Guideline for Procedure and Topics

  • The general rules and regulations of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering hold for writing your thesis
  • A Latex template is available at the institute for writing the Bachelor/Master thesis (not obligatory)
  • The written report should clearly reflect the work performed. Put yourself in the reader's position when writing your report and try to think what is expected from the report. It hard to expect that the results of a research project can be summarized in 10 pages; on the other hand, a reader reading a overly large report will loose interest. A very large report does not necessarily result in a good grade. If possible, the thesis should be submitted in bound form.
  • Specifications and instructions for creating a student work
     

Student Seminars

Every student should do at least one presentation in our student seminar

  • A student seminar is a seminar where all students present their work. It usually starts at 14:00 and can last till 20:00. Seminars are held every 1-1.5 months.
  • Bachelor/Master thesis students have to do two presentations during the time of the thesis: intermediate presentation (15 minutes) and final presentation (15 minutes). It is up to the student and his/her supervisor to decide when to present. The intermediate presentation shall be used to present the project, results, and next steps.
  • All other students are required to do only a final presentation.
  • A .ppt template is available for the presentation upon request.

EAL student's internal form

Please use the EAL student's internal form once only at the beginning of a student-topic (e.g. MSc, BSc, Research Internship, Project Course, ...) at our chair. This form helps us to manage the access to our rooms and workplaces for our students.

(This form is not valid for the Student Seminar Registration.)


about Internships at our chair

15.01.2016

We do not accept internships of undergraduate students any more.

Due to very bad experiences in the past we do not accept internships from undergraduate students any more.

We have been happy to provide possibilities for undergraduate students in the past even when the benefit for our institute in doing that was always marginal if any. Of course, we did not pay the students for coming to us, but we offered to them possibilities to learn practical work.

In the past the students selected expected from us extensive administrative effort in filling out dozens of forms. Amongst others, they expected us to describe a research project they would work in. With respect to the very low educational level of the candidates, however, it is just not possible to assign them to a research project. We can help them to learn practical engineering work, but their skills are not sufficient to be assigned to a specific research project.

Normally we accepted a limited number of internship students every year, however, we do not have the time and resources to write out many forms or paper work – a single invitation letter must be sufficient. We are a Research Institute and we do not have the staff to satisfy exhaustive administrative requirements. We do not need any forms ourselves. It cannot be our own responsibility to fill out hundreds of forms. The effort in writing lots of emails to each candidate in the past initiated our decision not to take part in that program any more.

Prof. Ralph Kennel