188.179 PhD Seminar

2020S, SE, 2.0h, 2.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: SE Seminar

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to successfully present and defend their own scientific work. In the course of the seminar, topics of the individual students are presented and discussed in order to support the participants in their research projects as well as to give them an opportunity to network and exchange ideas.

Subject of course

This seminar for doctoral students focuses on the presentation and discussion of research papers. Contents are defined in individual consultation with the supervisor. In the context of the seminar, the students are invited to train their presentation skills for future participation at conferences and are offered to receive feedback from their peers. All presentations are held in English.

Teaching methods

During this seminar, the research topics of the individual doctoral students are presented and discussed, with the goal to support the participants in their research and networking activities. The students receive feedback on their test talks as preparation of their conference  presentations.

Mode of examination

Written and oral

Additional information

The course corresponds to 2 ECTS (= 50 hours workload) whereof approximately 20 hours will be dedicated to the research and editing of literature (usually from the students' research area). 20 hours are allocated to the final presentation including preparation as well as for visits from peer's talks with active participation in the following discussion. Yet another 10 hours are scheduled for individual meetings with the supervisor and counseling.

The seminar addresses doctoral students in an early stage of their publication's activity.


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



Examination modalities

Assessment of the presentation, contributions to discussions

Course registration

Not necessary


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Previous knowledge

In order to attend the seminar, students have to be admitted to the doctoral program at the Vienna University of Technology.