ESA-81309 BSc Thesis Environmental Quality and Systems Analysis Part 2

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Studiepunten 9.00

OnderwijstypeContacturen
Thesis0
Course coordinator(s)dr. J Verboom
Examiner(s)dr. J Verboom
prof. dr. AA Koelmans
prof. dr. R Leemans
dr. ir. NW van den Brink
prof. dr. MC Krol
prof. dr. RE Creamer
prof. dr. RNJ Comans

Language of instruction:

English

Mandatory knowledge:

ESA-81303 BSc Thesis Environmental Quality and Systems Analysis Part 1.

Contents:

For a clearly demarcated environmental topic in the field of environmental quality, e.g. water, soil or air quality, toxicology, and/or environmental systems analysis students will, individually, write a BSc thesis, on the basis of information from scientific literature and/or data and/or a short systems analysis. Part of the literature and/or data is offered by the supervisor. The results will be presented in an oral presentation to other students and university staff, during a bachelors' seminar.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- do (literature) research in the field of environmental quality and/or environmental systems analysis according to a project proposal;
- integrate and apply theoretical knowledge;
- work individually and independently in scientific research (under supervision);
- carry out the work within the available time;
- write a bachelor thesis on an environmental quality and/or environmental systems issue, on the basis of information from scientific literature and/or data;
- present and defend the results of such work for an audience of staff and students.

Activities:

Students do research by gathering, evaluating and analysing scientific literature and/or data, write a thesis, prepare a presentation and present the results during the bachelors' seminar..

Examination:

The examination of the BSc thesis is done on the basis of a rubric. The assessment criteria are:
- research skills (40%); 
- quality of the writing (40%) and
- oral presentation including handling of questions during the BSc symposium (20%). 
Grades are proposed by the daily supervisor of the BSc thesis student on the basis of the rubric. All grades are verified by a second examiner.

Literature:

A course guide is available.

OpleidingFaseSpecialisatiePeriode
Verplicht voor: BESEnvironmental SciencesBScB: Environmental Quality and Systems Analysis6WD