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5. Define your skills and thesis type

Be aware of your own skills. Your skills should determine the thesis you would like to work on.
Define your skills and thesis type

Step by Step Guide


Analyze your personal skills


Understand the three thesis types


Understand the impact of your skills on your thesis topic


Understand shortcuts and avoid traps within each thesis type


Evaluate thesis types according to your personal goals and skills

Guiding Questions


Do you want to work with words or numbers? What skills do you have? What skills do you need to develop?


Which data sources can you easily access? Literature sources? Expert interviews? Data sets from companies?


What standards does your university set? Is there a distinction between Bachelor's and Master's theses?


How much time do stakeholders need? What do they expect? Supervisors, practice partners or interviewees?

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