251.696 private seminar for thesis and dissertation 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.

2021W, SE, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form
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  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: SE Seminar
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to deliver a scientifically correct mater thesis, diploma thesis or dissertation thesis according to international academic standards within the research fields history of architecture and building archaeology, cultural heritage and cultural heritage management.

Subject of course

The students learn within this private seminary, how to entitle academic papers and how to work out proper research questions. Additionally the senior scientist teaches them, how to formulate and which methods within the field are available. If not yet firm in structuring, citing or listing of references, this course is their last chance to learn it. The students improve their abstracts, their scientific introductions and their conclusions by discussing good examples of the research discipline.

Additionally they leran about the academic code of conduct and how to avoid plagiarism.

Teaching methods

The students with different academic degrees meet monthly within the small group. Before the meetings, they can ask for specific topics, in which they still feel insecure. Obligatory is to bring in detailed questions, which then are discussed in the round of colleagues under moderation of the professor.

If there are no current questions, the professor opens permanent problematic topics like the code of conduct or the question of the copy. Additionally, it is expected that the students attend further public lectures of experts in their particular field of research.

Mode of examination


Additional information

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



Examination modalities

Only students with an approved master-thesis or dissertation-topic are accepted. Those research topics and the current status of their research work must be presented obligatory to the colleagues in an oral way. Additionally the participants have to contribute actively topics or questions

Course registration

Registration modalities

Ausschließlich für Diplomanden und Dissertanten der Vortragenden, die bereits als solche angemeldet sind.


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 443 Architecture Mandatory elective


Pdf-Skriptum: Erstellen einer wissenschaftlich korrekten Diplomarbeit - Masterthesis in Architekturgeschichte

Previous knowledge

It is recommended to already participate during the bacehlor studies in a seminary in the field of history of art or history of architecture