The bachelor thesis is a written examination showing that the candidate is able to adequately describe and solve a problem on his own. The topic has to be related to the field of spatial planning and processed within a limited time and by using methods learnt during the studies.
The conduction of the bachelor thesis is usually carried out in the 6th semester. After having written the thesis, the results additionally have to be presented and discussed. The final grade for the students comprises the written component on the one hand the oral disputation on the other hand.
The master thesis can be written in single or in teamwork (max. 2 people). Writing in teams of two students is only possible, if a clear distinction between each part can be seen and be assessed individually.
Formal requirements are described in the Bachelor examination regulations for Bachelor of Spatial Planning.
Details on writing a synopsis for the master thesis can be found here.
Guidelines of the department of International Planning Systems regarding layout and quotation can be found here.
Time allowed for completion: 12 weeks
Amount of pages: ca. 60
Achievements: Written report and disputation
SUGGESTIONS FOR TOPICS
The department International Planning Systems offers several subjects for theses.
A list of overall categories and topics is given in the link above and can be found here as PDF. In case of interest, all topics can be transferred to other states than stated.
Additionally to the suggested topics, we are of course also open for self-formulated ideas and topics.
Completed Bachelor Theses
Here you can find a list of already completed bachelor theses of the department International Planning Systems. For part of the theses you will also find summaries.
Felix Unruh - Mai 2020
Dennis Hohlfinger - Juni 2020
Benedikt Palm - August 2019
Libeshan Sivayogan - Mai 2018
Anja Seefried - Mai 2018
Isabelle Zech - Mai 2018
Biljana Savković - Mai 2018
Laura Maier - August 2018
Mark Hendrik Hermann - August 2018
Shrinking cities: Suburbanisation vs. Reurbanisation exemplified in the case of Oporto
Sinthusha Santhakumar - September 2018
Emil Gau und Fabian Dospil - Oktober 2018
Jan Eric Rauch - Oktober 2018
Jannik Lambrecht - Oktober 2018