When bachelor's or master's theses cannot be defended online, they will be coordinated synchronously at the Polytechnic School.
On the day and at the time assigned, the examination board chosen by the projects committee will meet the student for their bachelor's or master's thesis presentation and defence. Bachelor's thesis and master's thesis defence times are published in advance on the School's website, in the examination boards section.Defences are public. Any member of the community will be able to find out about the works being defended there, their author, the members of the examination board and the date and the time of the defence. People will be able to request to attend such defences as members of the public, except where the projects are classed as confidential.
The members of the each bachelor's or master's thesis defence's examination board will have access to the report, before the student gives their presentation and defence. The presentation and the defence will be made at the same time by videoconference. Consult exceptional procedures.
The examination board will be able to ask questions directly which the student will have to answer directly. The debate may be recorded on video and kept as evidence.
Once the defence and the debate have finished, the members of the examination board will deliberate on the qualification and the final grade will be issued. This deliberation will be made synchronously but solely in the presence of the examination board's members. The grades of the works will be published in their corresponding student's achievement record, with records of the defence and video recording kept as evidence.