Department of Physics and Astronomy

BSc degree project C in physics (15 credits)

Table of contents:

1. General

More information is available on the Swedish site. This page mostly provides relevant documents for supervisors and subject readers who prefer English.

Supervisor

Conducts the daily work and helps the student to achieve the objectives within the given time frame.

Subject reader (ämnesgranskare)

Approves the contents of the bachelor project with regard to relevance, extent and depth and also approves the project plan.

Examiner

The examiner is ultimately responsible for the course. For the BSc degree project C in physics 1FA599, this is currently Matthias Weiszflog

2. Checklist for students - Before you start

Please refer to the Swedish version of this page or contact the coordinator for detailed information in English.

3. How to write a bachelor thesis

  1. Before starting to write your bachelor thesis, we suggest you to answer the following questions: "Which story do you want to tell?", "How can you convince your readers that your story is not made up?".
    Based on your answer to the above questions and your earlier extensive project plan, you then design the structure and disposition of your bachelor thesis.
    Which chapters and subsections do you want to include? For each chapter think about which figures you want (need) to use.
  2. Follow the layout of a scientific report.
  3. Your thesis should not exceed 40 pages.
  4. Your thesis can be written either in Swedish or in English.
  5. Your thesis has to include both a Swedish summary and an English summary.
  6. You should write the introduction of your thesis for a non-specialized physicist. For example, if you write your thesis within astronomy, the introduction must be understandable also for a physicist within materials physics.

4. How to make a poster

A PowerPoint template is provided in Studentportalen. Instructions for printing and delivery will be sent to participants in due time before the BSc symposium at the end of the semester, where you are required to present a poster about your project. Since printing is provided through the Department of Physics and Astronomy, please plan to have a finished file approximately 1 week before the symposium!

Some advice and hints on how to design a poster are found here. We also offer a session on communication and poster making within the course.

5. How to deliver a popular science talk

  1. Your presentation should be adapted to your audience. You cannot assume they know the terminology, so concepts that are used must be explained. Think about what your main message is, and how you may present this for a non-expert audience.
  2. For the popular science talks at the BSc symposium, the time available for each presenter is 10 minutes. Plan your talk accordingly.
  3. Some hints and advice on what to consider when delivering a talk you may find here.

6. How to upload the report to DiVA

The finally approved version of the report must be published in the DiVA database. How to upload is described in detail here: Student theses in DiVA.
Please make use of the "Quick reference guide for students"!

When you have uploaded the report, please contact the examiner, since publishing is required before setting the final degree on the project.

7. How to claim your BSc degree

Please refer to the general instructions from the Faculty of Science and Technology. Note that the BSc degree is a formal requirement for admission to a master program, so do not delay your degree claim application unless absolutely necessary!

The faculty organizes a common degree ceremony in the autumn (typically late October). Students who have claimed their degree within a certain time window will receive an invitation to register for this ceremony.