FYP Student Briefing slides (Trimester 58)

Trimester 58
12 November 2014 (Wed)
8.00 p.m. – 10.00 p.m.
MBMX 2001 (CLCR 2001)
• Computing Project (DCS5098) also known as
Final Year Project (FYP) which is an important
course in your programme.
o It is a C-List subject (min C grade to PASS).
o It is divided into Interim (Part 1) and Final (Part 2) in
TWO trimesters.
• There are two categories:
• Web-based or standalone project.
• Multimedia project.
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• When you register the subject (Trimester 60), the
Total Credit Hours including all subjects that you
had PASSED must be minimum of 50 Hours.
o Calculation of credit hours:
 NOT inclusive of “F”, “D”, “D+”, “C-” grade subjects.
 NOT inclusive of the withdrawn or barred subjects.
 NOT inclusive of MPU subjects:
Academic Writing/ Bahasa Kebangsaan
Fundamental of Islamic Leadership in Malaysia
Family Society in Malaysia
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Recommended subjects
• Highly recommended to have knowledge or have
taken these subjects:
 Web programming (IWP)
 Desktop programming (Visual Basic)
 Database (Database Systems)
 Multimedia tools (Intro. to Multimedia)
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Confirm group members, titles and
Supervisor (SV)
Week 5
Start FYP Part 1 (Interim)
Week 6 - 12
Tri 2 (2014/2015) SV checks report/prototype
Week 12
SV confirms and submits list for
End of Week 12
Interim Presentation
Week 14 (26-30 Jan)
Tri 3 (2014/2015) Industrial Training
Tri 1 (2015/2016)
Register FYP
Week 1 - 2
Continue FYP Part 2 (Final)
Week 1 - 12
Demo project to SV
Week 11/12
SV confirms and submits list for
Week 12
Final presentation
Week 14
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Project Minimum Requirements
• Minimum requirements are the indicator for the
supervisor (SV), panels and students to determine
o Your project is
eligible to be presented in the Final
presentation and;
o Your project is eligible to be graded as Pass.
• You are RESPONSIBLE to make sure that your
project fulfills the minimum requirements.
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Project Minimum Requirements
Web based and Standalone
• Minimum of THREE tables in the database.
• Minimum of TWO types of users.
FEATURES/USER E.g.: Customer
E.g.: Staff
1. Login
1. Login
2. Register
2. Add item ( e.g.: product,
movie, room, staff, subject, etc)
3. Edit & View profile
4) Add the important data/info for
one of the core features. Example:
3. View the important info from
one of the core features.
• View the transaction
• View order list
• View reservation/booking
Add to cart
Add booking (can book, reserve,
Add order (can order, request,
can apply leave, etc)
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Project Minimum Requirements
Web based and Standalone
• Requirements for Interim Presentation:
o MUST have TEN prototype design/pages (NOT including front
page, feedback, contact us page)
 FIVE designs of user/customer module
• E.g.: Registration, Login, Booking/Ordering form, View menu, etc.
 FIVE designs of admin module
• E.g.: Add product, View booking, edit booking status, etc.
o This prototype should be in HTML format and preferably
connected to each other.
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Project Minimum Requirements
Web based and Standalone
• Web Development
o Software bundles: e.g.: XAMPP, LAMP, WAMP, EasyPhp,
o Server-side: E.g.: ASP, PHP, JSP and etc.
o Client-side: E.g.: HTML, JavaScript, CSS, jQuery, Ajax and
o Adobe Dreamweaver
 Can be used as HTML editor only
• Standalone Application
o E.g.: Visual Basic, Java, C, C++
o E.g.: (software) MS VB, JDK, Borland,
• Database
o E.g.: MS Access, MySQL (software: phpMyAdmin)
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Project Minimum Requirements
Web based and Standalone
• NOT ALLOWED to use any code generator,
application or framework that have user interface
for user management and access level
o Eg:
ASPMaker, PHPMaker,
WordPress and etc.
• NOT ALLOWED to use any free Web templates.
• NOT ALLOWED to use:
o Adobe Dreamweaver
 Use behaviours for validate forms.
 Use code (PHP/ASP) extensions for database related
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Project Minimum Requirements
Multimedia Project
• Must have at least ONE PRIMARY module and THREE
SECONDARY modules excluding Splash screen, Homepage
& Contact Us/Credit page.
Primary module must have MINIMUM 15 scenes.
o Secondary module must have MINIMUM 5 scenes.
• Must have a theme or unique identity
o Standardized layout design/screen design
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Project Minimum Requirements
Multimedia Project
• Must have the combination of PRIMARY media elements, e.g.
animation and minimum THREE secondary media elements.
o Primary media: Animation
o Secondary media: Text, graphics, audio/ sound
• Must have at least TWO INTERACTIVITY between user and
o Gallery: images can be enlarged, zoom in and zoom out.
• Must include simple Action Scripting.
• Must publish as application format (.exe).
