Introduction to Bachelor Thesis - CHM
FCH-BCA_UBP_CHMAcad. year: 2017/2018
The students will learn what basic parts of scientific texts are and what their content is. They will get to know literature sources and learn how to make background research. They will repeat and improve knowledge regarding data collection, data processing and data presentation. The acquired knowledge will be tested within opponency of bachelor's thesis (BT) written in previous years. The theme of BT will be similar as the actual on of the student. The work will be advised from the point of completeness and content of particular parts, intelligibility and typographic rules, relationship between the title and the scope to the selection of testing methods, measurement conditions, the form of processing and evaluation of data including formulation of conclusion.
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.
Basic knowledge from Chemical informatics.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
The course uses teaching methods in a form of seminars taking two hours per week. The e-learning system (LMS Moodle) is available to teachers and students.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Credit is based on the attendance of all seminars and classification from opponency of bachelor's thesis, presentation of the own bachelor's thesis and the test of typographic rules.
Language of instruction
1. Introduction: scope of education, introduction of students, division students into groups according to subject field bachelor's thesis (file Hodnocení 2017, Tabulka 1), info on E-learning
2. Bachelor's thesis (BT) – definition, incorporation in prescripts of BUT and FCH; final state examination (FSE) and its running; structure of scientific text, writing style
3. Rules for processing theses at FCH BUT, typographic rules, rules for preparation of charts, tables, images, attachments and appendices
4. Figures, tables and the overall writing of defended BT in previous years – how yes and how not
5. Bibliographic citation according to ČSN ISO 690 – join to Rules for processing theses at FCH BUT
6. Background research, scientific information resources and databases; written test on typographic rules
7.-11. Opponency of bachelor's thesis from previous classes chosen on the basis of actual thesis of the students: presentation in groups, individual classification of students
12. Statistical data processing: (measurement and its results, errors of measurements, repeatability, reproducibility, accuracy and correctness of results, reliability of data, identity of results, regression analysis, uncertainty of measurements)
13. Individual oral presentation of student’s future thesis
To grave on students' mind that structure of all specialized/scientific texts (protocols, thesis, scientific articles) is the same and that for completeness and intelligibility of the text it is necessary to import all its sections of proper content and that except technical/scientific accuracy and exactness it is necessary to present results properly and the whole text amend according to valid typographic rules.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
The attendance in the seminar in a range of two hours per week is compulsory for students of the presence form of study – the attendance is evidenced, randomly classified is an attention of students. Unexcused absence may represent the restriction to credit the subject. Combined form of study is supported by E-learning system with syllabus, study materials and lecture presentations. Written test and bachelor's thesis presentation takes in mutually agreed term.