187.A50 Seminar for PhD Students
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022W, SE, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: SE Seminar
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

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

  1. find and critically read academic peer reviewed literature
  2. identify a research gap
  3. articulate a research question and position it in relation to state of the art
  4. plan a program of research
  5. write academic papers demonstrating knowedge of conventions in the chosen research area
  6. critcally review papers submitted to publication


Subject of course

We will use standard lists of skills and knowledge areas needed by PhD students to identify particular topics to focus on.

Overall: the agenda is set by the students

Teaching methods

Small group discussions; reflection based on hands on work

Mode of examination


Additional information

ECTS Breakdown (estimate - we will discuss and agree this)

Discussion of focus topics: 10 hours

Literature search, group / individual topic identification: 15 hours

Create a proposal paper: 48 hours

Presentation of results / feedback: 2 hours

= 75 hours

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



Examination modalities

Research presentation and proposal

Course registration

Not necessary



No lecture notes are available.