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.
- 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 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 assignment is the completion of the bachelor programme in Applied Physics. It offers the student the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills acquired in the bachelor phase of the programme in the areas of experimentation, use of theoretical models, data analysis and oral and written presentation in a research project of some size.|
During the course 'Preparation for Bachelor's Assignment' (VBO), the student searched for an assignment at a research group (or a company) and drew up an assignment description in mutual consultation. In addition, the student has already familiarised himself with the subject, formulated a physically oriented research question, made a planning and, in consultation with the head supervisor, put together an assessment committee.
The Bachelor's assignment has a well-defined scope and level of complexity, both in terms of time and question, and is usually part of the scientific research in the chair where the research is carried out.
The student, in consultation with the supervisor and the responsible lecturer, is responsible for the progress of the bachelor's assignment.
The bachelor's assignment is concluded with a report and an oral presentation, both in English. The assessment is done by a graduation committee consisting of at least a responsible lecturer, a reference member and possibly a daily supervisor. Both the responsible lecturer and reference member have to be independent and have a PhD. The reference member must be a member of the permanent staff of an Applied Physics group or AP staff other than the group of the responsible lecturer.
Alternative arrangements can be made in consultation with the study programme staff and/or the examination board.
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