autumn 2020
FYS-2015 Bachelor's Thesis in Physics - 10 ECTS

Sist endret: 08.05.2020

Type of course

The subject is normally only given to Bachelor's degree students in physics and teacher students in "Lektorutdanning 8-13 trinn" with specialization in physics, but may on request be available as a singular subject.

The project has to be approved by the Programme Board. Application for approval must be submitted to the Programme Board within a deadline, which is normally 1 September in the autumn semester and 1 February in the spring semester. Students apply by handing in a supervision contract along with a project description. Students must register to the exam as for ordinary courses.


Admission requirements

The subject is normally only given to Bachelor's degree students in physics and teacher students in "Lektorutdanning 8-13 trinn" with specialization in physics, but may on request be available as a singular subject.

The project has to be approved by the Programme Board. Application for approval must be submitted to the Programme Board within a deadline, which is normally 1 September in the autumn semester and 1 February in the spring semester. Students apply by handing in a supervision contract along with a project description. Students must register to the exam as for ordinary courses.


Course content

The course may consist of one or more of the following:

  • theoretical studies
  • practical or experimental work
  • programming or computer simulations

The course may additionally contain elements of topics in physics education.

A written thesis must be handed in. All research groups at the Department of Physics and Technology offer different projects according to capacity. The dimension of the submitted thesis should reflect a workload of 10 ECTS credits.


Objectives of the course

Knowledge - The student will be able to:

  • apply and combine previously achieved knowledge and skills at the bachelor's level
  • gain knowledge in one physics related theme relevant for the project
  • work in an analytic and methodic manner
  • carry out an independent study or experimental task in the field of physics with emphasis on how to plan and execute a project

 

Skills - The student will be able to:

  • identify relevant scientific problems within the theme the students has chosen
  • identify and analyse literature and methods which are relevant for the theme
  • work with a limited problem within the theme chosen by the student
  • draft a solution or to give a comprehensive overlook of relevant work done by others for the same problem
  • document and communicate the results from the project paper in a systematic/scientific manner
  • plan and execute a project at bachelor's level

 

General expertise - The student will be able to:

  • display good communication skills in writing
  • understand the code of ethics and rules of conduct in scientific work
  • work both independently and in cooperation with the supervisor

Language of instruction

The language of instruction is English or a Scandinavian language. The project paper can be written in English or a Scandinavian language.

Teaching methods

Individual guidance and supervision according to agreement and of one semester duration. The supervisor¿s total workload in connection with the project paper is maximum 20 hours and the students will receive supervision within these limits.

Assessment

If the thesis is performed individually the exam is comprised of submission of the project paper.

The deadline for submission is normally 1 June in the spring semester and 15 December autumn semester. Grading scale: "Pass" / "Fail".

Re-sit exam: If a paper is graded "Fail", may the paper be resubmitted in revised form. New deadline for submission will be 4 weeks from the point in time when the candidate was informed about the exam result. If the project paper receives the grade "Fail" a second time, the student can apply to the Programme Board for a new project.

Postponed submission: If a medical certificate is provided, the candidates may be given a postponed deadline for submitting the project paper according to regulations in section 21 of Regulations for examinations at UiT The Arctic University of Norway.

For further information, see:

- Utfyllende bestemmelser for prosjektoppgaver og spesialpensum ved NT-fak (in Norwegian only)

- Regulations for examinations at the UiT The Arctic University of Norway, especially § 18 for project papers performed in groups.


Schedule


Course overlap

FYS-2016 Bachelor's Thesis in Physics 10 stp
  • Om emnet
  • Studiested: Tromsø |
  • Studiepoeng: 10
  • Emnekode: FYS-2015