The main objective of the BSc assignment is for the student to learn to apply a suitable research methodology under supervision. A detailed list of the learning objectives of the BSc programme is defined in the Exam Regulation (the "OER"). In relation to the BSc-assignment, the student is able to:
- Perform technological research at BSc-level;
- Understand the basics of and has some skills in the field of Mechanical Engineering
- Has the basic knowledge and skills for doing research in Mechanical Engineering, (problem analysis, theoretical and experimental approach, solution of the problem and result analysis)
- Has the basic skills for analyzing and solving a technological and/or design problem
- Has the knowledge for a science based engineering approach and possesses some basic intellectual skills (handle complexity)
- Organize his or her own work, collaborate and communicate with specialists in the chosen specialization and other stakeholders:
- Write a scientific paper describing the research including an appendix, reflecting on the scientific and societal dimensions and implications of their work.
- Give an oral presentation (including discussion and defense) of the research.
- Organize work in a self-sufficient manner
- Reflect on the research performed and the obtained results
The individual Bachelor's assignment is the completion of the Bachelor's ME program. The main objective of the BSc-assignment is for the student to learn to apply a suitable methodology under supervision.|
The assignment is performed at one of the research chairs related to the ME program. and under supervision of a Bachelor's Assignment Committee (BAC). This committee consists of the daily supervisor, an associate professor or full professor of the chosen research chair and an external member not being a member of the research chair involved.
The main goal is to learn how to execute a research assignment on the basis of a research question defined in the module 11 course Academic Research & Skills, and following a suitable methodology, all under supervision. It is the first time that the individual student is confronted with a more substantial research problem where the results have to be written down in a paper (including an appendix, reflecting on the scientific and societal dimensions and implications of their work) followed by an oral presentation and defense for an audience. Apart from the scientific and engineering aspects the student should also develop a time-effective and critical attitude towards the planning and execution of the assignment. The final grade is therefore determined both by scientific and engineering skills and academic skills like communication, cooperation, attitude, reflection etc.
The student performs science based engineering research of a limited size and complexity under the supervision of a member of the scientific staff. During the module 11 course Academic Research & Skills, the student has to define a research plan in consultation with the daily supervisor. The assignment is completed with a written paper including an appendix, reflecting on the scientific and societal dimensions and implications of their work (the BSc-thesis) and a public oral presentation and defense at the ME BSc conference in the last week of the module.
The BSc-assignment including the reflection has a study load of 15 EC (credits). 20% of the study load is used for the reflection on the scientific and societal dimensions and implications of the assignment and its results.