The investigations concerning the thermal behaviour of a series of Ni(II) and Cu(II) complexes of type [MLCln]·mH2O ((1) M:Ni, L:L(1), n=1, m=2; (2) M:Cu, L:L(2), n=1, m=2; (3) M:Ni, L:L(3), n=2, m=0; (4) M:Cu, L:L(3), n=1, m=2) are presented in this paper. The ligands L(1)-L(3) have been synthesised by template condensation of 1,2-diaminoethane with formaldehyde and 2-amino-1,3,4-thiadiazole-5-thiole or 2-acetamino-1,3,4-thiadiazole-5-sulfonamide. The bonding and stereochemistry of the complexes have been characterised by IR, electronic and magnetic studies at room temperature. The thermal behaviour provided confirmation of the complex composition as well as the number and the nature of water molecules and the intervals of thermal stability. The different nature of the ligands and/or the metallic ions generates a different thermal behaviour for complexes. The complexes do not show biological activity against HIV virus.