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  1. ERT 445 – FINAL YEAR PROJECT 1 BRIEFING 1:FYP INTRODUCTION Munira Bt Mohamed Nazari School of Bioprocess Engineering Universiti Malaysia Perlis

  2. CONTENTS OF BRIEFING • Introduction • Course Outline • FYP Characteristics and Time Allocation • FYP Evaluation • Responsibility of Students & Supervisors. • General Advice • Log Book Guideline Semester 2013/2014

  3. INTRODUCTION • Student views on final year project • Nightmare!!! • Blur/confused….. • Too time consuming~~ Don’t worry… Focus!! & Try the best!! Semester 2013/2014

  4. What is the Final Year Project ? FYP is an academic but structured research activity germane to the School of Bioprocess Engineering’s area of specialization and it is COMPULSORY for final year students to undertake and complete a project as part of the requirement for the conferment of the bachelor’s degree in engineering • . The Final Year Project (FYP) consists of an individual piece of work of 15,000-20,000 words in length, on a subject of the student’s own choosing. Semester 2013/2014

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  6. Why is it important ? • FYP is an important course in higher education & professional development and a major component of EAC curriculum requirement. • FYP is consistent with KPT mission to produce thinking engineers that are able to conduct research with creativity and innovative. • FYP is one of the culminating course that been evaluate by the EAC the know the ability of the students before graduation. Semester 2013/2014

  7. Why is it important ? • Indicates your abilities to select, research and then present a substantial piece of work that displays your intellectual abilities to the full. • A well-written project is a useful document to display to a potential employer when you enter the labour market. In any case, the skills that you will have deployed are particularly useful should you wish to undertake work for a higher degree at Masters or at PhD level. • Moreover, the fact that you have researched and organised a substantial piece of work is a skill that you will be asked to deploy on many occasions in whichever career you choose to enter. You will have learnt to ‘project manage’ a substantial piece of work and learn the techniques associated with writing and assembling a large document and these skills will assist you when it comes to similar ventures in the future. Semester 2013/2014

  8. INTRODUCTION • COURSE OUTCOMES (CO’S) PO 6 & PO 11 PO 2 PO 1 PO 10 Semester 2013/2014


  10. CHARACTERISTICS OF FINAL YEAR PROJECTS • Year 4, semester 7 & 8 – 14 weeks (full time). • Sem 7 (2 credits) – Proposal report & Proposal Defence • Sem 8 (4 credits) – Full FYP Report & Viva Voce FYP 2- Final Thesis SEM 8 FYP 1- Proposal • Introduction • Literature review • Methodology • Results and Analysis • Discussion • Conclusion SEM 7 • Introduction • Literature review • Methodology Semester 2013/2014

  11. CHARACTERISTICS OF FINAL YEAR PROJECTS • Enhance professional skills: • time management, • ability to do research, • acquire laboratory skills • acquire/exercise theoretical knowledge, • working as part of a team, • verbal/written communication, • problem solving skills, • data handling, • self discipline, independent working, organization and planning skills, • ‘real’ world experience, critical thought, • presentation of written work to required format. Semester 2013/2014

  12. TIME ALLOCATION FOR FYP 1 • Seminar/ briefing/ workshop [1 hr per week for 14 weeks (Total = 14 hrs)] • Activities related final year project including meeting with Supervisor, literature review and proposal preparation [5 hr per week for 14 weeks (Total = 70 hrs)] Health Warning:Your project is a degree requirement and is worth a lot of your degree = 6 hrs per week STARTING NOW! Semester 2013/2014

  13. FYP MARK DISTRIBUTION Semester 2013/2014

  14. METHOD OF ASSESSMENT Semester 2013/2014

  15. RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE STUDENT • To agree on a schedule of meetings with the supervisor and to attend such meetings. • To take the initiative in raising problems. • To maintain the progress of the work in accordance with the milestones and objectives agreed with the supervisor. • To contribute to plan the project and monitoring progress against the plan. Semester 2013/2014

  16. RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE STUDENT • To keep a project log for recording results, ideas, references etc. acquired as the project progresses. • To determine the contents of the report and of oral presentations. • To present draft chapters to the supervisor before the sem. end. Semester 2013/2014

  17. RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE SUPERVISOR • To give guidance about the nature of the project and the standard expected, the planning of the project, literature and sources, techniques and methods and about any problems of plagiarism. • To maintain contact via regular supervision meetings. • To be accessible within reason at other times for giving advice to the student. • To give detailed advice on milestones. Semester 2013/2014

  18. RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE SUPERVISOR • To request written work as appropriate and return such work with constructive criticism within a reasonable time. • To ensure that a student is made aware of any inadequacy of progress, or of standards of work below those expected. • To encourage the student to produce early draft chapters, to comment on them critically and return the comments promptly. If the student does not do so, this is the student's responsibility. Semester 2013/2014

  19. THINGS TO DO FROM NOW • Understand the objectives of your project. • Prepare a Gantt chart. • Prepare an outline of the content of your thesis. • Get the materials i.e. books or relevant literatures as much as possible from now. • Keep in touch & clear doubts via email with your supervisors. • Read a journal a day and summaries it. • Keep Log Book - Keep all your works (research, design, experimental result, … etc) Bring along to meet supervisor. Semester 2013/2014

  20. GENERAL ADVICE • Start early.Put in enough work. If you do not do enough, you will fail. • Do not leave to the last moment – try writing a little each day. • Do not spend the whole of the time on your project at the expense of your revision for other subjects. Semester 2013/2014

  21. GENERAL ADVICE • Meet with your supervisor to discuss and share information with your supervisor in writing and producing the best research. • Make sure you check your proposal with supervisor at least twice before submit to the FYP Coordinator. • Please follow the guidelines set by the university and school in implementing your FYP. • Check the portal to get the latest information. Semester 2013/2014

  22. LOG BOOK GUIDELINE • LOG BOOK FORMAT Semester 2013/2014

  23. GANTT CHART (EXAMPLE) Semester 2013/2014

  24. And finally…. Any questions? Semester 2013/2014

  25. THANK YOU Wish you all the best, Aware about your safety and other’s, Work Hard, Be Punctual, Be productive, Be Polite, Be enthusiastic and have a pleasant FYP journey ahead… SELAMAT MAJU JAYA!!! dansemogadapatmelaksanakanprojektahunakhirdenganmudah. Semester 2013/2014