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Writing a BSc thesis

The thesis is intended to give the student an experience in independent work to demonstrate advanced knowledge in a field of study. It is an opportunity to put the knowledge acquired during the programme into practice. The Bachelor’s thesis is used to assess the student’s initiative and ability to plan, report and present a project.

All students undertake thesis work during their 7th semester. The thesis consists of one-semester long work within the scope of BMEGEPTA4SD. First, the student must choose a topic and a supervisor from one of the above-mentioned partner departments. (Department of Materials Science and Technology, Department of Machine and Product Design, Department of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, and the Department of Polymer Engineering). Each department announces the current thesis topics and corresponding supervisor on their own web pages. Students can find the contact information of topic announcers on the department web pages in order to schedule a meeting. After this, the student must choose the subject called Final Project in the Neptun System. The recommended period for choosing a topic is registration week–first study week of the semester. The student can also determine the topic before or early in the final semester of full-time studies, with a goal of completing the thesis the following spring or fall semester. The supervisor and consultant prepare an assignment sheet of the thesis in order to set tasks for the student’s thesis work. The tasks indicated in the assignment sheet are shared with the student. Meanwhile, the student should choose three subjects for the final examination from their curricula. The chosen subjects shall be indicated in the assignment sheet. Hereafter, the assignment sheet is handed to the Head of Department and Dean's office for approval. The student receives the assignment sheet and confirms it via signing it. The approved and signed assignment sheet is inserted in the printed version of the thesis. The student attaches the signed assignment sheet into their manuscript as page iii and iv and fill in the required information.

A thesis usually consists of a literature review, collecting information and independent engineering work, supervised and guided by the supervisor and perhaps other internal or external consultant(s). The student is responsible for maintaining regular contact with their supervisor and/or consultant(s), and to follow the progress and meeting plan.

At the end of the “Final project” subject, the student submits two printed copies of the final thesis approved by the supervisor. The full and completed thesis in both electronic and printed form should be submitted to the Department of Polymer Engineering until the end of 14th week of the semester. The thesis shall be defended in the Final Exam.
The “Final project” subject ends with a mark within the semester based on the joint decision of supervisor and/or consultant(s). The mark is based on the quality of the thesis (e.g. content and form, and how well the student has fulfilled the requirements in the thesis description) and the progress, originality of the work and the importance of the conclusions). If the student does not submit their thesis or does not satisfy at least 50% of the requirements specified in the thesis assignments, the mark for the “Final Project” subject shall be fail, regardless of the amount and quality of the work done. No resubmission is permitted within the late submission week without the supervisor’s knowledge.

Prior to the final exam, thesis work is reviewed by a reviewer. The reviewer prepares a written thesis review.

Final year thesis template

Suggested thesis topics

Ongoing thesis topics

1. Investigation of PET trays with increased heat resistance
 Student: Képiró Péter
 Consultant: Dr. Gere Dániel, Dr. Toldy Andrea, Lovas Zoltán

2. Applicability of ground tyre rubber-based sheet
 Student: Edőcs Dániel
 Consultant: Görbe Ákos, Dr. Bárány Tamás

3. Polyolefins filled with recycled ground tire rubber
 Student: Szondy Huba
 Consultant: Görbe Ákos, Dr. Bárány Tamás

4. The investigation of manufacturing conditions of hybrid composite with enhanced thermal and electrical conductivity
 Student: Kálmán Attila Pál
 Consultant: Hajagos Szabolcs, Dr. Kovács József Gábor, Dr. Zink Béla

5. Design of an electrospinning liquid collector and its effect on the nanofiber morphology
 Student: Fadi Ra'uf Bandaly Aleassa
 Consultant: Dr. Molnár Kolos, Abdullah Kardo

6. Design and testing of an air-assisted electrospinning setup
 Student: Syed Asjad Ali Bukhari
 Consultant: Dr. Molnár Kolos, Abdullah Kardo

7. Investigation of composite structures with impact induced interlaminar damage
 Student: Aldiyar Zhangulov
 Consultant: Dr. Szebényi Gábor, Marton Gergő Zsolt

8. Héjjal erősített, 3D nyomtatott kompozit energialenyelő struktúra vizsgálata
 Student: Abel Galatia Kristiawan
 Consultant: Szederkényi Bence, Kovács Norbert Krisztián, Czigány Tibor

9. Investigation of 3D printed foam sandwich structures
 Student: Büki Márk Levente
 Consultant: Dr. Tomin Márton, Lukács Norbert László, Dr. Kovács Norbert Krisztián

10. Strength analysis of a glass fiber reinforced polymer structural component using the finite element method
 Student: Greskovics Tamás
 Consultant: Dr. Zink Béla, Hajagos Szabolcs, Bodó Lajos

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