Introduction to Scientific Work in Engineering


RWTH Online

Please register between March 1st and April 2nd, 2023 via RWTHonline.



In this course, the students are introduced to the basics of efficient scientific work:

  • Structure/composition of scientific papers
  • Citation methods
  • Literature research
  • Presentation techniques
  • Reading techniques
  • Learning techniques
  • Time management

Intended Learning Outcomes

Students should achieve the following learning outcomes:

  • Knowledge of methods, procedure and criteria of scientific work
  • Knowledge of correct citation
  • Understanding about structural and expedient reading, treatment and presentation
  • Successful, autonomous writing of a scientific work in the form of an ungraded term paper

Language of instruction: German
Type: Seminar


Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goal 4: Quality Education Copyright: © UN

The course offers an introduction to scientific work by providing a theoretical overview, which is then followed by practical application in the form of a seminar paper. The course lays the foundations for high-quality education and the critical, objective analysis and discussion of scientific questions.

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SDG 4: Quality Education