Second Advisor (Zweitgutachter)

We welcome students who would like Klaus Wehrle to act as the second advisor of their Bachelor's or Master's thesis. In order to create an efficient and effective procedure for deciding whether we can assess your thesis, please carefully read and understand the following information.

The decision if Klaus Wehrle can take over the duty as second advisor mainly depends on our available resources and our ability to assess your topic. Please note that we require up to three weeks for grading your thesis after we have received the necessary documents from your first advisor (this typically happens a few days after both your thesis and your thesis colloquium have been graded). Please consider this for your time schedule, especially if you require that your grading has been finished by a certain deadline (because you need to enroll for a Master's program or want to receive your certificate at Tag der Informatik / Sommerfest).

In order to ensure that you get a timely response whether we will and can act as the second advisor for your thesis, we implemented the following procedure. All requests for second advising are solely handled via e-mail to thesis(at) Please approach us as early as possible and include the following information:

  • Your full name and RWTH e-mail address
  • The name of your first advisor (professor / private docent)
  • The name of the post-doc / PhD student advising you (if applicable)
  • The proposed title of your thesis
  • A one to two pages abstract about your thesis topic (this should allow us to verify that we are able to assess the proposed topic)
  • Your planned date for submitting your thesis

Normally you should receive a reply from us within one week, in exceptional cases we might need up to two weeks. If you wait longer than two weeks for a reply or receive an e-mail error, please contact Torsten Zimmermann directly.

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