After finishing the bachelor’s assignment, the student is able to:
- Organize and plan a research project combining Applied Mathematics and Applied Physics disciplines, 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.
- Provide a clear, structured, content-based, written report
- Verbally 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 Mathematics and Applied Physics research at the level expected of a final year BSc student, including using a systematic/logical approach to: Problem analysis, formulation of research question, theoretical and/or experimental methods, data collection, and analysis (including computations where necessary); and to be able to explain, with reasoning, why these approaches have been chosen.
Learning objectives 1 to 6 determine the General aspects (=50%);
Learning objectives 7 and 8 determine the Scientific Aspects of the assignment (=50%).
The Double Bachelor program in Applied Mathematics and Applied Physics ends with the bachelor’s assignment. The bachelor’s assignment is a research assignment of sufficient scope and complexity for both the AM and APh program. The conducted research contributes to the scientific literature. The student shows that (s)he is a critical and independent researcher who can communicate the results to fellow students in writing and verbally. This allows the student to apply the knowledge and skills gained from experiments, use of theoretical models, data analysis and verbal and written presentations throughout the entire Bachelor degree to a real area of research.
The student is responsible for contacting a research group. The assignment then begins with an introduction and a literature study. Then the student must design a suitable research proposal (the research group will help with the latter) and make a planning. This enables the student, with appropriate supervision, to address the research question. Before the student starts the assignment, (s)he must submit the assignment description and the names of the members of the graduation committee (supervisors) to the coordinator of the AM Bachelor’s Assignment. In addition, for the study program Applied Physics (APh) the student must also register the graduation in Mobility Online. The research proposal must contain sufficient scope and complexity to satisfy the requirements of a bachelor’s assignment. It also fits within the framework of ongoing scientific research of the host research group. Throughout the project, the student discusses progress with the supervisor and teacher and adjusts the future direction as appropriate. The Bachelor assignment ends with a written report in the form of a scientific article, a 5 minute pitch and poster at the Bachelor Conference for AM and a verbal presentation, at the level expected of B3-students of AM and APh.
Assessment is done by the entire assessment committee.