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Institute of Automotive Engineering Stuttgart (IFS)

FAQs Studying at IFS

FAQs on the subject of thesis, assignment & co.


Registration form Special Project
Registration form Research-Work (Electromobility)

You can obtain the registration form for the master´s thesis from the examination office or (if requirements are met) from the C@MPUS portal under "my applications". 

Please submit the pre-filled registration form as pdf-file to Mr. Seiwert
Please indicate the name of your IFS supervisor here.


Date: 2021-04-07

Thesis Transfer
In case of a thesis transfer, please attach the following form to the registration form and submit both digitally to Mr. Seiwert. After the signature of the assigning professor, please approve by the examination board  and then submit all document to the Examination Office.

Additionally, FMT students have to formulate a transfer application (template) to the transferring professor of the specialization subject.

Further information can also be found on the following page:


Date: 2021-04-07

Bachelor Thesis / Master Thesis / Research Work (Electromobility)
Please complete the Application for Extension of Time of the Examination Office.
Complete the Attachment of Application for Extension of Time and confirm it from your IFS-Supervisor. 
Please submit both attachments to Mr. Seiwert.

Research Thesis
Please complete the Application for Extension of Time and confirm it from your IFS-Supervisor.
Please submit the attachment to Mr. Seiwert.

You will find further informations on the following page:


Date: 2021-04-19

Please submit the overview plan digitally to Mr. Seiwert

Note: Only complete modules are shown in the overview plan. If a module consists of several courses ("special topics of ...") please enter only the module name. You only register the contents of the modules with the respective institute.

Date: 2021-05-17

Changes in the overview plan are possible as follows:

- Module changes in your major must be approved by the respective professor

- If your module to be replaced has not been passed or failed, it can be replaced.

Please submit your old and new overview plan including a current transcript of records digitally to Mr. Seiwert. Please submit the approved change to the Examination Office for updating.


Date: 2021-04-07

• The Bachelor thesis requires the attendance of 9 seminar lectures (the ninth lecture may be your own)
• The student research project requires the attendance of 9 seminar lectures (the ninth lecture may be your own)
• The master thesis does not require participation on other seminar lectures

The participation on the seminar lectures (defense of the thesis) serves the purpose of getting to know the procedure, to be able to improve the preparation for the own presentation and to give useful feedback to the speaker. The seminar lectures offered by the IFS can be found on the bulletin board.

Course of Events:
• Please log in with your first and last name to the currently offered online seminar lectures
• Please enter the day, time, title of the previous day and name of the speaker into the stamp sheet
• Once you have completed all nine required lectures (the ninth is your own), please send the completed stamp sheet to the chair office


Date: 2021-04-07

If the student is taken ill bevor or during an examination, it is his/her duty to inform the examiner without delay. Within three days he or she must submit a certificate (withdrawal-form) at the examination office. Withdrawal after the examination is not possible.


Date: 2021-04-07

There are two case examples for this question:

  1. In the case of voluntary deregistration - i.e. without loss of examination entitlement (EN=final failure to pass), you are still required to write a re-examination. Otherwise and in spite of your deregistration, you will have failed the examination formally (ex officio), with may lead to loss of examination entitlement.
  2. The student is not allowed to write a re-examination after the examination office has declared loss of examination entitlement, and neither may he receive a "failed" mark due to nonappearance.


Date: 2021-04-07

Yes - these as well as students research may be written at a university abroad. Please make sure in advance that you have chosen a topic that can be supervised at IFS (information regarding the topics is given on the IFS site under "Research").


Date: 2021-04-07

Yes, if the subject fits the research area of the respective professor. You can find the procedure here.


Date: 2021-04-07

Yes - if all other course achievement has already been provided, recorded and been registered at the examination office for the final thesis, then you do not have to be registered with the university in order to hand in your thesis in the following semester.

Tip: After deregistration, further use of university resources (library, semester ticket) is no longer possible.


Date: 2021-04-07

FMT-specific informations 
FAQs for FMT bachelor`s students
FAQs for FMT master`s students

Please also refer the notes of the Examination Office as well as the FAQs of the GKM web page.


Date: 2021-04-07


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Student Counselling and Course Degree Management Automotive and Engine Engineering

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Course Degree Management Automotive and Engine Engineering

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