Bachelor's Thesis Requirement
The bachelor's thesis (CS-499) is the cornerstone of the undergraduate studies program in the
Computer Science Department, and emphasizes the strong project-oriented and applied nature of
the Department. The purpose of the thesis is to have the students of the Department apply the
knowledge which they have gained throughout their studies to solving some specific, practical
and realistic problem like the ones they will face during their professional careers.
The bachelor's thesis (BThesis) can be initiated no earlier than the fifth semester of studies. The duration of a BThesis can be either one or two consecutive semesters. The BThesis is defined to carry a work-load of ten CCs, making it account for approximately half of the semester's work-load, or roughly two and one half courses. Each BThesis is carried out by only one student, except in special cases where a large project can serve as the BThesis for a group of two students.
The subject of a BThesis can be combined with subject(s) of the advanced project(s) of a course or it may not be directly related to any particular course. The contents of a BThesis are not necessarily original. Moreover, a member of the Department faculty or a visiting professor is appointed as supervisor for each BThesis. Each student must first declare interest in one or more of the proposed BThesis topics. The selection of which student(s) will work on a particular topic is made by the supervising professor.This procedure must be completed in the first six weeks of each semester. In the seventh week of each semester, students who have secured an appointment with some faculty member to carry out their BThesis must formally register for this purpose in the university's secretariat (using the special code CS-499).
After the completion of the BThesis (which cannot be extend beyond the first day of the second semester after the semester the student has started the BThesis), the BThesis is examined by the supervising faculty member and is either accepted or rejected. The BTheses that become accepted are graded by the respective supervisor and the BThesis grade is recorded in all university transcripts and participates in every grade average calculation with a weight equal to 3.0 (see Grade-Point Average and Rank, section III.2).