Course detail

Introduction to Bachelor Thesis - SCH

FCH-BCA_UBP_SCHAcad. year: 2017/2018

The course aims to introduce students to aspects of academic writing with regard to the specifics of writing theses. Attention is paid to the general principles of writing individual parts (Abstract, Introduction, theoretical part and experimental part, results and discussion, conclusion) and procedures for submitting theses Faculty of Chemistry BUT. The course also discusses the principles of processing and presenting experimental data that are used in chemical engineering practice, and notes the frequent transgressions observed in graduate work. Part of the course is also familiar with the typographic principles covered by the relevant standard.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

After completing the course students will understand the basic rules and procedures for processing scientific texts, work with databases and the use of citations. Furthermore, they will be able to choose a relevant method for collecting, analyzing and presenting experimental data.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge from the informatics.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course uses teaching methods in form of seminars - 2 teaching hours per week. The e-learning system (LMS Moodle) is available to teachers and students.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Classification is based on the students project.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Lecture topics:
 Introduction to the thesis: instructions and guidelines for the preparation of the thesis and the final exam, structure of scientific text and its components,
 Rules for processing theses at FCH BUT, standards and rules for processing of the technical work, typographic rules, rules for preparation of charts, tables, images, attachments, appendices etc.,
 Information resources and databases, rules for citations, laws and ethics,
 Experimental data processing: Tools, Options, and methods of data processing, data collection, data processing, display and basic data analysis, expression variability, measures of location, diameter grouped data, weighted average, correlation, linear regression, uncertainty of direct measurement, indirect measurement uncertainty, combined and expanded uncertainty, etc.

Aims

The aim of the course is to to introduce students with selected aspects of writing scientific texts and processing and presentation of data used in chemical engineering practice.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

2 hours of seminars per week and semestral project.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BPCP_CHCHT Bachelor's

    branch BPCO_SCH , 3. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme BKCP_CHCHT Bachelor's

    branch BKCO_SCH , 3. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit

 

seminars

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer