Cursusbeschrijving BONZ (NS-310B, 15 EC).

Het Bachelor Onderzoek is een verplichte cursus en vormt de afsluiting van de bacheloropleiding Natuur- en sterrenkunde.

De formele cursusbeschrijving, inclusief alle relevante informatie is te vinden in de onderwijscatalogus.

Het startdocument voor het BONZ is het Application Form BONZ (.pdf) of het worddocument van dit formulier.

De beoordeling van het BONZ wordt vastgelegd in het Assessment Form BONZ (.pdf) of het worddocument van dit formulier.

Formal requirements and responsibilities

1. All obligatory courses and a minimum of 90 European credits (EC)

You need to have sufficient knowledge and competence to pursue a bachelor research project. If you do not meet the criterion above you need to obtain permission to start your project. Contact the ‘eindcoördinator’ . He/she will assess whether you have sufficient knowledge for the intended project and grant permission in case of a positive assessment.

2. Find a project

It is your responsibility to approach university teachers and ask about possibilities for a bachelor research project. Before the start of every semester, there is an information event where possible projects are introduced, and starting students are provided with all necessary information. You should look for a research project after this meeting and before the start of the semester.

3. Application form

Download the application form from this site, complete all parts thoroughly – discuss the relevant parts with your supervisor. Sign the form and also get the signatures from your supervisor and the BONZ coordinator responsible for your institute (IMAU, SCMB/Nano, ITF, or SAP). Hand the form in at the course Leader (R. Holzinger, BBg 6.76) before the end of the specified deadline.

4. Carefully review the assessment criteria as specified in the assessment form.

5. Submit the final version of your thesis to the Utrecht University Library's digital thesis archive before the end of the deadline.

 

All dates and deadlines, names, and contact information of responsible persons are published in the ‘onderwijscatalogus’ (cursus code ns-310b).

 

Formal requirements and responsibilities

1. Supervisors need to be staff at the department of Physics and Astronomy and hold a basic teaching qualification (BKO) or must currently follow a training to obtain the BKO.

If you are a PhD student or postdoc not following a BKO training you can still supervise bachelor research projects as daily supervisor, but the responsible project supervisor must fulfill the criteria above. The same holds for external supervisors (other departments of Utrecht University, or from other organizations).
External/daily supervisors usually provide significant input for the assessment of the student and are specified as ‘Experts’ in the assessment form.

2. Assessment and grading of the bachelor research must be done in accordance to the criteria and rules specified in of the assessment form.

The official form is available at this site.

3. The project supervisor and the BONZ coordinator from the respective institute (IMAU, SCMB/Nano, ITF, or SAP) share the responsibility to have the project assessed by a second reviewer.

The second reviewer needs to be staff at the department of Physics and Astronomy and hold a basic teaching qualification (BKO) or must currently follow a training to obtain the BKO.
Guidelines for the second reviewer are provided in the appendix of the assessment form (available at this site).

4. The project supervisor submits the assessment form to the office for Student Affaris Faculty of Science within two weeks after the end of the semester.

Kijk bij vragen en problemen altijd eerst in de onderwijscatalogus en op deze website.
Biedt dit geen oplossing? Neem dan contact op met je cursuscoördinator of de eindcoördinator Rupert Holzinger.