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deggendorf institute of technology

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research and dissertation competence

dit Graduate School

During your work in research and academia, you will acquire a variety of valuable skills that are also highly relevant for the doctorate. Use the doctoral period to further develop these skills. Thus, you can develop knowledge and skills that will optimally support you on the path to a doctorate and improve your career prospects.

With the university certificate "Research and Dissertation Skills", you have the opportunity to attend a variety of seminars and courses and receive proof of the acquisition of these skills.

target group

The university certificate is aimed at people who are working in the academic field and in research and who are aiming to write a dissertation or are already doing so. However, the offer is in principle also open to persons without doctoral intentions.

Formal requirements for participation in the university certificate "Research and Dissertation Competence" are:

  • Completed Master's degree or diploma programme and a planned dissertation with a start within one year


  • Proof of a dissertation that has been started by inclusion in a doctoral list


  • Employment at a higher education institution, research institution or university.

For the crediting of ECTS points, enrolment at the Deggendorf Institute of Technology is also required.

fact sheet

Certificate flyer

study concept

  • High virtual component and self-learning component ensure a high degree of flexibility
  • Freely assignable courses
  • The small number of participants allows for individual counselling and exchange between participants and lecturers.
  • Course language usually German, unless otherwise stated


  • The university certificate is designed for a total of 4 semesters.
  • Through the rotating course offering, the courses are offered annually
  • It is also possible to take more semesters, depending on personal capacities.
  • In order to successfully complete the university certificate, 30 ECTS points must be accumulated.

time concept

  • The courses offered are always announced at the beginning of the semester.
  • The courses can be completed according to interest and time availability.


  • € 72 student union fee for enrolment
  • There are no separate fees for the courses


In the compulsory modules 1 to 4, all courses must be completed for the successful completion of the module. In the compulsory elective modules 5 and 6, a minimum number of ECTS credits must be achieved. In compulsory elective module 5, 3 ECTS must be achieved and in compulsory elective module 6, 2 ECTS must be achieved.



  • Good scientific practice and compliance (2 ECTS)
  • Ethics and data protection in science (2 ECTS)
  • Topic identification / concretisation and exposé (1 ECTS)
  • Literature research and management (1 ECTS)
  • University teaching, legal aspects and didactics / digital teaching (2 ECTS)
  • Research data management (2 ECTS)


  • Research methods  (2 ECTS)
  • Consolidation of methods
    • Natural science / technical methods (1 ECTS)
    • Social science methods (1 ECTS)
  • Data Analysis and Statistics  (1.5 ECTS)
  • Advanced Data Analysis and Statistics
    • Natural science / technical methods (0.5 ECTS)
    • Social science methods (0.5 ECTS)


  • Deggendorf Scientific Colloquium (2 ECTS)
  • Publishing in scientific journals (2 ECTS)
  • English Writing and Presentation Skills (1 ECTS)


  • Research programmes and funding (1 ECTS)
  • Writing and submitting a research proposal (2 ECTS)
  • R&D project planning and management (2 ECTS)


  • Annual written report and work plan (1 ECTS)
  • Scholarships: finding and applying (1 ECTS)
  • Women in science  (1 ECTS)
  • Participation in external doctoral programmes (1 ECTS)
  • Conferences and scientific presentations (1 ECTS)
  • Poster presentation (1 ECTS)
  • Laboratory work (1 ECTS)
  • Staff management: supervision of SHK, student projects and team leadership (1 ECTS)
  • Legal aspects of university teaching (1 ECTS)


  • Professorship at HAW / Junior professorship (1 ECTS)
  • Habilitation / PostDoc (1 ECTS)
  • Start-up and patents (1 ECTS)
  • With dissertation outside the university (1 ECTS)

Our Lecture Team



Our current offers

As this certificate is offered in German, please check out our German website for the most recent updates.


Registration is possible at the beginning of each semester.



Enrolment for the winter semester 2023-24 is possible from 17.07. to 06.09.2023.
Please have the following documents ready for enrolment:

  • Proof of admission requirement
  • Proof of insurance
  • User application
  • When filling in: Course of study = FDK-Z, leave matriculation number blank
  • Application for a student ID card
    • When filling in: Course of study = FDK-Z, leave matriculation number blank
  • Passport photo

After enrolment via our form, you will be enrolled and will receive all necessary information (matriculation number, accesses,... ) by e-mail.


Registration for the winter semester is possible from 07.09.2023.
After registering for the course via our form, you will receive a confirmation with all necessary information by e-mail.




We use iLearn to organise the courses. You will be activated here before the course and will receive all important information and documents. After completing the courses, you will receive a certificate of attendance.

If you are only interested in individual courses, please contact us.
All confirmations, invitations or other information will be sent exclusively by e-mail.


If you have already completed courses with the same content, you can have them credited.
Please complete the application form and return it to us.

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