183.502 Scientific Presentation & Communications
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023S, SE, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: SE Seminar
  • LectureTube course
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

  • write structured, scientific texts
  • research relevant literature on a specific topic
  • name and distinguish between the different types of scientific communication (conferences, journals, etc.)
  • Summarize scientific findings in a short presentation (5 or 10 minutes) and apply learned presentation techniques.
  • avoid the most common English language mistakes


Subject of course

The purpose of this course is to help students to communicate ideas better and to learn the skills of scientific communication. The main aims are:

  • to improve communication skills
  • to concentrate on scientific communication, both written and oral
  • to learn about how scientific communication is performed at workshops, conferences, and in journals.

Further goals include training graduate and PhD students how to access information about different topics, such as
research results, conferences, etc., in paper-based publications and on the WWW to write cv's, abstracts,
extended abstracts, and articles for acceptance at international conferences and publications
(both with regard to language and contents) to review and assess submissions to scientific conferences. Additional focus is given on the improvement of English language skills.

Teaching methods

Writing exercises (dealing with content as well as language) will include the students  abstracts, extended abstracts, and papers. Presentation exercises include a 5 minutes and 10 minutes talk about a chosen topic. Presentations will be video-recorded and made available to students for self-assessment.

Mode of examination


Additional information

ECTS Breakdown: 3 ECTS = 75h

45.5h    Seminar
1.5h      Writing of CV
2h         Preparation of CV presentation
2h         Literature research
1h         Writing of Informative Abstract
6h         Writing of Extended Abstract
3h         Preparation of Extended Abstract presentation
9h         Writing of final paper
5h         Preparation of final presentation

Schedule available on the course homepage

Please consider the plagiarism guidelines of TU Wien when writing your seminar paper: Directive concerning the handling of plagiarism (PDF)



Course dates

Tue13:00 - 17:0007.03.2023 - 20.06.2023Seminarraum FAV 01 A (Seminarraum 183/2) SPCom
Tue13:00 - 16:0027.06.2023Seminarraum FAV 01 A (Seminarraum 183/2) SPCom
Scientific Presentation & Communications - Single appointments
Tue07.03.202313:00 - 17:00Seminarraum FAV 01 A (Seminarraum 183/2) SPCom
Tue14.03.202313:00 - 17:00Seminarraum FAV 01 A (Seminarraum 183/2) SPCom
Tue21.03.202313:00 - 17:00Seminarraum FAV 01 A (Seminarraum 183/2) SPCom
Tue28.03.202313:00 - 17:00Seminarraum FAV 01 A (Seminarraum 183/2) SPCom
Tue18.04.202313:00 - 17:00Seminarraum FAV 01 A (Seminarraum 183/2) SPCom
Tue25.04.202313:00 - 17:00Seminarraum FAV 01 A (Seminarraum 183/2) SPCom
Tue02.05.202313:00 - 17:00Seminarraum FAV 01 A (Seminarraum 183/2) SPCom
Tue09.05.202313:00 - 17:00Seminarraum FAV 01 A (Seminarraum 183/2) SPCom
Tue16.05.202313:00 - 17:00Seminarraum FAV 01 A (Seminarraum 183/2) SPCom
Tue23.05.202313:00 - 17:00Seminarraum FAV 01 A (Seminarraum 183/2) SPCom
Tue06.06.202313:00 - 17:00Seminarraum FAV 01 A (Seminarraum 183/2) SPCom
Tue13.06.202313:00 - 17:00Seminarraum FAV 01 A (Seminarraum 183/2) SPCom
Tue20.06.202313:00 - 17:00Seminarraum FAV 01 A (Seminarraum 183/2) SPCom
Tue27.06.202313:00 - 16:00Seminarraum FAV 01 A (Seminarraum 183/2) SPCom

Examination modalities

Written exercises (Abstract, Extended Abstract and Paper) will be evaluated and corrected by the lecturers with grades. The presentations will also be graded and discussed with oral feedback. For a detailed schedule of the course, refer to the homepage of the course.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.02.2023 00:00 21.03.2023 00:00 21.03.2023 00:00



Lecture notes for this course are available.

Previous knowledge

This seminary is intended as preparation for the presentation of the own scientific work within master- or PhD thesis defense or on conferences and workshops. Therefore deeper knowledge of the area of study is expected.