STUDY GUIDE DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY
Every student is required to undertake a dissertation on chosen subjects of the Department program study related to real world issues. To carry out their dissertation students use the Department premises and equipment and if necessary Department financial resources. Some students can carry out their dissertation in selected Organizations, Agencies and private enterprises following approval of the Department Council. Students can undertake a dissertation only during the final term of their study after they successfully complete two thirds (2/3) of their study course.
Dissertation fulfilment requirements and other relevant issues are determined by Subject Groups resolutions. Dissertation topics can be also undertaken by groups of students up to three following equal work load allocation to each group member. Subject Groups suggest, approve and announce lists of dissertation topics every academic year. Students can choose a topic from the suggested lists and apply for approval by filling in a specially designed application form. The relevant to the dissertation topic Subject Group then grants approval and assigns supervision of the dissertation to a permanent or contracted member of staff. The dissertation supervisor attends and guides work progress, while ensuring all that the required facilities are provided to the student to complete his work. Students can extend their dissertation work even beyond the end of the time study in accordance to the extent and context requirements of their work. The duration of dissertation work however can not exceed three (3) semesters. In opposite cases students should choose a new dissertation topic.
After completing the dissertation work students following their supervisor's approval submit the dissertation in three bound copies to the Department Secretarial Office. The Department council assigns a presentation date not earlier than 10 days after submission at which the student present the dissertation work in a front of three member examination panel of permanent and / or contracted academic staff. Presentation is open to attendance to all members of the academic staff. The examination panel grants by majority vote a grade based on the supervisor's recommendation. In case the dissertation is carried out by a group of students a grade is granted to each one of the students.
In case the dissertation work is judged inadequate, corrections are requested and the submission and presentation process is repeated.