188.970 Scientific Seminar for PhD Students
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2018W, SE, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: SE Seminar

Aim of course

  1. A better understanding of scientific work
  2. Complete workbench of scientific methods in engineering
  3. Experience with first-time used methods

Subject of course

  1. Scientific literature review on a topic relevant for the doctoral thesis
  2. Transformation of the literature review into a review paper
  3. Presentation of the reveiw paper in the seminar and discussion with peers
  4. Usage of the review paper for a scientific publication in the context of the thesis

Additional information

The course correponds to 2 ECTS (=50 hours). Approximately 30 hours will be dedicated to research and getting acquainted with the literature, and 10 hours are allocated to the final presentation including preparation.  Approximately 10 hours are scheduled for individual meetings with the supervisor and counseling.

Both PhD students of our own group and from outside are welcome to attend.

Please consider the plagiarism guidelines of TU Wien when writing your seminar paper: http://www.tuwien.ac.at/fileadmin/t/ukanzlei/t-ukanzlei-english/Plagiarism.pdf

Please consider the plagiarism guidelines of TU Wien when writing your seminar paper: https://www.tuwien.at/fileadmin/Assets/dienstleister/Datenschutz_und_Dokumentenmanagement/Plagiarism.pdf



Examination modalities

Assessment of paper and presentation

Course registration

Registration modalities:

Please contact the course supervisor. This course is not bound to start/end of the semester.



No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

This course is for beginners in one of the doctoral programs.


  • Attendance Required!