Students having completed all necessary subjects will finish their studies in the Engineering Management master’s (MSc) program and in the postgraduate programmes by taking the final exam. Final exam means the testing and evaluating of the knowledge (skills) necessary to obtain higher education qualification. In the final exam candidates prove that they can apply the acquired knowledge. Requirements of the training program contain the preconditions on taking the final exam and the procedure of the final exam itself. Final exam can be taken in the first final exam period after completing all subjects defined in the curriculum.
Conditions on taking the final exam:
- obtaining the credit points defined in the requirements and the curriculum of the program (120 credits for master students, 60 credits for postgraduate students),
- fulfilling requirements to which no credit points have previously been assigned
- for master students: Work and Fire Safety Course, 1 semester Physical Education, internship),
- for postgraduate students: Work and Fire Safety course
- thesis reviewed and accepted by the reviewers.
Registration to the final exam
You have to sign up for the final exam two ways: (1) by filling out the registration form, (2) by registering for the final exam period in the neptun system (29 September - 3 October, 2023).
In your neptun please go to "Administration", "Final exams". To register for a final exam period, please click on the icon at the end of the row, and select "Register/Edit registration" in the menu.
The date of the final exam
Final exam will be on 16, 17 or 18 January, 2024 (one of the dates will be defined depending on the final number of graduands on each major).
For deadlines and tasks please check the website "Closing the final semester"!
Parts of the final exam:
Part 1: Defending thesis, answering to possible questions, remarks
Students review their thesis in 8-10 minutes with a ppt file. The file must be uploaded to the e-learning system together with the thesis.
Suggested structure of the presentation:
1. slide: Title of the thesis, name, date
2. slide: Structure of the thesis
3. slide: Company/organization presentation
4., 5., 6. slide: Own research work, results
7. slide: Suggestions
8. slide: Thank you for your attention!
Part 2: Oral exams
For Engineering Management MSc students:
|Final exam subjects||List of topics/questions|
|For all Engineering Management students||Integrated Management Module: Advanced Corporate Finance, Advanced Operation Management, Advanced Quality Management, Project Management||For all specializations (integrated management module)|
|For students on Industrial Process Engineering Specialization||Engineering Module: Production Technologies, Manufacturing Cells, Advanced Applied Engineering, System Engineering||For Industrial Process Engineering specialization (engineering module)|
|For students on Construction Industry Specialization||Engineering Module: Building Energetics, Organization of construction Processes in BIM Environment, Reconstruction, Construction Management||For Construction Industry specialization (engineering module)|
|For students on Material Handling and Logistics Specialization||Engineering Module: Advanced Production Logistics, Digital Logistics, Computer Systems of Supply Chain, Computer System Engineering||For Material Handling and Logistics specialization (engineering module)|
For postgraduate students:
|Subject group 1||Subject group 2|
|Postgraduate Course in Strategic Engineering and Sustainability Leadership||
Topics related to the subjects: Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility, Analysis of the Strategy, Plans and Performance of Technical Organizations
|Topics related to the subjects: Crisis and Change Management, Strategic Project Management, Risk Management Strategies|
|Postgraduate course in Lean Engineering / Lean Management||
Topics related to the subjects: Quality Management, Quality Improvement Tools, Operations Management
|Topics related to the subjects: Lean Management I, Quality Improvement Tools, Maintenance Management|
Evaluation of the final exam
The oral exam is evaluated on a five-point scale by the members of the committee. Final grade for the final exam will be decided on in a closed sitting. In case of equal votes the committee chair will decide. Final exam results will be announced by the committee chair. A note of the final exam will be taken. The marking scheme contains the diploma grade and the grades awarded for the different parts of the final exam.
Improving failed final exam
In order to obtain diploma final exam has be retaken - according to Rules and Regulations of the University - if any of its part is a fail. The ensuing final exam period is the soonest that the re-sit is allowed.
Final exam board
Committee chair is called upon and mandated by the dean with the consent of the Faculty Council. He/she is selected from the acknowledged and well-known external experts of the professional field or the professors of the University. The final exam board consists of – besides the chairman – at least two members and the required number of examiners. The mandate of the final exam board is limited to a year. Students are allocated to different examination boards by the department.