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Colloquium for the Master thesis

level of course unit

second cycle, Master

Learning outcomes of course unit

The following learning outcomes are developed in the course:
- Students are able to present their research concept, the chosen methodology and the results of their research work.
- They can critically reflect and discuss the essential aspects of their own research projects in connection with the Master thesis, as well as the concepts of other students.

prerequisites and co-requisites

Students bring the following requirements to the course:
- Basic principles and techniques of academic methods (Bachelor level)
- Ability to write shorter scientific papers (e.g. Bachelor thesis)

course contents

Within the framework of the colloquium on the Master thesis, students are supervised and supported in the preparation of their Master thesis in addition to the individual supervision of the Master thesis in the form of seminars. This will be an opportunity to present the research concept and already developed results and to discuss and critically reflect on them in the group.

recommended or required reading

- Atteslander, P. (2010): Methoden der empirischen Sozialforschung. 13. Auflage, ESV
- Eco, U. (2003): Wie man eine wissenschaftliche Abschlussarbeit schreibt. 10. Auflage, C.F. Müller
-Theuerkauf, J. (2012): Schreiben im Ingenieurstudium: Effektiv und effizient zu Bachelor-, Master- und Doktorarbeit. 1. Auflage,
von Judith, UTB Verlag, ISBN: 978-3825236441
- Karmasin M.; Ribing, R. (2011): Die Gestaltung wissenschaftlicher Arbeiten. 6. Auflage, facultas WUV
- Leopold-Wildburger, U.; Schütze, J. (2002): Verfassen und Vortragen: Wissenschaftliche Arbeiten und Vorträge leicht gemacht. Springer

assessment methods and criteria

Seminar thesis

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


eLearning quota in percent


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

eminar accompanying the Master thesis with short presentations by the students including reflection and discussion in the group, if necessary writing and evaluating extended abstracts of the respective Master thesis.

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Prof. (FH) Dr. Johannes Lüthi

year of study


recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code


type of course unit


mode of delivery


work placement(s)

not applicable