4507771: Thesis preparation

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Semester:SS 18
Scheduled in semester:3
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:8.0 L / 6.0 h
Self-directed study time:54.0 h

Module coordination/Lecturers


Master's degree programme in Architecture (01.09.2014)


This module allows students to compose an exposé for their Master's thesis to be undertaken in the fourth semester. The exposé contains a research question that forms the basis for an in-depth investigation and analysis of a particular issue or problem identified within the given context of the design studio topic. A literature review and a schedule of production are further essential elements to be included.

Learning Outcomes

Professional competence

  • Independently identify a research topic and develop it coherently into a research proposal for the Master's thesis
  • With minimal guidance can manage own learning using full range of resources for the discipline

Methodological competence
  • Analyse new and/ or abstract data and situations without guidance, using a range of techniques and methods appropriate to the subject
  • Critically evaluate evidence to support hypotheses, reviewing its reliability, validity and significance

Personal competence
  • Take responsibility for own work and are able to criticise it


Lectures Method

Lecture: researching, writing


Literature lists are issued and updated each semester

Exam Modalities

Paper (Disposition)


  • PAR MA 14_Thesis preparation (SS 18, in Planung)