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Monday 9th May 2016:

  • A booklet with ALL proposed Final Year Project areas and title with respective descriptions will be made available online for students to see through Faculty / Departmental websites.

    One FYP title can only be taken by one student.

    Students selection of FYPs can proceed in either of the following ways:

    1. By choosing a fully specified proposal; (FORM A)

    2. By selecting a specified area/domain of interest and subsequent discussion with the relevant lecturer(s); (FORM B)

    3. By being made aware of the general area of research/expertise of a particular lecturer(s) and subsequent discussion leading to the formulation of a specific FYP. (FORM B)

    Students can meet lectures to know more about titles and areas proposed.


Monday 23rd May 2016 to Wednesday 25th May 2016:

  • Attached form - Submit title according to preference - 2016/2017

    Students to submit 1st /2nd /3rd /4th /5th /6th preferences. ONLY ONE PREFERENCE PER LECTURER IS ALLOWED. Form available online and students to print and submit by noon to Departmental offices.

    Students can choose 6 options indicating which is first preference, second etc. A form explaining the process and what is expected in each section will be available with all information about their submission. The final submission is a proposal with title.

    Admin staff will process student’s submission to allocate them according to preference and over all grades in all study units so far. Where there are clashes, internally agreed procedures for allocation will be used. All Departmental decisions are to be considered as final.


By Monday 13th June 2016:

  • Students will be officially notified of the Final Year Project that has been allocated to them. A complete list of allocated projects will also be made available online, through Faculty / Departmental websites.



  • Students will be requested to submit a Progress Report, according to procedures as established by the BOS in electronic and paper form at the department’s office (i.e. department of computer information systems). Progress report needs to be approved by supervisor (first in case of co-supervisors).



    • Final opportunity for students to submit requests for changes in Final Year Project titles. All requests for changes in Final Year Project titles need to be accompanied by a recommendation of the supervisor (i.e. sole or first) prior to submission to departmental offices. No further changes in titles will be approved after this date.

      The maximum page count for write-ups is capped and this capping is only waived if permission is requested and justified prior to this date. The BOS decides on request and if approved alternative instructions are given.



    • Students should have already started to submit first drafts of their dissertation chapters directly to their respective supervisors for feedback and corrections. Arrangements for the submission of these drafts are to be handled and arranged between the supervisor and the student.



    • Deadline by which supervisor(s) should have given his/their feedback on first draft.



    • This is the submission date for thesis and related material (e.g. research paper). Students to submit 3 (Three) spiral bound copies and 3 (Three) CDs of accompanying their Final Year Project to the department’s administration (which must include electronic version of all paper submissions).  



    • Submission of abstract for ICT Exhibition Brochure.



    • Submission of 3 (three) copies of the spiral bound Review Report. Students to submit 3 (Three) spiral bound copies and 3 (Three) CDs of their Review Report to the department’s administration (which must include electronic version of all paper submissions).  



    • Final Year Project Presentations and Demonstrations carried out according to procedures and format deemed effective by the BOS. Students are urged to test their set-up a day before allotted time. The oral presentation will be composed of:

      A presentation session lasting not more than 5 minutes in which students will be expected to summarise the contributions of the dissertation, using their poster if so desired.

      An interactive question and answer session with the Board of Examiners to discuss in more detail the work of the student, not lasting more than 20 minutes maximum. 



    • External Examiners Visit.

      As per Regulation 20 (2) (c), whenever deemed necessary, external examiners may moderate the results and/or recommend changes to unpublished marks of all compulsory final year study-units assessed at the end of the last semester, including the dissertation study-unit when one is required.

      Therefore students are required to be on call, in case external examiners wish to meet with them and evaluate issues associated to their dissertation.



    • ICT Final Year Project Exhibition & Workshop in ICT 2016



    • Submission of Hard Bound copies.

      As per regulation 84 of the General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2004, two hard bound copies of the dissertation to the Faculty (Three hard bound copies in case there is also co-supervision), and one electronic version for the University Library (which shall include a signed declaration of authenticity) need to be submitted. The electronic version must conform to the standards set by the University of Malta Library. 

      Before producing the Hard Bound copies, through their respective supervisor(s), students are asked to ensure that there are no nominal changes proposed by the Board of Examiners. 

      All submissions are to be carried out STRICTLY BY NOON to the departmental office.



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