Fourth Year Project Resources

Regular Meetings:

As soon as your proposal is submitted, discuss your class schedule with your project team members and your supervisor and select a time for regular meetings. Each week at the appointed time, you will be expected to report on your progress and your intended activity for the next week. The weekly meeting does not preclude other visits but you should always appear for the regular meeting.

It is your responsibility to make these regular meetings productive. It is a regular accounting of your time and a chance to get direction or help from your team and supervisor. Arriving empty-handed and without forethought defeats this purpose. Although informal, these meetings require preparation. Consider the following suggestions.

A sample sheet that can be prepared and given to your supervisor is given here.

Meetings are not meant to intimidate. It is not unusual in projects to have periods where nothing tangible is produced and your supervisor recognizes this. On the other hand, it is not the responsibility of the supervisor to make sure you do your work nor is it the role of the supervisor to provide step-by-step plans for your project. You are expected to be proactive in your work.

Space, Equipment and Software:

ME4386 is the room designated only for 4th year students working on their projects. You must obtain a key for the room: A form is available in the Systems office; Submit the form along with a cheque for a refundable deposit of $40.00 to the departmental administrator during the hours posted at the administrator's office door. Access rights to this room will be revoked if it is found that you are allowing non-4th year students to enter and/or you are eating or drinking in the room.

Computer accounts are the same ones used for other SCE courses, with the same registration procedure (See If you require special features on your account (extra memory, privileged or administrator rights), your supervisor must make a request to the Lab Technicians (Send an email to The technicians will require confirmation from your supervisor ( your supervisor on your email).

The ITS of Carleton University has made special purchase arrangements for Windows, Macintosh, Unix or Linux software packages. Some software is site-licensed for unlimited use campus-wide. Other software has been made available through educational discounts for volume purchase. Some licenses may restrict the number of copies, the type of use, duration of license, or the location of machines on which the software may be used. For more information, please visit the website of ITS.

If you need special equipment or tools, please ask your supervisor for help.

Carleton's Engineering Society has a server machine that is available for use by 4th year project students. All enquires must be directed to the Engineering Society. The 4th year project coordinator is not responsible for this machine.

$Date: 2017-10-03 $