This section describes requirements and approaches for writing your master thesis within the IIS program.
- You are always required to have a supervisor at FAU, even if you write your thesis abroad or in cooperation with a company.
- The timeframe for writing your master thesis is 6 months.
- The thesis can be written in German or English. The actually required language depends on your supervisor.
- Format and scope of your work are determined by your supervisor.
- You are not required to participate in a master thesis seminar unless it is stated by the associated University Chair. Please check if this requirement applies to you.
Where to write your thesis
In general, there are 4 options on where to write your thesis:
- Option A: Writing at the FAU
You can write your thesis with a professor/University Chair listed in the module handbook.
- Option B: Writing at the FAU in cooperation with a company in Germany
- Option C: Writing at a University abroad (counts as a semester abroad)
- Option D: Writing at a company abroad (counts as a semester abroad)
We recommend starting as early as possible to search for a topic and a supervisor!
How to select a topic
The following steps can be considered for all of the above-mentioned options where to write your thesis.
- Option A:
Select an announced topic from one of the available University Chairs:
- Chair of Information Systems: Prof. Dr. Möslein
- Chair of Information Systems: Prof. Dr. Bodendorf
- Chair of Information Systems: Prof. Dr. Amberg
- Chair of Digital Industrial Service Systems: Prof. Matzner
- Chair of Computer Science 6 – Data Management: Prof. Dr. Meyer-Wegener
- Chair of Computer Science 11 – Software Engineering: Prof. Dr. Saglietti
- Professorship for Open Source Software, Computer Science Department: Prof. Dr. Riehle
(also: Blackboard ground floor, 4th floor, 11th floor of Martensstr. 3)
- Chair of Computer Science 1 – IT-Security: Prof. Dr. Freiling / Prof. Dr. Tielemann
- Chair of Computer Science 4 – Distributed & Operation Systems: Prof. Dr. Schröder-Preikschat
- Chair of Computer Science 7 – Computer Networks and Communication Systems: Prof. Dr. Reinhard German
- Chair of Computer Science 9 – Computer Graphics: Dr. Grosso
- Option B:
Take a look at the research fields of professors and research assistants and contact them in order to find out about topics that are not officially announced. Maybe they can give you an interesting, non-announced topic.
(Please do not send equal requests to multiple Chairs, this will lower your chances of getting a positive response)
- Option C:
Contact a professor/research assistant from an available Chair and pitch them your idea for an own topic. If it fits their field of research or sounds interesting to them, they might become your supervisor. You can also propose a topic that includes cooperation with a company (to convince your potential supervisor, you should establish connections to the company before pitching it)
If things are unclear or none of the mentioned options apply to you, feel free to contact us at email@example.com.