Course code B15-MAT

B15-MAT Bachelor's Thesis

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Course responsible: Morten Sørlie
ECTS credits: 15
Faculty: Faculty of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science
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
Last time: 2022V
Preferential right:
Third-year students in the study program Bachelor in Food Science and Nutrition.
Course contents:

Knowledge about sustainable food production and how food influences both health and disease is of increasing importance. 

Bachelor students in Food Science can write a bachelor's thesis based on a research developed in consultation / collaboration with the supervisor(s) within one of the themes: 1) Production and development, 2) Nutrition. The thesis is an independent academic work equivalent to half a semester that may include literature study, laboratory work, work in the pilot plant, processing and analyzing data. The thesis will be structured in line with academic standards. Students receive guidance 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.

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

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

Learning activities:
The student has 20 hours supervision (including assessment of the bachelor's thesis).
Teaching support:
Students are encouraged to use available courses and information from the University Library and the Writing Center at NMBU.
Relevant literature identified in cooperation with the supervisor.
Completed 120 credits and a good background knowledge of 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 they hand 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.
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.
Internal and external examiner assesses the Bachelor's thesis and any oral discussion.
Examination details: Term paper: Letter grades