Theses & Certificates
Final papers during the Corona crisis
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Thesis - topic selection and registration
Your studies are coming to an end and now all that's missing is your final paper.
In order to find an interesting topic get in contact with chairs, lecturers, professors or external companies. There are often postings on bulletin boards or websites, or just have a look if you find something suitable on our Jobs and Career page.
As soon as you have found a good topic, your thesis needs to be registered. To do so, the corresponding registration form needs to be filled and signed in agreement with the supervising chair and then be sent to the Campus Office (thesis.wzw[at]tum.de). Next, it will be checked whether you meet the registration requirements and your application will be submitted to the examination board for approval. In order to have enough lead time for the review and approval of your application, it should be sent to the Campus Office approximately 4 weeks before the planned start date.
Please always indicate a German and an English title (except for study programmes in English only)
Important: Forms for the registration of final theses/approval of an external work are always sent to the Campus Office after the signature of the student and lecturer. Please send them to thesis.wzw[at]tum.de and hand in the originals!
As soon as the registration has been completed, it will also be visible in TUMonline under Exam Results. Please check your account.
Title page template
The layout of the cover sheet and various specifications are usually chair-specific. Please check the website of the chair or contact the supervisor of your thesis. Various general templates can be found in the MyTUM portal.
Submission of final thesis
The Bachelor's thesis must not be handed in later than three months after your thesis start date. The Master's thesis must not be handed in later than six months after your thesis start date.
Example Bachelor: Start date/issue date of the thesis May 1, latest submission date August 1.
Example Master: Start date/issue date of the thesis October 9, latest submission date April 9.
The upload portal for the digital submission of your thesis will be online soon. Until then, the submission of the thesis will take place as follows:
Please send the PDF of your thesis to the respective supervisor/examiner and in cc to thesis.wzw[at]tum.de. The date of submission will be documented.
In addition, at least one printed and signed copy must be submitted to the supervisor/examiner (further copies upon consultation with the supervisor/examiner).
The evaluation form must be sent to the Campus Office by the supervisor/examiner.
Creation of certificates
If your last grade was validated, please contact your academic advisor and have them validate your degree.
After the approval by your advisor it can take up to 6 weeks until your transcript is issued and signed. You will then be informed by the Central Examination Office that your transcript is ready for collection.
If you need an early certificate of completion of your studies, please fill out the following form and send it to the Central Examination Office (Campus Weihenstephan). Please note that this is not a certificate, only an official confirmation of your degree.
If you have any questions, please contact campusoffice.wzw[at]tum.de.