- The Bachelor’s thesis (course codes 202001161 and 202001162 ) is the culmination of the Bachelor’s programme. A Bachelor’s thesis is carried out in the form of a research project within a department. It is an opportunity to put the knowledge learned during the programme into practice. The Bachelor’s thesis is used to assess the student’s initiative and their ability to plan, report and present a project. The difficulty level of the thesis is described by the attainment targets of the programme and the modules followed up until that moment. Students work independently on a Bachelor’s thesis or Individual Assignment (IOO) under the guidance of a supervisor.
- The student is responsible for finding a project and supervisor.
- The student signs up in Osiris for both course codes 202001161 and 202001162, and registers in Mobility Online (standard pipeline), which has a manual here.
- The supervisor has to take care of a complete committee that meets the requirements (below), and may help supply some information needed in mobility online.
- You will receive an email after registration approval (is checked by BOZ and module coordinator)
- Project time!
- Assessment and grading is based on your report, presentation and questions
Below you can find more info regarding registration, committee requirements, assessment and applying for the degree.
Requirements for the EE BSc thesis committee
The official requirements are in article B6 of the EER BSc EE:
- The chair shall appoint a supervisory committee consisting of at least three persons. The committee consists of the daily supervisor, an assistant professor or associate professor or full professor of the chosen research chair and a member not being a member of the research chair involved (sometimes called an external member).
- The supervisory committee shall include at least two examiners (1 examiner from the supervising EE group, and 1 other examiner. The second may be from a different discipline (CS, M) or of another faculty (ET, S&T)).
- The third member must be an expert in the field, PhD candidate, postdoc, assistant professor, associate professor or full professor.
Examiners are appointed by the examination board of a faculty. For the purpose of the BSc thesis, the examiner list of EE is available upon request via email@example.com.
Format BSc thesis reports
Student & supervisor together choose between the following formats:
- A report of 20-30 pages
- A paper of 4-8 pages, excluding appendices (e.g. for extra figures, designs, code, fitting procedures, etc). Appendices must be included!
- A variation of the above approved by the supervisor/committee
Please email your finished thesis to the members of your BSc committee. After getting a sufficient degree, you must upload your thesis in http://essay.utwente.nl (double-check confidentiality with your supervisor). For more information, see this link: http://essay.utwente.nl/upload.html. After you have uploaded your thesis, your supervisors and BOZ receive an automatically generated e-mail. Your thesis will be available on UT student Theses in three working days and will be linked to your file in the UT archive.
Format talks & questions
The EE bachelor presentations are normally held on the last Friday of the module; in Q1, Q2 and Q3 the student is supposed to pick time and place with his committee. In Q4 we will have a conference-like schedule, with 35 minutes for every student: 15 minute talks + 20 minutes for questions from committee and audience.
On-campus presentations: There are 5 minutes between slots to set up the next presentation and audience leaving/entering the room. If possible, upload your presentation before your session, or check out the room how to connect your laptop to the system. The chair moderates talks and questions, and coordinates the timing. The exact program of the end conferences will be announced in about a month before the actual date.
Off-campus presentations: This can be done if an on-campus presentation is not possible due to the circumstances. For the presentation you can choose your favourite online tool, e.g. BlueJeans or MS teams allowing you to invite family and friends. If needed, we can help set up an online platform. In any case, please send the time and link of your presentation to the module coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) so we can upload it to Canvas.
After your presentation and questions, the committee will give you 3 grades, namely for:
- Scientific Quality
- Organization, planning, collaboration
In order to pass the module, you must have sufficient grades (≥5.5) for all three parts. Below you can download the assessment form including the criteria. BOZ supplies filled-in forms to all committees, personalized for every student.
follow-up: getting your diploma
In order to get a BSc diploma, students must apply for a Bachelor’s degree with the Office of Educational Affairs (BOZ). Students can apply in any month with the exception of July. In order to receive your BSc diploma you will need to submit the BSc diploma form to BOZ-EE-CES@utwente.nl:
The Office of Educational Affairs will assess whether all the conditions for obtaining the degree have been met. A collective EEMCS Bachelor's graduation ceremony will take place on 28 & 29 October 2022 (EE on 28th). Further information on this will follow in due time.
COORDINATION CONTACT DETAILs
The module runs all year and is coordinated by Floris Zwanenburg and Module Support EE. You can reach us via email@example.com.