Dear MSc students!
This page is a collection of information regarding the master thesis process. Further this page is a place to find (and share!) tips and tricks about writing your MSc thesis. Espsecially now during COVID-times the thesis process can be more lonely and tough than usual. Therefore we want to support you the best we can by sharing tips and information here!
The graduation portal is the page on the TU website where all information is gathered regarding the master thesis for TPM students. Click here to go to the portal page.
During your thesis, make sure to keep in touch with fellow students. The FreshCo currently organises weekly coffee chats on friday where you can talk and chat to fellow students. Join the discord server here.
- For writing issues: Writing centre
- For personal problems: Academic counsellors of TPM or central TU Delft counselling .
Tips & Tricks
- Look at example thesis projects from students who used similar methods on the TU Delft repository
- For finding topics: Look at the 'further research' sections of other students' thesis
- Create study groups to regurlarly check in on eachother and help eachother out
Any other questions? Or tips & tricks you would like to share on this page? Email firstname.lastname@example.org !
The suggested timeline of the thsis project is as following:
- 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!