YWU-80324 BSc Thesis Biosystems Engineering

Code last year: (YEI-80324)


Credits 24.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Course coordinator(s)dr. ir. JW Hofstee
dr. ir. WKP van Loon
Examiner(s)prof. dr. ir. EJ van Henten
prof. dr. JH Bitter
prof. dr. D Tuia
prof. dr. JM Bloemhof
prof. dr. ir. HHM Rijnaarts
prof. dr. ir. PWG Groot Koerkamp
prof. dr. J Molenaar
prof. dr. ir. B Tekinerdogan

Language of instruction:


Mandatory knowledge:

102 credits of CS and RO courses including all courses of the 1st year; MAT-course Data Analysis Biosystems Engineering and FTE-25806 Research Methods Biosystems Engineering should be 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 BCT, ETE, FTE, GRS, INF, MAT or ORL . 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.

In the Brightspace site for the Bsc thesis detailed instructions can be found. 

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, literature 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;
- orally 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.

-all forms, assessments, reports etc need to be uploaded to the Brightspace site.


Brightspace site BSc thesis Biosystems Engineering

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