The purpose of the bachelor's project is to give students an opportunity to demonstrate their ability to independently formulate a business-related problem statement within a given topic, select relevant literature, apply methodologies, collect and process data, make critical assessments, conduct analyses and conclude on the question raised in the problem statement.
On these pages, you will find relevant information, links and dates regarding the bachelor's project in the sixth semester for BSc(B) students at Campus Herning.
This year's information meeting regarding the bachelor's project (the process, important dates etc.) will take place
Friday 5 November 11-12 in zoom (link will be sent to your email).
The orientation is aimed at students writing their bachelor's project in spring 2022.
A bachelor's project is a comprehensive written paper, and you must decide whether you wish to write it on your own or in a group (groups of up to four persons are allowed). The most important thing to remember when choosing whether to write on your own or in a group is that you should do what is right for you.
There are advantages of writing a bachelor's project in a group, because you will have someone to be your partner to discuss and reflect on theories and ideas with. This will usually be a great advantage, because different angles on the project will often provide a better result. But a bachelor's project requires a lot of work and will often involve many hours spent together in the group and sometimes compromises. For this reason, it is important that the group members both work well together and are socially compatible. A good tip is therefore to know the expectations of the person(s) you are writing the thesis with, as it is important that everyone in the group agree on the objective of the project. You should note that it is not possible to change groups during the process.
On boostyourstudentlife.au.dk you will find information and inspiration on how to work in study groups.
The topic of the thesis is typically based on an existing real-life problem, that is, an issue within the academic fields of the bachelor’s programme. It may be problems in a given organisation (private or public company, interest group, etc.), an industry or the community. You choose/define the topic for your bachelor's project yourself, as long as it stays within the academic frames of your programme. When choosing the topic, you might be inspired by a problem, an observation or a phenomenon that you find interesting or by models and theories from courses you have had.
It is a good idea to search for inspiration in the links below:
All supervisors are specialised in each their different field. Below you will find a list of supervisors at BTECH:
List of supervisors at BTECH.
You must register your project with a preliminary title and a request for a supervisor 1 December the latest.
You cannot make arrangements with supervisors yourself. You can ask for a preferred supervisor and the supervisor will be appointed after the deadline.
If you write your project in collaboration with a company you must also register a contract/confidentiality agreement.
In the course description you will find the specific requirements for the Bachelor's project including types of theses and formal demands of the thesis such as summary, word count, front page, language and layout.
The guidelines for written assignments include: referencing tools, how to refer to your sources and make a reference list, and how to avoid plagiarism.
If you as a student will have access to or collect personal data for use in a written assignment, a Bachelor's project or a Master's thesis e.g., it is your responsibility to handle the information according to rules and regulations in force. Please go to this webpage for more information on the rules concerning personal data.
In the beginning of 6th semester a project day will be held for those of you who are writing your bachelor’s project. The project day is mandatory for all students enrolled in the bachelor’s project.
On the project day Christian Lystbæk gives pieces of good advice on writing an academic project and on cooperation with companies for better and worse. You will have the chance to get clarified potential more general moot points, which may have arisen since your enrolment for the project.
In connection with the project day, a former student shares his/her experiences, tells about how he/she handled the process and answers questions.
The project day will take place Wednesday 2 February 12-14, room 3005.
You can enclose appendices where you find it necessary to include extra material such as (but not limited to):
The thesis is evaluated solely on the basis of the contents of the main thesis and therefore the main thesis must be a complete and meaningful document independent of the appendices.
If you use interviews as data collection, there are no formal requirements that you transcribe interviews. However, transcribing interviews will often lead to significantly better analyses of the data.
You can also attach a sound file as an electronical appendix.
When you collaborate with a company you must register by using the company registration form and a confidentiality agreement. You find it here.
Note that your supervisor and the external examiner(censor) both have implicit confidentiality through their jobs. However, some companies might still ask for a confidentiality agreement between AU and the company.
