NGEK01 15 hp bachelor thesis
This course given once per year only, during the second half of the spring semester.
Course evaluation 2014
consists of about 10 scheduled activities supporting basic skills useful
for completeion of a BSc-thesis. As the course period 2019
is short (2019-03-25 - 2018-06-05)
is it important to get started to be able to present the thesis work in
early june . We prefer short and good theses before longer and not so
Please use NGEK01 in the subject line when emailing regarding this course (will make email-filtering work better)
Previous thesesPrevious BSc theses can be found at the Geolibrary and from LUP Student Papers.
Examples of investigating BSc theses:
Examples of a literature study BSc thesis:
provided for each student. If the thesis work is performed in
cooperation with an external partner such as a copmpany or local
governemntal body (kommun, länsstyrelse etc)
can more than one supervisor be involved. In addtion top
supervision should each supervisor evaluate and grade two theses. Each
supervisor receives 7 lecture hours (28 clock hours) for the
supervision (including the grading).
The BSc thesis, step by step.
To facilitate course progress and finish your thesis smoothly, read and follow point 1-21 below:
- Selection of topics and allokation of supervisors. If no suitable topics are avaiable, you can define one yourself. See also Miljöbron & MYCAREER.
Define and describe your topic and you work plan in written form
(maximum one page) to facilitate supervisor allocation and to get
- Allocation of supervisor.
- Discussion with supervisor on the objectives and delineation of the thesis work.
- Information on how to search for suitable (The Geo Library)
- Prepare a short project plan and time plan. Remember TTT,
which means Things Take Time ans shousl be considerd during planning. It's rare works of this type takes less time than what the author expects, rather, it takes longer than you think. Take this into account when planning. Go through the project plan together with the supervisor so that both think the arrangement is reasonable.
- Reporting of aim/purposes on March 29, 2019..
- Halftime reporting (April 26, 2019): This means an informal monitoring and interim report of the thesis work is progressing according to schedule and instruction Mandatory attendence. Schedule here.
- Submission of thesis (no later than 18.00. May 28, 2019): Send the thesis (without the reference list) as an attachment to email@example.com. This version will be use for grading. Use preferably Word format (*.docx) which will make it easier to include comments. Name your document using the syntax Course.FirstName.LastName (eg NGEK01.Nils.Nilsson.docx). The subject of the email must be
"[NGEK01]" including the square brackets. Send a full version
(including reference list) to Jonas Ardö, the evaluation committe (2
persons), your supervisor and the opponent. Your supervisor should APPROVE the submission of you thesis BEFORE you submit it. All theses are checked using the plagiarism control program URKUND. See Urkunds homepage and information for students.
opponent should leave a written opposition (no longer than 2 A4 pages)
to course responsbile, evaluation comitte prior to the presentation of
the thesis he/she are being oppponent of. After the rpresentation is the
written opposition handed to the respondent. Focus your opposition om
important points, not details.
- Final Presentations: (June 4-5, 2019) schedule.. Presentations with opposition. Each student have max 15 min for presentation and 10 min are allocated to opposition and discussion by the opponent. This is followed by an open discussion of 10 min. 40 min in total is allocated to each thesis. Mandatory attendence for all NGEK01-students on all presentations.
- After presentation is the thesis graded accoring to a template. The evaluation committe consists of two teachers.
- If your thesis is not approved
you will have to rewrite and correct it according to instructions
given by the evaluation committe. The submitted revised version should
be accompanied by a separate document where each point raised by the
evaluation committe is replied to, describing what have been changed.
This will make the re-evaluation of your thesis better and faster.
- The references should be formatted using ENDNOTE (or equivalent) musing a Swedish style file. eller English style file, based on the style used for Ambio, see description.
Britta Smångs ENDNOTE X7-instructions. Download ENDNOTE (The Student Portal),
- Installation help for ENDNOTE
- Comments and suggestion received should be incorporated befor printing of the thesis. Before handing in read section 4.3 (och framåt) i Compendium Master thesis project
- PDF files can be produced using WORD or with CUTEPDF,
FOXIT Reader. Ensure your PDF have the right paper size (A4): Proof read you PDF carefully prior to submission.
final version should preferably be submitted no later than two weeks after the
final presentation. But use the time you need to finalize it.
You will get a number for your thesis when
it is approved. This finalizing of the thesis is done after the semster have formally ended.
you wish printed copies of your thesis contact Jonas Ardö. We can send
them per snail-mail if you can't pick them up in Lund.
- Upload your thesis in LUP. Decision regarding policy and routines for accessibility levels of published thesis in electronic format in LUP
- Eva Kovacs
will need titles of your thesis in both Swedish and English for
registration in LADOK. Send by email to Jonas Ardö.
- Registration in LADOK will take place when the
thesis is approved, (printed) and published in LUP in a correct format.
- Done. Get your degree , have a nice summer!
Below you find a number of links providing additional information, read the contents (some in Swedish and some in english).
Resources in Swedish
Resources in English
- Writes of Passage: Writing an
Empirical Journal Article by Lynn White, University of Nebraska—Lincoln
- Urkund on Plagiarism (in Swedish) Urkund is the program
that is used to compare your thesis to other published material. Read more
about the program and about plagiarism
- Sheppard, Helen.
Hints on Layout and Style for Writers of Dissertations and Theses at the
Faculties of Science, Engineering and Medicine, Lund University StyleGuide: this is a guide
written for PhD students; but with useful information on a common structure for
Droettboom, M., Bourne, P.E., 2014. Ten Simple Rules for Better Figures. PLOS,
Computational Biology, open access journal. http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1003833 A paper on what is the best way to
present data. It shows a lot of useful tips, and also points out that you
should make sure your graphs are safe to read for people with colour-blindness
(8% of your male audience). More reading on the topic, specific for climate
science, can be found at http://betterfigures.org
- Zuur, A.F., E.N. Ieno, and C.S.
Elphick, A protocol for data exploration to avoid common
Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 2010. 1(1): p. 3-14 A paper on the use of
statistics, with focus on ecological sciences.
Jonas Ardö (2019)
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Updated, 27-May-2019, by Jonas Ardö