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Guidelines for Final Year Project

FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY

2017

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1.0 INTRODUCTION

In order to be awarded a bachelor degree in Civil Engineering or Electrical and


Electronics Engineering, all final year students must conduct a Final Year Project
(FYP). The project will be carried out during the final year and students will work
under the supervision of an academic staff/professional engineer (External
Supervisors must get approval from the faculty administration). The project must
encompass a field in Electrical and Electronics Engineering or Civil Engineering. At
the end of the project, each student is required to submit a report and present his work
to a panel of examiners.

2.0 OBJECTIVES

The aim of FYP is to provide the opportunity for students to apply and integrate
theoretical knowledge and principles, taught in the courses, in solving technical
problems. It also provides the opportunity for the students to demonstrate
independence, as well as to plan and organize a project over a certain period of time.
Throughout this project, students should also be able to:

1. Document all findings and problems encountered during the


implementation.
2. Apply practical hands-on techniques and related analysis in their
chosen field of study.
3. Demonstrate the procedures and methods of project implementation.
4. Analyze findings and results of the project.
5. Present their findings to a panel of examiner
6. Produce and submit a report to the academic office.

3.0 SCOPE OF PROJECT

Projects should be sufficiently challenging to allow students to demonstrate a variety


of skills. The skills include student’s ability to plan their work, conduct research,
manage time and resources adequately, work independently, and present their work
orally and in written form. The characteristics of a chosen project can be:

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I. Research based on a certain phenomenon or characteristic. The
findings will incorporate data and interpretation that contribute to
advancement in knowledge
II. Design, construction or management project
III. Electrical and Electronics project
IV. Computer programming or information technology project

4.0 PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION

FYP is equivalent to 10 credits. The FYP proposal and the FYP final report are carried
out in two semesters under two core subjects as follows:

I. Semester 1 - Research Methodology (4 credits) : Students must attend 15


weeks of lectures on Research Methodology and conduct activities pertaining
to identification of research problem, conduct literature review, and acquire
appropriate methodology to prepare the project proposal and consequently
conduct the project. At the end of the semester students must defend theirs
FYP proposal.
II. Semester 2 – Final Year Project (10 credits) Includes data collection activities,
design or software development, analysis and validation of findings, results
and discussions, conclusion and recommendations

5.0 RESPONSIBILITIES

5.1 FYP Committee Responsibilities

FYP Committee is a team of academic staff who are elected by the faculty to ensure
FYP is conducted efficiently. The committee is responsible to :

i. Ensure that each student has a supervisor


ii. Ensure that student evaluation is well organized and scheduled based on
the academic calendar
iii. Organize presentation sessions and ensure all marks are recorded from
supervisors and evaluators

5.2 Supervisor’s Responsibilities

The responsibilities of the supervisor are summarized as follows:

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• To guide students to work on a title either assigned by the supervisor or
proposed by the student.
• To clearly define the project objectives and how they relate to the assessment
outcomes.
• To clearly explain what resources are available to the student, including
equipment, software, materials, and working area.
• To make himself/herself available to the project student for consultation
purposes at regular intervals.
• To provide guidance of a technical nature, but to leave solutions and
implementation details to the student as far as possible.
• To remove obstacles to progress which are beyond the students authority and
control.
• To monitor regularly and evaluate the progress made by the student in
achieving the project objectives. Please note that it is the student's
responsibility to arrange appointments with his/her supervisor.

5.3 Student’s Responsibilities

The student's responsibilities are summarized as follows:

• To manage the project with respect to progress, time and other resources.
• To maintain regular contact with the supervisor for advice and to review
progress.
• It is the student's responsibility to arrange appointments with his/her
supervisor.
• To report immediately to the supervisor on any difficulties arising from
equipment failures, resource constraints, interruptions of work due to illness
or personal problems, and difficulties arising from laboratory management.
• To arrange appointments with Project proposal evaluators assigned by the
Course lecturer to formally assessed the project during the first semester
• To write and submit a report and synopsis to the supervisor and evaluator
respectively.
• To present his/her project proposal at the end of the first semester.
• To present his/ her project at the end of the second semester.

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Students should understand that it is not the responsibility of the supervisor to
provide students with ready-made solutions to their final year project. The FYP
provides student with the opportunity to demonstrate his/her problem-solving
ability and effectiveness in managing a project of his/her own.