Note: When handing in your project, you can choose whether it should be ‘open shelf’ (i.e. accessible to others in the future). Choosing ‘closed shelf’ will ensure that only your supervisor and the external examiner will ever see your thesis.
If you have any problems, such as personal or health problems which will affect your ability to complete your project, or you have unsolvable problems with fellow students in your group, contact the Student Counsellor’s Office to get information on how to handle this.
For any major changes affecting your pro, please inform your supervisor. In the rare instances of problems between you and your supervisor, first try to sort it out with the supervisor by mentioning your concerns or issues to the supervisor. If this is not possible or the problem persists, you should contact the Programme Coordinator at the department where your project is registered:
Inger Mørch Hauge - email@example.com
It is important that you do not wait until you have handed in your project or until after the defence to address these issues, as misunderstandings or issues about the supervision process are not grounds for a subsequent complaint about the final grade.
The bachelor's project must be submitted on 1 May at 12.00.
The bachelor’s project must only be uploaded in WISEflow. You are not allowed to hand in a paper copy of the project, as it is the uploaded version that is legally binding. When you have handed in the project in WISEflow it will automatically be send to supervisor and external examiner.
You will receive an e-mail from WISEflow when it is possible to upload your project. Deadline for handing in the project in WISEflow is 1 May at 12:00. This means that you should begin uploading well in advance before deadline, since the flow closes exactly at 12:00. Uploading a project as big af the bachelor's project can take up to 30 minutes.
If the submission date is a Saturday, Sunday or a holiday, the deadline is the first working day after the deadline.
If you experience problems with uploading your project, please contact the technical and/or administrative support.
If you have not previously tried to upload an assignment in WISEflow as a group, please read and follow the instructions on how to submit as a group.
The project including appendixes must be saved as one PDF-file and uploaded under “Paper”. You will receive information regarding upload via BlackBoard.
Under the category “Extra material” you can upload material like movies, sound, programs (Excel, SAS mv.). The extra material does not have to be a pdf-file and you can hand in more than one file up to a maximum size of 1 GB. If you need to hand in more than 1 GB as extra material you can send this directly to your supervisor on a USB-stick.
The department will contact you by e-mail or by Blackboard with information about when your project defence will take place (at the latest 6 weeks after it is handed in).
The total duration of the oral examination (incl. deliberating, grading and feedback) depends on the number of students:
The oral exam starts with a presentation of the project (approx. 5 min. per project). There are no formal requirements for the initial presentation, but it can profitably be a quick presentation of the purpose and results of the project, but it can also be beneficial to use the time for selecting one or two areas in the project which you want to emphasise, e.g.:
There are no requirements concerning how to make the presentation (poster, cue cards, presentation on your laptop, etc.). It is not recommended to use a projector for the presentation as this always ends up taking time away from the presentation.
If you are part of a group, there are no requirements concerning the division of content in the first 5 minutes.
After your presentation, the supervisor and the external examiner will take over with questions and comments as the basis of a discussion with you about the project.
Afterwards you will be asked to leave the examination room, while your supervisor and co-examiner are deliberating.
Grading and feed back
Then you (or your group) will receive your overall feedback, including your respective grades.
If you do not hand in or fail the Bachelor's project in May/June, you can register for the reexamination in September or December. Registration for the reexamination in September or December must take place no later than 15 June.
The deadline for submission of the Bachelor's project at reexamination is 1 September or 1 December. If the submission date is a Saturday, Sunday or a holiday, the deadline is the first working day after the deadline.
In agreement with your supervisor you can choose to hand in a Bachelor's project within the same topic but with a modified problem statement.
Students who do not pass the reexamination in September or December must register for a new Bachelor's project with a new topic according to the general rules for ordinary exams.
You register for the reexamination of the Bachelor's project by filling out the web form before 15 June (the registration is closed).
It is possible to attend the reexamination only if you have been registered for and thereby used an attempt at the ordinary exam.