Thesis/Final examination

The research activity in preparation for the final examination consists of an laboratory experimental research with presentation of a final written dissertation. The Master's Thesis will normally be on a scientific topic within one of the disciplines of the course. The research will be conducted under the supervision of a faculty member who will ensure scientific relevance. For the purpose of preparing the Master's thesis, the student may spend periods of research in laboratories of other scientific institutions, including foreign ones.

The final examination consists of the discussion of the thesis in front of a Degree Committee, composed of the supervisor and possible co-supervisors, and other professors and scholars of the subject. The Commission collegially evaluates the ability to expose and understand the issues related to the presentation and awards a maximum score of 8 points that are added to the basic grade expressed in one hundred and tenths determined by the arithmetic average of the student's career grades. The final grade for the degree examination proposed by the committee is unchallengeable.

In the evaluation of the final examination, the commission, with the unanimous consent of the commissioners, shall award "honorable mention" to students who have distinguished themselves for the exceptional nature of the curriculum, that is, having obtained the degree within the normal duration of the course with a base score of not less than 109/110, having obtained 8 points for the thesis and a graduation grade with honors.


The graduation application must be completed online at least ONE MONTH prior to the Graduation Session; the last exam must be registered strictly at least 10 DAYS prior to the Graduation Session.

The thesis file in PDF/A format, not exceeding 30 Mb in size, must be uploaded through the Esse3 platform at least 5 days before the Graduation Session.

Within TWO WEEKS after the graduation session, the student must complete the online internship evaluation questionnaire on the ESSE3 platform (not required in the case of an international mobility internship). The questionnaire is displayed only after the internship is closed.

Within ONE WEEK of the Graduation session, the candidate must email a summary of the research activity carried out during the thesis (in PDF format, of maximum one page) to the Chair of the Graduation Committee. The summary should include: the undergraduate's first and last name, matriculation number, title of the thesis, thesis advisors/correspondents, university laboratory/external institution at which the thesis was conducted.


Rewards for student representatives in university bodies and organs

The Council of the Department of Chemical, Life Sciences and Environmental Sustainability, in its meetings of April 8 and May 6, 2021, resolved to award the "special mention for service in support of the activities of the University Bodies and organs" to students who have participated in the Collegiate Councils listed below, for at least one year withan  attendance of at least 75% of the meetings (excused absences up to a maximum of 25% of the total number of meetings will also be counted as attendance).

The student must self-certify his or her attendance by sending a communication to the Chair of the Course of Study, at the time of submitting the application for graduation, specifying:

  • the type of collegiate assembly
  • the time frame of the term of representation
  • the dates of the meetings in which he/she actually took part

The Chair of the Course of Study, with the assistance of the Service for Teaching Quality, will verify what has been self-certified and proceed to inform the Chair of the Graduation Committee.

The special mention at graduation for the service offered in support of the functioning of the University Organs appears only in the graduation certificate  that the student may eventually request from the Student Secretariat while it will not appear in the one that the student can download directly from ESSE3.