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FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH IN
ACADEMIC PROJECT

WXES3183

Introduction to Academic Project


Manage the process of Academic Project of each department


Coordinators

Academic
Project
Coordinator

Dr. Norisma
Idris

AI

Dr. Norisma
Idris

SE

Dr. Norazlina
Khamis

IS/IT

Mrs.
Azah

Anir

Norman

Computer
System &
Networking

Mr.
Noorzaily

Mohamed Nor

Multimedia

Mrs

Hannyzzura

Pal

Introduction

No

Academic
Project

Course Code

Credits

Semester

Prerequisites

1

Academic
Project I

1.
WAES
3181

Academic

Project

for

Artificial

Intelligence

I

2.
WKES
3181

Academic

Project

for

Software

Engineering

I

3.
WMES
3181

Academic

Project

For

Management

Information

System

I

4.
WRES
3181

Academic

Project

for

Computing

System

&

Technology

I

5.
WRET
3181

Academic

Project

For

Multimedia

I

6.
WPET
3181

Academic

Project

For

Management

I

OR

WXES
3183

Fundamental

Research

in

Academic

Project

*

3

Semester II

Year 3

Pass all
Programme

Core Courses
Level 1 and 2
except Industrial
Training


No

Academic
Project

Course Code

Credits

Semester

Prerequisites

2

Academic
Project II

1.
WAES
3182

Academic

Project

for

Artificial

Intelligence

II


2.
WKES
3182

Academic

Project

for

Software

Engineering

II


3.
WMES
3182

Academic

Project

For

Management

Information

System

II


4.
WRES
3182

Academic

Project

for

Computing

System

&

Technology

II


5.
WRET
3182

Academic

Project

For

Multimedia

II


6.
WPET
3182

Academic

Project

For

Management

II


5

Semester I

Year 4

Pass with at
least a C grade

for Academic
Project I


The main objective is:


to provide students with the skills in analyzing,
designing and implementing computer solutions to a
variety of problems.


The aim is to:


leverage students’ technical and soft skills.


Through this course, students should be able to
demonstrate their technical knowledge, problem
-
solving, critical thinking and good decision
-
making.


Aim & Objective

ACADEMIC PROJECT I


WXES3183 is conducted over a semester.


Initial tasks to complete the project such as:


identifying project title,


producing a proposal


demonstrating mastery of developments tools


Failure to complete the project in one semester will result in
the students awarded with an F grade.


The course is conducted by the respective departments.
Hence, supervision and assessments are done by members
of the department concerned.



Introduction


At the end of the course, students will be able to:

i.
Analyze problems and produce problem statements.

ii.
Identify appropriate solution approach for the
problems.

iii.
Review literatures related to the problems.

iv.
Use appropriate programming languages and/or tools
for each solution proposed.

Learning Outcomes


This course covers the following research activities:


Problem identification


Literature review


Solution identification


Mastery of the proposed tools/programming languages


Writing a research proposal


Research proposal presentation (viva) and show the
mastery of tools/programming languages



Synopsis of Course Content


Students:


Register the Academic Project course.


Attend the Briefing on Academic Project by the
Coordinator (Week 1)


Browse e
-
ilmiah

system to view the project titles
proposed by lecturers


Discuss the selected project titles with the
respective lecturers


Choose only ONE project title
(
latest by Week 4)


Meet the supervisor regularly to discuss the project
(
attendance will be taken to monitor your progress)


Attend the Viva session for Project presentation
(Week 13).


Submit the report to the office before the deadline.

Roles


Supervisors:


Propose project titles using the
e
-
ilmiah

system.


Discuss the proposed titles with
students.


Supervise and guide students on the
project.


Monitor students progress


Evaluate and mark students’ reports.



Frequency of meetings:


By agreement with your supervisor


Once a week


By appointments


Some supervisors set a regular slots during the week
for project supervisions



Preparations for meetings:


decide what you need advice and feedback on


in some cases, it is better to send things to the
supervisor in advance, to give them time to read and
comment


take notes during the meeting


if don’t understand something, ask to repeat/explain

Supervision
Meetings


Continuous evaluation: 100%.



Academic Project I:


Proposal/Report
-

40%


Mastery of Tools/Viva
-

60%




However, both components are
COMPULSORY

(if
students fail to present both components, the marks
will not be processed).

E
valuation Methods


2

panel

members

(lecturers

from

your

department

who

are

familiar

with

your

topic)

will

be

assigned

to

evaluate

your

work
.


The schedule of the viva will be prepared by the Coordinator of each
dept, usually on Week 13 or Week 14.


Viva will be conducted in the labs or BT/BK/BS.


Preparation for the viva:


Slides


to show your research proposal


Introduction


Problem Statement


Objectives


Literature Review


Design/Model/Analysis/Algorithm


Mastery of the tools/programming languages





V
iva

All students are required to prepare a proposal for Academic
Project I which contains
at least

the following information:


Introduction to relevant project/title.


Problem statement and the proposed solutions.


Project scope.


Project objectives


Literature reviews where the students should be able to elaborate and
make a comparison on the methods/solutions that have been
implemented before.


