Principles and Practices of Scientific Work and Soft Skills

Information on the course for Summer Term 2023 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 19.04.2023
    • Enter you availability via elearning for exercise slots, also until 19.04.2023
    • Elearning will also be used to handle exercises and for questions on lecture topics
  • NOTE: If you enroll after 08.05, 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
    • Friday 11-13 G29-307 (FIN lecture hall)
    • conducted by Dr. Claudia Krull
  • Tutorials will start in the third week of the semester.
    • Tuesday 11-13 by Temitope Akinloye G29-K059
    • Tuesday 13-15 by Taruna Tiwari G29-K058

Current list of Lecture Topics

The schedule and topic information presented here is preliminary! Most recent update: 14.03.2023

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

WeekLecture DateLecture TopicAssignmentTutorial DatesTutorial Topic
1 14.04.  Slot used for Introductory Session for new DKE and DE students    11.04.  
2 21.04. Organizational Information
Introduction (video)
Thesis Regulations (video)
   18.04. no excercise
3 28.04. Study Skills (video)  Task 01  25.04. Exercise Introduction
Life After Masters
4 05.05. Self Management (video)  Task 02  02.05.  
5 12.05. Projects and Teams (video)
 Task 03  09.05.  
6 19.05. Effective Presentations (old slide set) (video)
 Task 04  16.05.  Area of Interest Slides
7 26.05. Research Projects and Thesis Topics (old slide set) (video)
 Task 05  23.05.  
8 02.06. Literature Research and Management (old slide set)
Mediasite: Video Link
 Task 06  30.05.  


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

 Task 07  07.06.  


Writing a Thesis Proposal (old slide set)

 Task 08  13.06.  
11 23.06. time to work on proposal
   20.06.  Q&A session
12   time to work on proposal      
13   time to work on proposal      
14 11.07. 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: 09.07.2023
  • 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 11.07.)

Letzte Änderung: 11.05.2023 - Ansprechpartner: Webmaster