Bachelor's and Master's theses must always be initiated in the Office for Student Affairs of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. For this purpose the so-called “Laufzettel” (circulation slip) is required. This is filled in by the supervising department and sent to the Office for Student Affairs together with the assignment. The Office for Student Affairs contacts the student and agrees on a so-called “Auslösetermin” (approval date). In this context, the special boundary conditions under examination law are explained, the deadline for submission is communicated and the procedure to be followed, e.g. in case of illness, etc., is discussed.
In addition, there is the possibility of remote approval, which is carried out if, for example, personal presence is not possible due to a stay abroad. Here, the necessary information is exchanged digitally, deadlines are communicated and confirmed by a signed scan.
At present, final theses can only be carried out upon remote approval.