Methodology and system design.


Gantt chart.


References.


Proposal Writing


Lecturer/

Supervisor

Dept.
Coordinator

Panel

1 & 2

Student

Propose
project
titles

REJECTED

ACCEPTED

APPROVE?

Week 1 to 4

Week 5 to 7

ASSIGN

Week 8 to 12


Meeting & Discussion


Submit proposal


Decide Tools

ASSIGN

Tool Skills
Presentation

Week 13 to 15

Attend Student
Presentation

Evaluate &


Key
-
in Marks

Flow Chart for Academic Project 1


Briefing

Week 1


Browsing and Searching for Topic

Week 1
-

3


Regular Meeting with Supervisor

Week 2
-

12


Meeting with Department Coordinator

Week 4


Project presentation/Viva

Week 13


Report Submission

Week 14

Academic Project I
Schedule

ACADEMIC PROJECT II


In this course, students are required to design and
develop a prototype based on the problem and tools
that they have identified in AP 1, write a project
report, present and defend their project.



Introduction


Depends on your department. For e.g. For AI dept.....


At the end of this course, students are able to :


Develop project using identified tools


Demonstrate ethical and professional values in project
development and documentation


Write report.


Solve problems based on best practices


Use knowledge from various sources for project development

Learning Outcomes


Continuous evaluation: 100%.



Academic Project II:


Report
-

40%


Demonstration of the System/Viva
-

60%



However, both components are
COMPULSORY

(if
students fail to present both components, the marks
will not be processed).



E
valuation Methods


During the session, students need to present the
systems they proposed.


Viva is normally done in Week 13 or Week 14.


Preparation for the viva:


Some slides on the project


A working system.






Viva

Each student must prepare a report for Academic Project II which contains
at least

the following information:


Abstract


Introduction to relevant project/title.


Problem statement and the proposed solutions.


Project scope.


Project objectives.


Literature reviews where the students should be able to elaborate and make
a comparison on the methods/solutions that have been implemented before.


Methodology and system design.


System development.


System evaluation.


Conclusions.


References.


Report Writing


Lecturer/

Supervisor

Panel

1 & 2


Student

Week 1 to 7

Week 8 to 12

Week 13 to 15

Pre
-
Viva

Evaluate &


Key
-
in Marks


Submit Report

System Design

Viva

Flow Chart Academic Project 2


Briefing

Week 1


Regular Meeting
with
Supervisor

Week 2
-

12


Project presentation/Viva

Week 13


Report Submission

Week 14

Academic Project II Schedule


Do’s


Find your supervisor and topic ASAP (latest by Week 4)


Register Academic Project I and II consecutively


Meet your supervisor
regularly



Don’ts


Change the WXES3183 topic and supervisor during Academic
Project II


Plagiarize


Do’s & Don’ts in Academic Project


As
an enrolled student of the University of Malaya,
you are expected to produce original work.


Any
student who is found to have plagiarized his/her
report that is part of the assessment in the academic
project may be subjected to disciplinary action under
the University of Malaya (Discipline of Candidates)
Rules 1999.


Plagiarism

e
-
ilmiah

System

http://ilmiah.fsktm.um.edu.my/


APAC, started in 2012, is an annual event to select the best
academic project of each department/major.


The
objectives of APAC are to:


steer the competition sprits amongst students to produce
good/quality systems


acknowledge the effort of the
our

students in designing and
developing good systems



identify and restore good projects for other students references
and exhibitions


The event will be conducted during
Week 14
of Semester 1 in
every
session.


Excellence Academic Project Award
(APAC) Day


This award will be given to the top 3 best projects.


The candidates for the award will be selected from the
Academic Project II viva.


The selection will be based on the marks of the viva.


The selection for the award will be based on some
additional criteria such as potential impact, contribution
and innovative.


Prizes: Cash + certificate.


Process

Academic Project II

Viva Panel

Academic Project Coordinator

APAC Day

Award Receivers

APAC Day 2012

N
o

Jabatan

Nama

Pelajar


Tajuk

Penyelia

1

Kepintaran

Buatan

Nik

Nadia

Sophia

Nik

Mohd

Zaaba

Fuzzy

Qualitative

Classification

for

Scene

Understanding

Dr
.

Chan

Chee

Seng

2

Kejuruteraan

Perisian

Alif

Abdol

Aziz

FAKIH

Al
-
Quran

Dr
.

Nazean

Jomhari

3

Sistem

&

Teknologi

Komputer

Chan

Kin

Seng



A

Light

Weight

Solution

for

Data

Leakage

Caused

by

Mobile

Device

Loss

and

Theft

Dr
.

Ang

Tang

Fong

4

Sistem

Maklumat

/

IT

Fatemeh

Poursaeedi

Content

Management

System

for

News

Portal

Dr
.

Fariza

Hanum

Md
.

Nasaruddin

5

Multimedia

Nurul

Hafiza

Idayu

Mohd

Paudzi

Online

Food

Ordering

for

Warung

Wahid

Pn
.

Hannyzzura

Pal@Affal

QUESTIONS???