Final Year Project Guidelines

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: UTP-ACA-PROG-FYP-01 : 3.0 : 7 February 2011

FINAL YEAR PROJECT GUIDELINES FOR SUPERVISORS AND STUDENTS

UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI PETRONAS

Bandar Seri Iskandar, 31750 Tronoh, Perak Darul Ridzuan
Tel: (05) 368-7595 Fax: (05) 365-6176 (CHEMICAL ENG.) Tel: (05) 368-7314 Fax: (05) 365-6716 (CIVIL ENG.) Tel: (05) 368-7808 Fax: (05) 365-7443 (ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS ENG.) Tel: (05) 368-7040 Fax: (05) 365-5670 (GEOSCIENCE & PETROLEUM ENG.) Tel: (05) 368-7088 Fax: (05) 365-6461 (MECHANICAL ENG.) Tel: (05) 368-7411 Fax: (05) 365-6180 (ICT/BIS)

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. INTRODUCTION 2. PURPOSE 3. SCOPE OF WORK 4. RESPONSIBILITIES 4.1 FYP Committee 4.2 Supervisor 4.3 Co-supervisor 4.4 Panel of examiners 4.5 Students

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5. PROJECT PROCESS FLOW 7 5.1 Submission of Titles and Project Synopsis 5.2 Approval on Project Title, Synopsis and Assignment of Supervisor 5.3 Selection of Project Titles 5.4 Allocation of Approved Project Title 5.5 Approval for Purchase and Usage of Resources and Services 5.6 Submission of Extended Proposal 5.7 Proposal Defence 5.8 Submission of Interim Report 5.9 Submission of Progress Report 5.10 Pre-EDX 5.11 Submission of Technical Paper 5.12 Submission of Dissertation (Soft Cover) 5.13 Viva 5.14 Submission of Hard Bound Copy of Project Dissertation 5.15 Grading of Project 6. WRITING FORMAT 6.1 Preliminary Report/Progress Report/Interim Report/ Dissertation Outline 6.2 General Writing Format 6.3 General Content 8. EVALUATION 9. GRADING SCHEME 10. CLAIMS 11. BARRING OF STUDENT 12. PLAGIARISM 13. COPYRIGHT 13

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14. APPENDICES
APPENDIX 1-1: Organisation Chart on Management of the Final Year Project APPENDIX 1-2: Final Year Project Process Flow APPENDIX 2-1: Suggested Milestone for the First Semester of 2 Semester FYP

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APPENDIX 2-2: Suggested Milestone for the Second Semester of 2 Semester FYP APPENDIX 3-1: FORM 01 APPENDIX 3-2: FORM 02 APPENDIX 3-3: FORM 03 APPENDIX 3-4: FORM 04 APPENDIX 3-5: FORM 05 APPENDIX 3-6: FORM 06 APPENDIX 3-7: FORM 07 APPENDIX 3-8: FORM 08 APPENDIX 3-9: FORM 09 APPENDIX 3-10: FORM 10 APPENDIX 3-11: FORM 11 APPENDIX 3-12: FORM 12 APPENDIX 3-13: FORM 13 APPENDIX 4-1: SAMPLE OF PAGE SETUP APPENDIX 5-1: SAMPLE OF DOCUMENTING SOURCES APPENDIX 5-2: SAMPLE OF REFERENCE FORMATS APPENDIX 6-1: SAMPLE OF TITLE PAGE APPENDIX 6-2: SAMPLE OF FRONT HARD COVER APPENDIX 7-1: SAMPLE OF CERTIFICATION OF APPROVAL APPENDIX 7-2: SAMPLE OF CERTIFICATION OF ORIGINALITY APPENDIX 8-1: SAMPLE OF ABSTRACT APPENDIX 9-1: SAMPLE OF TABLE OF CONTENTS APPENDIX 10-1: SAMPLE OF TECHNICAL PAPER

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INTRODUCTION
All final year students in UTP are required to undertake a final year project (FYP) paper, which is a design and/or research-based subject. This course is a compulsory element in all programmes offered in UTP. The credit hours and the semesters in which it is offered vary according to programmes as in Table 1 below.

Table 1: FYP Credit hours/Semesters for each Programme Programmes Chemical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Electrical Engineering Civil Engineering Information Technology Information System Petroleum Engineering Course Code CAB4612/4614 MAB4012/4024 EAB4012/4034 VAB4022/4034 TAB3012/4014 TAB3012/4014 Credit hours / Semester 6 credit hours / 2 semesters 6 credit hours / 2 semesters 6 credit hours / 2 semesters 6 credit hours / 2 semesters 6 credit hours / 2 semesters 6 credit hours / 2 semester 6 credit hours / 2 semester

It requires students to do research, design and/or development work in each discipline, especially on real-world problems which would motivate them to produce practical solutions. It is an opportunity for students to use the tools and techniques of problemsolving to solve the problems they have encountered. With this approach, the learning process is gained through 'by-doing' experience. Management concepts which provide students with skills required for managing a...
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