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1 School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Introduction: Peter Turner Laboratory Manager at University of Newcastle My involvement: One role of my position: provide engineering support to FYP students at Newcastle School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Final Year Projects Abbas Kouzani: Garry Yee: Final Year Project Coordinator – Newcastle Final Year Project Coordinator – Singapore

2 Importance of Final Year Project
Culmination of your degree Opportunity to demonstrate knowledge & skills you have acquired Project & Time Management. Student responsibility to progress project. Not supervisors Analytical Skills – taking a complex problem and devising a practical solution. Asking questions Communication Skills – preparation of web sites, reports and a presentation Research Opportunity to demonstrate the qualities of a degree qualified Engineer Should not attempt other courses while taking Final Year Project

3 Final Year Project Course Structure
Two Course Coordinators - one in Singapore & one in Newcastle Two supervisors – one in Singapore & one in Newcastle Work on a Major Project – from problem definition to conclusion – self directed Group or Individual projects Risk Assessment of Project Lecture series Assessment Part A – 10 credit points (NA or criterion fail) Part B – 20 credit points

4 Course Coordinators PSB Coordinator: Garry Yee
Contact Details: For Enrollment / Timetabling /Special Considerations etc. University of Newcastle Coordinator: Abbas Kouzani Contact Details: For Academic Issues – allocation, supervision .

5 Supervision You will be allocated 2 supervisors
Your Singapore (local) supervisor will provide the day to day management of your project and therefore will provide you with the technical support you need for your project. Your Newcastle supervisor is allocated to approve the academic content and scope of the project and then to support the local supervisors with management and technical issues. NOTE: Your first contact point for your project is therefore your local supervisor.

6 Supervision continues..
Local Supervisor: Day-to-day technical management. MEET weekly. Newcastle Supervisor: Approval and Assessment. CONTACT monthly. Additionally: Engineering or Technical Support: PSB Technical & Lab Support Team Note: Your first point of call for technical questions is your local supervisor. Your local supervisor will contact the Newcastle supervisor on a regular basis.

7 How to find a project Since the kind of project undertaken is very diverse, there are a number of ways to find a suitable project including: Approaching your employer with an idea related to an aspect of your own work or their operations in general. Write a project proposal. Attach your supervisors CV. In consultation with PSB and University staff, developing an idea based upon an interest of your own. Write a project proposal. Consulting the list of Final Year Projects provided by the Newcastle Course Coordinator. Projects have been developed for groups consisting of up to 2 people Assessment will reflect the difficulty of the Project Submission of Project Preferences – minimum of 3 options, and courses completed with grades

8 NOTE: Individuals will be marked rather than groups
Group Projects Each student should have a clear role and area of responsibility that leads to a definable contribution to the project outcomes and project report. Record keeping by individual students in a Professional Journal needs to be of a high standard Each student whether in a group or not is to hand in their own report. NOTE: Individuals will be marked rather than groups

9 Criterion Fail on Interim Report
Assessment Component Weighting PART A §         Interim Report PART B §         Final Report – Technical Content §         Final Report – Presentation §         Demonstration / Interview – Technical Content §         Demonstration / Interview – Presentation Mandatory requirements: §         Satisfactory completion of OH&S requirements §         Satisfactory consultation with supervisor(s) §         Satisfactory completion of seminar §         Satisfactory progress of web site & professional journal §         Criterion Fail will occur if the Interim Report mark is less than 50% §         Satisfactory completion of web site & professional journal §         Satisfactory completion of all assessment tasks Criterion Fail on Interim Report 40% 10% Mandatory requirement is for satisfactory progress or completion of all components as specified Interim grade awarded for Part A is: §         NA (formally "not assessed") Final grade awarded for Part B is either: ·   a % mark according to above weightings if satisfactory; or §   FF if unsatisfactory and or fail for Part A interim report

10 Key Dates Event Submission of Project Preferences or Proposals Part A
Interim Report [one per student] Web Site Presentation / Interview Part B Final Report [one per student] [Contribution] Professional Journal Final Web Site Interview / Demonstration

11 Plagiarism Please be warned, we will be thoroughly checking submitted work for Plagiarism. How will we do this? eg. for work submitted as part of a project we will: Upload all code and digital designs from hardware, Compile all code and digital designs that are submitted for marking, Compared Uploaded code to Compiled Compare submitted work to work submitted by other groups Compare submitted work to information available on internet. If you use someone else’s work then please reference it in your report.

12 Some Advise on Design Take sometime to develop a project plan and discuss this with your supervisor. Break the project and individual tasks into manageable parts. Make sure you test each new addition to your project thoroughly. Don’t test everything at once.

13 We hope you enjoy your Final Year Project
Good Luck Make an appointment with Abbas or myself if you want to talk more about Projects this week. Final Year Project Web Site: We hope you enjoy your Final Year Project

14 Laboratory & Technical Issues
Steve Mitchell

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