YWU-80812 BSc Thesis International Land and Water Management


Vak code vorig jaar: (YEI-80812)

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Studiepunten 12.00

OnderwijstypeContacturen
Thesis0
Course coordinator(s)ir. B Bruins
dr. ir. CA Kessler
Examiner(s)prof. dr. ir. PJGJ Hellegers
prof. dr. CJ Ritsema

Language of instruction:

English

Assumed knowledge on:

Students should have successfully completed at least 102 credits of the BIL program, including all BIL-1 courses. The courses SLM-10806 Design in Land and Water Management 1; WRM-21312 Design in Land and Water Management 2 and YRM-21306 Research Methodology for Human Environment Interactions should also have been followed, and preferably completed..
The BSc Internship is the third of a set of three courses that constitute the BIL completion trajectory. The first course in this set is YRM-21306, while the second course is YWU-70318 BSc Internship International Land and Water Management. The three courses are highly interwoven and the thesis and internship even run partly simultaneously. They are carried out partly in an international land and water management context abroad and partly in Wageningen. The set of courses is preceded by an intake with the applicable contact person.
YWU-70318 BSc Internship International Land and Water Management and YWU-80812 BSc Thesis International Land and Water Management must be followed simultaneously in block, either in periods 1, 2 and 3 or in periods 4, 5 and 6. The block ends with a month of mandatory joint writing sessions in Wageningen (depending on the choice of periods either in January or in June). In addition, it is recommended to have completed ENT-50303 Analysis and Prevention of Health Risks in the Tropics.

Contents:

The BSc thesis YWU-80812 is a structured research project carried out under supervision. On the basis of the research proposal developed in YRM-21306 and using the data collected during fieldwork and in literature, students analyse these data and develop a solid and well-written thesis.
Towards the end of the thesis, students will participate in sessions (in Wageningen) during which they regularly present progress on (elements or chapters of) their thesis and receive feedback from other students and from their supervisors. After handing in the final version of the thesis, students give a final oral presentation of their thesis work.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- apply, integrate and develop their knowledge in a land and water management research issue;
- gather and interpret relevant data and use these to develop informed arguments;
- present the research and its results in a solid and well-written thesis (in English);
- present and defend the thesis clearly and fluently, with use of supportive media;
- give, receive and make use of constructive feedback of peers and supervisors;
- reflect critically on problems, theories and research results in the domain of international land and water management.

Activities:

- progressive data analysis and writing of the thesis and hand-in the different parts;
- attend group sessions for giving and receiving feedback on the thesis parts;
- give oral presentations of the thesis progress and outcomes.

Examination:

Based on the quality of the thesis using the BIL BSc-thesis evaluation forms.

Literature:

Guidelines for the internship-thesis combination are available on:
https://portal2.wur.nl/sites/BIL-MIL/default.aspx
http://www.wageningenur.nl/en/Research-Results/Chair-groups/Environmental-Sciences/Soil-Physics-and-Land-Management-Group/Education/BIL-and-MIL/SLM-internships-BIL.htm
http://www.wageningenur.nl/en/Research-Results/Chair-groups/Environmental-Sciences/Water-Resources-Management/Education/Courses/BIL-completion.htm

OpleidingFaseSpecialisatiePeriode
Verplicht voor: BILInternational Land and Water ManagementBSc1,2,3,4,5,6