The final year project (FYP) is a year-long project that includes several required deliverables, an oral presentation and one optional contest entry:
You have all summer to brainstorm, research, read and plan for your FYP/FYT. Then, you must submit a proposal report by September 21, 2017.
Every FYP/FYT team must submit monthly reports for September, October, November, December and February. Each one counts for 1% of the final grade. They are all due in the FYPMS by April 19, 2018.
Every FYP/FYT student must submit a 600-word analytical essay about an ethical issue that (if possible) is related to his or her project/thesis by October 27, 2017. It counts for 5% of the final grade. 20% bonus marks will be given to students who submit their essay before 5pm on October 20, 2017.
Your progress report is due on February 15, 2018. This report is a revision of your proposal. In general, it tells what you have completed, what is partly finished and what is still not started yet.
Your final report is due on April 19, 2018. This report is a revision of your progress report, and it should include everything you did to implement, test and evaluate your work. It also discusses the results and provides a conclusion and an abstract.
If you are part of an FYP group with 2-4 members, you must submit a self-assessment report by April 19, 2018.
After you finish your final report, you need to make a poster to summarize your FYP or FYT. It is due on April 20, 2018. It will probably be displayed on the 1/F near LTA during in mid-May.
You have until late April to prepare and practice for your oral presentation. This is the climax of your project, when you tell your advisor and second reader what you did. For some students, it is the climax of their entire university education, so feel free to invite your parents and friends to attend.
Each FYP/FYT group must submit their program code on a CD/DVD to the CSE Admin Office by 5pm on May 4, 2018. Use a permanent marker and clearly write your group and title of the FYP/FYT on the CD/DVD itself; also write the date.
Each FYP/FYT group may submit a demo video of their project/thesis to compete for the best video demo awards. Entries must be submitted by CD/DVD to the CSE Admin office in early June. Winning team(s) will receive a cash prize of HKD1,000 per team, and their videos will be used by the CSE Dept. as promotional tools.