The contents of this guideline shall support the aims, objectives and schemes as
specified in the FYP Manual and Syllabus. It also explains the marking criteria to
guide the award of mark for assessed work.
The project proposal should have the following format:
- Title Page
- Table of Contents
- Problem Statement
- Literature Review
- Benefits/ Contributions
- Work Plan
- Contains short, descriptive title of the proposed project
- Includes student’s name, student’s ID number,
- institution, section/ department, project supervisor’s
- name, and date of delivery.
- A brief summary of the project proposal
- Present a brief introduction of the issue
- Make the key statement of the project
- Include a possible implication/benefits of the work
- List all headings and subheadings with page numbers
- Sets the context for the proposed project and must capture the reader’s interest
- Explain the background of the study from a broad picture narrowing in on the research/ project question
- Review what is known about the research topic as far as it is relevant to the research/project
- The introduction should be at a level that make it easy to understand for readers with a general science background
- A short summary of the research problem
- A short and precise overview about the present state of research that is immediately connected with the proposed project
- Name and discuss the most important contributions of other related projects/findings
- Contains an overall description of the approach, materials, and procedures
- What methods will be used?
- How will data be collected and analyzed?
- What materials will be used?
- Include calculations, techniques, procedures and equipment
- Detail limitations, assumptions, and range of validity
- Give a concise and clear outline of the aims that the researcher want to achieve from the project
- Contains explanations on how the new findings/ideas will contribute to the industry/community
- Reasons on why is it worth knowing and what are the major implications of the research findings
- Details on how the project will be conducted
- List the stages of the proposed project
- Indicate deadlines; set for completing each stage of the project
- Discuss any particular challenges that need to be overcome
- Estimation on overall cost of the project
- Explanation on the possible outcomes of the project
- Discussion on the new knowledge gained from the project
- Identification of the target user/ areas/ application of the research findings.
- List all references cited in the text