730110 Bachelor´s thesis seminar

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Wachter, Magdalena , Kniepert, Martin , Schauppenlehner-Kloyber, Maria Elisabeth , Falkenberg, Christof , Liebert, Wolfgang , Braito, Michael , Tunst - Kamleitner, Ulrike
Offered in
Sommersemester 2023
Languages of instruction


In the Bachelor seminar, students write their bachelor thesis for the bachelor's program Environment and Bioresources Management (UBRM) in a mostly self-organized work process that is supported by interactive small peer groups.
Thus, the course concept integrates the independent problem definition, conceptualization, and elaboration of the research topic, with collegial advice and support during the whole semester.
The team of teachers (supervisors) coming from various disciplines offers students a wide variety of topics. After the kick-off meeting (see "Course Criteria & Registration"), students select their area of interest (group). Teachers do not specify research questions or specific topics of theses; instead, students elaborate them independently during the semester.

Previous knowledge expected

EXCLUSIVELY students who have successfully completed the STEOP can take part in the Bachelor seminar (This is also applicable for students who changed to the new curriculum.)!

EXPECTED knowledge:
- Basic Techniques of Scientific Working (731130)
- Data Collection (secondary and primary data, empirical methods) (735185, old curriculum), or Basics in Empirical Social and Economic Research Methodology (735117, new curriculum)

DESIRED knowledge:
- Project Management (915101, old curriculum) or Interdisciplinary Project UBRM (916113, new curriculum)

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

After the successful completion of this seminar, students are able to:
- precisely formulate a scientific research question based on literature,
- conceive and carry out an individual scientific project,
- write a text that meets the scientific quality criteria,
- select, process and critically discuss scientific literature,
- present research results scientifically correct, and
- constructively evaluate the scientific work of colleagues.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.