YEI-80324 BSc Thesis Biosystems Engineering


Credits 24.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Course coordinator(s)dr. ir. JW Hofstee
Examiner(s)prof. dr. ir. B Tekinerdogan
prof. dr. JH Bitter
prof. dr. JM Bloemhof
prof. dr. ir. HHM Rijnaarts
prof. dr. ir. EJ van Henten
prof. dr. ir. PWG Groot Koerkamp
dr. ir. AJB van Boxtel

Language of instruction:


Assumed knowledge on:

1st year completed; 102 credits of CS and RO courses; FTE-26306 Data Analysis Biosystems Engineering and FTE-25806 Research Methods Biosystems Engineering completed.


The bachelor thesis is the final element of the BSc Biosystems Engineering. The student is assigned a problem and s/he has to analyse the problem, prepare a project plan, do literature research, execute the project plan, do experiments if necessary, write a thesis report, and present the work in an oral presentation. The essence of the course is that the student proofs that s/he masters the competences related to the BSc Biosystems Engineering.
The student works individually under supervision of a staff member on a thesis subject relevant for the domain of the study programme. The student is supervised by a staff member of one of the chair groups FTE, BCT, INF, ORL, BCT, or ETE. The BSc thesis can be written in the Dutch language. The student can - in consultation with the supervising chair - start with the bachelor thesis any time of the year.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- analyse a problem and write a project plan for the intended research;
- organize the individual management of a research project;
- do experimental research, data analysis, and present results;
- gather and interpret information from different sources and use this in the research;
- write a thesis report according to the scientific standards;
- present the thesis clearly and fluently, using supportive media.


- write a thesis and present the results.


- individual assessment of the thesis according to the assessment procedure for this course;
- oral presentation and written report.


No literature available.

Compulsory for: BATBiosystems EngineeringBSc1,2,3,4,5,6