Preparing your theses at ISW

A final thesis (diploma thesis, master's thesis) is a scientific paper in which a topic is worked on independently as well as justifiably in terms of content and methodology. The thesis comprises a workload of 27.5 ECTS-AP (approx. 4 full-time working months ). An overview of previous theses at ISW can be found here .

The topic of the thesis can either be chosen by the student or selected from predefined topics. The following flowchart gives an overview of the process for the two options.

Procedure for  own choice of topics

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Preparation of topic proposal
with a concrete scientific question
and potential survey methodology (approx. 1 DIN A4 page))

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Classification of topic and contact with potential supervisor
Selected topic should be in context with the teaching / research focus of the potential supervisor.

 

Supervisor

Teaching / research focus

Assoc.-Prof. Priv.-Doz. Mag. Dr. Faulhaber Martin

Performance and altitude physiology, accident prevention in mountain sports

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Federolf Peter

Neurophysiology, exercise science

Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Kopp Martin

Sports and Exercise Psychology

Univ.-Prof. Lawley Justin, PhD

Performance and clinical exercise physiology / environmental physiology

Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Werner Nachbauer

Biomechanics, movement science

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Netzer Nikolaus Christoph

High Altitude Physiology

ao. Univ.-Prof. Ing. Mag. Dr. Raschner Christian

Training science

Assoz.-Prof. Priv.-Doz. Mag. Dr. Ruedl Gerhard

Sports pedagogy, accident prevention in alpine sports

Assoz.-Prof. Priv.-Doz. Mag. Dr. Schindelwig Kurt

Biomechanics

Note: External supervisors are also possible and may be referred to by the internal institutional supervisors listed here.

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Preparation of exposé
with the following contents (approx. 5 DIN A4 pages):
Working title
Problem/research question
Objective of the thesis
Methodical procedures
Rough outline
Preliminary schedule
Preliminary literature list

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Sending and presentation of the exposé
Sending the expose by email to the desired supervisor. Presentation and final definition of the topic during a discussion in the office hours.

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Taking over the project
In case of positive evaluation of the exposé and capacity to supervise the project on the part of the supervisor
Begin the final thesis

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Registration of the thesis
Fill in the registration form (Link)
Complete compulsory module Preparation of thesis and have it registered by supervisor (Link)

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Implementation of the final thesis
Please note for time planning: in principle, the supervisor has 2 months to assess the thesis (individual arrangements with the supervisor are possible).

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Submission of the thesis
After print approval by the supervisor, 2 printed and bound (no spiral binding) copies of the thesis will be handed in to the Examination Office.
In addition, the thesis will be recorded electronically ( Link ). 
Further information on documents (eg examination protocol) deadlines can be found here .
After the thesis has been evaluated by the supervisor (s), the final examination can be registered with Manuela Abentung ( manuela.abentung@uibk.ac.at ).

 

Procedure for selection of  predefined topics

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Select topic
Topic list

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Contact with supervisor
depending on chosen topic

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Implementation of projecz specifications 
depending on the chosen topic, eg
Read compulsory literature
Literature research
Data collection
Data entry

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Taking over the project 
in consultation with supervisor
Start with the final thesis

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Registration of the thesis
Fill in the registration form (link)
Complete compulsory module Preparation of thesis and have it registered by the supervisor (Link)

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Implementation of the final thesis
Please note for time planning: in principle the supervisor has 2 months to assess the thesis (individual arrangements with the supervisor are possible). 

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Submission of the thesis
After print approval by the supervisor, 2 printed and bound (no spiral binding) copies of the thesis will be handed in to the Examination Office.
In addition, the thesis will be recorded electronically ( Link ). 
Further information on documents (eg examination protocol) deadlines can be found here .
After the thesis has been evaluated by the supervisor (s), the final examination can be registered with Manuela Abentung ( manuela.abentung@uibk.ac.at ).

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