Final Thesis (Bachelor-Thesis and Master-Thesis)

When, where and how do I have to register my thesis (Bachelor's thesis and Master's thesis)?

When? = You must register your thesis by the deadline specified in the examination regulations for your degree program.
In the case of Bachelor's programs, students must generally ensure that their thesis is registered no later than 6 months after completion of the last examination or after the announcement of 165 ECTS (195 ECTS for 7-semester programs). If the application is not submitted by the deadline, the first attempt to write the thesis will be assessed as "failed".

Where and how? = You must register your thesis at the Examination Office at the UCB. You can obtain the corresponding registration form there or as a download under Examination Office / Forms for Students.

In the first step, the Examination Office checks whether the prerequisites for the registration of your thesis have been fulfilled.

In the second step, your examiner assigns the topic to you and enters the date of handover of the topic with his signature. This date is the start of the processing (preparation) time for the thesis.

In the third step, you must complete the final registration at the Examination Office. This is where the deadline for submitting your thesis is set.

The original application will be returned to you, which must be kept by you and handed in with the final paper, as the evaluation of the written paper and the colloquium will be recorded on the back of the form.

A copy of the application remains at the Examination Office and a copy is forwarded to the relevant department secretariat, where the thesis is to be submitted.

Where can I find the date of publication of my last examination performance / 165 (195) ECTS credit points so that I know by when my thesis must be registered?

You will find the dates of when the grades of your examinations were posted in the notice boxes located in the corridor in the upper floor of building 9925, North. This notice box can be found outside of the entrance leading to the examination office. This date is the start of the registration period for your thesis.

You can find out which registration deadline is valid for you in the examination regulations applicable to your degree program.

Can I return the topic of my thesis?

Yes, the topic of the thesis can usually be returned once within one third of the processing time of the registered thesis. The thesis must then be re-registered with a new topic within 4 weeks of its return.

This generally applies to all degree programmes. However, we advise you to obtain additional information from the Examination Office and/or to refer to the examination regulations applicable to your course of study.

What are the requirements for the registration of my final thesis (Bachelor's thesis and Master's thesis)?

Registration requirements for the Bachelor's thesis:
   

  • Proof of previous practical training
  • Appropriate study progress (usually 120 ECTS)

Additionally for dual study programs: Proof of successful completion of vocational training

 

Registration requirements for the Master's thesis:

Appropriate study progress (usually 60 ECTS for 4-semester master programs or 30 ECTS for 3-semester master programs)

Detailed information on the registration requirements can be found in the examination regulations applicable to your degree program.

Where and when do I have to submit my final thesis (Bachelor's thesis and Master's thesis)?

When registering your final thesis (Bachelor's thesis or Master's thesis), the Examination Office enters the deadline on the registration form. On this day at the latest, you must hand in your thesis at the department secretariat of your department. This must be done during opening hours. The opening hours of the department secretariats are Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. If you wish to hand in your thesis outside these opening hours, you must make an appointment with the responsible secretary.

 

How do I have to submit my final thesis (Bachelor's and Master's thesis)?

For the submission of the final thesis (Bachelor's thesis or Master's thesis), there are certain regulations in each department as to how the thesis is to be submitted. The relevant information sheets are available at the department secretariats, where you can find these regulations. You can also download these information sheets from the website of the Examination Office under "Downloads for Students" or you can find them on the information stand located in building 9924, first floor, north wing, leading to the Examination Office.

 

In what form do I have to submit my final thesis (Bachelor's thesis or Master's thesis) if I am enrolled in a course of study in the department Environmental Planning/Environmental Technology?

The department Umweltplanung/Umwelttechnik (Environmental Planning/Environmental Technology) has two information sheets, that contain all relevant information for this question. There is a short version of the sheet containing the most important information and a long version of the sheet containing all the information you may need.
You can find these sheets in the section "Downloads für Studierende" ("Downloads for students") in the Teaserbox "Vordrucke und Informationen im Fachbereich  Umweltplanung/Umwelttechnik" ("Forms and information in the department Environmental Planning/Environmental Technologie").

Link to the Downloads of UP/UT

In what form do I have to submit my final thesis (Bachelor's thesis and Master's thesis) if I am enrolled in a course of study in the department Environmental Business/Environmental Law?

The department Umweltwirtschaft/Umweltrecht (Environmental Business/Environmental Law) has an information sheet, containing all relevant information pertaining to this question. You can find this sheet in the section "Downloads für Studierende" ("Downloads for students") in the Teaserbox "Vordrucke und Informationen im Fachbereich  Umweltwirtschaft/Umweltrecht" ("Forms and information in the department Environmental Business/Environmental Law").

Link to the Downloads of UW/UR

 

Can I repeat a thesis that has been graded as "failed"?

Yes, a thesis graded as "failed" can be repeated once.

Exceptions exist if the thesis was rated "not passed" due to the existence of a plagiarism. In this case the repetition is generally excludet or can be excluded by the examination board.

For a Bachelor´s course of study the repetition attempt must be registered within 4 weeks from the date of notification of the decision that you failed the thesis due to plagiarism. For a Master's course of study within 3 months or 6 months from the date of notification of the decision that you failed the thesis due to plagiarism.

You can find out which deadline applies to you from the Examination Office or/and read the examination regulations applicable to your degree program.

Failure to do so will also result in the attempt to retake the exam being assessed as "failed", which will result in losing your right to continue studiying your course of study.

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