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Module GS-CVT-L2-M-7

Master Thesis (M, 30.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
GS-CVT-L2-M-7 Master Thesis 30.0 CP (900 h)


CP, Effort 30.0 CP = 900 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe/SuSe
Level [7] Master (Advanced)
Language [DE/EN] German or English as required
Module Manager
Area of study [GS-CVT] Commercial Vehicle Technology
Reference course of study [GS-88.844-SG] M.Sc. Commercial Vehicle Technology
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: Master's thesis
  • Examination Frequency: irregular (by arrangement)
  • Examination number: 41600 ("Master's Thesis")
    Colloquium (presentation) included

Evaluation of grades

The grade of the module examination is also the module grade.

A combined grade for master's thesis and colloquium will be provided.


The master thesis is mandatory for all master students and includes the following:
  • Student shows his/her ability to work autonomously to a large extent under direction of a professor or assistant on an engineering task and is able to solve it.
  • Technical written documentation on project planning, work and output
  • Oral presentation of the project

Student must find a professor among the three engineering faculties (Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering) willing to supervise the master thesis. By default, the Master Thesis is to be carried out at the University of Kaiserslautern and not in a company.

Competencies / intended learning achievements

  • Ability to interdisciplinary thinking: Students will learn the perspectives and train the thinking of three different engineering disciplines. They learn to synthesize them into a problem solution from an interdisciplinary perspective by examples.
  • Ability to execute a task in a technical solution and stimulating new developments: Students develop the ability to describe technical problems with mathematically engineering based methods and to analyze them. They acquire the ability to evaluate them and to derive a solution.
  • Ability to practice: Students acquire deepened theoretical knowledge based on many practice examples and practical work, and acquire the ability to apply the theory purposefully.
  • Competence in project management and organizing: Students acquire the theoretical background and training skills by modules from the area of soft skills and social sciences and train skills in project management.
  • Ability to draft technical and scientific reports: Students exercise report writing in the preparation of presentations in the context of the master thesis.
  • Communication skills: Students will learn the presentation of mathematical and scientific knowledge, engineering tasks, solutions, and results.
  • Capacity for teamwork: Students learn to communicate with the other project participants while involved in research projects and to contribute their share of the overall problem solving in the group.
  • Intercultural working: Students take part in an intercultural environment constantly through the international focus of the program. They learn how to deal with other cultures in the technical work as well as in course-related cultural activities.


Is determined by the respective supervisor


Is determined by the respective supervisor


Registration of the master thesis at the examination office and approval of the Graduate School CVT required!

Requirements for attendance of the module (informal)


Requirements for attendance of the module (formal)

The Master thesis can be registered at the examination office if at least 82 CP have been achieved.

References to Module / Module Number [GS-CVT-L2-M-7]

Course of Study Section Choice/Obligation
[GS-88.844-SG] M.Sc. Commercial Vehicle Technology [Thesis] Master Thesis [P] Compulsory
[GS-88.?-SG#2022] M.Sc. Commercial Vehicle Technology 2022 [2022] [Thesis] Master Thesis [P] Compulsory