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DCS5098 COMPUTING PROJECT BRIEFING Trimester 58 12 November 2014 (Wed) 8.00 p.m. – 10.00 p.m. MBMX 2001 (CLCR 2001)

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1 DCS5098 COMPUTING PROJECT BRIEFING Trimester 58 12 November 2014 (Wed) 8.00 p.m. – 10.00 p.m. MBMX 2001 (CLCR 2001)

2 Overview Computing Project (DCS5098) also known as Final Year Project (FYP) which is an important course in your programme. o It is a C-List subject (min C grade to PASS). o It is divided into Interim (Part 1) and Final (Part 2) in TWO trimesters. There are two categories: Web-based or standalone project. Multimedia project. FYP Briefing Tri 582

3 Pre-requisite When you register the subject (Trimester 60), the Total Credit Hours including all subjects that you had PASSED must be minimum of 50 Hours. o Calculation of credit hours:  NOT inclusive of “F”, “D”, “D+”, “C-” grade subjects.  NOT inclusive of the withdrawn or barred subjects.  NOT inclusive of MPU subjects: Academic Writing/ Bahasa Kebangsaan Fundamental of Islamic Leadership in Malaysia Family Society in Malaysia Co-Cu FYP Briefing Tri 58 3

4 Recommended subjects Highly recommended to have knowledge or have taken these subjects:  Web programming (IWP)  Desktop programming (Visual Basic)  Database (Database Systems)  Multimedia tools (Intro. to Multimedia) FYP Briefing Tri 58 4

5 Timeline TRIMESTERTASKDURATION/DEADLINE Tri 2 (2014/2015) Confirm group members, titles and Supervisor (SV) Week 5 Start FYP Part 1 (Interim)Week 6 - 12 SV checks report/prototypeWeek 12 SV confirms and submits list for presentation End of Week 12 Interim PresentationWeek 14 (26-30 Jan) Tri 3 (2014/2015)Industrial Training Tri 1 (2015/2016) Register FYPWeek 1 - 2 Continue FYP Part 2 (Final)Week 1 - 12 Demo project to SVWeek 11/12 SV confirms and submits list for presentation Week 12 Final presentationWeek 14 FYP Briefing Tri 585

6 Project Minimum Requirements Minimum requirements are the indicator for the supervisor (SV), panels and students to determine whether: o Your project is eligible to be presented in the Final presentation and; o Your project is eligible to be graded as Pass. You are RESPONSIBLE to make sure that your project fulfills the minimum requirements. FYP Briefing Tri 58 6

7 Web based and Standalone Minimum of THREE tables in the database. Minimum of TWO types of users. FEATURES/USERE.g.: CustomerE.g.: Staff Basic 1. Login 2. Register2. Add item ( e.g.: product, movie, room, staff, subject, etc) 3. Edit & View profile - Core 4) Add the important data/info for one of the core features. Example: Add to cart Add booking (can book, reserve, etc) Add order (can order, request, can apply leave, etc) 3. View the important info from one of the core features. Example: View the transaction View order list View reservation/booking Project Minimum Requirements FYP Briefing Tri 58 7

8 Web based and Standalone Requirements for Interim Presentation: o MUST have TEN prototype design/pages (NOT including front page, feedback, contact us page)  FIVE designs of user/customer module E.g.: Registration, Login, Booking/Ordering form, View menu, etc.  FIVE designs of admin module E.g.: Add product, View booking, edit booking status, etc. o This prototype should be in HTML format and preferably connected to each other. Project Minimum Requirements FYP Briefing Tri 58 8

9 Web based and Standalone Web Development o Software bundles: e.g.: XAMPP, LAMP, WAMP, EasyPhp, etc. o Server-side: E.g.: ASP, PHP, JSP and etc. o Client-side: E.g.: HTML, JavaScript, CSS, jQuery, Ajax and etc. o Adobe Dreamweaver  Can be used as HTML editor only Standalone Application o E.g.: Visual Basic, Java, C, C++ o E.g.: (software) MS VB, JDK, Borland, Database o E.g.: MS Access, MySQL (software: phpMyAdmin) Project Minimum Requirements FYP Briefing Tri 58 9

10 Web based and Standalone NOT ALLOWED to use any code generator, application or framework that have user interface for user management and access level o Eg: ASPMaker, PHPMaker, Joomla, TangoCMS, WordPress and etc. NOT ALLOWED to use any free Web templates. NOT ALLOWED to use: o Adobe Dreamweaver  Use behaviours for validate forms.  Use code (PHP/ASP) extensions for database related functions. Project Minimum Requirements FYP Briefing Tri 5810

11 Multimedia Project Must have at least ONE PRIMARY module and THREE SECONDARY modules excluding Splash screen, Homepage & Contact Us/Credit page. o Primary module must have MINIMUM 15 scenes. o Secondary module must have MINIMUM 5 scenes. Must have a theme or unique identity o Standardized layout design/screen design Project Minimum Requirements FYP Briefing Tri 5811

12 Multimedia Project Must have the combination of PRIMARY media elements, e.g. animation and minimum THREE secondary media elements. o Primary media: Animation o Secondary media: Text, graphics, audio/ sound Must have at least TWO INTERACTIVITY between user and application. o Gallery: images can be enlarged, zoom in and zoom out. Must include simple Action Scripting. Must publish as application format (.exe). Should bring all the raw materials during presentation (.fla format). Project Minimum Requirements FYP Briefing Tri 5812

