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)
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
language of instruction
number of ECTS credits allocated
eLearning quota in percent
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
course unit code
type of course unit
mode of delivery