BComp Dissertation (FYP) - Dissertation

Time Line

Time line for BComp/BSc Dissertation (Final Year Project) Presentation




Reading week of next semester

Amended Soft Copy Submission via Digital Library

First Monday after the Exam Week of next semester

Release of results

Results will be make known together with all courses attempted in the presentation semester

Please refer to the Project Administration System for the schedule of presentation of your project.


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 evaluators will not allocate any mark for a project unless there had been a formal presentation.

Students who have registered for CP4101/BT4101 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 a FYP presentation in either Special Term I or II.

Preparation for presentation

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.

Assessment Criteria

Continuous assessment (CA) accounts for 30% of the final grade of the project. CA given by supervisor will be 15% and the main evaluator would assess the progress for 15%.

Final presentation shall be assessed by the main evaluator. The final evaluation will account for 70% of the final grade of the project. The weightage for supervisor and main evaluator are 35% and 35% respectively.

The final evaluation is carried out based on the following criteria:

  • Understanding of the Problem
  • Technical Achievement
  • Effort and Initiative
  • Project and Resource Management
  • Project Report and Discussion including organization, writing style, work reported and discussion

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.