After passing the course, the student can:
- The student can individually apply knowledge and skills related to a number of sections of the field of Industrial Design Engineering, in an integrated manner.
- The student is able to broaden, deepen, or specialise this knowledge, if necessary.
- The student is able to work in a systematic and planned manner.
- The student can adequately communicate with clients and supervisors.
- The student sufficiently represents the field, by adding value for the client by the applied approach and methods.
- The student can reflect on his/her functioning in practice and pinpoint the gained experience.
- The student can analyse and elaborate on the design problem, and develop this into a plan of action.
- The student can select and apply suitable research methods, to reach solutions for the specified design problem.
This is a part of Module 12, Bachelor Final Assignment of the Bachelor Industrial Design Engineering. See here for the complete description of this module.|
With the Bachelor Final Assignment the student concludes his or her Bachelor's programme Industrial Design Engineering. Conducting the assignment is required to demonstrate capabilities and skills in order to qualify for independent professional practice at the Bachelor level in the field of Industrial Design Engineering. Therefore, this individual assignment is preferably conducted externally at a company or organization involved in product development. Students may choose available assignments or propose themselves an assignment if in cooperation with an external client.
The base contents of a Bachelor Final Assignment's is client-dependent but needs to build upon the courses offered in the programme. In order to prepare an individual plan that is both feasible and meets the programme's requirements, students are obliged to participate in the course 'Developing a Project Plan for the Bachelor Final Assignment'. For approval to start with the own Bachelor Final Assignment, the student needs two-fold consent:
(1) Confirmation from the Examination Board that the Bachelor Final Assignment is the only remaining part of the Bachelor's programme.
(2) Approval of the assignment's contents and approach by the Bachelor Assignment Coordinator (based on the individual project plan).
The project is tutored by an academic staff member from the Bachelor's programme and also supervised by a company-tutor. Examination of the assignment takes place during an individual oral exam conducted by the programme's tutor, company-tutor and an examiner. Mandatory means for examination are: (a) a report on the assignment's approach and results delivered by the student; (b) final presentation during the exam; (c) development process as demonstrated by the student; (d) the student's project deliverables (e.g. a concept, prototype, production plan, etc.), and (e) the defence during oral examination.
For passing the Bachelor Final Assignment, the student needs to demonstrate the following qualifications:
- The student can realise new or modified artefacts, products or systems, with the aim of creating value in accordance with predefined needs and requirements.
- The student is familiar with contemporary knowledge and has the ability to increase and develop this through study.
- The student has a systematic approach characterised by the use of theories, models and coherent interpretations, has a critical attitude and has insight into the nature of science and technology.
- The student is able to adequately reason, reflect and form a judgment. These abilities are acquired within the context of a discipline and made applicable within the assignment.
- The student is able to work with and for others. This not only requires adequate interaction and a sense of ownership, but also the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, clients, (end) users, suppliers, experts and laymen.
Assumed previous knowledge
All remaining modules of the study programme must be completed. If not, permission by the exam committee is required
All aspects of the study programme, especially the projects
|Manual Bachelor Final Assignment|
|All study material applied in the study programme|
|P. Verschuren en H. Doorewaard, Het ontwerpen van Onderzoek, 4e druk, Lemma, 2007 (ISBN 90-5931-496-2)|
|personal instruction meetings|
|Thesis, oral exam|