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Master thesis

level of course unit

second cycle, Master

Learning outcomes of course unit

The graduate / the student:
* can independently write a scientific paper on a specialist topic in the field of product development, product management, smart products

prerequisites and co-requisites


course contents

* Supervising the students during the preparation of the Master thesis
* Presentation and discussion of the question/hypothesis, structure of the Master thesis, scientific methodology and formal design of the Master thesis
* Review of the analysis part and critical reflection for evaluation
* Structure of the thesis, appropriate division, clear result structure and conclusion
* Short overview of the Master's examination and its requirements

recommended or required reading

Atteslander, P.; Methoden der empirischen Sozialforschung (13. A.). Berlin: Erich Schmidt Verlag; 2010
Bänsch, A.; Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten (11. A.). Berlin: De Gruyter Oldenbourg; 2013
Mayring, P.; Die Praxis der Qualitativen Inhaltsanalyse (2. A.). Weinheim, Basel: Beltz Verlag; 2008
Theisen, M. R.; Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten: Technik - Methodik - Form (15. A.). Munich: Vahlen; 2011

assessment methods and criteria

Master thesis

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


eLearning quota in percent


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Master thesis

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Prof. (FH) DI Dr. Martin Adam

year of study

2. study year

recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code


type of course unit


mode of delivery


work placement(s)

not applicable