Home Thesis Defence

Home Thesis Defence - Presentation on your thesis (Thesis II)

Application: here until 3 November 2023

Date: 5 December 2023

Place: U.0.01. lecture hall

Schedule: will be available here


  • The students have to prepare a presentation (PPT) about the thesis. 
  • Please use the official University of Debrecen PPT templates for the presentation:
  • The presentation should provide videos, photos that give evidence that the work have been done by the student.
  • The slides of the presentation will have to be uploaded to the computer and try it before the Home Thesis Defence starts. If any technical problem occurs (the lack of available format or video codec) it is the student’s responsibility. Suggested: PPT version 2016, video: HD Ready resolution, AVI container format. 
  • The presentation starts with the student’s presentation where they have to summarize their work in 10 minutes. After the presentation the committee can ask the student to respond questions about the thesis. 

Main parts of the presentation (minimum 8, maximum 16 slides):

  • The title of the thesis, the student’s name and the supervisor’s name (1 slide)
  • The content of the presentation (1 slide)
  • Problem proposition, the task to be solved (1-2 slides)
  • An approach for problem solving, derivations and guidelines for a factual summary of the applied principles(1-3 slides)
  • Introduction of the solution and main steps of the thesis (1-3 slides)
  • Results achieved (1-3 slides)
  • Conclusions, proposed solutions and further improvements (1-2 slides)
  • Appreciation to the internal or external supervisor, the company, etc. (1 slide)

Evaluation process:

  • The structure and content of the PPT and the current state of the thesis: 50%
  • Student's presentation: 50%
  • 0% to 60%: fail (1)
  • 61% to 70%: pass (2)
  • 71% to 80%: satisfactory (3)
  • 81% - 90%: good (4)
  • 91% to 100%: excellent (5)

Evaluation criteria:

  • The PPT should comply to the formal and substantive requirements.
  • Professional standard and use of technical terms.
  • Communication skills: fluency and focus on the presentation.

Typical errors:

  • Too much text in the slides. Suggested text on a slide 3-6 sentences or 15-30 words.
  • The figures are illegible. Graphs or figures on the slide are too small. Recommended font size min 14 pt.
  • Please avoid screen cutout because the inscription is difficult to read and there can be too much information that is not related to the subject. Instead of screen cutout, please use: block diagram, process diagram or a simple listing. 
  • Low level research and use of relevant literature. There is very little presentation of the relevant technology and solution.
  • Lack of application of performance indicators in the relevant literature. Eg: efficiency, consumption: eg: km / h, kWh / m2, kWh / year, kWh / km, etc. units of measurement.
  • Reference to the mastered material of the studied subjects. A common mistake is that the knowledge of the subjects taught in the Professional Pilot BSc program does not appear. 
Last update: 2023. 11. 28. 07:53