Energy & Sustainability Management PT
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Master thesis and colloquium

level of course unit


Learning outcomes of course unit

The students are able to:
• independently prepare and elaborate a subject-specific topic as well as review and apply it using scientific methods
• carry out complex scientific research projects
• apply scientific and research methods
• apply the basics of scientific work
• present scientific facts
• critically question scientific findings
• independently write a scientific paper at the level of a Master Thesis

prerequisites and co-requisites

Module Data Analysis and Empirical Methods and contents from the modules with cross connections to the topic of the master thesis of the semesters 1 to 3

course contents

Students must independently complete a Master thesis of 20 ECTS = 500 h. Regular meetings to discuss the current status and progress of the Master thesis with the accompanying academic supervision serve as support.

In the context of a colloquium with the scope of 2 ECTS = 50h, the following course contents are dealt with:
• Independent preparation and elaboration of an interdisciplinary subject
• Finding and substantiation of the methodology
• Content-related and organizational support for the preparation of the Master thesis
• Presenting and defending academic papers
• Leading discussions on academic papers

• Information on the final Master's examination

The preparation for the final examination is included with 2 ECTS = 50h.

recommended or required reading

• Heisen, M. R. und M. Theisen, 2017. Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten: erfolgreich bei Bachelor- und Masterarbeit. München: Franz Vahlen
• Sandberg, B., 2017. Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten von Abbildung bis Zitat: Lehr- und Übungsbuch für Bachelor, Master und Promotion. 3. Auflage. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter Oldenbourg
• Reinders, H. et al., 2011. Empirische Bildungsforschung: Strukturen und Methoden. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften

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Master thesis and presentation

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Blended Learning

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