spring 2019

BIO-2610 Bachelor Thesis in Marine Biotechnology - 10 stp

Sist endret: 13.06.2019

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics

Studiested

Tromsø |

Application deadline

  • Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 December for the spring semester.
  • Applicants from outside the Nordic countries: 1 October for the spring semester.

Type of course

The course is obligatory in the Bachelor's programme in biotechnology (Bachelor i bioteknologi, Norwegian program). The course can also be taken as a singular course.

Admission requirements

Applicants from Nordic countries: Generell studiekompetanse + Matematikk R1 eller (S1+S2) og enten Matematikk (R1+R2) eller Fysikk (1+2) eller Kjemi (1+2) eller Biologi (1+2) eller Informasjonsteknologi (1+2) eller Geologi (1+2) eller Teknologi og forskningslære (1+2).

International applicants: Higher Education Entrance Qualification and certified language requirements in English. It is a requirement that students have some prior knowledge of biology and ecology, chemistry and mathematics (Participants must have taken introductory level university courses, and achieved pass grades, in these subjects).

A list of the requirements for the Higher Education Entrance Qualification in Norway can be found on the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education website - nokut.no

Application code: 9336 (Nordic applicants).

Course contents

  • Practical, individual laboratory work under supervision on a given subject (individual projects) in biotechnology.
  • Theoretical project can be done in agreement with teacher as an alternative to a practical project.
  • A list of titles and topics (and supervisors) is given at the beginning of the semester.
  • The experimental work will go on during the whole semester, but in total, it will mean approximately 6 weeks of experimental work in the laboratory.
  • Written term paper on the work of the subject (Bachelor thesis).

Objective of the course

Knowledge of:

  • How to address a problem (subject)
  • Methods used in the practical laboratory work

Skills in:

  • Read and find scientific information (references) on a scientific topic
  • Learn to use methods in the practical laboratory work
  • Work independently in a laboratory 
  • Write a report and plan the writing process at a daily basis in accordance with a proposed plan
  • Organize practical work in the laboratory 
  • Complete assignments and a report (thesis) before the deadlines

General competence in:

  • Work in a research group
  • Work independent
  • Evaluate and present scientific data in a laboratory report (thesis)

Language of instruction

English (or Norwegian after agreement).

Teaching methods

  • Introduction at the beginning of the semester with presentation of the possible projects/tasks available. A given supervisor(s) or supervisor team is appointed for each project.
  • Students choose from projects that are presented.
  • Each project will be done in the research group(s) of the supervisor(s)/supervisor team(s) the Norwegian College of Fishery Science (NFH). Projects can also be done in collaboration with external partners.
  • Guidance, practical and theoretical, by the supervisor(s) in the objective and work of the project.
  • Training of writing scientific reports and reading scientific literature. The writing process starts at the beginning of the semester. Submission of different chapters of the report each month (introduction in January/February, material and methods in March, results in April and discussion in early May).
  • Discussion/seminar before each submission.

Assessment

A written term paper (Bachelor thesis). The grading scale is A-F, where A-E is pass, and F is fail.

A re-sit exam will be arranged for this course.

Date for examination

Approved project hand out date 01.04.2019 hand in date 03.06.2019

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced in the StudentWeb early in May and early in November.

Schedule

Recommended reading/syllabus

Will be dependent of the thesis that is chosen.


Kontakt
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Trine Holm Larsen


Seniorrådgiver studieadministrasjon NFH
Telefon: +4777623259 trine.h.larsen@uit.no

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Klara Stensvåg


Professor/ marin bioteknologi
Telefon: +4777644512
Mobil: 41239918 klara.stensvag@uit.no