Master Thesis

We invite interested and motivated students to contact us for master thesis. If you are interested in specific topics, please contact the respective tutor directly.

Procedure for Master Thesis Registration

  • The student must pay a visit to the examination office in the main building, and ask for the letter stating that he/she is allowed to start the master's thesis. A student can register for the Master Thesis when all compulsory modules and at least 24 credit points from the core electives have been completed.
  • With this letter the student visits the supervisor's office where the cover sheet of the thesis which contains students’ name, matriculation number, the title of the thesis, the date of handing over and the date of submission is printed out. It is signed by the supervisor (and the second one as well), and by Prof. Stephan as the chairman of the examination committee of IMRE.
  • There are four copies of this sheet: two for the student to be included in the master's thesis copies for the examination office, one for the examination office and one for the IMRE Committee.
  • The student will have to submit two printout copies of the thesis and one digital copy via CD (or USB etc.) at the examination office before or on the date of submission.
  • The period of working on the thesis is four months after the day of official registration with the examination office. The period may be once extended upon application to the examination committee a minimum of two weeks before the original deadline of submission.

Master Thesis Colloquium

The IMRE Student is only admitted to the Colloquium if the grade for his written report (the "thesis") is 4.0 or better. This grade is computed as the average of the grades given by both supervisors. If one of these supervisors awards a "five", a third examiner has to be found in order to give a grade. Note that a "thesis" handed in after the date of submission - as marked on the registration form - is graded with a "five".

  • The student has the right to view the written referee statements of his supervisors at the latest the day before the day of the Colloquium.
  • The presentation of the Colloquium lasts twenty minutes and the consecutive discussion should not exceed a time period of thirty minutes.
  • The Colloquium is graded by the supervisors similarly to the way in which they grade the written report (the "thesis").
  • The overall grade is computed as a weighted average of the grade of the written report with a relative weighing of 3 and the grade of the Colloquium with a relative weighing of 1.
    In mathematical terms: g = .75 * gw + 0.25 * gc with .g = overall grade, .gw = grade of the written report, .gc = grade of the colloquium.