One of the most important skills which the FYP aims to assess is your ability to communicate your ideas and work. As part of the assessment, you will be required to give a presentation of your project. The presentation is a compulsory component of the FYP.The main evaluators and moderators will not allocate any mark for a project unless there had been a formal presentation.
Students who have registered for CP4101 this semester would be presenting in the following semester. Project presentations are held in a seminar style and a number of parallel sessions would be held. As far as possible, projects in similar areas would be grouped. Each presentation will be timetabled for around 40 minutes (to be announced) including Q & A. Please refer to the Project Administration System for the schedule of presentation of your project.
Final Year Project can be presented only during regular semesters. There is no provision to make the final presentation in either Special Term I or II.
Once a seminar presentation date for a project has been fixed, any request for changes in the schedule will not be considered, unless for medical reasons, as it would affect all other schedules.
Student should prepare their presentation using powerpoint slides and bring them on thumb drive on the day of the seminar. Students have to come to the seminar venue at least 30 minutes before the start of the entire session (not their own presentation time-slot) and load their presentation slides on to the PC in the seminar venue.
The seminar is opened to all staff and students in SoC. Academic staff may invite industry partners to attend. For external projects, staff of the external organisation may also attend the presentations.
The presenter should be prepared to answer questions related to the project from the evaluators and visitors. Each parallel session is about 3 hours. Presenter must be present at all times during the assigned time-slot.
All presentations shall be held at the School of Computing.
Final presentation shall be assessed by a main evaluator (identified at the first semester) and a moderator, whose role is to ensure fairness among all projects evaluated within a session. During the presentation, students are expected to present their ideas in simple words and be able to articulate the problem and contribution.
Supervisor shall evaluate the final report of the student, but not the presentation.
The final evaluation will account for 70% of the final grade of the project. The weightage for supervisors, main evaluators and moderators are 20%, 30% and 20% respectively.
Moderator will sit through the entire session. He would act as a moderator across all projects in the session. Hence his evaluation would be mainly based on presentation and how the student answers to questions.
The final evaluation is carried out based on the following criteria:
Understanding of the Problem
Technical Achievements including conceptualisation and definition of the problem, extension of knowledge, methodology, implementation and analysis
Project Report including organization, writing style, grammar and relevance of content
Presentation including clarity and conciseness of presentation and ability to answer questions.
Assessment criteria is laid out in more details. For each criterion, 4 distinguishable bands are given to differentiate students. Please see the BComp evaluation form.
As the CA presentation is an informal presentation, it could be held in the staff office (supervisor or main evaluator) or in discussion/meeting rooms. In the latter case, supervisor could help in booking the room.
Based on the report submitted by students, supervisors / main evaluators can have informal discussion about the studentís understanding of the project, progress, what he would be doing in the next semester, and expected outcome at the end of the project
Students may use their note book to show a few slides.
CA accounts for 30% of the final grade of the project. CA given by supervisor will be 20% and the main evaluator would assess the progress for 10%. A few pointers on which the supervisors and main evaluators would evaluate and provide feedback are given in the CA evaluation form.
Students are allowed to do separate presentations, provided both supervisor and main evaluator are agreeable with the arrangement.