Course - Bachelor's Thesis BWU - IDG3920
IDG3920 - Bachelor's Thesis BWU
Examination arrangement: Bachelor thesis
Grade: Letter grades
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The purpose of this course is to provide the student with a foundational competence in developing and conducting a longer, independently developed, written academic work.
The course formally starts in the fall semester when students form their groups (2-4 students) and pick a project within their discipline.
The department can suggest projects, or student may find one on their own. A project must have an employer.
Students studying abroad in the 5th semester are encouraged to find a bachelor group before traveling and should communicate closely with their group members during the pre-project activities.
Students may form cross-disciplinary groups/projects, but only after discussing the potential challenges and opportunities with the course responsible.
After completing the course, the student will have acquired the following:
- design a problem statement
- new knowledge within a self-chosen part of their subject area comprehensive understanding of methodological work, including the ability to reflect and a systematic / scientific assessment
- knowledge of planning and performing an independent task, formulating problems and analyzing these based on both theoretical and empirical material and carrying out a task in a methodologically satisfactory manner
- knowledge of the UN's sustainability goals, as well as how their own work can be assessed in light of these goals
- prepare and communicate specific issues within the subject area, under supervision
- identify and evaluate literature relevant to the issue, under supervision
- go in depth on limited issues and prepare concrete solution alternatives to the problem
- document and communicate the results of the project work in a systematic / scientific way
- make a precise delimitation and description of a larger work in collaboration with others
- document a systematically larger work as a report
- prepare and perform a visual/oral summary of a larger work in collaboration with others
General competence is, according to the National Agency for Quality in Education, NOKUT: "... to be able to apply knowledge and skills independently in different situations by showing the ability to cooperate, responsibility, ability to reflect and critical thinking in educational and professional contexts." . This summarizes in a good way what the students have been through in this bachelor's project.
- through having shown independence, responsibility and ability to cooperate through having independently found/established a group of people with overlapping interests, developed, described, implemented, documented and presented this project
- by having shown the ability for reflection and critical thinking by having described the project's impact on society in the light of the UN's sustainability goals and thus awareness of the problem formulation and the work's consequences for the client, individuals and society
Learning methods and activities
This course is an independent project done in groups. The group must complete the following compulsory activities.
- Compulsory activity one (fall semester): students establish the groups, contact potential product owners, pick a project, and prepare a brief project outline together with a contract that must be signed by both the group and the product owner
- Compulsory activity two (spring semester): students deliver a formal project outline with a project plan
All compulsory work requirements must be approved in order to submit the bachelor's thesis.
- Group and project establishment
- Project outline and plan
Further on evaluation
The course is graded based on the final project report, its respective attachments and an oral presentation. The students will receive a total grade from A to F.
- The project have to document the work using relevant scientific methods, discuss the impact the project has on people and/or society and use UNs sustainability goal as the foundation for this discussion
- All the participants in the group will have to participate in a visual/oral presentation of the work, before the semester ends, in front of an audience of internal and external sensors and others
The students are expected to have used the combined learning outcome of their past courses in the execution of the project.
If the bachelor thesis is assessed as failed or grade F, the student(s) must submit a new answer. Improvement/reworking is not sufficient. The thesis can present the same topic area with the same empirical/data basis. A bachelor's thesis that has been assessed as passed cannot be submitted for a new assessment, even in a revised form. In the case of voluntary repetition, a completely new assignment must be submitted. Students who want a voluntary repetition of a passed bachelor thesis are not entitled to teaching / supervision in connection with the submission of a new thesis
Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.
Admission to a programme of study is required:
Web Development (BWU)
Required previous knowledge
The students must have passed 100 ECTS credits from semester 1-4 within September 1st in the year the bachelor project starts before they are eligible for the bachelor course.
- Aage Rognsaa, Bacheloroppgaven, Universitetsforlaget 2015
- Lotte Rienecker, Peter Stray Jørgensen, Den gode oppgaven, Fagbokforlaget, 2013
Credits: 22.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III
Term no.: 1
Teaching semester: AUTUMN 2022
Term no.: 2
Teaching semester: SPRING 2023
Language of instruction: Norwegian
- Design Methodology
Department with academic responsibility
Department of Design
Examination arrangement: Bachelor thesis
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- * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"