Master Program

Master Thesis

Basics

First you need to find a university, institute or company in Germany or abroad, where you can complete your Master's Thesis. Then you should select a supervisor at the external institution as well as a 1st examiner and a co-examiner from the Technische Hochschule or University of Lübeck. The co-examiner is mainly important for the final oral exam.

There are no templates or general rules how the Master Thesis has to look like. You can have a look at some examples in Ms Venker's office, though.

On the TH website you find an overview on Master theses from the last few years...


Registering for the Master Thesis

Important: In order to  register for the Master Thesis, you need to have all credits from the 1st semester and at least 20 credits from the second semester.

After having completed a rough draft of the structure and some weeks of experience you may register your thesis by filling out the following form and submitting it to the Secretariat of the department of Applied Natural Sciences in Building 13, Room 0.21. This can be submitted in person or via email.

Master Thesis Registration form


Submitting the Master Thesis and Registering for the final oral exam

Six months after the registration - at the latest - you must submit the completed Master Thesis in 2 hard copies to the Secretariat of the department of Applied Natural Sciences. This can be submitted in person or via post to the following address:

Department of Applied Natural Sciences
Fachhochschule Lübeck
Fachbereich Angewandte Naturwissenschaften
Mönkhofer Weg 239
23562 Lübeck

Please enclose: General Declaration

PS: Please be aware that all student who got enrolled before winter semester 2016 only have 5 months time for the Master Thesis!


You must fill out the following form and submit it to the Secretariat of the department of Applied Natural Sciences. At this point you also register for the final oral exam. You should coordinate a date with your supervisor and examiners in advance. The oral exam normally takes place one to two weeks after having submitted the Master's Thesis. You should arrange the date with your supervisors.

Master Thesis submission and final oral exam registration form


Exmatriculation

Please remember to hand back all books to the library and all lab keys that you still have in your possession to the FH janitor.

Please, fill out and hand in the Exmatriculation document to the secretariat AN (can be done via email), stating when you want to be exmatriculated after your final exam. You may either be exmatriculated at the end of the month when you have received your certificate or the end of the semester.

Important: If you are exmatriculated right at the beginning of the new semester, you may get a partial refund on your paid semester fee. In order to receive this refund, you must write an email to the ASTA, with attached copies of your exmatriculation and bank transfer, along with your bank account details.

AStA der Technischen Hochschule Lübeck
Mönkhofer Weg 239
23562 Lübeck.


Graduation & Certificate

There are two official graduation ceremonies for all students taking place each year - one in February and one in July. You will be invited personally in advance to take part and receive your certificate (or a copy) in person.

Normally, it takes up to 3 weeks after your final oral exam before you receive your final certificates. They will be sent to you automatically, so it is important that you fill in your updated address in the qis-portal. In the meantime the secretariat can provide you with an official document stating that you have successfully completed the Master's Thesis.