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Professional Bachelor Project

2021/2022
Danish title
Professionsbachelorprojektet
Study programme
Jewellery, Technology and Business
Type of education
Full time education
Level of education
Bachelor Programme
Semester
7. semester
Duration of the subject/module
11 Weeks
Ects
15
Programme elements
Final project
Language
Danish and English
Start time
Autumn
Location
Guldbergsgade 29 N, København N
Subject number
9140712
Responsible for the subject(s)/modul(es)
Jane Burchard
Mette Laier Henriksen
Martin Hesseldahl
Lars Sögaard Nielsen
Anette Dreyer
  • Purpose and learning objectives

    Together with the programme’s other exams, the professional bachelor project must demonstrate that the programme’s goals for learning outcomes have been achieved.

    The purpose of the professional bachelor project is to give the students an opportunity to independently carry out project work that includes experimental, empirical, theoretical, and practical handling of a specific problem within the programme areas. The project must demonstrate independent critical reflection which must be documented in a bachelor assignment and one or more products.

    The professional bachelor project in the final semester concludes the programme when all other exams have been passed.

  • Type of instruction
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  • Exam

    The learning outcomes of the exam are identical with the learning outcomes of the subject(s)/modul(es)

    Prerequisites for access to the examination
    The professional bachelor project in the final semester concludes the programme when all other exams have been passed.

    Attendance to a given activity or submission of assignments, projects, etc. may be mandatory. Fulfilment of such mandatory activities is a requirement for taking the exam in the subject element. If a student fails to submit a mandatory activity on time, they will have used one of the exams attempt for the exam for which the mandatory activity is a prerequisite.
    Exam in one or more subjects
    Subject/module is tested standalone
    Type of exam
    Combined written and oral examination
    The professional bachelor exam consists of a written and a practical part, which must be defended at an individual oral exam. The written part, which consists of a bachelor assignment, must be submitted prior to the oral exam, and the student is given one overall grade.
    The problem, which must be central to the programme and the profession, will be formulated by the student, possibly in cooperation with a private or public company. KEA must approve the problem statement.

    Criteria for the assessment of the exam: The purpose of the professional bachelor project is to give the students an opportunity to independently carry out project work that includes experimental, empirical, theoretical, and practical handling of a specific problem within the programme areas. The project must demonstrate independent critical reflection documented in a professional bachelor assignment and one or more products.

    Together with the programme’s other exams, the professional bachelor project must demonstrate that the programme’s goals for learning outcomes have been achieved.

    Examination form: The written assignment is defended at an individual oral exam. The exam has a duration of 45 minutes, including grading. Students are given one aggregate grade for their written and oral performance. The written assignment and the oral exam are weighted the same.
    Formal requirements
    Group / Individual: The bachelor project assignment may be individual or prepared in groups of 3 students max. An individual professional bachelor assignment must make up 25-30 standard pages; in groups of two, it must make up 35-40 standard pages and in groups of three, it must make up 45-50 standard pages. For professional bachelor assignments prepared in groups, it must be quite clear who contributed what.

    Definition of a standard page: A standard page corresponds to 2,400 characters, including spaces and footnotes.

    Formal requirements: The following should be included in the report but will not be included in the calculation of the number of standard pages:
    − WiseFlow cover
    − Front page with: Title, name of student, programme title, number of characters, name of supervisor
    − Abstract in English of 1,200-1,400 characters.
    − Confidentiality Agreement
    − Solemn declaration
    − Declaration of consent
    − Table of contents
    − Photos, illustrations, tables, and figures (including accompanying text)
    − Bibliography
    − List of figures
    − List of appendices
    − Appendices (see section on appendices).

    Applied reference system: List of references, references cited, and quotes must be handled in accordance with the Harvard Referencing System.
    A reference tool is available at: https://bibliotek.kea.dk/da/?id=205

    Appendices:
    − It must be possible for the examiner to read the assignment without recourse to the appendices. An appendix is any material that the student makes available to the reader when the full text does not belong in the assignment.
    − Appendices should only be included if the student refers to them in the assignment.
    − There must be an exhaustive list of appendices.
    − Each appendix must contain a reference number, title, explanatory text, and relevant references.
    − Each appendix must have its own page.
    − Appendices must be uploaded separately to WiseFlow as additional material.
    − Appendices may include documentation of research and experiments, questionnaires, tables, figures, diagrams, notes, detailed technical specifications, drawings, photographs, sound recordings, video recordings, other digital files, or other material.
    Individual exam or group exam
    Individual
    Exam languages
    Danish(Norwegian/Swedish)
    Permitted exam aids
    Unless otherwise specified for the individual exam, all materials and aids are allowed.
    Type of evaluation
    7-point grading scale
    Examiners
    External censure
    Exam criteria
    Together with the programme’s other exams, the professional bachelor project must demonstrate that the programme’s goals for learning outcomes have been achieved.
    Spelling and writing abilities
    The overall assessment of a professional bachelor project includes the student's writing skills. The academic content will carry most weight, while the writing skills will carry less, however, not insignificant, weight, with spelling carrying only insignificant weight.

    Spelling and writing skills may be disregarded upon the student’s documentation of a relevant specific impairment.
20
hours of counseling
391
hours of final project
The figure shows the extent of workload related to the final assignment divided into different study activities.

During your final assignment you or your group will receive 20 hours of guidance from your counselor.

The rest of the time equivalent to 391 hours are used on final assignment work. It is your responsibility to structure the time spent on writing your assignment, preparing for the exam, etc.

The final assignment primarily includes of the following activities: collecting empiricism, reading, writing, cooperating with a company.

Read about KEAs Study Activity Model
*KEA can deviate from the number of hours if this is justified by special circumstances