Bachelor Thesis in Medical Engineering (MTEBAC)
The bachelor's thesis is an independent project in which you will apply the knowledge 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.
Course description for study year 2023-2024. Please note that changes may occur.
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Course does not start before autumn 2024
The bachelor thesis must include a discussion of ethical and environmental consequences of discoveries / themes / developed products. Theses for the bachelor’s degree may be very different. Many projects include construction or experimental work, while others may be more theoretical. One project may consist of an overview presenting a topic based on different literature sources, a more theoretical discussion project, or a project where the student must solve a concrete problem or develop a product.
In general, the thesis 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. The presentations must be able to be read by a fellow student with the same background without the need to use additional information material 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’s thesis can be found at here: Thesis writing at Faculty of Science and Technology
A candidate who has completed and passed his or her bachelor thesis has acquired the following learning outcomes:
- can present and communicate extensive independent work
- can describe the problem clearly and masters the terms and expressions within the academic field
- has acquired an overview of relevant international literature, scientific reporting, and ethical standards in the field, and manages to deal critically with various sources of information
- Has insight into the environmental, health, social and economic consequences of products and solutions within their field, and can put these in an ethical perspective, life cycle perspective and safety perspective
- can analyse relevant theoretical models and/or studies supported by scientific research
- masters analysis of relevant scholarly tools and techniques
- can give an account of the academic problem and analyse results and independent conclusions according to the problem
- can reflect upon and evaluate his/her own work in a critical manner
- Can recognise when a scientific disagreement is important and can debate accordingly
Required prerequisite knowledge
Refer to Regulations for the Bachelor's and Master's thesis (Thesis writing at the Faculty of Science and Technology | University of Stavanger (uis.no)) for requirements for passed credits to take a bachelor's thesis.
Of the 100/130 ECTS, the following courses must be passed by 15 January of the semester in which you are to write the thesis:
DAT120 Introduction to Programming must be passed. In addition, 20 credits (ECTS) of ELEXXX/MTEXXX courses must be passed in accordance with an approved education plan.
|Form of assessment||Weight||Duration||Marks||Aid|
|Bachelor's degree thesis||1/1||4 Months||Letter grades||All|
Note that you primarily have only one attempt for writing the thesis, see section 3-10 number 4 in https://www.uis.no/en/student/regulations-relating-to-studies-and-examinations-at-the-university-of-stavangerA bachelor´s or master´s thesis that is not submitted by the deadline is considered not passed.For more information, please see UiS webpage regarding thesis writing at the Faculty (TN) https://www.uis.no/en/engineering/thesis-writing-at-faculty-of-science-and-technology#/Deadline for withdrawal is April 1.