The Final Report (FAQ)
The final report represents the culmination of your year of
work. It is the major component of your final grade. You will want to
devote much time and effort throughout the year towards the
report. The report will be read by your supervisor(s) and by a second
reader. Together, they will present their recommendations to the
department concerning your final
Since the year of 2017/2018, only
copy of the final report
need to submit your project report
on-line through your
project account. Submission through any other
means (such as email attachment) will NOT be accepted.
office will host a single binding day
(TBD) for students who
wish to bind a hard
copy of their project
report for themselves. It
only one copy.
The SCE office
cover and backing,
but students should bring in
copy of their
- General guidelines and suggestions - including the required
title page - for producing a professional report are offered
in this System Department's document.
- As discussed in the above document, Chapter 1 is expected to be
the standard introduction to the problem, concluding with an
overview of the rest of the report.
- To satisfy SYSC-4907/4917
requirements, all reports must contain a
standard Chapter 2 (.doc). The size of each sub-section
will depend on your particular problem. For example, health and
safety considerations are a large factor and should be discussed
in depth for healthcare-related projects, but may be of a minor
concern for a web-based game.
From 2017/2018, it is required to explain
clearly how the task performed by each team member relates to his/her degree
program in the final report.
Ask your supervisor for help
- Beyond Chapter 2, there will be great variety in the
chapter-by-chapter content of reports, due to the diversity of
projects run in the department. Consult your supervisor for help
and remember that the objective of the project is to demonstrate
your engineering professionalism. All engineering - whether
communications or hardware or software - share the tasks of
requirements, design, implementation and testing.
- For a professional finish to your document, it is
recommended that you use the
same practises that are used for Master and PhD theses. If you
are in doubt about any practice, consult with your
supervisor. Full details are available at
Graduate Studies link.
- The same font must be used throughout the entire document,
with exceptions for code, tables, and other illustrative
examples. Any standard and simple font of size 12 is
recommended. The text should be double spaced, with variable
spacing in tables and figures permitted. Footnotes and long
quotations may be single spaced. Use bold type and italics
instead of underlining for headings.
- The report is to be printed on an 8 1/2" x 11" page (or the
metric equivalent). The left margin should be 1 1/2"; you want
to ensure that the binding does not interfere with the
text. All other margins should be one full inch.
- All pages must be numbered in sequence.
For additional advice, consult
for the Department of Electronics Robotag project, compliments of Will
LaTeX style files are found here.
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