Bachelor's Project

The Bachelor's project is credited with 15 ECTS and is placed in the last year of your Bachelor's programme. The purpose of the project is for you to demonstrate your ability to fomulate, analyse and process problems within a specific subject area.

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1. What do you need to know about the Bachelor's project?

The Bachelor's projects is an independent assigment. In the Bachelor's project you will have the opportunity to work academically with a specific subject area of your choice. In the Bachelor's project you must, among others, be able to:

  • isolate and define an academic topic on a scientific level.
  • examine, analyze and solve academic problems applying relevant theories and methods.
  • (critically) evaluate the various theories and methods in the field of the subject area.
  • Discuss and reason at a fundamental scientific basis.

Read more about the Bachelor's project requirements in the Bachelor's project course description.

The aim of your Bachelor's project
You must have solid academic knowledge, at a level that enables you to independently formulate a research question that goes deeper into the subject or which combines knowledge in a new way. You must have an overview of which scientific methods apply to your subject area, and you must practice in choosing the most appropriate procedure in connection with the problem you are examining.

Learn more about how to write a good academic paper.

Formalities
Apart from being familiar with the content requirements of your Bachelor's project, you are also expected to aquaint yourself with the formalities in connections with the Bachelor's project.  Before you start the writing process, it is e.g. good to know about the allowed length of the project. Formalities - including information about the length of the project - is found in your Bachelor's project course description.

2. When will you need to write your Bachelor's project?

In the process model you can see, when during your programme the Bachelor's project is placed. However, you have the option to write the Bachelor's project in both spring and autumn, if that better fits your study plan.

Bachelor's seminar
You will be invited to participate in a Bachelor's seminar, where you will be given additional information on the project. In you curriculum you can find information on when and where the seminar will be held. 

If you choose to write your Bachelor's project at a different time than stated in the process model, it may affect your chance to participate in the Bachelor's seminar in your programme.

3. Important dates for Bachelor's projects in the spring semester

If you write your Bachelor's project in the 6th semester of your programme, your submission deadline is May 15th. If you do not pass, you can sign up for the reexamination in August.  

 

If you do not write or pass in the 6th semester
If, for different reasons, you do not write (or pass) your Bachelor's project in your 6th semester, you will also have the option of writing it in the autumn semester with a submission deadline in December. If you do not pass in December, you can sign up for the reexamination in February.

 

When? What do you need to do?  How?
 November 15.  Request a supervisor Find the form under Applications and forms
November 20. - 30.     Signing up for the Bachelor's project through self-service Self-service
January  15.  Contract dealine Find the form under Applications and forms
May  15.  Submission deadline for the Bachelor's project Blackboard
 August 15.    Possible submissiondeadline for reexamination, Bachelor's project (only if you have been signed up for the ordinary examination and sign up for the reexamination. See exam rules section 4).  Blackboard

4. Important dates for Bachelor's projects in the autumn semester

If you write your Bachelor's project in the 5th semester of your programme, your submission deadline is December 1st. If you do not pass, you can sign up for the reexamination in February.  

 

If you do not write or pass in the 5th semester
If, for different reasons, you do not write (or pass) your Bachelor's project in your 5th semester, you will also have the option of writing it in the spring semester with a submission deadline in May. If you do not pass in May, you can sign up for the reexamination in August.

 

When? What do you need to do?  How?
May 20. - 30.     Signing up for the Bachelor's project through self-service Self-service
No later than June 1.  Request a supervisor Find the form under Applications and forms
August  15.  Contract dealine Find the form under Applications and forms
December  1.  Submission deadline for the Bachelor's project Blackboard
 February 1.    Possible submissiondeadline for reexamination, Bachelor's project (only if you have been signed up for the ordinary examination and sign up for the reexamination. See exam rules section 4).  Blackboard

5. Finding a topic and a supervisor

It is a good idea to find the subject for your Bachelor's project early on. You may e.g. contact your lecturers for advice and feedback on your ideas and find out what other students have written about.

Deadline for selection of topic and application for a supervisor
If you are writing your Bachelors' project in the spring, you must select your topic and apply for a supervisor no later than November 15.

If you are writing your Bachelors' project in the autumn, you must select your topic and apply for a supervisor no later than June 1.   

Approval of topic, including application for a supervisor, must be submitted via. a form that can be found under Other forms. If you are writing your Bachelor's project in a group you only need to submit one application for topic and supervisor. 

Writing for a company or organiation? 
You can choose to write your Bachelor's project for or in collaboration with a company or organization, if you wish to do a more practically oriented assignment. E.g. you can check if there is any project positions in SDU Jobbank or ask for guidance at the Career Guidance. It can strengthen your CV to have collaborated with a company, when you apply for jobs later.

Seek guidance from your supervisor if you would like to do a practically oriented assigment.

6. Fill out and submit your contract

When you have been assigned a supervisor, you must, in collaboration with your supervisor, outline your subject area, so that it fits with the extent of a Bachelor's project.

After that you must fill out the Bachelor's project contract. In the course description you can see what attachments you need to enclose with the Bachelor's project contract. It may be a bibliography, supervision plan or project description.  

How to submit your Bachelor's project contract
You fill out and submit the Bachelor's project contract via. the form that can be found under Other forms (see the deadlines in section 3 an 4).

The supervisor must approve the contract. You will recieve an e-mail when it has been approved.

7. Supervision

During your Bachelor's project there is allocated 6 hours of supervision, before you submit the project. Included in the 6 hours is the supervisory meetings themselves as well as your supervisors preparationtime before the meetings. 

How to use your supervisor
Having a good collaborative relationship with your supervisor is important to the Bachelor's project process.

You supervisor is there to help you with the areas where you need feedback and inspiration. Therefore, you gain the most from the supervision, if you continuously show him/her your incomplete ideas and products.

Always discuss with your supervisoron how to contact each other as well as how you would like the 6 hours of supervision to be distributed. Should contact be frequent (e.g. trough e-mail) or would you prefer a few longer meetings? Should your supervisor read (and therefore prepare) at lot?

Examples of how supervision can look

  • 3 meeting of one hour distributed over the entire period.
  • 1 meeting of one hour before approval of the topic, 2 meeting of one hour spread across the period after the contract has been written and approved.
  • 2 meeting of 30 minutes before approval of the topic, 2 meetings of one hour after approval of the topic.

Before going to a supervisory meeting, you should always consider what you expect from the supervision and how you would like to prioritize the time to gain as much as possible. Take the lead and make an agenda for each meeting. 

 

8. Assessment and grading

The deadline for assessment and grading of the Bachelor's project is 5 weeks. For Bachelor's projects with an oral defence the deadline is expanded by one week.

9. If you do not pass your Bachelor's project

If you do not pass your 1. examination attempt you have the right to a meeting with your supervisor, where you can discuss what you need to focus on in your reexamination. There is no fixed rules on what you should change in your project - that is an academic assessment made by your supervisor.

You need to sign up for the reexamination yourself
If you do not pass, you decide whether you would like to sign up for the following reexamination or wait until the next option, where the exam is ordinarily offered. For Bachelor's projects in the autumn the reexamination is placed in February and for Bachelor's projects in the spring the reexamination is placed in August (see the deadlines in section 3 and 4).

You have 3 examination attempts
You have 3 attempts to pass your Bachelor's project - see exam rules.

Do you have questions about the Bachelor's project?

Contact The Student Guidance Service.
If you have academic questions you can contact your supervisor.

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