Choosing an university project, often called a Bachelor Thesis, can seem like an intimidating task.
However, if you do your research and choose something that suits your personality and interests, you’ll be far more likely to complete it and be happy with the results.
Here are five steps to choosing the perfect university project for you.
Do your research
The first step in choosing an appropriate university project is to take the time to do your research.
Find out what kind of projects are offered at your school and find out which ones interest you the most.
Then, choose one that interests you the most and does not seem too difficult or time-consuming.
Next, talk with your faculty advisor about the project you have chosen and make sure it suits their needs as well as yours.
Finally, get started on your research! Read through other posts and articles to learn more about the different types of projects available,
then create a list of pros and cons for each type so that you can figure out which type best fits you. After this process is complete,
narrow down your list to just three options so that you can further explore these options before making a final decision.
Once you’ve narrowed down your list, think about how much work will be involved in completing the project. Will it require a lot of hours researching and/or writing?
Consider your interests
If you’re struggling with deciding on a project, try thinking about what you’re interested in. If you have an idea of what your interests are,
narrow down what type of project would suit you best. There are many different types of projects which may interest you; some examples include:
– Social Media Marketing – Event Planning – Graphic Design – Web Development – Copywriting – Journalism – Public Relations – Entrepreneurship – Teaching English abroad (TEFL) – Digital Music and Sound Technology – Audio Engineering – Automotive Engineering – Aviation Mechanics – Actuarial Science – Civil Engineering
– International Development – Medicine
Is this student pursuing an undergraduate degree? Graduate degree? Postgraduate degree? Postgraduate students typically work on research-based projects where they’ll be expected to perform experiments or produce data. These will often go towards their Masters or Doctorate studies.
A postgraduate project can be for any field such as Law, Business, Engineering or Medicine – it doesn’t just have to relate specifically to the course you’re studying at university.
Check the feasibility
The first thing you should do is decide on the feasibility of your project. Is it feasible within the time frame you have?
If not, how much time will it take? Will you be able to find enough information and resources for your project? Do you know how much work is involved in completing it?
What are some possible pitfalls or problems this project might run into if completed successfully?
With skills and knowledge will you be able to complete the project by yourself? Is there someone else who can help you with it? Have you checked what projects other people at your university have done so far?
Can you do something similar to one of their past projects? Maybe you could use another student’s research as the basis for your own research paper?
Maybe somebody has already created a web app which does something similar to what you want to create. In that case, all you would need is programming knowledge and maybe one year’s worth of time – instead of four!
Get advice from your peers
The best way to find the perfect project is through your peers. Talk with your fellow classmates and see what they have done in the past.
They will be able to tell you about the ups and downs, as well as help you brainstorm ideas for projects. This will give you a good idea of what could work for you.
Ask people in your major or a class if there is something on their syllabus or lecture that might suit you. Sometimes professors like having students do research on subjects they are interested in, which can lead to some really fun and interesting experiences.
Another option is taking an independent study course where you get to pick the topic and professor.
These courses allow for more flexibility in your schedule but it’s important to make sure your professor has time for you when planning out your school year.
Lastly, try going into office hours or meeting with advisors from various departments at your university before committing to anything so you know what’s out there and can then choose based off of that information.
Ask your professor
If you’re looking for help choosing an appropriate project, it’s always a good idea to consult your professor.
They will be able to tell you which projects are open and which ones would suit you best in terms of what your interests are. If your teacher is unavailable or if they don’t know the answer themselves,
they should be able to point you in the right direction! One thing to keep in mind when asking a professor about their availability is whether they have time constraints outside of teaching (i.e., research) that may interfere with their availability during office hours.
Professors often have difficulty committing as much time outside of teaching due to how demanding teaching can be, but this varies from person to person so ask before going ahead with any plans!
If you’ve consulted with your professor and found no success there, it might be worth getting input from some other teachers on campus to see who might suit your needs better. Of course, there are plenty of ways you could also decide on a project without talking to anyone at all!