307.471 Seminar for Master and 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.

2022W, SE, 3.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 3.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: SE Seminar
  • Format: Online

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to:

  • prepare a research question.
  • identify and analyze the current state of research.
  • cite foreign sources consistently.
  • critically analyze and question the results.
  • write a scientific paper.
  • present and defend the research results of a jury.

The students are enabled to work independently on scientific research questions.

Subject of course

In the course the students receive the necessary knowledge to carry out and treat a diploma thesis or dissertation.

Teaching methods

Presentation of the procedure for the preparation of scientific papers.

Independent elaboration of the scientific question.

Discussion of the results.

Mode of examination

Written and oral

Additional information

When writing the thesis, observe the guidelines of the Vienna University of Technology for dealing with plagiarism:


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



Examination modalities

The proof of achievement is based on the written work and its defense against a jury.

Written exam with final oral defense.

Course registration

Not necessary


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 445 Mechanical Engineering Not specified
066 482 Mechanical Engineering - Management Not specified


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

The necessary previous knowledge is based on the scientific question.