259.308 Master Thesis Seminar
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2019W, SE, 1.5h, 2.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 1.5
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: SE Seminar

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to start writing their masterthesis in the field Building Science and Technology.

The goal of this course is encourage the students to systematically develop a proposal for their Master's thesis. This involves the selection of the research area and the research topic. Moreover, the students are to gain confidence in developing the general structure of a fitting research design. A further learning effect is expected to arise in consideration and inclusion of critical feedback provided by the instructors and fellow course participants toward iterative improvement of the proposal quality. At the end of the course an approved proposal and corresponding supervision agreement will be submitted, so that the Master's thesis work can proceed in a procedurally solid manner.

Subject of course

Students explore and articulate ideas for a Master's thesis topic within the topical framework of Building Science & Technology. Each student prepares - in writing -  and presenting a Master's thesis proposal. This document outlines the thesis, its motivation and background, as well as the applied methodology and expected results. The students are expected to modify and improve the proposals based on feedback received.

Teaching methods

  • Preperation of a master thesis proposal including research question, proposed methods, expected outcome and time- and workplan.
  • Critical discussion in class.

Mode of examination


Additional information

*** Please note that successful participation in all the courses of Module 1 (Science and Resaerch Fundamentals)  is a prerequisite for this course

*** Participants are expected to have completed a substantial part of the masters studies in Building Science and Technology, i.e. at least 60 ECTS of the study volume

***Meetings in Winter Term 2019/20

  • Semester Kick-Off (not specific for this course): Wednesday 02.10.2019, 14:30-16:00, HS6
  • Unit01/Intro: - Tuesday 08.10.2019, 15:00 - 16:30, Sem.R. DA grün 02 B
  • Unit02/Intermediate 1: Wednesday 20.11.2019, 15:00 - 16:30, Sem.R. DA grün 02 B
  • Unit03/Intermediate 2: Thursday 12.12.2019, 16:00 - 17:30, Sem.R. DB gelb 07
  • Unit04/Final: Tuesday14.01.2020, 15:00 - 16:30, Sem.R. DA grün 02 B

Short-Term Changes will be announced (only) via TISS_Mail. Therefore, please ensure to have all settings done to receive your student-mail emails, and - more important - please read them carefully :).

+++ Contact: lecture2593@tuwien.ac.at (Subject: Number of lecture & issue)

E-Mails to other adresses can and will not be processed. +++

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



Course dates

Wed14:30 - 16:0002.10.2019Hörsaal 6 - RPL Kick-Off-Meeting | Welcome Back Meeting Winterterm_2019/2020
Tue15:00 - 16:3008.10.2019Sem.R. DA grün 02 B - mündl. Prüfungsraum GEO Master Thesis Seminar - Unit #1
Wed15:00 - 16:3020.11.2019Sem.R. DA grün 02 B - mündl. Prüfungsraum GEO Master Thesis Seminar - Unit #2
Thu16:00 - 17:3012.12.2019Sem.R. DB gelb 07 Master Thesis Seminar - Unit #3
Tue15:00 - 16:3014.01.2020Sem.R. DA grün 02 B - mündl. Prüfungsraum GEO Master Thesis Seminar - Unit #4
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

  • Mandatory presence
  • (timely delivery and overwork) of drafts of the research proposal (in different stages)

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
03.10.2019 18:00 14.10.2019 10:00 14.10.2019 10:00

Registration modalities:

Students should have passed around 60ects of the Master of Building Science Curriculum!


The student must have at least 5 of the course(s) completed listed below:


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 444 Building Science and Technology


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge


Preceding courses

Continuative courses