This module is a mandatory graduation requirement for all undergraduate students. It consists of two components in the major study program guided by a Jacobs Faculty member:
1. A Seminar (3 ECTS)
2. The Bachelor Thesis (12 ECTS)
The overall workload for the Thesis module is 375 hours. The title of the thesis will be shown on the transcript.
Within this module, students apply knowledge they have acquired about their major discipline, skills, and methods to become acquainted with actual research topics, ranging from the identification of suitable (short-term) research projects, preparatory literature searches, the realization of discipline-specific research, and the documentation, discussion, and interpretation of the results.
Intended Learning Outcomes
With their Bachelor Thesis, students should demonstrate mastery of the contents and methods of the major-specific research field. Furthermore, students should show the ability to analyze and solve a well-defined problem with scientific approaches, a critical reflection of the status quo in scientific literature, and an original development of their own ideas.
The Bachelor Thesis can also have an inter- or transdisciplinary nature - with the explicit permission of the supervisor.