180.777 Seminar for Master Students in Software Engineering & Internet Computing
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022W, SE, 1.0h, 1.5EC


  • Semester hours: 1.0
  • Credits: 1.5
  • Type: SE Seminar
  • Format: Online

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to

  • submit the Master thesis proposal, which motivates and defines the topic of their thesis, introduces the planned research questions and aims of the thesis, describes the methodology, presents the state of the art, and places their thesis in the context of the Master program Software Engineering and Internet Computing,
  • give a scientific presentation on the results of their Master thesis.

Kick-off meeting October 20, 9:00-10:00. Zoom link: https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/93645412765?pwd=eFlkRldwN1FYRHQ4dE0zVnlsS1c3Zz09


Subject of course

This seminar involves the following tasks:

  1. Submission of a written Master thesis proposal (in English) agreed upon with the thesis supervisor.
  2. Presentation and discussion of the Master thesis proposal (10 min presentation in English + 5 min discussion). Based on the received feedback, students should be able to develop a sound and coherent proposal (Diplomarbeitsanmeldung) of their Master thesis.
  3. Presentation of the most important results of the Master thesis (20 min presentation + 10 min discussion). After this presentation, using the received feedback, students should be able to prepare a convincing presentation to be given in their Master thesis defense.

Teaching methods

The seminar will consist of individual meetings between students and their thesis supervisors. 

Further, students will give online presentations in the seminar, presenting plans for their Master thesis, and receive written feedback on their submitted thesis proposals. These presentations are meant to train and support students in revising their Master thesis proposals. Based on the received feedback, students should finalize their Master thesis proposal. This final proposal should be submitted to the deans of study (online, following our faculty requirements), as a first step towards completing their Master thesis.

Finally, once the planned Master thesis work is completed, students are expected to present their Master thesis in the research group/unit of their supervisor. This presentation should serve as a dry run for the students' upcoming Master thesis defense. 

Mode of examination


Additional information

Important requirements:

  • Attendance of the kick-off meeting and at least 2 presentation days is required.
  • Register for only 1 presentation day in TUWEL. Before registering, ensure that the thesis topic, scope, and planned content are clear and approved by your thesis supervisor.
  • Submit your thesis proposal and slides at the latest 2 days before your presentation. The uploaded thesis proposal must be signed by your supervisor.
  • Your supervisor or, in case of unavailability, the co-supervising assistant, must be present during your presentation and in the subsequent discussion to ensure that the feedback is taken into account before the proposal is officially submitted to the deans of study.

For questions, please contact: se180777@ifs.tuwien.ac.at

Please consider the plagiarism guidelines of TU Wien when writing your seminar paper: Directive concerning the handling of plagiarism (PDF)



Course dates

Thu09:00 - 10:0020.10.2022 Zoom (LIVE)Kick-off meeting
Thu09:00 - 13:0024.11.2022 Zoom (LIVE)Presentation day
Thu09:00 - 13:0015.12.2022 Zoom (LIVE)Presentation day
Thu09:00 - 13:0019.01.2023 Zoom (LIVE)Presentation day

Examination modalities

The following aspects are graded:

  • submitted Master thesis proposal (40%)
  • presentation and discussion of the proposal (30%)
  • final presentation of the Master thesis (30%)

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
06.10.2022 10:00 19.10.2022 09:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 937 Software Engineering & Internet Computing Mandatory


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