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.

2020S, SE, 1.5h, 2.0EC, to be held in blocked form
TUWEL

Properties

  • 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 presents 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

Immanent

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 ***


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

Schedule SS2020:

  • Unit 01: 11.03.2020, HS15, 15:00-17:00
  • Unit 02: 29.04.2020, HS15, 15:00-17:00
  • Unit 03: 20.05.2020, HS15, 15:00-17:00
  • Unit 04: 10.06.2020, HS6, 15:00-17:00

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Wed15:00 - 17:0011.03.2020Hörsaal 15 Master Thesis Seminar - SS2019 - Unit#1
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
01.03.2020 10:00 11.03.2020 12:00 11.03.2020 12:00

Precondition

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

Curricula

Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 444 Building Science and Technology

Literature

No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

MODULE: SCIENCE AND RESEARCH FUNDAMENTALS (M1)    

Preceding courses

Miscellaneous

  • Attendance Required!

Language

English