course uses facilities of the open-access student workshop "StrojLab", built with the support of Institute of Machine and Industrial Design and the FabLabNet project.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Student will be able to apply the knowledge obtained during the master's degree program for their individual specified issues including the forming of given outputs within the required deadlines.


Knowledge gained during the study related to the topic of diploma thesis. The condition of the study is the previous successful completion of the subject Diploma Project I.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

SILYN-ROBERTS, H. Writing for Science and Engineering - Papers, Presentations and Reports. 2013. Elsevier. ISBN 978-0-08-098285-4. [online] Dostupné z: (EN)
LEDDEN, E. Úspěšná prezentace: Získejte si své publikum krok za krokem. Grada. 2018. ISBN 978-80-247-2912-1. (CS)
ŠIROKÝ, Jan. Tvoříme a publikujeme odborné texty. Vyd. 1. Brno: Computer Press, 2011. ISBN 978-80-251-3510-5. (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lectures, exercises with computer support, self-study.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Course-unit credit is awarded on the following conditions: active work on diploma thesis, which is confirmed by supervisor, submission of the text part of diploma thesis and all required outcomes. Active application for the final state exam.
Credit will be given for delivery of thesis outputs defined in the in the thesis assignment and submission of text part in physical and electronic form. All outputs (text, attachments, photographic documentation of physical outputs) must be submitted in digital form to a designated portal.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The course objective is to process the requested outputs of according to thesis specification.

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

Progress in processing of the thessis and outputs as well as work in laboratories is controlled by supervisor of diploma thesis.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2A-P Master's

    branch M-PDS , 2. year of study, summer semester, 24 credits, compulsory

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

    branch M-KSI , 2. year of study, summer semester, 24 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit


Laboratory exercise

130 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


The content of laboratories / studios is individual according to the topic of the diploma thesis. The content is determined according to the student's time schedule after the approval of the diploma project supervisor. Students have the following laboratories available to implement the outputs:
- Student workshop.
- Laboratory of tribology.
- Laboratory of technical diagnostics.
- Laboratory of robotic machining.
- Selective Laser Melting Laboratory.
- Production workshop.
- Studios of the Department of Industrial Design.
- 3D printing cluster.
- StrojLab.

Supervision of Master’s thesis

156 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


Areas of study are given individually by the supervisor of the diploma thesis. Individual work of the student is consulted and supervised with focus to the detailed elaborating of the following chapters of the thesis (according type):
Investigative thesis
- The final design solution
- Discussion
- Conclusion
Developmental engineering thesis
- Results
- Discussion
- Conclusion
Developmental design thesis
- Resulting shape solution
- Design technological and ergonomical solution
- Color and graphical solution
- Discussion
- Conclusion
Level of work outputs is also consulted and controlled according to the type defined by assignment. It can be one of the following types:
- Article in proceedings or in periodical
- Utility model
- Industrial model
- Prototype
- Functional sample