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Master thesis / Internship

The Master Thesis is a subject included in the syllabi of any bachelor's degree and master’s degree. The master’s thesis (MT) is worth 12 ECTS and must be completed in the last course supervised by a director or two co-directors. The thesis allows students to show in an integrated way their acquired knowledge and competences associated with the master’s degree (course guide).

Regulations

Regulations on the master’s thesis (approved by the Board of School on 18/12/2015).

Prerequisites

  • In order to enrol in the master’s thesis, the student must previously provide a proposal.
  • The master’s thesis can be presented after passing all compulsory subjects.

Dates and requirements for presenting the master’s thesis can be found at this link.

Director and co-directors

Every master’s thesis is directed by a director or two co-directors. The director or one of the co-directors must be a teacher in the same degree.

An external person may be proposed as a co-director, in which case a teacher of the master degree must perform as a co-director.

Proposal

The proposal of the master’s thesis may be carried out in the following way:

  • A student’s proposal.
  • A department’s proposal.
  • Proposals carried out within the framework of the convention of cooperation between university and enterprises.
  • Projects carried out within the framework of the mobility offered by the UdL.

The proposal must be approved by the director (or the co-director) and the coordinator of the degree.

Enrolment

The enrolment allows a student to apply for the reading of his/her master’s thesis once during the academic year.

The enrolment may be processed during two periods along the academic year:

  • At the beginning of the first semester.
  • At the beginning of the second semester.

You can check the exact dates of registration at this link.

Assessment of the master’s thesis

The master’s thesis will be assessed following continuous assessment methodology using a Portfolio as monitoring tool. The final mark will be based on the marks of the following four items:

  • Initial report (10%) which shows the assimilation of the aims and context of the MT to be carried out. It is assessed by the director.
  • Follow-up report (10%) which presents evolution of the MT and decisions made. It is assessed by the director.
  • Final MT presentation document (50%). It is assessed by the director.
  • Presentation and defense of the MT in front of the examination committee (30%). Students will present their project and defend it publically answering the committee’s questions.

Committee

The committee is composed of three members of whom at least one member must belong to the teaching staff of the Higher Polytechnic School, and at least two of them must be university teachers or researchers. The director or one of the co-directors will take part in the committee.

The degree coordinator will appoint the members of the committee. This appointment will be proposed by the director who personally fills out the proposal documents.

Delivery and defense of the thesis

The master’s thesis must be delivered at least 5 working days prior to the presentation date following the instructions given in the Regulation on master’s thesis.

The defense of the MT can be carried out between 1st October and 15th September of the academic year in which the thesis was registered.

The procedure to deliver the MT is detailed at this link.

Themes of the MT according to areas

  • Design and development of the web applications and interaction systems following methodologies and techniques of user-centred design. In charge of Toni Granollers
  • Parallel applications optimization, planning works in parallel and distributed environments, application in Liquid Galaxy environment. In charge of Francesc Giné
  • Applications for mobile devices and the assessment techniques of mobile devices usability. In charge of Montserrat Sendín
  • Resolution of "decision and optimization" problems (Constraint Satisfaction and Satisfiability problems). In charge of Carlos Ansotegui
  • Data visualization and applications of functional languages (for example Clojure, Scala) in the JVM. In charge of Juan Manuel Gimeno
  • Development of a Hadoop applications in a bookshop for the calculation of basic consistency fullest extent permissible the alignment of thousands of large-scale genomic Secuencias. The Project is a group can performThe person in charge: Fernando Cores 

Themes of the MT upon proposal of the UdL departments and the companies from the sector

  • Proposals of Liquid Galaxy Lab (EPS - enterprise Ponent2002). In charge of Andreu Ibànez (coordinador Liquid Galaxy LAB). More information can be found on the web page of Google Developers Group Lleida (GDG Lleida)
  • Proposals of IRTA (Research Institute of the Generalitat de Catalunya). In charge of Joaquim Bellvert. The proposals focus on the following topics:
    • Improvement in the development of a web platform for automation irrigation.
    • Developing a mobile application for estimating radiation intercepted by trees for irrigation useful recommendations.
    • Automation of processing of acquired images from different platforms (satellites, aircraft and drones): BigData from acquisition to deployment.
    • Development WebGIS recommendations to irrigation farmers based on remote sensing.
    • Specific aspects of image processing: python development for mosaics generation, Object Based Segmentation, etc.
  • Development of a protection system against forestry fires in the interface areas. In charge of Francesc Giné i Domingo Molina. (+info) (COVERED)
  • Configuration and programming of a data acquisition system for laser radar (LiDAR). In charge of Eduard Gregorio López i Joan R. Rosell Polo. (+info) (COVERED)

The MT proposals of the EPS and the companies from the sector

Internships

During this master’s programme students can be integrated in important ICT sector companies. Information on enrolment proceeding and collaborating companies can be found at the following link. (+Info)

Work Integrated in Research-based Group

The proceeding for pursuing the subject of Work Integrated in Research-based Group is the following one:

1) Having a personal interview with a teacher linked to a research group from the UdL and obtain the proposal of the work integrated in research-based group.

The proposal document of the work integrated in research-based group

2) Enrolment is processed at the secretary’s office delivering the proposal document.

3) At the end of the work, the assessment record of the subject is filled by the teacher in charge and submitted to the coordinator of the master’ degree course. The assessment record is available at the centre’s secretary’s office or can be requested from the coordinator of the master’s degree programme.

 

Research Groups of the EPS

The following EPS research groups from the ICT area take part of the research centre INSPIRES: