Information about the final exams (Undergraduates)

The practice project, the bachelor's thesis and the colloquium are the final exams you have to take. We have compiled for you the steps you will have to take.

Please also note the information about final exams.

Finding a topic

Finding a topic

> You are interested in a certain topic such as logistics, marketing or taxes. Then, you can contact a professor who represents that subject area. Jointly, you develop a topic and plan the timeline.


> You want to work on a practical task? Then, combine the practical project and/or the bachelor’s thesis with an internship in a company. Here, too, the first step leads you to a professor who represents that subject area.

Determining the first and second examiners

Determining the first and second examiners

After defining the topic, as a second step, you and a professor stipulate the supervision of your final thesis and determine that he or she is your first examiner. As a rule, the second examiner is proposed by the first examiner. Provided the approval of the examination board, it is also possible to suggest an external second examiner. Once you register your thesis in SAM you can fill in the right application. Please bear in mind that the external second examiner has to have a degree equal to or higher than yours.

Application for admission to final exams

Application for admission to final exams

Please file an application for admission to Practical Project/Project Proposal via our  Information system SAM (Study Alumni More) This is subsequently checked and released by the Examination Office. Now, you can print out and sign the application and submit it at the Examination Office.

Practical project

Practical project

Within your practice project you work on a practice-oriented task within or outside a company. The results you obtain during your practical project may be part of the bachelor’s thesis.
The prerequisites for admission to the practical project can be found in your ex examination regulations:
Duration: 11 weeks Credits: 15

Bachelor's thesis

Bachelor's thesis

By writing your bachelor’s thesis you are supposed to demonstrate that you are able to independently and scientifically work on a task from a specific subject area. Should you write your bachelor’s thesis in a company, the company may require a restriction note in the bachelor’s thesis. If the restriction note is not sufficient, both parties have to sign a non-disclosure agreement.

Please refer to your exmination regulations regulations for details.

Duration: 9 weeks (at least 6 weeks) | Credits: 12

Beginning of the time limit

Beginning of the time limit

After you have specified the topic jointly with your first examiner, they have to communicate the topic to the examination board. After the topic has been reviewed, the examination board officially announces the topic to the candidate, and the time limit of nine weeks begins.

Extension of the time limit

Extension of the time limit

In exceptional cases, the chairman of the examination board can grant an extension of the time limit of a maximum of four weeks. You can apply online for an extension through the information system SAM (Study Alumni More)

Changing the topic

Changing the topic

The topic of your bachelor’s thesis can only be changed once during the first four weeks of the time limit.

Submitting the bachelor's thesis

Submitting the bachelor's thesis

The bachelor’s thesis has to be submitted at the examination office in due time. In case of postal delivery, the date of the post mark is relevant. If not submitted in due time, the bachelor's thesis is considered as failed.

Group work

Group work

The bachelor’s thesis can be written as a group work. Here, the work of the individual student must be clearly discernible and assessable as a performance by objective criteria.

Mandatory guidelines on writing scientific papers

Mandatory guidelines on writing scientific papers

TheGuidelines on writing scienfic papers are binding and must be adhered to when writing your thesis. Please read them carefully.

Colloquium

Colloquium

The colloquium complements the bachelor’s thesis and follows the bachelor’s thesis. It serves the purpose to find out whether you can orally present the findings of your bachelor’s thesis, explain them and assess their practical significance.
Prerequisites: All modules of core studies and specialisation studies, practical project and bachelor’s thesis.
Please refer to your exmination regulations regulations for more information.
Duration: 30 minutes | Credits: 3

Re-Registration/Registration

Re-Registration/Registration

Please note that while sitting all examination parts, i.e. practical project, bachelor’s thesis and colloquium you have to be enrolled.


Examples
If you are, for example, writing your thesis in the summer semester and are re-registered for the summer semester, your registration is valid until 31st August. If your oral exam takes place at a late point in time, (e.g.  in the interval from 1st September until 28th February), you need to re-register for the winter semester and pay the dues.

If you are writing your thesis in the winter semester and you are re-registered for the winter semester your registration is valid until February 28th. If your final oral exam is scheduled for a later point in time (e.g. interval March 1st until August 31st) you have to re-register for the summer semester and pay the dues.

Refund of fees

Refund of fees

If your graduation is completed beforel the official lecture start and the application for de-registration was filed at an early date, you will have the complete social and student body contributions refunded. Additional conditions are the return of the study certificate, the student card and the semester ticket. In relation to the refund of the semester ticket, an application can be filed to AStA. Without premature de-registration application, students stay enroled until the end of the semester. More information is available at the Registrar's Office.

Graduation ceremony

Graduation ceremony

In order to duly celebrate your graduation, the Faculty of Business once a year organises a graduation ceremony in the Coronation Hall of the City Hall of Aachen. The deadline for the colloquium is August 31st of every year. All graduates that pass their colloquium after that date will be invited to the subsequent ceremony.

Photo

In order to prepare the graduation ceremony and to draw up the graduation yearbook we need a professional application photo from you. The photo will be displayed as you enter the scene to receive your certificate. What is more, it is printed in the graduation yearbook together with the topic of your thesis.

Please log on to SAM in order to upload your photo there under the slider >>Pictures<<. On the page >>General<< you can then identify the photo as yours. After the upload, the photo quality is checked.

Important: Please also send your photo to: fotos-absolventenfeier@wirtschaft.fh-aachen.de.

 

The photo has to meet the following requirements:

Type of file: JPG (not larger than 1-2 MB)

Photo quality: 300 dpi (important! Absolutely essential)

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