13 Multimedia Project Other important notes: Multimedia elements (Graphics, Animations, Videos) need to be created / edited using Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, Adobe Premiere/Adobe After Effects or any other permitted tools o You CANNOT directly download from the website (copyright issues) For animation, you CANNOT use.gif format. Audio can be edited/recorded using Sony Sound Forge, MP3 Cutter, or any other permitted tools. Video can be edited using Adobe Premiere/Adobe After Effects. Originality : 70% of the multimedia elements are fresh, original and inventive. Project Minimum Requirements FYP Briefing Tri 58 13

14 Multimedia Project Requirements for Interim Presentation: Must have prototype design of splash screen, homepage and ALL topics/titles/categories. o Must present the screenshots of each interface either by:  Design in Photoshop for each screen OR  Design prototype of interface for each screen in Flash. These screenshots should be included in the PowerPoint slides. Project Minimum Requirements FYP Briefing Tri 5814

15 Multimedia Project Storyboard o The template is available at the FYP website. o Storyboard can be hand drawn or digitally created using the computer BUT must follow the storyboard template given in the FYP website. Project Minimum Requirements FYP Briefing Tri 58 15

16 Multimedia Project Main development platform: o Adobe Flash Picture/Image editing software: o Adobe Photoshop / Illustrator o Paint Other editing tools: o Adobe After Effect (video) o Adobe Premiere (video) o MP3 Cutter (Sound) o Sony Sound Forge, Audacity (Sound) o Crazy talk (for creating avatar only) Project Minimum Requirements FYP Briefing Tri 58 16

17 Multimedia Project CANNOT use software that could generate the application (multimedia elements) automatically. o E.g.: Swift software, Rapid Gallery Creator DO NOT use any programming language to create the core of the multimedia application o E.g.: HTML scripts, Java, VB Project Minimum Requirements FYP Briefing Tri 5817

18 Rules and Warnings Each member must be involved in ALL aspects of the Project. It is COMPULSORY to meet/ consult Supervisor on Project progress. This should be done on a weekly basis until the date of your presentation. o Show the progress of the project AND demonstrate the prototype/final product. o Allowed to present only if satisfy the minimum requirements but NO guarantees to PASS. If Fail FYP and need to Repeat ( *T&C apply ) – maximum grade is C. FYP Briefing Tri 5818

19 Rules and Warnings DO BACKUP FREQUENTLY– upload, keep in your email, etc. Any excuses such as hard disk crash, laptop was stolen, accidentally format hard disk --- NOT ACCEPTABLE! You are NOT ALLOWED to change topic, change supervisor, join another group in Trimester 1, 2015/ 2016. CANNOT combine Industrial Training & FYP (Part 2) in one trimester. o This is based on Industrial Training’s rules. (NEW) MUST REGISTER FYP – Tri 1 2015/2016 (Final Part 2) o If not, your name will be removed from the group. FYP Briefing Tri 5819

20 Grading and Assessment FYP carries a total of 100 marks. Each member of the group will be graded individually. Interim (30%) Prototype: 10% Presentation: 10% Report: 10% Final (70%) General effort : 10% Presentation: 10% Report: 10% System: 40% FYP Briefing Tri 5820

21 What to do? – 1 st Step Form a group of MAXIMUM of THREE students. Minimum number of students per group is TWO (Not advisable). No individual projects is allowed. Please choose the right person as your members. o Find members who can and will contribute in the overall project. FYP Briefing Tri 5821

22 What to do? – 2 nd Step Choose a title and get an IT lecturer to be your supervisor. The list of titles will be available at the CDP FYP website. Each SV will supervise between 3 and 4 groups only. Do not be too ambitious when choosing project titles. Choose a topic that you can do. o Ask the SV what is the project about to get a better understanding of what is required. The SVs will also paste the titles on their door. FYP Briefing Tri 5822

23 What to do? – 3 rd Step Once you get a topic, start doing research on the project. Search similar project online to get an idea of the project. This is done to get ideas, not to COPY. Start designing and developing the project. Start work early. Meet your SV on a weekly basis. o Set a time (maybe an hour) to discuss project issues with your SV. FYP Briefing Tri 5823

24 It is also known as partnership in industrial linked final year project (FYP). Your FYP will be jointly supervised by industry supervisor and CDP supervisor. o Industry supervisor will identify potential projects. o CDP supervisor to identify students for such projects. Students and industry supervisor to sign an agreement, if needed. FYP Briefing Tri 58 Industrial Linked FYP 24

25 Industry / company supervisor: o To monitor the progress of FYP students in Interim AND/OR Final stage. o To evaluate the FYP upon the accomplishment of project development. Students are reminded that your project must fulfill the minimum requirements. o Industry supervisor’s roles and responsibilities are to provide comments, suggestions and guidance. FYP Briefing Tri 58 Industrial Linked FYP 25

26 Downloads o Briefing slides (READ again) o FYP Guidelines (IMPORTANT) o Interim Report template o Final Report template o Report cover page o Meeting Minutes template, etc. FYP Briefing Tri 5826

27 Contact If you need to clarify things related to FYP, you can meet Ms Lim Liyen: o Office location: FSER 3001 o Office contact number: 06-252 3218 o Email: FYP Briefing Tri 5827

28 Thank You Q&A FYP Briefing Tri 5828

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