The topic for the thesis may also be found during studies or a traineeship period abroad.
The progress of the thesis is usually faster if the topic is interesting and serves the development needs of everyday working life.
The thesis agreement must specify, among other things, the representative of the commissioner, the tasks included in the thesis process, and the compensation of the costs incurred by the thesis process.
The RDI goals and RDI credits of the thesis are also specified in the thesis agreement.
The studies supporting the actual thesis process vary from one Faculty to another.
Such courses include the fundamentals of scientific research, data acquisition, statistics, research methods, and academic writing.
Moreover, some Faculties also provide group work preparing for the thesis process and thesis workshops.
In most cases, the choice of the topic of the thesis, or at least its subject area, is the student’s own responsibility, for which finding the topic requires independent initiative from the student.
The thesis may be part of studies (e.g., double degree) for which Se AMK and a foreign partner institution are jointly responsible.
In such a case, the co-writer of the thesis may be a student from the foreign partner institution.