Project 1 (CPRB413) Briefing By: SN Department Undergraduate Project Committee
Why do you need to do project? • Apply knowledge that has been learned in class. • Gain experience in developing a system. • Learn something new. • To create a sample of your work. • Requirement to get a degree.
Project 1 Activities • Find and register for a project • Pick our project • Propose your own project • Submit an initial report • Keep a logbook • Set a meeting with supervisor every week • Discuss with examiner at least once • Write the draft report • Perform presentation • Write the final report
Where to get the project titles? • Go to the following URL: • http://sephiroth/spmsv2 • After you have chosen the projects that you are interested in, go and see the lecturer who proposed the project for further discussion. • The lecturer will register you for the project.
How do you propose your own project? • Write a brief proposal containing the following information: • Project title • A brief description on what you are going to implement • Objectives and scopes • Outcome of the project • The proposed topic must be related to your specialization. • Find a lecturer who is willing to supervise your project. • MUST BE from SN department
Initial Report • A small write up (around 2 to 3 page) that contain the plan for the whole project. • Should be agreed upon by both student and supervisor. • Contents: • Project title • Brief description • Objectives and scopes • Expected outcome • Gantt Chart
Logbook • Each student is required to keep a logbook (can be obtained from http://sephiroth/spmsv2/). • All your progress must be written in the logbook. • Bring the logbook during your meeting with supervisor. • Supervisor need to read and sign your logbook. • At the end of the semester, if there are less than SIX signatures, your supervisor has the right to give you an E.
Project 1 vs. Project 2 • The actual scope for project 1 and project 2 depends on the methodology used. • Example 1: Waterfall Model • Project 1: Literature review, user requirements, system design. • Project 2: Implementation, testing. • Example 2: Prototyping Model • Project 1: Literature review, system design (maybe partially), prototype 1, prototype testing. • Project 2: More design, prototype 2 (or more), final product, testing. • Discuss expected deliverables (for both Project 1 and 2) with your supervisor.
Assessment Criteria Percentage Logbook and meeting attendance 10% Presentation 30% Report 60% Project 1 Evaluation • Marks will be given by your project supervisor and your examiner. • Marks allocation:
Project Examiner • Each project will be assigned an examiner. • An examiner is another lecturer who will evaluate your project together with your supervisor. • Examiners will choose the projects that he/she wants to examine. • You have no control over who your examiner will be. • It is COMPULSORYfor you to discuss your project with your examiner at least once during the semester. • Many students don’t do this. • It may cause problem later on.
Presentation • Will be done in supervisor’s room and evaluated by supervisor and examiner. • Duration around 30 minutes. • Recommendation and suggestions should be taken seriously. • Modify report if necessary.
Final Report • Read the COIT’s final year project guidelines to learn about the format. • Should roughly follow our suggested report contents. • Make sure grammar is correct. • Write with intention that somebody else who read the report will be able to understand what are you supposed to do for the project. • Make sure all contents cited from other sources are referenced properly.
Project Guidelines for Systems and Networking • There are two guidelines that you need to obtain. • COIT Project Guidelines for Systems and Networking • Report Writing Guidelines • Both documents can be obtained from http://sephiroth/spmsv2
Facilities • Money allocation • Each of you are allocated RM 400.00 for buying equipments. • Procedures: • Get form from lab technician. • Fill in the required information. • Get your supervisor to verify. • Bring back the form to lab technician. • The technician will buy the items for you.
Facilities • You CANNOT buy: • Pirated software • Books • Software that is already available in the lab. • Remember that whatever you buy, they belong to the college. • Make sure you return them to the lab by the end of your project. • Failure to do so may cause your grade to be suspended.
Facilities • Final year project lab • There is a computer lab dedicated for final year project students. • BW-4-R06. • You can use the lab for: • Research (browsing the Web, etc). • Development. • If you need to install any specific software, please contact the lab technicians.
FAQs • What happen if I cannot get a project? • Consult the project coordinator to see whether she can help you. • After a certain deadline, you need to drop the project. Otherwise, you will be given an E. • I cannot finish my project 1 in this semester. Can I extend? • Extension is only allowed until the first week of the next semester. Otherwise, you will be given an E.
FAQs • What if I want to submit my report a little bit later than the deadline? • Yes, you can do so, but you need to seek permission from both your supervisor and examiner. • If you do not ask for permission, your supervisor and examiner has the right to give a 0. • Can I change my project in the middle of project 1? • Yes, with the permission of the supervisor.
FAQs • Can I change my supervisor in the middle of project 1? • No. But if you are really desperate please see your project coordinator. • What if I don’t like my examiner? • Live with it… • What if my supervisor becomes unavailable? • If it can be planned (i.e. maternity leave), please make arrangement beforehand. • If it cannot be planned (i.e. death, hospitalization, lecturer got fired), please see the project coordinator.
Common Problems • Fail to get a project before deadline. • Poor attendance for meeting with supervisor. • Fail to meet the examiner at least once earlier during the project. • Late report submission. • Forget to submit report to examiner. • Plagiarism / cheating.