Before completing your bachelor’s thesis, you need to have received the green light by both your supervisors. You will submit the entire thesis to the supervisory committee twice. You will receive feedback on the first complete version, which you can use to alter your thesis. The second final version is called your green light version, which is being officially assessed by your supervisors using the assessment form as described on page 4. Assessment bachelor’s thesis. This prevents constant adjustments being made in order to achieve a higher grade. The daily supervisor can comment on earlier drafts, or sections thereof, but the amount of feedback and advice must be reasonable. The green light version that you submit to your supervisor, must also be uploaded to the bachelor’s thesis Canvas page for a plagiarism check. One approved copy of the thesis is archived along with the assessment form by the programme.
Once your thesis report is finalized and approved, the final step in completing the bachelor’s thesis is to present your assignment to your supervisors. Your second supervisor can be present as well; however, the second supervisor does not assess your presentation. The presentation of your bachelor’s thesis is part of your final assessment. Your presentation needs to last around 15 minutes, after your presentation, your supervisors and/or other visitors have the opportunity to ask questions (5 minutes). Other interested parties of your programme can also attend the presentation, for example a teacher, but also for example, first year students who want to get an impression of the different research topics in the bachelor’s thesis. To prepare yourself in the best way possible you can visit a presentation from your fellow students as well. Furthermore, you are allowed to invite family and friends, with a maximum of 10 persons. Do know that the presentation of your bachelor’s thesis is not an official ceremonial moment and thus afterwards will not receive your diploma.
To complete the thesis, please take into account the following:
- A few weeks prior to your presentation, you will receive a link from Evasys to the bachelor's exit evaluation ‘Final Programme Satisfaction Survey BACHELORS’ by email. Fill in the survey; afterwards you will receive a confirmation email. Please send this confirmation email to BOZ (email@example.com)
- No later than the day of your presentation, submit the following:
a) A digital version of your report (in .docx and .pdf format) by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
b) Upload your thesis to (http://essay.utwente.nl). More information about uploading your thesis can be found at: http://essay.utwente.nl/upload.html. After the thesis has been uploaded, the student, the supervisors and BOZ will receive an automatically generated e-mail. The thesis will be available in UT Student Theses within three working days, and will be linked to your file in the university archive.
Please note: your grade will only be registered once you have submitted the thesis, and uploaded, and forwarded the confirmation email of the evaluation survey to BOZ.
When you have completed your complete Bachelor's programme, including your subject hours, you can register for the graduation ceremony. At least six weeks before the graduation ceremony, you need to submit the application form for the Bachelor's degree certificate to BOZ.