What do you enjoy most about advising in the MSE?
«To observe the personal development of each student with respect to the continuous buildup of new competences both technical and presentational as well as personal.»
Which Master thesis do you remember most and why?
«Each master thesis i.e., each student is special, and I remember all of them very well in particular – as mentioned above – their development during the MSE studies.»
How do you keep your students motivated?
«The choice of the topics of the specialization projects and master thesis (SP1/2, MST) is in my eyes of central importance. On the one hand it should consider the strengths and personal interests of the MSE student. This is why I always propose a selection of several topics to leave a certain choice to the students. On the other hand, the topic (at least for the MST) should provide an open and possible challenging research question and not just be a pure development step with rather clear outcome.»
How would you describe the cooperation with the MSE students you supervise?
«Feel free to ask my current or ex MSE-students how they feel about this topic.»
What’s your main reason to recommend the MSE degree program?
«The education at the bachelor level at HSLU is very good and practice-oriented, as evidenced by the high employment rate of our graduates. However, the bachelor education lacks deeper theoretical understanding and real scientific work, which – in the MSE – is taught through the central modules and the project work (SP1/2, MST), respectively. In my opinion, these competencies can and in most cases will be of central importance for the future professional career, especially in a time in which already rather complex development processes (such as SW code generation) are made possible by AI.»
Prof. Dr. Klaus Zahn, MSE Advisor