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Bachelor Assignment - Chemistry and Environmental Engineering

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

The bachelor's thesis is an independent project in which you will apply theknowledge acquired during your studies for solving a given assignment. It is through this assignment that you will show your abilities and qualities as a coming engineer.
The assignment will normally be carried out during the last semester of your studies. At this stage you will have acquired the knowledge and know-how needed for accomplishing a relevant assignment in your studies.

Learning outcome

A candidate who has completed and passed his or her bachelor assignment has acquired the following learning outcomes: He/she - is able to work independently - is able to describe the problem as presented clearly, according to the terms and expressions within the academic field - has some experience in literature search, scientific reporting and ethical standards in the field - is able to apply relevant theoretical models and/or studies supported by scientific research - is familiar with and able to reason about relevant scholarly tools and techniques - is able to give an account of the academic problem and link the conclusion to the problem - is able to evaluate his/her own work critically - is able to defend high moral standards in scientific, as well as other, context, thus being a good role model - is able to exchange opinions and experiences with others and be able to participate in a scientific debate in a constructive and useful way - is able to determine when a scientific disagreement is of a paradigmatic nature, and be able to deal with the debate accordingly


The thesis for the bachelor degree is an independent work where the students should apply the knowledge acquired through the study as a foundation for their work with the given task. The course also contains an organized introduction to science theory; exemplified through the more important developments during the history of science and philosophy. The lectures will make the students acquainted with several of creative people that contributed to new knowledge about nature, and how their contributions changed our view on nature and ourselves. The creative process as a necessity for revealing new knowledge about nature will be discussed. Theses for the Bachelor degree may be very different. Many projects include laboratory work, while others may be more theoretical. One project may consist of an overview presenting a topic on the basis of different literature sources, a more theoretical discussion project or a project where the student must to solve a concrete problem or develop a product. In general the report should have a clearly defined message, be well structured, easy to browse through and easy to read. Arguments for and against a given assertion should be presented in a logical way. A fellow student with the same background should be able to read the presentations without having to resort to extra information material in order to understand the message. Reproduction of textbooks etc. on general theory and knowledge should be limited. A complete reference list should also be made. Further information about the Bachelor project can be found at the faculty's web sites at www.uis.no.

Required prerequisite knowledge

TEKBAV Vitenskapsteori og etikk- essay
Refer to "Regulations for Bachelor's theses" for requirements of studypoints to assign the bachelor thesis.


Weight Duration Marks Aid
Project work1/1 A - FAll written and printed means are allowed. Calculators are allowed.

Course teacher(s)

Course teacher
Roald Kommedal , Krista Michelle Kaster , Steinar Sanni , Einar Bakstad, Per Arne Bjørkum, Malcolm Andrew Kelland , Kåre Bredeli Jørgensen , Leif Ydstebø, Torleiv Bilstad
Course coordinator
Magne Olav Sydnes
Head of Department
Gro Johnsen

Method of work

Overlapping courses

Course Reduction (SP)
Theory of Science and Ethics (BIB460_1) 5
Bachelor assignment Chemical (BIKBAC_1) 15

Open to

Chemistry and Environmental Engineering - Bachelor's Degree Programme


Link to reading list

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

Sist oppdatert: 15.08.2020