Principles and Practices of Scientific Work and Soft Skills

Information on the course for Summer Term 2022 will be updated here!

  • Crash Course on Scientific Work and Soft Skills for all international Master Students in English!
  • Responsible: Dr. Claudia Krull (lectures), Temitope Ibidunni Akinloye (tutorials)


PLEASE NOTE: PPSW will no longer be offered in Winter Terms, but will ONLY be offered in Summer Terms from now on.

Organizational Issues

  • You can now get 3CP for the course. either for DKE/Fundamentals or DigiEng/Human Factors.
  • Signup via (use your OVGU login) until 14.04.2022
    • Enter you availability via elearning for exercise slots, also until 14.04.2022
    • Elearning will also be used to handle exercises and for questions on lecture topics
  • NOTE: If you enroll after 28.04, you can still participate, however, we would then recommend postponing the course from our experience
  • Lectures will start in the second week of the semester
    • Thursday 15-17 G29-307 (FIN lecture hall)
    • conducted by Dr. Claudia Krull
  • Tutorials will start in the third week of the semester.
    • Monday 09-11 by Temitope Akinloye G29-335
    • Tuesday 09-11 by Saloni Verma G29-335

Current list of Lecture Topics

The schedule and topic information presented here is preliminary! Most recent update: 14.03.2022

The password for the material will be announced in the organizational lecture.

WeekDateLecture TopicAssignmentTutorial DatesTutorial Topic
2 14.04. Organizational Information
Introduction (video)
Thesis Regulations (video)
   19.04. Exercise Introduction
Life After Masters
3 21.04. Study Skills (video)  Task 01  25.04./26.04.  
4 28.04. Self Management (video)  Task 02  02.05./03.05.  
5 05.05. Projects and Teams (video)
 Task 03  09.05./10.05.   
6 12.05. Effective Presentations (video)
 Task 04  16.05./17.05.  Area of Interest Slides
7 19.05. Research Projects and Thesis Topics (video)
 Task 05  23.05./24.05.  
8 26.05.
Literature Research and Management
Mediasite: Video Link
 Task 06  30.05./31.05.  


 Scientific Writing (video)
(academic writing slide set by Sandro Schulze)

 Task 07  07.06.  


Writing a Thesis Proposal

 Task 08  13.06./14.06.  
11-13 16.06.  Recruiters Event - by Academic Club
   20.06./21.06.  Q&A session
    time to work on proposal      
14 04. & 05.07. Final Presentations      


  • Regular attendance of ALL lectures and tutorials (from the second week)
  • Completing ALL assignments
    • all assignment deadlines are Wednesday 23:59, submission through git.
    • when missing the assignment deadline, you will get 2 days extension until Friday 23:59
    • missing more than two assignment deadlines or missing the extended deadline, will result in not being permitted for the final presentation
  • Exam type is Hausarbeit / Report, which consists of all assignments and a proposal to be handed in before the final presentation. deadline: 01.07.2022
  • The final presentation is also part of the exam and will take place at the end of the semester and/or the beginning of the examination period (current plan 04.07. and 05.07.)

Letzte Änderung: 16.06.2022 - Ansprechpartner: Webmaster