Procedure and Application – Master Thesis
You can apply for a Master thesis all year round. If you are interested in writing your thesis with us, please contact one of the supervisors by mail. Please use our application form and attach your CV, a recent transcript of records and other relevant documents.
You can apply for one of the advertised topics or proactively propose an idea that fits to the research focus of the Bits to Energy Lab. In the latter case, please provide a short, but meaningful description of your idea.
2. Initial Meeting and Exposé
If the supervisor you have contacted still has capacity, an initial meeting will be arranged in which the topic idea will be discussed in more detail and, if necessary, narrowed down.
In the next step, you familiarize yourself with the topic and write a 3-4 page exposé, in which you clarify the relevance of the topic, research question, and present a methodology as well as a rough timetable. Please use the template provided by us.
Subsequently, the thesis is registered with the final title at the examination office. Please fill out the registration form and send it to us. The form will be checked by us and forwarded to the examination office.
4. Writing the Thesis
In the next step, you will write your thesis. Please keep in regular contact with your supervisor to report on progress, receive feedback and solve problems if necessary. We also ask you to give a presentation on your thesis before submission.
Finally, you submit your thesis. Students of the Faculty of Economic Sciences please submit your thesis to the examination office, students of the Faculty of Engineering (e.g. WING or IP) please submit your thesis directly to the chair.
The submission has to be made in duplicate and additionally in digital form (e.g. CD, USB, …).
The following layout is to be used for the printout:
– Cardboard in the color Wiso (red) or FAU (blue) for the back side, transparent foil for the cover sheet and a black adhesive binding in between
– Double-sided printout
Some degree programs also require a final presentation of your results. Please arrange the presentation requirements and a suitable date with your supervisor.