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Bachelor Project

Semester
F2022
Subject
International Bachelor Study Programme in Natural Science
Activity type
the bachelor project
Teaching language
English
Registration

Tilmelding sker via STADS-Selvbetjening indenfor annonceret tilmeldingsperiode, som du kan se på Studieadministrationens hjemmeside.

Registration through STADS-Selvbetjeningwithin the announced registration period, as you can see on the Studyadministration homepage.

Head of studies/academic coordinator
Martin Niss (maniss@ruc.dk)
Administration of exams
Natbach Studieadministration (natbach-studieadministration@ruc.dk)
Responsible for the activity
Carsten Lunde Petersen (lunde@ruc.dk)
Martin Niss (maniss@ruc.dk)
ECTS
15
Learning outcomes and assessment criteria
  • Knowledge of concepts, theories and methods within the Natural Sciences relevant to the chosen issue

  • Knowledge of and an overall grasp of selected fields of natural science that are relevant to the issue

  • Knowledge of and an overall grasp of methods and approaches relevant to the issue

  • Knowledge of relevant academic, societal, scientific-theoretical or didactic perspectives on the issue

  • Skills to be able to use relevant experimental or other empirical methods

  • Skills to be able to use relevant quantitative and qualitative methods

  • Skills to be able to use relevant IT tools in the project work efficiently

  • Skills to be able to systematically search for relevant scientific literature as well as to be able to use original scientific literature to illuminate the selected issue

  • Skills to be able to share information about an investigation of an issue within the Natural Sciences in accordance with academic standards and norms, both orally and in writing

  • Skills to be able to organize and manage a project in an efficient manner within a set timeframe

  • The competence to be able to take a critical approach to the strengths and weaknesses of the theories and methods used

  • The competence to be able to identify and link elements of empirical data, theories, models and simulations

  • The competence to be able to undertake observations and carrying out experiments in relation to the selected issue

  • The competence to be able to design and carry out relevant empirical investigations

  • The competence to be able to design, analyze and criticize mathematical or other models within the Natural Sciences

  • The competence to be able to reflect on and account for the character of the project and its placement in relation to one or several subjects within the Natural Sciences

  • The competence to be able to reflect on and communicate about one’s own academic and personal competences

Overall content

The purpose of the bachelor’s project is for the student to undertake a detailed investigation in relation to their prior studies on the basis of experience and academic insight acquired through their studies. The bachelor’s project must decisively draw upon and use natural science theories and methods to illuminate a complex natural science issue.

The Head of Studies must approve the area within which the bachelor’s project problem statement is to be formulated. This is to ensure that the student can be allocated relevant supervision. The Head of Studies approves the topic of the bachelor’s project and also sets a deadline for submission of the bachelor’s project.

Prerequisites for participation in the exam

Approval of the project work for the bachelor project is contingent on the student having actively and satisfactorily participated in the project, including the following elements of the project work:

  • The project formation process as well as selection and delimitation of the project’s problem
  • Problem statement seminar, where the problem statement is presented and discussed
  • The halfway evaluation, including the drafting of the written halfway evaluation presentations as well as in the group’s opponent role at the halfway evaluation
  • The group’s preparation of the project report and any other products
  • The group’s project presentation and opponent role at the internal final evaluation
Teaching and working methods

The bachelor project is problem-oriented, exemplary and participant-led. The intention of the project work is to develop the student’s proficiency in applying natural science theories and methods while working on a delimited academic area. The project work entails the student independently formulating a problem statement of their own choosing so that the project provides an exemplary realisation of the purpose of the project in question.

Over the course of the project work, the group will undergo an evaluation together with the supervisor in connection with the halfway evaluation and once more at the end of the project.

Type of activity

Project

Form of examination
Individual or group exam for the participants in the bachelor project.

The bachelor project is normally written in groups, but may be written individually. The oral exam is an individual exam for students who have completed the project report alone or for those who have requested an individual exam. All other oral exams are held as group exams.

