Here are the frequently asked questions
The following FAQ will provide you with a framework and assist you in writing your thesis. The information includes our own mandatory guidelines, which are adopted from the examination regulations at the HWR/BSEL. For content-related issues contact your supervisor or check out the date below for our colloquium regarding bachelor/master/PhD thesis which is held every semester.
1. General Information
Do I have to draft an abstract in advance and hand it in?
Do I have to hand in digital version of my thesis?
2. Information Regarding the Thesis
2.1. Structure of the Thesis
- cover (outer cover)
- cover page (empty or if necessary non-disclosure notice)
- title page (inner cover)
- content including page references
- list of abbreviations (if needed)
- list of figures and tables
- list of appendixes (if there are more than two separately disclosed appendix-parts)
- statutory declaration
Each heading needs to include a belonging text. Furthermore in case of using (e.g.) a subdivision in paragraph 1.1, at least one more paragraph (1.2) must follow.
2.2. Statutory Declaration
“I herewith declare that I have composed the present thesis myself and without use of any other than the cited sources and aids. Sentences or parts of sentences quoted literally are marked as such; other references with regard to the statement and scope are indicated by full details of the publications concerned. The thesis the same or similar form has not been submitted to any examination body and has not been published. This thesis was not yet, even in part, used in another examination or as a course performance. Furthermore I declare that the submitted written (bound) copies of the present thesis and the version submitted on a data carrier are consistent with each other in contents.”
Place, Date: ……………………………………..……. Signature: ……………………………………
2.3. Size of Sections
The use of hyphens should be avoided.
2.4. Use of Abbreviations
European Union (EU)
After the determination of an abbreviation within the text, it has to be used in the course of the text in general, except for headings. To facilitate the handling of abbreviations, you should create a list of abbreviations in alphabetical order.
2.5. Citation Method
3. Information regarding page layout and formatting of the thesis
3.1. Word Count
3.2. Site Margins
Right margin: 2cm
Distance top/bottom: 2.5cm
3.3. Line Spacing
- Times New Roman
- Headings, size 12 point bold
- size 12 point for text, graphic and table caption (e.g. Fig. 3.1. can be highlighted bold
- Footnotes, references, size 10 point