Here you'll find information on thesis guidelines, requirements, and evaluation methods.
Thesis consists of three milestones, for each of which students receive 10 ECTS: Part 1) the Extended Thesis Plan, preceded by the Preliminary Thesis Plan, Part 2) executing the thesis plan under the guidance of the thesis supervisor/advisor, and Part 3) finalising the written thesis, presenting it, and getting it approved.
Please refer to the diagram below and the Department of Design's MA Thesis Portal for more information on each of these milestones. Further details on material and steps required for each milestone you'll find from this MyCourses page, under Thesis Milestones 1-3.
Here you'll find general information on doing a Master's thesis at Aalto.
Here is a link to the Department of Design's Master's Thesis Guide.
If you have not yet completed the Department of Design's Thesis Plan Orientation (TPO) course, you should do so now, as a DIY-version. Remember, that the TPO's MyCourses site has many helpful resources regarding technical aspects of thesis. Check the course's 'Materials' section.
Remember, that CS has its own designated section of Aalto into, where you can find more specific information (including deadlines) on thesis in CS Design. On the Into site there are links to forms and templates, and information on technical steps of the thesis.
Guidelines exists for thesis plan evaluation.
While writing, make use of Language Centre and Writing Clinic resources.
Before completing the Extended Thesis Plan for Milestone 1, students should use the thesis plan template from the Department of Design to draft a Preliminary Thesis Plan to present to CS programme supervisors. The next date for these presentations can be found in the calendar.