280.923 Diplomseminar 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.

2024S, SE, 1.5h, 1.5EC


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

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.

Couse Dates 2024S

06.03.2024 | 15-18 Uhr | Seminar Room EBEG-1

24.04.2024 | 15-18 Uhr | Seminar Room EBEG-1

22.05.2024 | 15-18 Uhr | Seminar Room EBEG-1

19.06.2024 | 15-18 Uhr | Seminar Room EBEG-1

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 course of a semester, provided that places are still available. If you are interested, please contact a supervisor by e-mail in advance.

Admission requirements

  • 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.

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.

This course takes place in cooperation with the landuni Drosendorf.

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



Course dates

Wed15:00 - 18:0006.03.2024Seminarraum EB EG-1 - RPL Diplomaseminar Region
Wed15:00 - 18:0024.04.2024Seminarraum EB EG-1 - RPL Diplomseminar Region
Wed15:00 - 18:0022.05.2024Seminarraum EB EG-1 - RPL Diplomseminar Region
Wed15:00 - 18:0019.06.2024Seminarraum EB EG-1 - RPL Diplomaseminar Region

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?").
  • 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)
    _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
16.02.2024 09:00 01.03.2024 22:59 01.03.2024 22:59


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 440 Spatial Planning Mandatory4. Semester


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