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Semester Projects and Final Theses

Current topic offer

An overview of currently offered topics for project, Bachelor and Master theses is provided here. Topics will be defined on an individual basis. You may also suggest an own topic within our scope of teaching and research.

Each thesis consists of a written report (80%) and its presentation within a colloquium (20%).



Object for 3D printing (Photo: M. Mika, 2017)

Project thesis:

5CP (Workload 150h), duration 6 months

The project thesis is the student's first thesis within their Bachelor program. The student will learn academic standards by a small experimental, analytic or other research project. The faculty offers the course ``Vorbereitung auf die Projektarbeit / Studienarbeit'' (information may be found via StudIP) which the student should be advised to attend. At IBNM the following topics requiring knowledge in Computational Mechanics are currently offered:

Students who did not attend the course Computational Mechanics may study these fundamentals themselves (e.g. with the help of our ILIAS module).

Alternatively, we also offer experimental and analytical studies to build upon the foundations of Mechanics A+B. In this case, an individual topic can be found from a selection of fields during a personal discussion.

Bending loaded beam
Photoelasticity / Polariscope (Photo: A. Mehlhose, 2016)
Truss system (Foto: T. Siemer, 2016)




Stress state visualised in VR (Abbildung: M. Meyer, 2018)

Bachelor thesis (PO15, P19):

12CP (Workload 360h) duration 6 months

The bachelor thesis is the final thesis of the Bachelor program. At IBNM the topic usually has a major numerical aspect. While it is not required that the student has passed Computational Mechanics, fundamental knowledge of numerical methods such as FEM is expected. Otherwise the knowledge must be independently gained outside the thesis through personal study. The following topics are currently offered at IBNM:



Seminar thesis (only PO15):

5CP (Workload 150h) duration 6 months

The seminar thesis is a literature review or study within the Master program. Ideally, it is followed by a master thesis within the same field of research. In this case, the student can use the seminar thesis to prepare for the master thesis.


(Interdisciplinary) project (only PO19):

12CP (Workload 360h) duration 6 months

The (interdisciplinary) project replaces the seminar thesis according to the previous exam regulations. The project aims to apply the student's knowledge to an engineering problem. Here, an interdisciplinary context should be considered, e.g. collaboration with other institutes or faculties.

The (interdisciplinary) project may be written in preparation for the master thesis.




Additional support services such as semester-accompanying workshops and individual one-to-one writing consultations are offered at Leibniz Universität Hannover through the following centres:

Poster Gallery of Selected Student Projects