Bachelor Thesis

Requirements for students who want to write a thesis

Students have to make sure that they are eligible for writing a thesis at an IS chair. We currently do not have specific additional formal requirements. Depending on the topic, however, applicants should be interested in quantitative analyses, as most of our research projects (and consequently, many topics advertised) involve data analytics.

Application Process

Students can apply for theses for the respective semester until the last Sunday prior to the start of the lecture period.

Semester Application deadline
SS22 24 April 2022
WS22 16 October 2022
SS23 16 April 2023

There is no specific application period, however, the deadline applies for the respective semester and applications submitted after the deadline won’t be considered for the running semester. Students are encouraged to reach out early and discuss potential topics upfront.

In the first week of the lecture period, applications are screened and, if necessary, interviews are scheduled. At the end of the week, students will be notified.

Application

If you want to write your Bachelor thesis with the Bits to Energy Lab, please use our application form and send us your CV, current transcript of record, and the name of the topic you are interested in. In case you have your own research idea, please also provide a short, but meaningful description of the topic. Applications should be sent to the respective supervisor via e-mail.

Seminar for Bachelor’s thesis

A seminar is offered for all students writing a thesis with our group. The format of the seminar depends on the number of students, however. The deliverables of the seminar (i.e., a research proposal and a presentation) are not graded, but evaluated on a pass/fail basis.

Open Topics

 

Topic Supervisor

European Energy Crisis

This bachelor thesis aims to observe and analyse the impact of the energy crisis on household energy consumption and energy saving measures. Students are encouraged to suggest ideas around this topic.
Requirements :
    • Interest in the energy sector
Prakhar Mehta

Digital transformation & sustainable food systems

Food must be grown, harvested or caught, transported, processed, packaged, distributed and cooked, and the leftovers disposed of. Each of these steps generates greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and requires energy. Currently, one-third of global GHG emissions come from the food system alone (Crippa et al. 2021). A profound transformation of the current food system is needed to reduce its harmful impact on the environment. As a result, efforts have been made in recent years to bring about technological changes in agriculture, production, and consumption, such as more nutrient-rich and resilient crops, digitally supported forms of sustainable agriculture, and consumer-related technological innovations such as food-sharing platforms (Reisch 2021).

The aim of this bachelor thesis is to elaborate these technological changes within the food system, especially along the supply chain with the help of a literature review and thus to show the importance of digitalization in relation to the food system.

Sophie Kuhlemann