The starting point for the oral exam is the students' bachelor project report and any supplementary material. The exam includes individual presentations within one of the topics selected by the examiner, which will be communicated to the students no later than 3 working days prior to the exam. Each individual presentation may last up to 5 minutes. A dialogue between the student(s) and the assessors about the project, will be conducted after the individual presentation(s).
There may be posed questions to any part of the the subject area of the project report.

The assessment is individual and is based on the project report, any additional material and the student´s oral performance.

Permitted group size: 2-6 students.

The character limits of the project report are:
For 1 student: 24,000-180,000 characters, including spaces.
For 2 students: 24,000-180,000 characters, including spaces.
For 3 students: 24,000-192,000 characters, including spaces.
For 4 students: 24,000-192,000 characters, including spaces.
For 5 students: 24,000-204,000 characters, including spaces.
For 6 students:24,000-204,000 characters, including spaces.
The character limits include the cover, table of contents, summary, bibliography, figures and other illustrations, but exclude any appendices.

The project report must include a summary. The summary can either be written in English or Danish.
The summary is included in the overall assessment with a weighting of 5 percent.

Time allowed for exam including time used for assessment:
1 student: 30 minutes.
2 students: 60 minutes.
3 students: 75 minutes.
4 students: 90 minutes.
5 students: 105 minutes.
6 students: 120 minutes.

Spelling and communication skills in the project report are part of the assessment.

Permitted support and preparation materials at the oral exam: All

Assessment: 7-point grading scale.
Moderation: External examiner
Form of Re-examination
Samme som ordinær eksamen
Exam code(s)
Exam code(s) : U27204
Last changed 17/01/2022

lecture list:

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Wednesday 24-11-2021 11:00 - 24-11-2021 12:00 in week 47
Bachelor Project - Bachelor project seminar (NIB)

Monday 31-01-2022 08:15 - 31-01-2022 16:00 in week 05
Bachelor Project - Project Formation (NIB)

Tuesday 01-02-2022 08:15 - 01-02-2022 10:00 in week 05
Bachelor Project - Project Formation (NIB)

Tuesday 01-02-2022 10:15 - 01-02-2022 14:00 in week 05
Bachelor Project - Project Formation ONLINE (NIB)

Wednesday 02-02-2022 14:15 - 02-02-2022 18:00 in week 05
Bachelor Project - Project Formation ONLINE (NIB)

Thursday 03-02-2022 14:15 - 03-02-2022 18:00 in week 05
Bachelor Project - Project Formation (NIB)

Friday 04-02-2022 14:15 - 04-02-2022 16:00 in week 05
Bachelor Project - Project Formation (NIB)

Friday 04-02-2022 16:00 - 04-02-2022 16:00 in week 05
Bachelor Project - Deadline for project descriptions with indication of wishes for supervisor (NIB)

Thursday 10-02-2022 23:59 - 10-02-2022 23:59 in week 06
Bachelor Project - Deadline for signing up for projects at STADS (NIB)

Wednesday 02-03-2022 09:00 - 02-03-2022 12:00 in week 09
Bachelor Project - Problem statement seminar (NIB)

Friday 25-03-2022 08:15 - Friday 08-04-2022 16:00 in week 12 to week 14
Bachelor Project - Midterm Evaluation (NIB)

Tuesday 10-05-2022 08:15 - Thursday 12-05-2022 18:00 in week 19
Bachelor Project - Final Evaluation (NIB)

Tuesday 24-05-2022 10:00 - 24-05-2022 10:00 in week 21
Bachelor Project - Project Hand-in (NIB)

Thursday 16-06-2022 08:15 - Friday 24-06-2022 14:00 in week 24 and week 25
Bachelor Project - Oral Exam (NIB)

Wednesday 29-06-2022 14:15 - 29-06-2022 18:00 in week 26
Bachelor Project - Presentation seminar and party (NIB)

Monday 01-08-2022 08:15 - Wednesday 31-08-2022 16:00 in week 31 to week 35
Bachelor Project - Oral Reexam (NIB)