The (master’s) study programmes at TPM are rounded off with an integral final project that shows that the student has a thorough command of the knowledge and skills learned during the study programme and can apply them: the Master Thesis Project. This entails knowledge, insight and skills on an academic level for:

  • independently setting up and carrying out a research project
  • project planning and management                                      
  • cooperating and communicating with others​
  • documenting, reporting and making a presentation
  • the specific graduation subject

You start your master thesis project in the fourth semester. The suggested timeline of the project will be discussed below:

  • Start - Week 1: You can start the first Monday after you finished the course Master Thesis Preparation. For this, no form needs to be submitted.
  • Kick-off Meeting - Week 4: The Kick-off meeting is a meeting where you discuss your draft master thesis project plan with your graduation committee. Based on this, the committee will give you feedback and you need to revise your master thesis project plan. For this, a kick-off form is required. In case of confidentiality of your master thesis, a confidentiality agreement should be filled out in this phase. 
  • Mid-term Meeting - Week 12: During a mid-term meeting, the progress of your master thesis will be discussed, your timetable and further plans of the thesis. These meetings are held halfway and/or at the end of the graduation project. No forms are needed to be submitted for this. 
  • Green Light Meeting - Week 21: The Green Light Meeting takes place at least four weeks before your Graduation Presentation. During this meeting, it is determined if you can graduate within four weeks. In advance of this meeting, you should submit your draft report (at least one week before) to your graduation committee. You also need to submit your draft report to check for plagiarism. For this phase, you need to submit a MSc Thesis Green Light form and the First page of your master thesis report. 
  • Graduation Presentation - Week 25: This is the last moment before you become an engineer. At least two weeks before your graduation presentation, you need to submit your master thesis. On this day, you will present your master thesis for your graduation committee and for all your friends, family and fellow students. From this day forward, you are officially an engineer! 

For more information on graduation, visit the graduation portal of TPM or come by the Curius office!