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

Degree programme: Master Sustainable Energy Systems
Type of degree: FH Master´s Degree Programme
Summer Semester 2022

Course unit title Master Thesis
Course unit code 072722040401
Language of instruction German / English
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional) Compulsory
Semester when the course unit is delivered Summer Semester 2022
Teaching hours per week 0
Year of study 2022
Number of ECTS credits allocated Second Cycle (Master)
Number of ECTS credits allocated 22
Name of lecturer(s) Stefan ARZBACHER, Steffen FINCK, Tobias HATT, Babette HEBENSTREIT, Gerhard HUBER, Peter KEPPLINGER, Dominik PFEIFER, Magdalena RAUTER, Klaus RHEINBERGER, Matyas SCHEIBLER

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Course content

With the Master's thesis, students work on an academic basis on a subject with a certain degree of innovation. The work takes place on their own. The supervisor offers guidance during the development of the thesis and is the contact person for open questions.

Learning outcomes

With the Master's thesis, students demonstrate not only the success of their education, but also their ability to work independently, completely and comprehensively on a scientific basis on a subject with a certain degree of innovation. The students can

  • analyse a problem on a scientific basis and compare it with the current state of the art.
  • describe the objectives of a research project, define the problem and formulate it as a research question.
  • carry out scientific research independently.
  • select a methodology and implement it to answer the research question.
  • scientifically prepare and describe the results obtained.
  • evaluate the results obtained and present them in relation to the starting point and the current state of the art.
  • document their own work and conclusions in the form of a written master's thesis.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

One-to-One Coaching

Assessment methods and criteria

The written Master's thesis is reviewed and evaluated by the supervisor of the FH Vorarlberg.



Recommended or required reading

Individual depending on the topic. For general literature on writing a master thesis see the recommended literature in the course Seminar Master Thesis.

Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)

Classroom Course