280.923 Diploma Seminar Region
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022S, SE, 1.5h, 1.5EC


  • Semester hours: 1.5
  • Credits: 1.5
  • Type: SE Seminar
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to complete their diploma thesis independenly on the basis of the methodical and professional support and the input provided during the seminar and the critical examination of other diploma theses and exams.

Course dates: check in our TUWEL-course!

Subject of course

  • Development of a research and planning design for the diploma thesis
  • Methods of independent scientific and planning work
  • Presentation and critical reflection of theses and (interim) results (lectures on one's own work, discussant for other participants)
  • Progress report (documentation as journal)

It is also possible to join the seminar during the semester, provided that places are still available. If you are interested, please contact a supervisor by email in advance.

Teaching methods

Presentation, critical reflection, preparation of individual session

Mode of examination


Additional information

The seminar is organised via TUWEL! More detailed information about the seminar can be found in the TUWEL course.

 The course sessions will take place in presence mode. Please follow TU Wien regulations. Changes due to the coronavirus pandemic may occur.

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



Course dates

Wed15:00 - 18:0009.03.2022Seminarraum EBEG-3 - RPL Seminartermin 1
Wed15:00 - 18:0006.04.2022Seminarraum EBEG-3 - RPL Seminartermin 2
Wed15:00 - 18:0018.05.2022Seminarraum EBEG-3 - RPL Seminartermin 3
Wed15:00 - 18:0015.06.2022Seminarraum EBEG-3 - RPL Seminartermin 4

Examination modalities

Requirements for the positive completion of the diploma seminar

  • Attendance and active participation in at least four seminar units
  • Preparation of two individual sessions: each graduand gets the opportunity to design the unit within a fixed time frame so that an input for their own diploma thesis can be gained. Form and setting (e.g. presentation, mini conference, role plays) are to be chosen freely. Appointment reservation required.
  • Participation in a self-selected diploma exam and approx. one-page reflection on this diploma thesis and the exam ("What have I learned from it?").
  • Feedback (oral) and review (in writing) on the progress of another diploma thesis. Reviewing has to be arranged by the students themselves.
  • Keeping and submission of a journal (approx. 5 pages of reflection on the diploma thesis process).
  • All documents, which are necessary as proof of achievement for the completion of the seminar, must be uploaded via TUWEL – collected in a single document (pdf):
    _Title page (Title of Diploma theses, names, supervisor, study reference number, student number)
    _Journal (approx. 5 pages of reflection on the diploma thesis process)
    _ Reflection on a diploma thesis and the exam attended (approx. one page)
    _Reflection / Review of another diploma thesis (approx. one page)
  • For graduands whose diploma thesis is not supervised at the Research Unit of Regional Planning and Regional Development, a short seminar paper on the topic "My topic in the regional context" is requied additionally.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
15.02.2022 09:00 08.03.2022 23:59

Registration modalities

  • Established questions and supervision of the diploma thesis
  • Disposition incl. abstract of own diploma thesis
  • Letter of motivation for diploma students whose diploma thesis is not supervised by the Research Unit of Regional Planning and Regional Development: Presentation of the regional context of the topic of the diploma thesis (regional planning and regional development, regional development processes, ...)
  • The documents are to be sent IN ADVANCE via e-mail to the lecturers.


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 440 Spatial Planning Mandatory4. Semester


No lecture notes are available.


  • Attendance Required!