M.Sc. in Informatics Engineering

Hellenic Mediterranean University

Supervisor Guidelines for Master’s Τhesis

Supervisor Guidelines for Master’s thesis
    1. Introduction
This document is intended for academic staff supervising master thesis in the postgraduate program ‘Informatics Engineering’
    1. Responsibilities of the supervisor


  1. Proposing a thesis topic
  • Guide the student to develop an appropriate thesis concept and proposal
  • Discuss expectation and the terms for collaboration with the student
  • Discuss the requirements for a thesis
  • Check and sign the student thesis proposal
  • Advise student on possible examiners
  1. Working with students
  • Evaluate the student’s thesis plan
  • Guide the student in all phases of conducting the planned work
  • Provide constructive comments, reviews and directions
  • Suggest appropriate bibliography, archival journal publications and related literatures
  • Oversee experiments and / or technical evaluations
  • Review interim reports and work in progress
  • Define benchmarks and milestones as needed
  1. Thesis review, examination and approval
  • Determine jointly with the student the official thesis submission date
  • Examine the student’s thesis and submit your comments soon enough for the student to be able to make the necessary corrections
  • Notify the academic unit of the examiners selected and the schedule for the thesis submission and examination
  • In collaboration with the student, prepare the oral presentation for the defence
  • Guide the student to prepare for the defence
  • With the student, read the evaluation reports and make constructive suggestion on how to take account of the comments of the examination committee
  1. Submitting the thesis
  • Ensure that a copy of the thesis is sent to all the examiners along with the documents they will have to complete
  • Contact the examiners a few days after sending the thesis to ensure the documents have been received and to determine the examiners’ availability for the defence
  • Determine the date of the defence based on the participants’ availability and the rules of the Department.
  1. Submission and handling of the examiners’ report
  • The examiners for a master’s thesis submit a ‘Thesis Evaluation Report’ to the academic unit (to be defined)
  • The academic unit should forward all the examiners’ comments to the student and the thesis supervisor on an anonymous basis.
  1. The day of the defence
  • The thesis supervisor should attend the defence and support the candidate during the deliberations.