• Should bring all the raw materials during presentation (.fla
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Project Minimum Requirements
Multimedia Project
Other important notes:
• Multimedia elements (Graphics, Animations, Videos) need to
be created / edited using Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, Adobe
Premiere/Adobe After Effects or any other permitted tools
o You CANNOT directly download from the website (copyright
• For animation, you CANNOT use .gif format.
• Audio can be edited/recorded using Sony Sound Forge, MP3
Cutter, or any other permitted tools.
• Video can be edited using Adobe Premiere/Adobe After
• Originality : 70% of the multimedia elements are fresh,
original and inventive.
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Project Minimum Requirements
Multimedia Project
Requirements for Interim Presentation:
• Must have prototype design of splash screen, homepage and
ALL topics/titles/categories.
o Must present the screenshots of each interface either by:
 Design in Photoshop for each screen OR
 Design prototype of interface for each screen in Flash.
• These screenshots should be included in the PowerPoint
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Project Minimum Requirements
Multimedia Project
• Storyboard
o The template is available at the FYP website.
o Storyboard can be hand drawn or digitally created using
the computer BUT must follow the storyboard template
given in the FYP website.
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Project Minimum Requirements
Multimedia Project
• Main development platform:
o Adobe Flash
• Picture/Image editing software:
o Adobe Photoshop / Illustrator
o Paint
• Other editing tools:
o Adobe After Effect (video)
o Adobe Premiere (video)
o MP3 Cutter (Sound)
o Sony Sound Forge, Audacity (Sound)
o Crazy talk (for creating avatar only)
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Project Minimum Requirements
Multimedia Project
• CANNOT use software that could generate the
application (multimedia elements) automatically.
o E.g.: Swift software, Rapid Gallery Creator
• DO NOT use any programming language to create
the core of the multimedia application
o E.g.: HTML scripts, Java, VB
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Rules and Warnings
• Each member must be involved in ALL aspects of the Project.
• It is COMPULSORY to meet/ consult Supervisor on Project
progress. This should be done on a weekly basis until the date
of your presentation.
o Show the progress of the project AND demonstrate the
prototype/final product.
o Allowed to present only if satisfy the minimum
requirements but NO guarantees to PASS.
• If Fail FYP and need to Repeat (*T&C apply) – maximum grade
is C.
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Rules and Warnings
• DO BACKUP FREQUENTLY– upload, keep in your email, etc.
Any excuses such as hard disk crash, laptop was stolen,
accidentally format hard disk --- NOT ACCEPTABLE!
• You are NOT ALLOWED to change topic, change supervisor,
join another group in Trimester 1, 2015/ 2016.
• CANNOT combine Industrial Training & FYP (Part 2) in one
o This is based on Industrial Training’s rules.
• (NEW) MUST REGISTER FYP – Tri 1 2015/2016 (Final Part 2)
o If not, your name will be removed from the group.
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Grading and Assessment
• FYP carries a total of 100 marks.
• Each member of the group will be graded individually.
Interim (30%)
Final (70%)
: 10%
General effort
: 10%
: 10%
: 10%
: 10%
: 10%
: 40%
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What to do? – 1st Step
• Form a group of MAXIMUM of THREE students.
• Minimum number of students per group is TWO (Not
• No individual projects is allowed.
• Please choose the right person as your members.
o Find members who can and will contribute in the overall project.
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What to do? – 2nd Step
• Choose a title and get an IT lecturer to be your
• The list of titles will be available at the CDP FYP
• Each SV will supervise between 3 and 4 groups only.
• Do not be too ambitious when choosing project titles.
• Choose a topic that you can do.
o Ask the SV what is the project about to get a better understanding
of what is required.
• The SVs will also paste the titles on their door.
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What to do? – 3rd Step
• Once you get a topic, start doing research on the
• Search similar project online to get an idea of the
project. This is done to get ideas, not to COPY.
• Start designing and developing the project.
• Start work early.
• Meet your SV on a weekly basis.
o Set a time (maybe an hour) to discuss project issues with your SV.
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Industrial Linked FYP
• It is also known as partnership in industrial linked
final year project (FYP).
• Your FYP will be jointly supervised by industry
supervisor and CDP supervisor.
o Industry supervisor will identify potential projects.
o CDP supervisor to identify students for such projects.
• Students
and industry supervisor to sign an
agreement, if needed.
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Industrial Linked FYP
• Industry / company supervisor:
o To monitor the progress of FYP students in Interim
AND/OR Final stage.
o To evaluate the FYP upon the accomplishment of
project development.
• Students are reminded that your project must fulfill
the minimum requirements.
o Industry supervisor’s roles and responsibilities are to
provide comments, suggestions and guidance.
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• http://cdp.mmu.edu.my/FYP/index.html
o Briefing slides (READ again)
o FYP Guidelines (IMPORTANT)
o Interim Report template
o Final Report template
o Report cover page
o Meeting Minutes template, etc.
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• If you need to clarify things related to FYP, you can
meet Ms Lim Liyen:
o Office location: FSER 3001
o Office contact number: 06-252 3218
o Email: [email protected]
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Thank You
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