Bachelor Research Project Applied Physics

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode WBPH902-15
Vaknaam Bachelor Research Project Applied Physics
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II b

Uitgebreide vaknaam Bachelor Research Project Applied Physics
Leerdoelen At the end of the bachelor project the student is able to:
• conduct independent scientific research at academic level in the field of Applied Physics;
• formulate a research question and appraise it based on relevant scientific literature;
• develop and/or apply research methods to answer the scientific question;
• systematically organize the work in a scientific research plan
• draw conclusions based on the research outcome;
• write a clear and structured scientific report about the research, including discussion and conclusions;
• effectively communicate the acquired knowledge, insights and skills to others, both in writing and in oral presentation;
• reflect critically on his/her own attitude and adapt if necessary;
• reflect critically on ethical issues with respect to the code of conduct of scientific research.
Omschrijving The Bachelor's research project is an individual research project carried out under the supervision of an examiner from Applied Physics. The research is completed by a report and a presentation to an academic audience during the Bachelor's Symposium.

The bachelor thesis protocol contains the following steps:

1. The student chooses a first examiner. The research project takes place in one of the applied physics research groups:
Bio-inspired Circuits & Systems
Device Physics of Complex Materials
Nanostructured Materials and Interfaces
Nanostructures of Functional Oxides
Photophysics and opto-electronics
Physics of Nanodevices
Quantum Interactions and Structural Dynamics

Other institutes or locations must be approved by the Board of Examiners.

2. The student and first examiner fill in the Registration and Planning Form. This is sent to the programme coordinator (via the Education Support Desk (ESD), or via mail: who will register the project and ask for approval by the Board of Examiners.

3. At the end of the project, a thesis will be written and the results will be presented to the research group of the first examiner, in the presence of the second examiner.

4. The project is assessed and a final grade is given according to the criteria described in the BSc Research Assessment Form.

5. To finalize the research project:
a) a copy of the master thesis must be uploaded to the repository of the university library;
b) a copy of the assessment form, signed by the examiners, must be handed in at the ESD by one of the examiners.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Practisch werk (PRC)
Toetsvorm Practisch werk (PR), Presentatie (P), Verslag (R)
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator prof. dr. D. Roest
Entreevoorwaarden The student needs to have obtained a minimum of 150 ECTS within the Applied Physics bachelor degree programme.
Opmerkingen In addition to the individual research, students have to participate in three compulsory modules offering instruction and practice in 1) literature search, 2) scientific writing, and 3) oral presentations. Students work/discuss together in small groups in tutorials and make use of feedback from instructors and peers to reflect on their own progress and professional skills.

For more information on the Bachelor Research Project, the Symposium, and required documents, see the Student Portal.
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