813004 Methodology in waste technology research

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Huber-Humer, Marion
Offered in
Wintersemester 2020/21
Languages of instruction


This course is particularly for students working on a Master or PhD Thesis at the Institute of Waste Management. The focus of the course is to learn the systematic approach to formulate, analyse and evaluate research questions and hypothesis in the field of waste management and technology. The specific topics are related to the individual research content of the theses of the students. The students can discuss in small groups and together with their supervisor the diverse questions and methodological approaches to be applied in their research work. Therefor the students prepare the status quo and progress of their research work and communicate this to the group/supervisor. Moreover, current relevant scientific literature (papers, studies etc.) will be jointly anaylsed and discussed.

Previous knowledge expected

Mastercourses in Waste management, ongoing master Thesis or PhD Thesis at the Institute of Waste Management

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

After positively passing this course the students are capable of preparing, formulating, analysing and evaluating research questions and scientific hypotheses in the field of waste management and technology. They can develop a scientific concept based on relevant literature.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.