Course code B15-KJEMI

B15-KJEMI Bachelor's Thesis

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ECTS credits: 15
Faculty: Faculty of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science
Teaching language: EN, NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:

The course starts in January block. The course teaching and assessment in the spring parallel.

The course starts in August block. The course teaching and assessment in the autumn parallel.

Course frequency: Annual
First time: Study year 2014-2015
Preferential right:
Third-year students in the study program Bachelor in Chemistry.
Course contents:

NB! There will be changes from spring 2022.

Chemistry plays an important role in domestic life, and you will learn about the compounds we and our environment consists of and how environmental pollution affects both nature and man.

Bachelor's students in Chemistry have the opportunity to write a bachelor thesis within a relevant research area. The thesis is developed in consultation / collaboration with supervisor(s) within one of the chemistry fields at NMBU.

The thesis is an independent, academic work equivalent to a half semester. It may include literature study, laboratory work, fieldwork, processing and analyzing data. The thesis will be structured in line with academic standards. Students receive supervison in this work.

Learning outcome:

KNOWLEDGE: Having written an 15 credits. Bachelor's thesis, the student has gained knowledge about a specific topic and relevant theories, processes, tools and methods.

SKILLS: The student has got skills in finding, evaluating and referring to information and present this so addressing the problem. Moreover, the student gained skills in applying scientific knowledge, make reasoned choices and handels relevant professional tools, techniques and forms of expression.

GENERAL COMPETENCE: The student has under the guidance gained expertise in planning and conducting an independent project and  dissemination of academic issues.

Learning activities:
The student is entitled to 20 hours of supervision (including assessment of the Bachelor`s thesis).
Teaching support:
Students are encouraged to use available courses and information at the University Library and the Writing Center at NMBU.
Relevant literature identified in cooperation with the supervisor.
Completed 120 credits and good background knowledge in the relevant issue.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:

The completed contract between the student and the supervisor (s), with a detailed timetable, handed in at the Faculty before work on the Bachelor`s thesis can begin.

Bachelor’s students must sign out of the laboratory before handing in the thesis. The sign-out must be approved within the deadline for results.

A writing assignment counts 100%. A Bachelor's thesis may have a final oral discussion as part of the assessment.
Nominal workload:
375 hours
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in science.
Type of course:
The student work full-time with the thesis in one quarter of a semester.

The main supervisor must be a scientific employee at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. Co-supervisors may be employed at other universities or external research institutions / industry. Co-supervisors must be approved by the main supervisor and the responsible Faculty. The total hours of supervision are to be divided between all supervisors. 

Bachelor’s students must sign out of the laboratory before handing in the thesis. The sign-out must be approved within the deadline for results.

Internal and external examiner assesses the Bachelor's thesis and any oral discussion.
Examination details: Term paper: Letter grades