548-0149/02 – Master Thesis Seminar (SDP)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of GeoinformaticsCredits15
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Michal Kačmařík, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Michal Kačmařík, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2021/2022Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
CAH0021 doc. RNDr. Jan Caha, Ph.D.
HOR10 prof. Ing. Jiří Horák, Dr.
IVA026 prof. Ing. Igor Ivan, Ph.D.
KAC072 doc. Ing. Michal Kačmařík, Ph.D.
KUK064 Ing. Pavel Kukuliač, Ph.D.
JUR02 Ing. Lucie Orlíková, Ph.D.
RAP30 doc. Ing. Petr Rapant, CSc.
RUZ02 Ing. Kateřina Růžičková, Ph.D.
SVE0024 doc. RNDr. Pavel Švec, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit 0+2
Part-time Credit 0+28

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Abilities demonstrated after the end of the course: ability to orientate in the assigned topic; ability to independently design solutions and solve problems in a given topic; ability to write a professional text and work with literature independently; ability to present and defend the results of own work before an expert committee. Skills demonstrated after the completion of the course: the student manages professional communication and presentation of the results of his work, is able of independent search for professional texts, can apply all his skills, knowledge and experience gained during the study.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Experimental work in labs
Project work
Practical training
Experimental work in a company
Field data collection


Goal of Master thesis seminar is to help students finish their master thesis and prepare them for a succesful defence of their thesis. By processing and delivering a master thesis the student proves that he/she acquired all skills, knowledge and experience gained during his studies and he/she is able to apply them during a stand-alone work on tasks given in the master thesis. Requirements for a succesful course passing: a) successful passing of two presentations where student presents in front of a board composed from academical staff of the Department of geoinformatics his/her advance on the Master thesis work, b) prepared, before the deadline submitted (see a schedule of the academic year) master thesis approved by its supervisor.

Compulsory literature:

Individual study of professional and scientific publications recommended by the thesis supervisor and separately found by the student. Instructions for the final thesis elaboration. VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, Faculty of Mining and Geology. 2017. ISO 690:2010(en) Information and documentation — Guidelines for bibliographic references and citations to information resources. 2010 ISO. LIPSON, Charles. Cite right: a quick guide to citation styles - MLA, APA, Chicago, the sciences, professions, and more. 2nd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, c2011. Chicago guides to writing, editing, and publishing. ISBN 978-0-226-48464-8.

Recommended literature:

MACGILCHRIST, Felicitas. Academic writing. Paderborn: Ferdinand Schöningh, 2014. ISBN 978-3-8252-4087-5. EBEL, Hans F., Claus BLIEFERT a William E. RUSSEY. The art of scientific writing: from student reports to professional publications in chemistry and related fields. 2nd, completely rev. ed. Weinheim: Wiley-VCH, 2004. ISBN 3-527-29829-0.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

1. Continuous check of the state of the work during the student's consultations with the supervisor. 2. The student's obligation to present the status of his/her diploma thesis in two presentations realized in front of a committee composed of academic staff of the Department of Geoinformatics.


Other requirements

No additional requirements are imposed on the student.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Diploma thesis assignment. 2. Principles of diploma thesis preparation 3. Introduction and explanation of the essence of the faculty directive for the preparation of the diploma thesis. 4. Principles of citations and work with literature. 5. Content processing of the theoretical part of the work, structure of the work. 6. Research of the current status of the assigned topics. 7. Solution of the practical part of the work - design of the solution. 8. Solution of the practical part of the work - implementation of the solution. 9. Compilation of the syllabus of the diploma thesis text. 10. Elaboration of a working version of the diploma thesis. 11. Review of the working version of the diploma thesis. 12. Preparation of the final version of the diploma thesis. 13. Presentation of the diploma thesis and its defense before an internal committee.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2021/2022 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit Credit 100  51 3
Mandatory attendence participation: Attend at least 80 % of classes. Sucessful passing of regular presentations showing progress in solving of the diploma thesis. Information about regular presentations are being sent by email to all students in the beginning of semester.

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Conditions for subject completion and attendance at the exercises within ISP: Participation in exercises according to the student's capabilities. Sucessful passing of regular presentations showing progress in solving of the diploma thesis. Information about regular presentations are being sent by email to all students in the beginning of semester.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2024/2025 (N0532A330044) Geoinformatics P English Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2023/2024 (N0532A330044) Geoinformatics P English Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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