After finishing the bachelor's assignment, the student is able to:
- Organize and plan a research project, from problem analysis to inclusion of feedback.
- Demonstrate independence in the preparation and implementation of a research project, including use of
critical scientific thinking.
- Function professionally, in terms of communication with other students and teachers, as well as collaborate
within the research community (including beyond Applied Physics).
- Provide a clear, structured, content-based, written report.
- Orally present his/her research, through a clear, structured, content-based presentation, including discussion
and questions/answers with a scientific audience (other students, graders, etc).
- Place his/her research in a social context, as well as take into account safety, environmental, and ethical issues.
After finishing the bachelor assignment, the student is able to:
- Gather, select and process relevant scientific information with the use of concept and theories from the relevant
field, including state of the art.
- Conduct Applied Physics research at the level expected of a final year Bachelor student, including using a
systematic/logical approach to: Problem analysis, formulation of research question, theoretical and/or
experimental methods, data collection, and analysis (including computation where necessary); and to be
able to explain, with reasoning, why these approaches have been chosen.
The Bachelor programme in Applied Physics ends with the Bachelor's assignment. This allows the student to apply the knowledge and skills gained from experiments, use of theoretical models, data analysis and oral and written presentations throughout the entire Bachelor degree to a real area of research.|
The student is responsible for contacting a research group and designing the project description (the research group will help with the latter). Before the start of the project, the project description and names of the assessment committee must be submitted to the secretary of the exam committee for review (via Mobility Online).
The Bachelor's assignment lasts 10 weeks full time (longer in the case of part-time research) and is based in the research group of the Chair. A daily supervisor (tutor) and teacher are assigned to assist in the smooth running.
The Bachelor's assignment begins with an introduction and literature review. Then, the student must design an appropriate research plan and schedule that, with appropriate supervision, will allow him/her to address the research question.
The proposed research must contain sufficient scope and complexity to satisfy the requirements of a Bachelor assignment. It usually fits within the framework of ongoing scientific research of the host Chair. Throughout the project, the student discusses progress with the supervisor and teacher and adjusts the future direction as appropriate.
The Bachelor's assignment ends with a written report and oral presentation, at the level expected of B3-students of Applied Physics. Assessment is done by the tutor, teacher, and an external committee member. The external committee member and teacher must both hold PhDs and be independent researchers (e.g., academic staff), coming from two different Chairs within Applied Physics (The tutor/daily supervisor is exempt from these requirements).