Master Thesis

All necessary information about writing an INFOTECH master thesis

Master Thesis

Master Thesis Projects are issued by the INFOTECH Professors/Institutes. It is necessary to check with the institute’s black board or home page for project topics. Exceptionally and based on the approval by the Examination Committee, Master Thesis Projects may also be issued by professors of the Faculty for Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology who are not participating in the INFOTECH- program or by professors of other faculties or universities.

Similar to examination problems, Thesis tasks are handed out to the candidate in written form. They should contain a detailed description of the research objectives and a list of tasks to be addressed. Additionally the starting date and last date of submission are to be confirmed by the Thesis supervisor’s signature.

The normal duration of a Master Thesis is six months. At the candidate’s request, it may be extended to a maximum of 9 months, if adequate reasons are provided and the advisor and the chairman of the Examination Committee approve.

Writing a Master Thesis, the student has to prove his ability to work independently on a problem and to solve it with the tools acquired in the course of his studies. Discussions with the advisor or Thesis supervisor about the state of the Master Thesis in defined time steps (maybe every fortnight) are strongly recommended to recognize potential problems early and to find additional guidance and help. The Master Thesis project finishes with the submission of the Master Thesis document and a presentation and defense in the institute’s colloquium.

According to the examination regulations, it is possible to return the Thesis topic without any consequences. However, this is only possible once and only within the first 4 weeks of thesis work. A finished Master Thesis project being marked not sufficient can be repeated once.

The Master Thesis should be documented in English language. Exceptions in German language can be made for non-native German speaking students.
The submission of a linguistically correct thesis is the responsibility of the student. Ask friends or colleagues to proofread your thesis. Furthermore the form of appearance, i.e. the structure of the report, layout and drawings, clear phrasing, references etc. is second to the contents of the thesis report. It’s not just your supervisor but may be also coworkers, followers, the industry or somebody else who should be impressed by the thesis report. It’s clear that these elements contribute to the grading.

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