Introduction to Scientific Working,
Bachelor Project, and Bachelor’s Thesis
Below, we list some open topics that we are currently interested in. If you have your own idea for a potential topic, get in touch with any advisor to see whether they want to supervise your thesis and participate in our Bachelor@IAIK program. Don’t miss the details and timeline of our Bachelor@IAIK program below!
Our Bachelor@IAIK program consists of the three classes ISW (Introduction to Scientific Working), the Bachelor Project, and the Bachelor Thesis.
Of course, you can also take these classes independently, but we’d be happy to welcome you in our Bachelor@IAIK program spanning multiple, ideally all three, of these classes.
We will have a first information session for “Bachelor@IAIK 2020” and the how-to on October 29, 2020 at 14:00, which is also the first session of ISW (Introduction to Scientific Working).
Between October and December we ask students to pick some project together with an advisor. As part of ISW (Introduction to Scientific Working) you will learn the scientific process hands-on on your personal Bachelor@IAIK topic, with a focus on research methods, as well as writing and presentation skills (Deliverables: Text Document and Presentation). At the same time, this will provide you with a solid background for your Bachelor Project and Bachelor Thesis. Of course, you can also pick a project together with your advisor without doing ISW.
As soon you found the right topic and advisor, we recommend starting your Bachelor Project, between November and February. The Bachelor Project is a hands-on research experience, where you will work on real-world scientific questions together with us. The Bachelor Project is focused on doing actual scientific research, but it also involves briefly writing up your results (Deliverables: Text Document). It can be a great foundation for a Bachelor Thesis and go well hand-in-hand with ISW (Introduction to Scientific Working).
In February your research project should be fully defined when you start your Bachelor Thesis. The Bachelor Thesis consists of both, doing actual scientific research, but also presenting it in the form of a written thesis document, and a presentation of your work (Deliverables: Text Document and Presentation).
We offer 2 “intensive blocks” of work at IAIK. These blocks are put into time slots which do not interfere with the usual lecture times. These blocks have a duration of 9-10 work days. This is the plan:
Oct 29: Presentation of topics. Get informed. Start ISW. Location: Youtube + Discord.
November – December: Work on ISW, further specify your topic with your advisor and start your Bachelor Project
Nov 9: Writing Lab (optional, part of ISW)
Feb 22 – March 5: 1st working block.
- March 30 – April 9: 2nd working block.
April 16: Presentation Lab (optional, including Lightning/Practice Talks). Location: TBD.
June: Final presentations. Location: TBD.
Coronavirus information: Due to the COVID-19 regulations, in-person meetings may be restricted and could take place online. Please get in contact with your supervisor to agree on a working mode that works for you. Stay healthy!
In our labs and also in the two working blocks we would like
to help you to research a topic,
to help you to structure your project,
to help you to become better in scientific writing,
to show you how we work,
to ask you to participate in our project meetings,
to offer you to get to know us better,
to offer you to discuss your ideas with us,
to encourage you to master with us times which need tedious work,
to explain to you what it means to work in science and engineering,
and much more.
- Bachelor@IAIK 2019 Presentation Slides (28.11.2018)
- Working in Science; Step by step
- The Craft of Scientific Writing
You can use our LaTeX template to prepare your bachelor’s thesis (requires IAIK student login).
For your presentation, you can use the official TU Graz presentation template for LaTeX or Powerpoint.