Hydromechanical Internship



Elena-Maria Klopries

Senior scientific staff


+49 241 80 25271


  Laboratory flume with model of a weir Copyright: © IWW

Course description

In addition to recurring standard tasks, the everyday work in the field of hydraulic engineering and water management often includes questions with regard to the current state of knowledge or questions that have not yet been researched. In order to answer these questions, researching current findings and research results as well as conducting one's own investigations play a major role. The analysis of scientific texts and the application of new findings are therefore important tools in the everyday work of an engineer. But writing your own scientific papers to disseminate your own findings is also essential. In addition to its relevance for everyday work, the latter is particularly relevant for writing theses.

Learning Goal

The students learn the basics of independent scientific work and the writing of their own written scientific paper. In addition to the methodological tools, the students gain a deeper understanding of hydromechanical processes through illustrative examples and the intensive examination of a practical task.

The course can serve as preparation for the bachelor's thesis by imparting competences and tools for the time-effective and high-quality processing of scientific investigations.


  • TU 1 - Organisational aspects of the course and introduction to scientific work
  • TU 2 - Scientific research
  • TU 3 - Basic principles of data collection
  • TU 4 - Basic principles of data analysis
  • TU 5 - Structure of scientific articles
  • TU 6 - Introduction to the homework and handing over of the documents

The examination in this course will be taken in the form of a homework assignment, which each student will prepare independently. The processing time is ten weeks and is expected to be between 26.04.2021 and 05.07.2021.


The event has a participant limit. In summer semester 2021, registration ends already on April 8th 2021.


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