The research project is a larger experimental or theoretical work graded after a written report. It equals a workload of 15 credit points (3 months or 450 hours) to be carried out over one semester, preferably at a university institute, or (with additional restrictions, see attached information sheets) at an external institution. It is meant to give the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge practically as a preparation for the master thesis. If no suitable topic is found, the project may be replaced by a seminar and two additional specialization modules (core or supplementary modules). A project report (in english) and a presentation of 20-30 minutes conclude the examination.
(not exhaustive, regulations in §23 PO19 are binding)
- The examiner must be from the Faculty of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the University Stuttgart
- Research Projects are offered by an examiner (usually professor), but there is no right to be offered a project in an external institution
- If the student proposes a custom project, the student has to select and approach an examiner, who ultimately makes the decision whether to accept it
- The project is an examination and thus must not be paid
- The project is no mandatory internship, the INFOTECH office cannot issue a document stating equivalence to a mandatory internship
- Projects at external institutions must meet certain quality assurances
The research project cannot be registered via c@mpus and must be registered with the examination office directly using the exam registration form. Additionally, the examining professor/institute or institution can require further documents or contracts in their own process, so make sure to inquire this in advance when asking for a project.
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