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Practical and completed within the company on a full-time basis – now that is how to make your final project really exciting. The subject areas that we can offer certainly are.

You will be integrated into a fantastic, innovative team right from the very beginning, where you will be given excellent technical support and advice. You will receive a practical insight into the various technical or commercial departments and into the business processes of a global company.

The ideal conditions for writing your thesis at GF

  • Good academic performance
  • Ambition and initiative
  • Dedication and a conscientious attitude
  • Team spirit and strong communication skills
  • Written and spoken English language skills
  • Ability to work confidently with MS Office

Application advice

  • Timing: Please apply three to four months before you need to start your final project.
  • Open positions: You can find available thesis topics on our vacancies list. If you are interested in one of the topics that we have available, please apply directly to the respective site. The relevant contact details are provided with each topic.
  • Unsolicited application: If there are currently no topics advertised, or if you already have an interesting topic, please send your unsolicited application to your point of contact (use the details in the box on the right-hand side).

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"I was deliberately looking for a renowned firm"

Interviews Sebastian Weissbeck, Master Thesis, GF Piping Systems, Schaffhausen

Why did you decide to write your Master Thesis at GF?

I was deliberately looking for a future-oriented technology-based topic at a renowned firm. Together with the offered coaching sessions in the wake of the “Corporate Master Thesis Program” between ETH Zurich (CH) and GF, this was the perfect match for my ambitions. Additionally, the pre-organized nature of the program allows a maximal focus on the thesis and minimal administrative efforts.

What does your Master Thesis entail and which aspects do you like most about the collaboration with GF?

In my master thesis I’m striving to create a theoretical framework that guides companies in the implementation of additive manufacturing (e.g. 3D printing). This framework is validated together with GF in a case study setting. As part of my thesis I’m interviewing GF employees as well as external experts on the topic in order to derive the most important points companies have to consider. The best part of my work with GF is the amazing support I get from my case manager as well as all from the other employees across all hierarchy levels.

What kind of advice would you give to potential GF Master Thesis applicants?

Be proactive! Whether you need somebody’s advice, assistance or a certain budget for a part of your thesis, don’t be afraid to ask. In my entire time at GF I haven’t heard a single “no”. Know what you want and then go out and get it – people at GF are happy to help.