3rd Semester

M301 Dissertation 30

During the 3rd semester, all postgraduate students must complete and submit a dissertation (research and/or application development). The results of the dissertation, which must contain elements of originality, are presented in the form of a thesis (Specialization Thesis). The dissertation is a significant part of the study program.

The Postgraduate Dissertation (Thesis) is mandatory and contributes to the scientific specialization of postgraduate students in the scientific field of intelligent internet technologies. The goal of the Thesis is to demonstrate the ability of the postgraduate student to synthesize and utilize the knowledge acquired during the studies in the MSc program.

The Thesis can refer to one (or more) of the following categories:

  • Systematic and in-depth bibliographic review of a topic. Providing a comprehensive bibliographic comparative study, covering a gap in the relevant research literature, and generating new knowledge in Intelligent Internet Technologies.
  • Original high-level study. Composing a significant original high-level study, utilizing research, original material, or proposing new methodologies and techniques in the field of Intelligent Internet Technologies.
  • Addressing an original application problem. Designing and developing an innovative service in the area of Intelligent Internet Technologies for a specific technological and operational environment.

Regardless of the category to which the Thesis belongs, it is essential to demonstrate originality, synthesis, and integration of the knowledge acquired during the studies in Intelligent Internet Technologies, and it should also reflect the personal contribution and ability of the student. The originality may refer to:

  • Filling a bibliographic gap (e.g., producing new theory and/or data)
  • Effective modification of a theoretical analysis
  • Successful resolution of an original problem
  • Modification and/or supplementation of the used problem-solving methodologies
  • Extraction of new conclusions

For the preparation of the Thesis, at least one semester of study is required, and it should be written in Greek or English unless permission is granted by the Graduate Program’s General Assembly to be written in another language. The dissertation regulations determine the regulatory and procedural framework.

At the beginning of the 3rd semester of studies, each postgraduate student must choose the topic of the Postgraduate Dissertation and the supervising professor, who must be a member of the teaching staff of the MSc program.

The topics of the Dissertations are announced by the professors, and the students choose according to their interests, knowledge, and experience. Students can propose a Dissertation topic, specifying the subject to be analyzed, the company or organization with which cooperation will potentially be required, the methodology, and the bibliography to be used. The acceptance of the proposal is based on criteria such as the relevance of the topic to the postgraduate program, its potential contribution to expected benefits, and elements of originality in the approach.

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