Degree final project

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The Degree Finla Project is due to be completed in the eighth semester. It is worth 18 ECTS credits, 3 of them are awarded after completing the thesis management course and 15 correspond to the workload of the thesis. It may be undertaken at the FIB, in a company (in Spain or abroad) or at another university (in Spain or abroad).

The FIB signed numerous agreements with companies and universities abroad that enable students to complete their Degree Final Project.

TFG Assessment

Assessment of cross-disciplinary competences shall be done on the basis of the criteria listed in bachelor's thesis assessment rubrics.

Student's guide

The FIB published a guide for students, containing a set of questions that the student should consider at every step of the evaluation

Sustainability Analysis

A chapter of the thesis should contain a sustainability analysis of the project must. Recommendations and the sustainability report examples: AKMA and inventarios.

Thesis management course

1. Registration

Students may register for the bachelor’s thesis after having passed all common compulsory subjects and at least three of the compulsory subjects for their specialisation.Registration process is handled via the Racó, on a new tab only intended for students who meet the requirements to begin the thesis. The registration must be accepted by the thesis supervisor or by the internal examiner, and by the head of the specialisation.

The thesis must be related to the bachelor’s degree specialisation in which the student is enrolled, and the proposal must specify the technical competences of the specialisation that will be developed while doing the project.


Registration period

1st semester: Tuesday, 12 September 2017 - Monday, 29 January 2018

2on semester: Thursday, 15 February 2018 - Friday, 29 June 2018

 

2. Enrolment

Students may enrol for the bachelor's thesis after having passed all compulsory subjects, including both common and specialisation subjects, provided that its registration has been accepted by the head of especialisation.

The bachelor's thesis is worth 18 ECTS credits, 3 of them are awarded after completing the thesis management course and 15 correspond to the workload of the thesis.

Additional Enrolment

The additional enrolment is valid until October 2016 if the enrolment has been formalized in the second semester of the academic year (2015-2016-Q2).

The additional enrolment is valid until April 2017, if the enrolment has been formalized in the first semester of the academic year (2016-2017-Q1).

 

3. Thesis management course and initial assessment

The thesis management course is a blended learning course related to the degree final project which is taught in a four-week period at the beginning of the semester.

The course is aimed at helping students to plan and schedule the work involved in order to complete their bachelor's thesis. Students must produce a report setting out their objectives, work schedule, the scope of the thesis, etc. Students must give an oral presentation of this report to fulfil the academic requirements of the thesis management course. The course will not involve face-to-face sessions, with the exception of this presentation, which in exceptional cases may be made by videoconference.

The presentation shall be assessed by the thesis supervisor and by the course teaching staff on the basis of a rubric, and its qualification shall be part of the final mark for the thesis. Within the framework of this assessment, students must also choose a date for a follow-up meeting with their thesis supervisor.

Rubric for the initial page (assessment of the thesis management course presentation)

 

4. Choose date for the oral defense

Much choose date for the oral defense before the deadline indicated for each time.

If the defense of the Degree Final Project does not take place during the semester in which it has been enrolled, the student can apply for an additional enrolment in the next semester or for a regular enrolment later on. In the additional enrolment procedure only administrative services shall be paid. Regular enrolment involves full payment, with the surcharge for repetition.

 

Deadline for choosing date

October: Tuesday, 26 September 2017
January: Monday, 18 December 2017
April: Monday, 19 March 2018
June: Monday, 28 May 2018

 

5. Follow up meeting

A meeting must be held on the date agreed at the initial stage in order to monitor project’s progress. Students must prepare a report to be submitted to the thesis supervisor/internal examiner.

This report shall be assessed by using a rubric and its qualificaction will be taken into account in determining the final mark.

It is essential that the student participates in the follow up meeting with the supervisor/internal examiner so that the TFG could be completed according to the planned schedule. Otherwise, a panel will not be assigned  and the TFG defense will not be possible.

 

Rubric for assessment at the follow-up stage


Deadline for the follow up meeting

October: Tuesday, 26 September 2017
January: Monday, 18 December 2017
April: Monday, 19 March 2018
June: Monday, 28 May 2018

 

6. Submission of a copy of the thesis report

Students who have completed the work on their bachelor’s thesis must deliver a copy of the thesis report at least one week before the defence. The thesis report shall be validated by the supervisor/internal examiner via the Racó, and it shall be automatically made available to the members of the panel.

 

7. Oral Defence

Students shall defend their thesis in an oral examination, in a public session before a panel composed of examiners from within their specialisation. The panel shall be appointed, and the list of examiners made public, at least 15 days before the defence date. The panel shall comprise three senior FIB lecturers, who shall serve as the chair, secretary and panel member. Each panel of examiners shall be formed for a particular specialisation. The panels shall act twice each semester: in the middle of the first semester, and at the end of the second semester.

The final mark awarded for the bachelor’s thesis shall be calculated from the mark for the defence (which is calculated on the basis of a rubric), the mark for the initial assessment and the mark awarded at the follow-up stage.

Rubric for the final stage (oral defence of the thesis).

Presentation period

October: Monday, 23 October 2017 - Friday, 27 October 2017
January: Monday, 22 January 2018 - Friday, 26 January 2018
April: Monday, 23 April 2018 - Friday, 27 April 2018
June: Monday, 25 June 2018 - Friday, 29 June 2018


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