Bachelor-/ Master-Thesis

BA-/ MA-students solving an industrial case under university supervision
BA-/ MA-students solving an industrial case under university supervision
Objective of approach: 
  • Single student solves a practical accepted problem
  • Independently solve scientific questions in a structured manner using accepted engineering science methods
  • Company get a study and solution for a proposed case
  • Student learns to apply the knowledge gathered in his/her curriculum
  • Student learns soft skills: how to interact with company supervisors

A student works on a current research topic from the university or from an external company. An open task definition enables the development of new solution processes. During the work the student has to find innovative solutions to practical problems as a part of innovative research.


An open minded student solves a practical problem in an innovative way. Both, university and industry, can provide openly defined tasks, which are solved by the students.

  • Student
  • Company supervisor
  • Academic supervisor
  • Legal framework (insurance, IP, ...)
Success factors: 
  • Solving of practical problems, using engineering science methods
  • Acquisition of relevant expertise and social skills
  • Unclear requirements
  • Insufficiently self organized students
  • Lingering IP agreements that delays the start of the project
Contact information: 

Research Group System Reliability, Adaptive Structures, and Machine Acoustics SAM, Magdalenenstrasse 4, 64289 Darmstadt, Germany

IPEK - Institute of product engineering, Kaiserstrasse 10, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany

KU Leuven - Noise and Vibration Research Group, Celestijnenlaan 300B, 3001 Leuven, Belgium