Co-operation between the work place, student and UAS teachers is important when selecting a thesis topic and defining the objectives. Students, the teacher supervisor and a person appointed by the commissioning party attend supervision sessions. Supervision includes many different types of supervision methods and learning environments. Supervision also takes into account general ethical research principles and the legal duties and responsibilities of the supervisor in relation to confidentiality issues concerning content, if necessary. The aim of supervision is communal learning and shared expertise. The supervision process emphasises the need for an active and responsible attitude in order to be able to use the supervision and learning sessions effectively according to communal principles.
The thesis consists of a work/learning process, a written report, an oral presentation and the maturity test.