6.0 PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION AND ASSESSMENT

PART 1: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

1. Students must attend Research Methodology lectures for a duration of 15


weeks.
2. Students should submit and defend their proposals to the Course lecturer at the
end of the first semester. The proposal is 20 pages working paper consisting of
Cover page (Title, Student & Supervisor’s Name), Introduction, Objective of
Study, Scope of Study, Literature Review, Methodology, Expected Findings
and References. There is no marks allocated for project proposal evaluation
but students who fail to defend their project proposal will FAIL the subject.
3. Student should submit a Project Proposal Report to their supervisor (usually
by Week 14). The report consist of Chapter 1: introduction, Chapter 2:
Literature Review and Chapter 3: Methodology
4. Assessment is based on:

FYP proposal report = 30%

FYP proposal presentation = 70%

PART 2: FINAL YEAR PROJECT

1. Student must conduct his/her FYP according to the guidance given by his/her
supervisor.
2. Student must attend and present their findings at FYP Seminar at the end of
the semester.
3. Student must submit a five page synopsis to the presentation panels
4. Student must submit a report (hard bound + CD) to the faculty at a dateline set
by the FYP Committee
5. Assessment is based on:

Supervisor’s Evaluation = 70%

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Examiners’ Evaluation = 30%

7.0 FYP REPORT

A FYP report should be in accordance Benadir University guidlines and composed of


the followings:

Preliminary Pages

This includes title page, declaration, approval, dedication, acknowledgement, table of


contents, list of tables, list of figures and abstracts (Somali & English)

Text or Content

Consists of chapters with a number of headings and subheadings. Chapters includes:

• Chapter 1: Introduction
• Chapter 2: Literature Review
• Chapter 3: Methodology
• Chapter 4: Results and Discussions
• Chapter 5: Conclusion and Recommendation

*Plagiarism is a serious academic offence.

References

References mean a list of works cited from published books, public document,
journals, articles, thesis, magazines, films, videos, slides, maps, unpublished
materials and electronic materials.

List of reference show refer to only references cited in text. Apart from other
references (books, manuals and etc), students should cite at least 5 journals

Example

The ultimate goal of SDN as defined in [1] is to provide open user-controlled


management of the forwarding hardware of a network element.

The time (frequency)-temperature superposition is applicable for dynamic


testing of asphalt concrete in the visoelastic region [2].

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REFERENCE

[1] Duan, Q., Yan, Y.H., Vasilakos, A.V., "A Survey on Service-Oriented
Network Virtualization toward Convergence of Networking and Cloud
Computing," IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, vol.9,
no.4, pp.373–392, December 2012.

[2] Monismith, C.L. Alexander, R.L., and Secor, K.E. “ Rheological


Behaviour of Aphalt Concrete. ” Proceedings, Association of Asphalt Paving
Technologists, Vol. 35, pp. 400-450, 1996.

Appendices (not compulsory)

Appendices include nomenclature for specialized notation, must be useful and must
be referred to in the text. It consists of supplementary illustrative materials, original
data and equations as well as quotations too long for inclusion in the text or not
immediately useful to an understanding of the subject. It provides the reader with
detailed information that would be distracting to read if put in the text.

7.1 Format

Paper & Printing

Report must be printed on white simile 80 gram high quality A4 size papers (210 ×
297 mm). Printing must appear on only one side of each sheet. It is compulsory to use
word processor for writing the report.

Language

Report MUST be written in English language.

Front Page

Title of project, name of student, academic semester and Benadir University on the
front page shall be typed in bold capital letters. The minimum font size shall be 12
point. The information must be typed at centerline.

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Typing

The entire text of the report, headings, and page numbers must be typed using Times
New Roman. The font size acceptable for the general text is 12 point and should not
6 be scripted or italicized except for scientific names and terms in different languages.
Text in Tables should be at least 10 point. Bold print can be used for headings.

Margin

All pages should be set with the same margin. The left margin should be 4 cm (for
binding purposes) and 2.5 cm for the top, right and bottom margins.

Pagination

Each page of a report must be counted and numbered. Pages should be numbered
consecutively. The page numbers should be printed at the top right hand corner, 1.25
cm from the top edge and 2.5 cm from the right edge. Numbering should be as follows:

I. Preliminary pages of a report, starting from the title page should be numbered
using small letter Roman numeric (i, ii, iii, etc.); the texts should be numbered
using Arabic numeric (1, 2, 3, etc. ).
II. The first page should be the title page. This page should be counted“í” but
should not be printed.
III. The first page of the text should be counted “1” but the number should not be
printed. Similarly, the first page of all chapters should be counted but the
numbers should not be printed.
IV. If a report is made up of a number of parts, separating pages can be inserted
but these pages should not be counted and numbered.

Length of Report

The recommended length of report is 60 pages.

Binding

All reports including CD must be bound in hard cover with bold letters according to
the faculty’s colour code

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FYP REPORT TEMPLATE

See next page to the end

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Final Year Project Title

STUDENT NAMES

A project report submitted in partial fulfilment of the


requirements for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering /
Electrical and Electronics Engineering)

Faculty of Engineering and Technology


Benadir University

JULY 2017

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“I hereby declare that I have read this report and in my
opinion this report is sufficient in terms of scope and quality for the
award of the degree of Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering / Electrical and
Electronics Engineering)”

Signature : ………………………….........
Name of Supervisor :. ……………………………………..
Date : ………………………………..

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I declare that this report entitled “Title of the Final Year Project” is the result of my
own research except as cited in the references. The report has not been accepted for
any degree and is not concurrently submitted in candidature of any other degree.

Signature : ....................................................
Name : Student Names
Date : …………………………………

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Specially dedicated to ………

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

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ABSTRACT

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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LIST OF TABLES

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LIST OF FIGURES

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LIST OF SYMBOLS

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