Course code MašZ4048

Credit points 12

Bachelor Thesis

Total Hours in Course480

Independent study hours480

Date of course confirmation20.09.2011

Responsible UnitInstitute of Engineering and Energetics

Course developer

author Inženiertehnikas un enerģētikas institūts

Daina Kanaška

Dr. sc. ing.

Course abstract

The aim of the bachelor's thesis is to show creativity and initiative in carrying out a demanding investigation or design project within a specific topic area. Bachelor thesis is the final work of the second level professional bachelor study in which the student solves a practical problem on the machine science field . The student demonstrate ability deal with literature, to set a target and discover solution of engineering problem, summarize and systematize acquired results, demonstrate professional ripeness and competence unaided manage salient task.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

1. Knowledge - make deeper theoretical knowledge in questions, connected with topic of Bachelor Theses. Developed and defended bachelor's thesis in accordance with the approved topic.
2. Skills - can make marketing for designed product or technology, to discover necessary information and make analytical report, work out design and technology, make necessary calculations, as well as estimate efficiency of solution. Developed and defended bachelor's thesis in accordance with the approved topic.

3. Competence - is able to achieve and rationally use information, is able to create innovative as well as to improve products, constructions, technology. Developed and defended bachelor's thesis in accordance with the approved topic.

Course Content(Calendar)

1. Choice of bachelor's thesis topic, approval and development of work plan, 50h Independent work
2. Justification of goal and tasks, 20h Independent work
3. Collection of materials related to the topic and analytical review of the literature, 50h Independent work
4. Analog analysis, 40h Independent work
5. Theoretical substantiation of constructive solutions and description of operation, 60h Independent work
6. Development of structures and their elements, 60h Independent work
7. Justification of choice of production technology, 60h Independent work
8. Production technology development, 60h Independent work
9. Selection of control parameters, 20h Independent work
10. Economic calculations, 30h Independent work
11. Development of demonstrations and visual aids, 20h Independent work

12. Binding, submission for review and defense, 10h Independent work

Requirements for awarding credit points

Fully developed and successfully defended bachelor's thesis, assessment - mark.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

Independently searches the literature, formulates the design task, develops the details of construction and manufacturing technology, performs the necessary engineering and engineering economic calculations, designs the bachelor's thesis in accordance with the Design Methodological Regulations for the development and defense of bachelor's theses

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

Evaluated with a mark, minimum successful mark 4. The work is exhibited and defended in accordance with the quality requirements defined in the Methodological Regulations for the development and defense of bachelor's theses.

Compulsory reading

1. Kanaška D., Metodiskie norādījumi Bakalaura darba izstrādāšanai un aizstāvēšanai studiju progr. Mašīnu projektēšana un ražošana. Jelgava: TF, 2020. 12 lpp., pieejams
2. J. Quirk T. J. (2016) Excel 2016 for Business Statistics: A Guide to Solving Practical Problems (Excel for Statistics). Springer, 260 p.

3. Lambert J. (2015) Microsoft Word 2016 Step By Step. Microsoft Press, 624 p.

Further reading

1. Kalpakjan S., Schmid S.R. Manufacturing engineering and technology. Jurong: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2010. 1180 lpp.

2. Bakalaura darba tematam atbilstoša profesionālā literatūra (informācija)/ Professional literature corresponding to the topic of the bachelor's thesis (information)


Compulsory Course in Professional Bachelor study programme Machine design and Manufacturing.