Course detail

Introduction to Bachelor Thesis - CHT

FCH-BC_UBP_CHTAcad. year: 2023/2024

The course aims to introduce students to aspects of academic writing with regard to the specifics of writing theses. Attention is paid to the general principles of the writing of individual parts (Abstract, Introduction, Theoretical part and Experimental part, Results and Discussion, Conclusion) and to the specific methods of submitting the final work at the Faculty of Chemistry, Brno University of Technology. The course also discusses the principles of processing and presenting experimental data that are used in chemical engineering practice, and notes the frequent transgressions observed in graduate work. Part of the course is also focused on the typographic principles that are regulated by the relevant standard and the work with information sources.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

Not applicable.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

2 hours of seminars per week and semestral project


The aim of the course is to to introduce students with selected aspects of writing scientific texts and processing and presentation of data used in chemical engineering practice.
After completing the course students will understand the basic rules and procedures for processing scientific texts, work with databases and the use of citations. Furthermore, they will be able to choose a relevant method for collecting, analyzing and presenting experimental data.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Francírek F. Bakalářská práce : bakalářská práce. Co, jak a proč připravit, zpracovat, napsat a zhodnotit. Praha, Ingenio et Arti, 2012 (CS)
Kapounová J., Kapoun P. Bakalářská a diplomová práce: od zadání po obhajobu. Praha, Grada, 2017 (CS)

Recommended reading

Not applicable.


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BPCP_CHTN Bachelor's, 3. year of study, winter semester, compulsory
  • Programme BKCP_CHCHTE Bachelor's, 3. year of study, winter semester, compulsory
  • Programme BPCP_CHCHTE Bachelor's, 3. year of study, winter semester, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


Lecture topics:
1. Introduction to the thesis: instructions and guidelines for the preparation of the thesis and the final exam, structure of scientific text and its components,
2. Rules for processing theses at FCH BUT, standards and rules for processing of the technical work, typographic rules, rules for preparation of charts, tables, images, attachments, appendices etc.,
3. Information resources and databases, rules for citations, laws and ethics,
4. Experimental data processing: Tools, Options, and methods of data processing, data collection, data processing, display and basic data analysis, expression variability, measures of location, diameter grouped data, weighted average, correlation, linear regression, uncertainty of direct measurement, indirect measurement uncertainty, combined and expanded uncertainty, etc.
5. Analysis of student’s theses.
6. Analysis of students’ theses.
7. – 12. Work on a semester project.
13. Presentations of the semester projects.