The final year project is the culmination of the degree – it gives students a chance to demonstrate all they have learned. The project module is very different from other modules. Although students are supervised, the onus is on the student to define the problem boundaries, to investigate possible solutions, and to present the results in writing, verbally and in action. Apart from an initial briefing session there are no formal lectures to attend. Teaching consists of regular individual/small group meetings to discuss progress. For assessment, students submit reports of their progress and final results, and give in-person presentations and demonstrations of their work.
The project tests students’ ability to:
- design, engineer and evaluate quality systems
- research their chosen subject area
- make good decisions
- overcome unforeseen problems
- work within constraints of limited resources
- work to a professional code of conduct
- communicate technical concepts both orally and in writing.
To be successful, students need to plan, estimate and manage their time and energy. This page explains what is expected of both students and supervisors, and how projects will be assessed.
|Final Year Report Guidelines|