Final Year Project
As part of their fourth year, students are required to carry out a project and submit a technical report. This project is a substantial piece of work that will require creative activity and original thinking. Students in groups, normally three per group, are supervised while working on a project accounting for four credit hours, extending over a full academic year. The project aims to provide students with a transitional experience from the academic world to the professional world. It is designed to serve as a platform in which CE students in teams engage in a practical design experience requiring the solution of civil engineering design problems.
The objectives of the final year project are:
• To allow students to demonstrate a wide range of the skills learned at the College of Engineering during their course of study by asking them to deliver a complete and original design for a Civil Engineering scheme.
• To encourage work on multidisciplinary projects, where students get to apply material learned in a number of courses.
• To allow students to develop problem solving, analysis, synthesis, evaluation and design skills.
• To encourage teamwork.
• To improve students' communication skills by asking them to produce both a professional report and a professional poster and to give an oral presentation of their work.
• The project is important for a number of reasons:
• It is the largest single piece of design work that a student does during his/her Bachelor degree program.
• It is the work that prospective employers will most likely ask students about during an interview.
• It allows students to show a range of the skills they have learned during their course of study.