Students of the Department of Food Science & Technology are required to prepare a Thesis. The subject of this work can be experimental (laboratory research or field research), or it can be a literature review search and synthesis. The student must declare the Thesis after the 9th semester, and begin the preparation of the subject provided that the supervising professor proposed by the student and approved by the Assembly of the Department has agreed.
The Thesis is considered completed when after the consent of the supervisor, the Thesis is printed and delivered to the supervisor in five copies (one for each member of the examination committee, one for the library of the Laboratory and one for the library of the Department).
The examination of the Thesis is done only if the student has successfully fulfilled all the examination obligations of the study programme. The examination is made public by the three-member advisory and examination committee and chaired by the supervising Professor, at a time determined by the committee. During the examination the student orally develops his / her work and answers questions posed by the committee members. Each member of the committee marks the student separately and the final grade of the dissertation is derived from the average of the grades of all three examiners. The study is considered successful if the final grade is greater than or equal to five (5) and the grades of at least two examiners are greater than or equal to five (5). In case of failure, the student undergoes a second examination, after completing and correcting his/her study according to the instructions given by the members of the committee. In case of new failure, the student is obliged to prepare another dissertation with the same or different subject.