YAS-80312 BSc Thesis Animal Sciences


Credits 12.00

Teaching methodContact hours
More days excursion48
Individual Paper1
Course coordinator(s)dr. MCJ Verdegem
dr. ir. P van Baarlen
Lecturer(s)dr. MCJ Verdegem
dr. ir. P van Baarlen
Examiner(s)dr. MCJ Verdegem
dr. ir. P van Baarlen

Language of instruction:


Assumed knowledge on:

Courses of BDW B1, B2, B3


The BSc-project comprises of 2 parts: an integral part of 3 credits and a thesis of 9 credits. The integral part comprises:
- classroom lectures with a training in the discussion of relevant topics in animal husbandry;
- excursion abroad;
- instruction in the use of the library is optional.
The thesis part comprises a research project in the broad field of animal husbandry (literature study, data elaboration or experimental work) including the design of the study. The project is initially proposed by the student or chair group, submitted to the coordinator and supervised by a chair group according to the project. The thesis aims at the format of a scientific publication: introduction and problem, literature study, material and methods (if applicable), results and conclusions.

Learning outcomes:

After this course, the student is able to:
- to recognise the importance of scientific research, the writing and publishing of results of research, to demonstrate a critical working attitude;
- to prove the skills in scientific writing, interpreting results and judgement of (parts of) scientific publications (thesis and referee report);
- to organize the individual management of a research question through experimental research, literature study, laboratory analysis or analysis of data and to provide a scientific thesis and to give a scientific presentation;
- to identify the current situation of and developments in animal husbandry of a guest country (Excursion abroad);
- to present a written summary of a scientific paper and to present an organized table from unorganized scientific data.


- classroom lectures with training in discussion of relevant topics in animal husbandry;
- use of the library as source of information;
- individual performance of research, writing a thesis and presenting the results orally.


The integral part is tested in a written examination (25%). The research and the thesis are evaluated by the supervisor (65%). The oral presentation of the project is judged (10%). The final mark consists of these 3 elements.


A study-guide including guidelines for the thesis is available with the coordinator.

Compulsory for: BASAnimal SciencesBSc2,3+5,6