The final thesis is an examination paper which concludes the scientific education in every degree course within the academic program ISE. It is used to show that a student is capable of processing a problem from the corresponding field of engineering sciences autonomously and with scientific methods and presenting it comprehensibly, within a given period of time. The duration of the final thesis is:
- Bachelor Thesis: 3 month
- Master Thesis: 6 month
In exceptional cases and in response to a written application to the chairperson of the Examination Committee by the student at least two weeks before the expiration of the deadline, this period can be extended up to three weeks.
The final thesis can in adequately substantiated cases be completed as a group project when the performance under examination for each student is so clearly demarcated by means of the identification of sections or pages or other objective criteria that the evaluation of the individual contributions can be made.
The final thesis must be drafted in German or English and submitted to the Examination Committee in triplicate, printed and bound in DIN A4 format, on or before the deadline.
The number of pages for the Bachelor Thesis is normally 30 to 40 pages, and for the Master Thesis normally 40 to 60 pages. Significant detailed results can, where appropriate, be summarized in an annexe.
When submitting the final thesis, students must guarantee in writing that they alone wrote the thesis or, in the case of a joint project, their own part of the thesis, and used no other sources or auxiliary aids than those acknowledged and no quotations other than those cited.
After finishing the thesis the student has to defend the work within a colloquium.
The evaluation of the final thesis should normally take not longer than six weeks.
Should the final thesis not be submitted on time, it will be graded as ‘failed’ (5.0).
A failed thesis can be redone only once. A second resubmission of the final thesis is not permissible.
Please read also the examination regulation.
Prerequisites for the Final Thesis
|Bachelor Thesis||Master Thesis|
|Students must have passed a sufficient number of examinations and therefore have accumulated at least 120 credits.||Students must have passed a sufficient number of examinations and have therefore accumulated at least 60 credits.|
|Students must have successfully participated in the requisite language courses, when such are deemed necessary on the basis of the relevant placement tests.||Students must have successfully participated in the requisite language courses, when such are deemed necessary on the basis of the relevant placement tests .|
|Students must have satisfied the internship requirements .|
Steps for preparing the final thesis
- Searching for a supervisor, who is offering an interesting topic.
- Discussion of the topic with the supervisor.
- Filling in the registration form for the final thesis at the office of the supervisor.
- The registration form is sent to the examination office by the supervisor.
- Signing the registration form at the examination office. (The preparation time starts)
- Preparing the topic of the thesis. (Duration: 3 month for bachelor, 6 month for master)
- Reaching in the thesis at the examination office in triplicate version, printed and bound in DIN A4 format.
- Evaluation of the thesis by the supervisor. (Usually 6 weeks)
- Defending the thesis within a colloquium.