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Seminar Service Science, Management & Engineering

Seminar Service Science, Management & Engineering
type: Seminar (S) links:
semester: SS 2019
lecturer: Prof. Dr. Christof Weinhardt
Prof. Dr. Hansjörg Fromm
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Satzger
Prof. Dr. York Sure-Vetter
Prof. Dr. Stefan Nickel
Prof. Dr. Wolf Fichtner
sws: 2
lv-no.: <a target="lvn" href="https://campus.studium.kit.edu/events/KDiPfp5KSyW-oOTZB3csdQ">2595470</a>

See corresponding module information.


Lecture eServices [2595466] is recommended.


The student will receive the necessary literature for his research topic.

Content of teaching

Each Semester, the seminar will cover topics from a different selected subfield of Service Science, Management & Engineering. Topics include service innovation, service economics, service computing, transformation and coordination of service value networks as well as collaboration for knowledge intensive services.

See the KSRI website for more information about this seminar: www.ksri.kit.edu


The total workload for this course is approximately 120 hours. For further information see German version.


The student

  • illustrates and evaluates classic and current research questions in service science, management and engineering,
  • applies models and techniques in service science, also with regard to their applicability in practical cases,
  • successfully gets in touch with scientific working by an in-depth working on a special scientific topic which makes the student familiar with scientific literature research and argumentation methods,
  • acquires good rhetorical and presentation skills.

As a further aspect of scientific work, especially for Master students the emphasis is put on a critical discussion of the seminar topic.

Exam description

The assessment of this course is according to §4(2), 3 SPO in form of an examination of the written seminar thesis (15-20 pages), a presentation and active participation in class.

The final mark is based on the examination of the written seminar thesis but can be upgraded or downgraded according to the quality of the presentation.