Some guidelines for preparing a master thesis
What comes to the procedure of working with me, please take
of my expectations:
When you think you are close to the final line, take note of the
- In the first meeting with me on the topic of the thesis, please
show me the Report on the Special Assignment on Networking Technology,
you have completed.
- When you are starting your work on your thesis the first goal is
what it is all about. For this purpose, your first task is to write a
of the thesis. This may consist of the title, the introduction and a
outline of contents. The introduction will give the definition of the research
problem, motivation of the thesis, an idea of the methodology
and the story
line. This you must agree with me.
If you feel unsure how to proceed, do not hesitate to seek advice first from your instructor then from me.
When you want my comments on any versions of your work, bring or send
work to me on paper. When I have read your work, I will want to
send my comments using e-mail. Therefore, write your e-mail address
on preliminary versions, you give to me.
- If your topic requires particular maturity or the method you use to solve your problem is formulated by yourself
(even by combining existing methods) it is generally a good idea to
come to talk to me when you are half done. This may save you
considerable trouble at the end of your work.
Never harass me with your special needs in terms of your busy schedule.
are all busy and try to do our best. If you have been unable to finish
your own work in time to meet your own busy timetable, please do not
others by making it other people's problem! Particularly mine.
Instructions for preparing the seminar
are here in Finnish and in English.
Send your draft of your thesis to me (paper version!) with your
e-mail and postal address attached
Having read the draft, I will tell how to proceed by e-mail, in
What corrections are necessary, some of these may be written some may
oral. Usually a face to face meeting is necessary even if you happen to
live outside Finland.
Whether I need to read the second, etc draft or having done the
corrections you can submit the final
When you can wrap it up and give me the final version.
When you will need to make a presentation on your thesis, usually this
will be based on the final version of the thesis. Please, agree the
with the lab secretary.
When I have seen the final version in black covers, I will write the
resume and propose a grade for the thesis. Note also that both higest (5/5) and lowest grades require a second opinion from another professor.
The degree committee (more than a week off from the resume) will
the final grade.