responsible for organizing the performance of attestation work and course design

Defending a graduation work (specialist, master) is a normative form of certifying graduates which is determined by the curriculum on the basis of the corresponding educational program for training students. It is to demonstrate the level of theoretical and practical proficiency of graduates, their abilities to systemize scientific information and analyse actual problems on the speciality “Computer Engineering”, its specializations “Computer systems and networks” and “System Programming”.
The order how to organise a graduation work is defined by the Law of Ukraine “On Higher Education”, “Regulations on the organization of the educational process in KNURE (Order No. 400, 27.11.2020).

Graduation work is carried out by students on the subject of the Department of Electronic Computers under the guidance of its experienced teachers. Students are to conduct their graduation work independently on the basis of their theoretical knowledge and practical skills obtained during the entire period of study, and independent research work, which is connected with the development of specific tasks due to the specificity of the speciality of Computer Engineering.
The list of recommended themes and supervisors is approved at the meeting of the department at the beginning of the academic year.
Graduation works should be carried out according to the following scheme:
– to define a theme and appoint the head of a graduation work;
– to compile a bibliography and perceive information sources on the chosen theme;
– to write an introduction where it is necessary to describe the relevance of the theme in practical and theoretical terms and to determine the object, subject, purpose and objectives of the graduation work;
– to collect information on the theme of the work;
– to accomplish a preliminary rubrication of the contents of the explanatory note for sections, subsections, paragraphs, subparagraphs including brief information about their content;
– to write the first (analytical) section of the plan including a mandatory formulation of the conclusion which should indicate the methodological and theoretical basis for future research and (or) development;
– to select research methods and (or) development tools;
– to write the subsequent sections of the work;
– to formulate general conclusions;
– to design a graduation work;
– to assume the supervisor’s comments on preparing a graduation work;
– to present the work for reviewing;
– to present the work to the Examining Board (EB) and its defence.
The deadline for accomplishing the work stages is planned by the supervisor, approved on the task sheet and binding to execution.
The registration of graduation works must meet the requirements of GOST 3008-95 “The State Standard of Ukraine. Documentation. Reports in the Field of Science and Technology. Structure and Rules of Registration”.
Any graduation work consists of a text part (explanatory note), a graphic part and documents put on a computer storage medium.
The explanatory note of graduation works consists of an introductory, main part and appendices. The content of the explanatory note is determined by the assignment for a graduation work and depends on its nature.
The graphic part of graduation works is to illustrate and supplement the sections of the text part of the graduation work. Graphic materials are drawn up in accordance with the current normative documentation and can be implemented in the form of demonstration posters, drawings, schemes of various types either on paper or in an electronic form and then submitted in the form of light-projecting and computer aids (as a computer presentation). A specific list of mandatory graphic materials is determined by the supervisor and indicated in the assignment for a graduation work.
A storage medium must enclose an electronic form of the explanatory note, computer presentation materials for defence, developed software applications, their demos, primary code, input data sets, calculation results, etc.
The graduation work is defended before the Examination Board (EB) consisting of a chairman and four members (teachers of the department); the supervisor may be present. The order of defends is as follows:
– a student states the content of his work within 10-15 minutes;
– a student answers questions proposed by the members of the commission and its chairman;
– the commission hears the supervisor’s report and review of the work;
– a student responds to the commentary.

The results of the defence are evaluated at an open meeting of the EB according to the national, one-hundred-point scale and the ECTS assessment scale. The rating evaluation has two components: one of them characterizes the quality of the explanatory note and graphic material, and the other one describes the quality of the defence (the degree of mastering the material, the reasoning of the decisions, the ability to defend one’s opinion, etc.). Information about the student’s graduation work, the defence procedure, the results of the defence with the relevant decisions of the EB are all recorded in the minutes of the EB meeting.
After completing the EB’s work all graduation works are transferred to the KNURE’s archives in accordance with the established procedure, where they are stored for five years, later on they are written off and disposed of.

On the website of the electronic archive of KNURE certification works are stored for a longer time: