Every student of the Master in HPC has to do a master thesis as a part of the master program. This master thesis will be defended at the end of the master and its presentation and defense are a requirement to obtain the master's degree.
The realization of this master thesis is regulated by the following document (in Spanish).
What to do before the master thesis
As a previous step to the realization of the master thesis, the student has to select a topic and one or several directors/tutors. This can done following different paths:
- In January, there will be a special process in which a number of master topics will be offered to the students by the teachers of the master. The students will select those that are of their interests, and after that, there will be an official assignment of topics (+tutors/directors) to students.
- If a student has a special interest in a topic, she can contact directly to a tutor/director with her proposal. In that case, the student and the director/tutor has to present a preliminary project describing the work to be done by the student. This document has to follow the following template and it has to be sent by email to one of the master coordinators (Diego Andrade/José Carlos Cabaleiro) before the deadlines specified below.
- Preliminary project (in Spanish)
The master thesis
After the project is finished, the student has to present a document describing the process and results of the realization of the master thesis. This document has to follow the following format. The approximate length of the document has to be around 50 pages, although this length can be exceeded if necessary:
- Format of the master thesis documentation for UDC students
- Format of the master thesis documentation for USC students
How to submit the master thesis
For the presentation of the project, the student has to send the following documents to one of the master coordinators:
- The pdf with the master thesis documentation
- Any source code or supplementary material that the student wants to handle as a result of her project
- A signed copy of a document requesting the defense of the master thesis
- Period to apply to one of the topics proposed by the teachers of the master: 25-29 January 2021
- Assignment of the students to the teachers' proposals: 5 February 2021
- First opportunity:
- Deadline to present the preliminary project: 30 April 2021
- Deadline for the deposit of the master thesis: 25 June 2021
- Defences of the master thesis: 2-16 July 2021
- Second opportunity:
- Deadline to present the preliminary project: 30 June 2021
- Deadline for the deposit of the master thesis: 28 July 2021
- Defences of the master thesis: 6-14 September 2021