The period following the exams at the end of the third year but before the end of term is currently unused for teaching although it is officially part of the academic year. A survey asking final year students what they do at this time of year revealed that many students are not using this time for academic work. The same survey also revealed that over half of final year students either would have liked or would like more information and guidance with regards preparing for their final year project.Since time and teaching space is tight at the beginning of the final year, it was decided to develop a course in these “hanging weeks”. As a consequence, a three day course is currently being designed to prepare end of third year students for their fyp. This will be an add-on to the final year project module, and all computer science students and IT Students will be required to participate.
The course will be customized to accommodate all types of projects (laboratory, analytical, computer, teaching and field-based) and will involve seminar and practical sessions around writing up a lab or field notebook, a reflective diary or blog depending on project type, along with practice calculations for lab-based students, help with reading primary literature and with thesis structure and time management. We are also hoping to include a question and answer session with third year students so the current second years can ask about the final year.
In this Course We will help you in following:
- How to Defend Your Project
- Are you ready?