180.778 Seminar for Master Students in Computer Engineering
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021S, SE, 1.0h, 1.5EC


  • Semester hours: 1.0
  • Credits: 1.5
  • Type: SE Seminar
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

  • get feedback on the topic and the actual work on a complex topic (Master thesis),
  • present and defend the results of their Master thesis,
  • get inspiration from presentations of other students,
  • get to know students who work on similar topics.

Subject of course

The goal of this course is to additionally support students before and when drafting their Master thesis and preparing for the final defense: Students get feedback from computer engineering professors and other students, and can learn from the presentations of their colleagues. Furthermore, this course facilitates community building in the area of computer engineering and supports students in finding topics for their prospective Master theses.

Teaching methods

This course requires solving the following tasks:

  1. Presentation and discussion of the Master thesis proposal (written draft and 10-15 min talk + 10-5 min discussion). The feedback gathered from professors and colleagues shall help the students to shape the particular topic and to develop a sound Diplomarbeitsanmeldung. The latter must be submitted to the Studiendekanat only after this presentation (except for topics that have already been submitted in earlier semesters)!
  2. Presentation of the most important results of the Master thesis (20-25 min + 10-5 min discussion). The gathered feedback from professors and colleagues shall help the students to eventually deliver a convincing Master thesis defense.

In addition, in the winter term, we also offer a few optional introductory lectures (foundations of scientific working, how to participate in scientific communities, how to present a scientific paper).

Students who are still looking out for a suitable topic for their Master thesis are cordially invited to all presentations! The schedule can be found at the web page of the TI Research Presentations.

Mode of examination


Additional information

There are several presentation days spread over the semester, consult the web page of the TI Research Presentations for details. To book a slot for your presentations, please contact (in time!) your Master thesis supervisor! Important: Your supervisor needs to upload a draft version of your Master thesis proposal to the above webpage a few days before your presentation in this seminar, to allow all interested people to inform themselves beforehand.

ECTS Breakdown:

8.5 h Preparation+presentation Master thesis proposal

2.0 Presence at other presentations

27 h Preparation+presentation Master thesis results


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



Course dates

Wed12:00 - 14:0003.03.2021 (LIVE)Student presentations
Mon09:00 - 11:0012.04.2021 (LIVE)Student presentations
Wed12:00 - 14:0012.05.2021 (LIVE)Student presentations

Examination modalities

Assessment of the presentations (slides, talks, responses to questions); presence at at least 3 other presentations of Master thesis proposals and 2 completed Master theses.

Course registration

Not necessary


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 938 Computer Engineering


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