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Final Year Senior Project guidelines

Reviewed and Reformed by Prof (Dr) Durga Prasad Sharma

ARBA MINCH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
ARBA MINCH UNIVERSITY
Department of Computer Science and IT
Guideline for Senior Project
Real life project is an essential part of the university curriculum for the students of B.Sc Computer Science and IT to give them soul sentity of the technology. Following guidelines are designed for the students of Computer Science and IT for their final year project work. It will serve for uniformity and consistency in project proposals and main project writing by the target students.

1. Format or writing style in Final Year “ Senior Project” Paper size and margins
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Use A-4 paper (8 1/2 x 11”) and 2.5 cm for all margins of the manuscripts

Line and paragraph spacing
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Use 1.5 spacing for the body of the text, except for tables and references, where you need to use single line spacing. Do not indent paragraphs but use block typing and no need of background effects. Alignment of the text is essential.

Font type and font size
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Capitalize only the first letter of each word, excluding common words in the title and make its font 16 and Bold. The common words are prepositions, conjunctions or connectives (such as: of, in, a, and, or, etc.)

Example 1: Title & Font size

Financial Management System for AMU (This in an example)
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Capitalize only the first letter of the main heading and make its font size 16 and bold as above.

Example 2: Subheading and Font size

Chapter One
Introduction
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Capitalize only the first letter of the subheading and make its font size 14 and bold as above.

Example 3: Sub-subheading
Network Security
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If there is a sub-subheading, capitalize only the first letter and make it italic with a font size of 12 without bolding as above.

2. References or Bibliography , Webliography
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Final Year Senior Project guidelines

Reviewed and Reformed by Prof (Dr) Durga Prasad Sharma

Use the following format (APA citation style)
Author(s) (date & year), Title of Book, Title of Article, Title of Periodical, Volume, Pages, Place of Publication, Publisher and Other Information.
Example:
References:
James, N. E. (1988). Two sides of paradise: The Eden myth according to Kirk and Spock. In D. Palumbo (Ed.), Spectrum of the fantastic (pp. 219-223). Westport, CT: Greenwood.

Lynch, T. (1996). DS9 trials and tribble actions review. Retrieved March 08, 2010, from Psi Phi: Bradley’s Science Fiction Club

Webliography:
ARBAMINCH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
[1]
[2]

www.bradley.edu/campusorg/psiphi/DS9/ep/503r.html
ARBA MINCH UNIVERSITY
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3. Format for title/Cover page for BOLD”Project
“Title Senior
Group members name and Id no.

Advisor’s name

A senior project (proposal)
Submitted to Department of Computer Science and IT, Institute of Technology, Arba Minch University, in Partial fulfillment for the requirement of the Degree of Bachelor Science in (Computer Science and IT)

Arbaminch, Ethiopia
[16 December 2011]
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Final Year Senior Project guidelines

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Reviewed and Reformed by Prof (Dr) Durga Prasad Sharma

Contents of senior project proposal

Senior Project Proposal
Since some parts of this proposal will be included in your final project document, you are expected to do your best. The project proposal shall have the following sections: 1. Title page (see its format)

2. Abstract ( approximately 200 to 400 words with keywords)
Provide a brief summary of your project. A few sentences should suffice since you will provide details in other sections.
3.
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5.
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Table of content
List of tables (if any)
List of Figures(if any)
Background of the Project

Provide information essential to understanding your project. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:


Descriptions (Provide brief description about organization, details of your project, why you select the topic (Motivation)? Major...
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