Graduation design

Technical Cybernetics department of NTU “KPI”.

This section provides following instructional materials:

  • Thesis project (work) educational qualification of "Bachelor" (view);
  • Thesis project (work) educational qualification of "Specialist" (view);
  • Diploma works in the form MPhil (view).

General requirements for the structure, scope and content of diploma project (work)

Diploma projects (works) of different qualification levels are almost the same by the structure. But scope, fullness and engineering (scientific) level of development (research) issues are different because of difference in production problems for each qualification level.

Particularly the Bachelor diploma of engineering specialty includes mainly projecting (or upgrading) of certain items of equipment (facilities, systems, devices, etc.) to ensure or improve their technical and operational characteristics. The system as a description and set of its characteristics or the particular type of equipment is determined by task initial data for the diploma projecting. So to develop requirements for system in general or any of its subsystems (specification development) is not necessary in the Bachelor diploma. From this perspective it approaches the complex course project and may become the base for the future specialist degree project if subject (area) of development is kept and the student is author of all these projects (supervisor is also same for all projects).

Diploma projects of specialists include usually development of specification of system in general or its subsystem followed by detailed design of system elements and solving the labor protection, safety environment questions etc.

Diplomas of different qualification levels are also different. The diplomas of specialists, especially masters, must be a complete independent research of problem in a certain industry, however the diplomas of bachelor degrees may contain only fragments of independent research within the general problem.

Diploma project consists of explanatory notes and compulsory graphic material (drawings), and diploma work - explanatory notes and illustrations (posters, that include charts, dependencies graphs, tables, figures etc.). Furthermore following additional materials can be used at diploma defense presentation: graphical view (on paper, film), electronic (video, multimedia, presentations, etc.) or GTE form (models, models, samples of products, etc.).

Considering the previous paragraph notes estimated volume is:

Graduation work of Bachelor degree:

Explanatory notes - 50-70 pages;

required graphic (illustration) material – not less than 3 sheets of drawings (poster) A1;

Graduation (work) of Specialist degree:

Explanatory notes - pages 80-100;

required graphic (illustration) material – not less than 6 sheets of drawings (poster) A1;

Master's degree work: Explanatory notes - pages 80-100;

illustrations – not less than 6 sheets of A1 posters.

Explanatory note of the diploma project (work) should be in a concise and precise form to reveal creative idea project (works). It should include the analysis of a problem, methods of solving problems, study their optimality, methods and results of calculations, a description of the experiments, analysis of their results and conclusions from them, contain the necessary artwork, sketches, graphs, charts, tables, charts, drawings etc. It should be no known provisions unnecessary descriptions, withdrawal of complex formulas and more.

Explanatory note text is usually in the state or Russian (for foreign students) language printed on A4 format, Times New Roman 14 point, spacing 1,5 lines.


Structure explanatory note is conventionally divided into introduction, body and attachments.


- cover sheet (Form DP-2);

- the task of designing diploma (Form DP-3);

- abstract (summary) in Ukrainian and foreign languages;

- content; - list of abbreviations, symbols, terms;

- Introduction.


Main parts:

- sections (chapters) which reveal the essence of the project according to the list of issues given the task of designing diploma;

- feasibility study and the organization of production;

- The question of health, safety, ecology and environment, etc.;

- end (general conclusions);

- list of links.


Additional materials.

Abstract (summary) 0,5-1 in the state and foreign (which student studied) languages should briefly reflect general characteristics and main contents of diploma project (work) and include:

- information about the volume of explanatory note, the number of illustrations, tables, graphs, applications and bibliographic names on the list of references;

- purpose of the project (work), methods and results (characteristic of the project, new qualitative and quantitative indicators, economic impact, etc.);

- recommendations for the use or (and) results of research or development (granted patents, accepted patent applications, publication in scientific magazines, the implementing certificates, etc.);

- a list of keywords (maximum 20).


Introduction should reflect the importance and novelty of the project (work) and include:

- justification for new development or improvement (modernization) of existing object based on analysis of the current state of the problem, according to national and foreign scientific and technical literature, patent search and experience of enterprises, institutions and leading companies in the relevant field of industry, economics or science;

- justification of the basic project decisions or directions of research;

- possible application areas of the project (work).


The main part of the explanatory note should include:

- development of requirements to design characteristics of the object;

- choice and justification of optimal engineering solutions or methods of theoretical and experimental research tasks;

- choice and justification of study options of technical implementation and methods of elements calculations (electronic circuits and mechanical elements of strength, etc.)

- experimental research, develop research methods, the experimental equipment, analysis of experimental results;

- feasibility study for the diploma, the calculation of economic benefit;

- proposals and measures to ensure the labor safety and environmental protection;

- general conclusions according to the results on the task of designing and diploma requirements, the possibility of implementing or applying the results.


Certain chapters also should end with concrete conclusions.

Additional materials include:

- technical specification for the diploma project (work) (except Bachelor work);

- statement of diploma;

- specifications;

- methods and testing protocols;

- patent research results;

- output calculation formulas;

- acts of the introduction and copies of patents received by student;

- other materials that support more comprehensive and detailed plan and discover ways to implement the project (work).

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