Theses at the KIT Department of Chemical and Process Engineering
At the KIT Department of Chemical and Process Engineering the Bachelor Examination Board (contact: Julia Hofer (julia.hofer∂kit.edu)) is responsible for the registration and administration of Bachelor theses, and the Master Examination Board (contact: Marion Benoit (marion.benoit∂kit.edu)) for the registration and administration for Master theses.
Registration of a thesis
The following documents are required to register a thesis:
- Zulassungsbescheinigung (filled out by the student)
- Assignment (important: with start date and signature of the person who set the assignment)
The documents for the registration of a thesis are sent to the respective examination board by the examiner or his or her office. The documents should be submitted before starting the thesis, but they must be received by the respective examination board no later than 4 weeks after starting the thesis. The thesis will then be registered in the Campus Management System by the examination board. After the completion of the thesis (Bachelor's thesis: 4 months, Master's thesis: 6 months), the student has to submit a copy of his or her thesis to the respective examination board.
Please note that students must meet the following requirements to be allowed to start a thesis:
- Bachelor's thesis: at least 120 ECTS
- Master's thesis: PAT and at least three further modules of the Advanced Fundamentals as well as the internship
Assignment for a thesis
A thesis should demonstrate that students are able to work on a problem from their field of study independently and according to scientific methods within 4 months (Bachelor's thesis) or within 6 months (Master's thesis). The topic and task must meet these criteria. The examination board should be able to identify which colleague can be named as second examiner. The assignment must be submitted to the examination committee no later than 4 weeks after the start of the work. The student will receive the original of the signed assignment (the original assignment will later be included in the thesis). Important: If the thesis is written in English, the assignment must also be written in English.
Report on a thesis
The author of the assignment prepares a report and sends a copy of it to the examination board and the original to the second examiner. The second reviewer signs the report if he or she agrees with the grade of the report and sends the report with original signature to the examination board and a copy to the first examiner. The assessment period (first and second report) must not exceed six weeks (Bachelor's thesis) or eight weeks (Master's thesis).
The supervisor can give his or her assessment on the handout for the assessment of a thesis. This handout is ONLY for internal use and will not be sent with the report. Please also note that the grading scale on the handout is only a suggestion.
Declaration of originality
When submitting the thesis, students have to include a declaration that they have composed the paper by themselves and without any assistance other than the sources given in their list of works cited and that all direct quotes as well as indirect quotes which in phrasing or original idea have been taken from a different text (written or otherwise) have been marked as such clearly. If this declaration is not included, the work will not be accepted. If an untrue declaration is submitted, the thesis will be graded as "not sufficient" (5.0).
Ich versichere wahrheitsgemäß, die Arbeit selbständig verfasst, alle benutzten Hilfsmittel vollständig und genau angegeben und alles kenntlich gemacht zu haben, was aus Arbeiten anderer unverändert oder mit Abänderungen entnommen wurde sowie die Satzung des KIT zur Sicherung guter wissenschaftlicher Praxis in der jeweils gültigen Fassung beachtet zu haben."
English: "Declaration of originality
I hereby declare that I have composed this paper by myself and without any assistance other than the sources given in my list of works cited. This paper has not been submitted in the past or is currently being submitted to any other examination institution. It has not been published. All direct quotes as well as indirect quotes which in phrasing or original idea have been taken from a different text (written or otherwise) have been marked as such clearly and in each single instance under a precise specification of the source. I am aware that any false claim made here results in failing the examination."
Please use the following official KIT template for theses with a blocking note.
Status: December 3, 2021