Final Year Project is one of the most important aspects of your engineering degree .
“Engineering is that profession in which knowledge of the mathematical, computational, and natural sciences gained by study, experience, and practice is applied with judgement to develop economically effective use of matter, energy, and information to the benefit of humankind.”
Engineering is first and foremost the application of knowledge. However, the application must be carried out with judgement, to ensure that the resultant system is effective and efficient, and that it is of benefit (which raises the issue of the ethical responsibilities of engineers – a topic for another day). The final year project is one of the primary the mechanisms used by the College to provide you with an opportunity to gain experience in the practical, effective, efficient, and beneficial application of what you have been studying for the past several years.
There is another reason why your final year project is so important: it will inevitably be used as a discriminator to decide how good an engineering student you are.
There are four principal concerns:
1. Choosing a project
2. Planning, executing, and managing your project
3. Documenting your project
4. Assessment of your project