Information on individual educational components (ECTS-Course descriptions) per semester

Bachelor's Thesis

Degree programme Computer Science - Software and Information Engineering
Subject area Engineering Technology
Type of degree Bachelor
Winter Semester 2024
Course unit title Bachelor's Thesis
Course unit code 024717051001
Language of instruction German, English
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional) Compulsory
Teaching hours per week 1
Year of study 2024
Level of the course / module according to the curriculum
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6
Name of lecturer(s) Regine KADGIEN
Requirements and Prerequisites

Introduction to Scientific work (Content of the lecture Scientific Work in the fourth semester)

Course content

The students choose a specific topic from a list of subjects of the lecturers, implement an interesting part of it, evaluate the results achieved and write their bachelor thesis on them. Topics arise primarily as a deepening of the content in the electives in the 5th semester, as well as independently of this from research projects of the lecturers or inquiries from companies. Corresponding lists of topics will be published from the beginning of the semester.

Learning outcomes

By writing a bachelors thesis the students should prove their ability (a) to work for them self on a scientific basis on a specific topic of their subject, (b) to compile a report according to scientific standards and (c) to correctly cite knowledge from the literature.

Depending on the subject of the thesis, the students learn this through an empirical study, a literature study, a planning or design task or a practical project.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Independent creation of the bachelor thesis with individual supervision. A seminar is held to accompany the work. In this seminar help is given for writing. The students present their work progress to each other.

Assessment methods and criteria

Assessment of the bachelors thesis according to a criteria sheet.


There is a written guide available for the students on the requirements and procedures regarding the bachelors thesis.

If necessary, the writing center (in German: Schreibzentrum) of the Fachhochschule offers assistance for self-help in composing written assignments.

Recommended or required reading
  • Ahrens, Volker (2019): Abschlussarbeiten richtig gliedern: in Naturwissenschaften, Technik und Wirtschaft. 2., überarbeitete Auflage 2020. vdf Hochschulverlag AG an der ETH Zürich.
  • Mayer, Brigitte (2018): Schreibprozess Abschlussarbeit. Schreibprozess Abschlussarbeit - Arbeits- und Feedbackblätter. Available at: URL:
Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)

Thesis work. The students get individual coaching by their supervisors. Attendance is mandatory in the seminar.