Subject Code: EPT4046
Aim of Subject:
  • To expose students to the techniques and skills involved project planning, design, implementation and management.
  • To enable students to acquire hands-on experience in fields related to their major of study so that they are able to relate and reinforce what has been taught in the class.
Learning Outcome of Subject: At the completion of the subject, students should be able to:

  • LO1 – Analyse problems and develop solutions to complex engineering problems with the application of principles of mathematics, science and engineering (Cognitive, Level 4 – analysing)
  • LO2 – Develop solutions to complex engineering activities with the aid of modern engineering and IT tools. (Cognitive, Level 6 – Creating)
  • LO3 – Demonstrate project development skills with respect to design, process and management with consideration of finance and other aspects (Cognitive, Level 3- applying)
  • LO4 – Investigate, analyse and evaluate complex engineering problems with a sound engineering approach particularly in research of literatures, analysis of data, and discussion of results to reach a valid conclusions (Cognitive, Level 5 –evaluating)
  • LO5 – Demonstrate effective communication through report writing (Cognitive, level 3 – applying)
  • LO6 – Present and defend creation of ideas, concepts, analysis, methods, results and conclusions through oral presentation (Affective, level 4 – Organization)
  • LO7 – Demonstrate ethical principles and responsibilities in conducting research (Affective, level 3 – valuing)
  • LO8 – Display ability to engage in independent and life-long learning (Affective, level 5 – characterizing)
Programme Outcomes: At the completion of the subject, students should be able to:

  • PO3 – Identify and analyse complex engineering problems, and formulate solutions based on fundamental principles of science and engineering
  • PO5 – Conduct investigation and research on complex engineering problems in the chosen field of study
  • PO6 – Create, select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools to complex engineering activities
  • PO9 – Apply and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities of engineering practice
  • PO10 – Communicate effectively in both oral and written contexts
  • PO12 – Recognise the need for, and acquire the ability to engage in self-improvement through continuous professional development and life-long learning
  • PO13 – Demonstrate management, leadership and entrepreneurial skills, and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects in multidisciplinary environments
Assessment Scheme: Part 1

  • Presentation – Supervisor, Moderator (8%)

Part 2

  • General effort/logbook – Supervisor (20%)
  • Presentation – Supervisor, Moderator (8%)
  • Final Report – Supervisor, Moderator (64%)
  • Part 1 – Minimum of 78 credit hours passed, excluding MPU and University subjects
  • Part 2 – EPT4066 Industrial Training and EPT4046 Project Part 1
Credit Hours:
  • Part 1: 4 credit hours
  • Part 2: 4 credit hours
  • Ranjit Kumar, “Research Methodology”, Longman, 1996.
  • S. E. Pauley, D. G. Riordan, “Technical report writing today”, Massachusetts: Houghton Mifflin, 1993.
  • FYP guidelines (URL:
  • Reference materials relevant to the individual project to be provided by the project supervisor.

Subject Contents

Each student shall be required to undertake a project which is of academic value for a period of 2 trimesters. The project involves problem solving using engineering theories and techniques, and the implementation of the project design. The student is expected to design a possible solution to the problem, taking into account various aspects such as professionalism, economy, costing and engineering viability.

Students are required to attend 8 hours lecture in Part 1.

At the end of the Part 1, the student is to submit a literature review (report) of his/her project and present his/her progress at a seminar. At the end of the project (Part 2), it is expected that the student submits a proper written report and to present his/her work at a seminar. The student is to submit a log book at the end of part 1 & part 2.

As a pre-requisite condition for obtaining A-/A/A+ for the project, the student is required to submit a project poster at the end of Part 2.

The Grade will be calculated in the CGPA of the trimester at the completion of Part 2

Both Part 1 and Part 2 must be completed within a year, i.e., there shall be at most one trimester gap between Part 1 and Part 2.

Research Methodology (6 hours)
Introduction. Identification of Problem. Planning for a Project. Data Collection and Processing.

Report Writing and Research Ethics (2 hours)
Technical Writing in General. Referencing. Writing a Bibliography. Research Ethics in General, Honesty, Confidentiality and Privacy, Research Ethics in Publication.


Access to the lab facilities shall be provided according to the needs and suitability of the projects.

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