Bachelor end project

Course Description
The Bachelor End Project (BEP) is an introduction into performing an individual research project. You will learn how to formulate a research question with the corresponding hypothesis and to design the right experiments or simulations to answer your research question. Different practical and analytical skills will be developed and improved, depending on the topic of the project. Finally, you will learn how to summarize the obtained insights in a scientific report and presentation.

Applying and Selection

  • To apply for a BEP, subscribe to 8Z4000 on Osiris and chose your 3 favorite groups.
  • The ‘onderwijsbureau’ will then check eligibility and send you an application form.
  • Depending on availability, you will be assigned to our group.
  • We will supply you with a list with possible projects in the following areas and try to assign you to one of your choices:
    • Cardiac mechanics and circulatory function (numerical), Peter Bovendeerd
    • Functional ultrasound and image-based modeling (experimental or numerical), Richard Lopata
    • Assist devices and vascular mechanics (experimental), Marcel Rutten
    • Computational fluid dynamics (numerical), Frans van de Vosse
  • You then sign the form and bring it to the coordinator (Mariëlle Bosboom, GemZ 4.103)


  • BEPs in our group run preferably during the 2nd and 4th quartile of each academic year.
  • The BEP starts the first day of the quartile
  • You have to dedicate 280 hours to a BEP, which is ~30 hours per week.
  • Your report has to be submitted on Canvas on the last Friday (deadline 20:00) before the start of the examination weeks of that quartile.
  • Presentations will be scheduled during the examination weeks, and overlap with exams will be prevented.


  • Here you can find an overview of projects that students have previously worked on, to give you an idea of the type of BEP that you can do.

If you still have questions related to the BEP, please address Mariëlle Bosboom (, GemZ 4.103)