Course Code: EPT4046
Aim of Course:
  • To expose students to the techniques and skills involved in project planning, design, and implementation.
  • 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.
Course Learning Outcomes: At the completion of the course, students should be able to:

  • CLO1 – Develop solutions to complex engineering problems with the application of principles of mathematics, science and engineering (Cognitive, Level 6 – creating)
  • CLO2 – Investigate 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 4 – analysing)
  • CLO3 – Select modern engineering tools to solve complex engineering problems (Psychomotor, Level 1 – perception)
  • CLO4 – Demonstrate ethical principles and responsibilities in conducting research (Affective, Level 3 – valuing)
  • CLO5 – Prepare a report containing complex engineering activities (Affective, Level 4 – organising values)
  • CLO6 – Defend work done on complex engineering activity – oral presentation (Affective, Level 4 – organising values)
  • CLO7 – Display ability to engage in independent and life-long learning (Affective, Level 5 – internalising values)
Programme Outcomes: At the completion of the course, students should be able to:

  • PO3 – Identify and analyse complex engineering problems, and formulate solutions based on fundamental principles of science and engineering (WK1-WK4).
  • PO5 – Conduct investigation and research on complex engineering problems in the chosen field of study (WK8).
  • PO6 – Create, select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools to complex engineering problems (WK6).
  • PO9 – Apply and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities of engineering practice (WK7).
  • PO10 – Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities in both oral and written contexts (EA).
  • PO12 – Recognise the need for, and acquire the ability to engage in self-improvement through continuous professional development and life-long learning.
Assessment Scheme: Part 1

  • Presentation – Supervisor, Moderator (8%)

Part 2

  • Portfolio – 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 : a step-by-step guide for beginners”, 4th ed, 2014.
  • 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 and analysis using engineering theories and techniques, and its implementation. The student is expected to design a possible solution to the problem, taking into account various aspects such as professionalism, engineering viability, etc.

Students are required to attend a compulsory 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. CON status will be granted upon satisfactory performance and requirements for Part 1 (e.g. the student is required to meet his/her supervisor for a minimum of 3 meetings throughout the trimester). At the end of the project (Part 2), it is expected that the student submits a proper written report (the thesis) and to present his/her work at a seminar. The student is to submit a logbook at the end of part 1 & part 2. The Grade will be calculated in the CGPA of the trimester at the completion of 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.

Both Part 1 and Part 2 must be completed within a year (Part 1 and Part 2 constitute two long trimesters as per programme structure).

Research Methodology (6 hours)
Introduction. Characteristic and Type of Research, Research Planning, Design Process, Scientific Method.

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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