To complete your Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, you have to write a thesis. We recommend the following procedure:
Approx. 6 weeks before your intended start date, ask various professors for available topics or contact the appropriate chair with your desired topic.
Meet with your chosen supervisors about 3 to 4 weeks before the start date and discuss what both sides have in mind for the work. Afterwards, your supervisors should write a task description and prepare the registration of the thesis at the study office. You will then need to sign this.
Tips for getting started from a fellow student can be found at https://github.com/hutchison/bachelorarbeit-faq (German).
You can find the detailed requirements for the assignment in the programme-specific examination and study regulations and in the framework examination regulations, which you can download at https://pruefung.uni-rostock.de/qisserver/rds?state=verpublish&publishContainer=abstgvDetail&posstgid=799.
Create a plan that shows the tasks for each of the 20 weeks (literature research, concept, implementation, etc.).
Save and organise your sources during the research, not afterwards.
Pay attention to conscientious scientific work (https://www.time.rwth-aachen.de/cms/TIME/Die-Research-Area/Marketing-MAR-/MAR-Meldungen/~eslz/TIME-Richtlinien-fuer-wissenschaftliches/lidx/1/) and citation (https://mediatum.ub.tum.de/doc/1236069/1236069.pdf).
Meet regularly with your supervisors (ideally every 1-2 weeks). They will monitor your progress (milestones) and make sure you don’t go astray. ;)
Allow enough time for proofreading and printing.