The person in charge of the thesis organises a thesis kick-off event that can be an information event or a kick-off seminar. The student attends the thesis information event.
The person in charge of the thesis approves the student’s idea paper and assigns one or more instructors for the thesis. In the case of commission and project research projects, the collaboration organisation can also assign an instructor for the thesis.
The student is given the permission to start working as well as a possible degree programme-specific research and/or work permission. The purpose of the approval of the thesis topic is to make sure that the student has sufficient preconditions for completing the thesis.
The thesis constitutes a project, if it meets at least one of the following criteria:
In the case of a project thesis, there must always be a written commission agreement between the student, organisation and educational institute. Possible copyright issues should also be entered into the agreement. The commission agreement is to be prepared in three copies, one for the student, one for the university of applied sciences and one for the party commissioning the thesis. When necessary, the student must apply for a research permit for his/her thesis. If the subject of the research does not have its own form for applying for a research permit, the Thesis research permit application is used.
The student prepares for the instructor a written description of his/her thesis plan, i.e. prepares the work plan. The work plan provides answers to questions such as: what is studied, why it is studied, what material is used, how is the information acquired, how the information is analysed and how the study is reported. The student submits the work plan to his/her thesis instructor in the Moodle thesis environment.
The instructor approves the work plan. The instructor, customer and the student sign a commission agreement that is archived degree programme-specifically to Moodle.