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Bachelor Thesis Colloquium

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Bachelor Thesis Colloquium
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2023
Module code: DFBME-604
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
2C (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 6
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Oral examination

[updated 08.05.2023]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

DFBME-604 (S610-0350) Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019 , semester 6, mandatory course
DFBME-604 (S610-0350) Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2023 , semester 6, mandatory course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
30 class hours (= 22.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 90 hours (equivalent to 3 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 67.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Lecturer: Studienleitung

[updated 28.04.2023]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will:
* be able to orally present their topic, problem-solving method, and intermediate or final results of their BA thesis in an appropriate manner and to an audience of professionals.
* be able to prepare and use suitable media to support their presentation
* be able to critically examine and question the (interim) results they have achieved
* be able to take part in a discussion with a specialist audience on the content of their thesis and related issues.

[updated 23.02.2024]
Module content:
A mid-term colloquium will be held halfway through the BA thesis. This part of the course work will not be graded, but will be analyzed in a feedback session with the lecturer.
The final colloquium will take place for all students in a block seminar at the end of the 6th semester and will be graded individually. A one-on-one appointment may be arranged where warranted.  
Both the oral expression and the design of the written presentation will be evaluated and reflected upon in another feedback session.

[updated 23.02.2024]
Teaching methods/Media:
Seminar-style teaching with instructions for creating presentation documents
Feedback discussions on the content of the thesis with regard to preparing for the colloquium

[updated 23.02.2024]
Recommended or required reading:

[updated 08.05.2023]
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