As part of NTU’s curriculum, all final year students of the School of MAE are required to undertake a Final Year Project (FYP), supervised by one or two MAE academic staff members. The Final Year Project spans over two-semester of the academic year. At the end of the final semester, the student is required to produce a report, present an oral presentation (approximately 30 minutes) about the project. The oral presentation will be attended and graded by a FYP supervisor and an appointed examiner.
Industry Sponsored Project (ISP) – for full-time students
The purpose of the Industry-Sponsored Projects (ISP) is to provide the real world context to apply the knowledge students have learned to practical problems. It will be mutually beneficial for both NTU and the participating industry partners. It is also hoped that the ISP will enable NTU to establish a closer relationship with our local industy partners.
The ISP-FYP will encourage our students to work on problems in any of the disciplines of mechanical and aerospace engineering through a project requiring application of basic engineering principles, which have a direct industrial significance. The project may involve an in-depth study, investigation, product development, computer modeling and analysis, design, construction and testing and experimental investigation, spread over the whole academic year (namely S1 & S2, or S2 & S1). Only single-student projects will be considered. Students are required to submit a formal report, demonstrate the project and also make an oral presentation on completion of the project.
ISPs can be initiated by a MAE academic staff through his/her contacts with the local industries or directly by industry sponsors who do not have any particular MAE supervisors in mind. Some projects undertaken during the Professional Internship (PI) may be extended into ISPs with the submission of the ISP forms. New ISPs are also welcomed.
Every ISP will be jointly supervised by both industry supervisors and MAE academic staff members and graded by MAE academic staff members only. ISPs are undertaken by students not on a full-time basis, since final year students are also required to study several courses in each semester. Therefore, students normally work on the ISPs in the NTU campus during the semesters. However, occasional visits to companies during the semesters and short periods in companies by students may be arranged, with mutual agreement by industry sponsors, fyp supervisors and students involved in the ISPs.
However, if any required equipment or material are not currently available in the school, the industry sponsor is normally expected to meet the expenses during the project. While primary guidance to the student will be provided by the MAE academic staff, the industry sponsor is obligated to provide the student with the necessary supporting information.
The industry sponsor will have access to all results for the project. However, the work is essentially that of the student and the university cannot be held responsible for the accuracy or otherwise of the results.
How to submit ISPs
For proposals with MAE academic staff as main supervisor
Main supervisor will submit the proposal online during the “Call for MAE FYP proposals”.
For proposals without MAE academic staff
Student may contact an MAE academic staff to be the supervisor of this ISP. Otherwise, the proposal will be circulated among the MAE academic staff for a suitable supervisor.
The MAE academic staff will evaluate the project proposal and submit the proposal if it has enough engineering content.
Turnitin Plagiarism Checker
Students have to upload the final version of their fyp report in full text via the Turnitin plagiarism checker on iNTULearn. Submit your final version of your fyp report along with a printout of the Turnitin report to your fyp supervisor.
Students are to upload a softcopy of the full text of their final year reports to the Library Digital Repository, DR-NTU at, http://Repository.ntu.edu.sg/drntu/procedure.htm
. DR-NTU is an online digital archive that stores and provides access to academic and research publications of staff and students of NTU.
Students' reports which are considered to be confidential (e.g. those that contain proprietary or sensitive information of collaborating parties) are exempted from submission to DR-NTU. Your FYP supervisor will inform you if you are not required to submit.
FYP reports submissions
As part of “towards a sustainable earth-Print only when necessary” , may I request fyp supervisors to accept softcopy reports from students under your supervision and also for your moderation. Where necessary, you may print a few pages (abstract/ conclusions, etc.) for your reference. This shall help save paper and the trees.
Note: For any reason if you cannot manage with a softcopy, please feel free to approach the student (if you are a supervisor) or the supervisor (if you are the moderator), requesting for a hardcopy report at the earliest to avoid any last minute problem.
FYP Financial Guidelines for Students
FYP claims should be submitted within 3 months from the date of receipt and before the closing of the financial year (financial year for NTU is from April to March of the following year). You cannot accumulate the claims even if it is within the financial year. Please submit your claims promptly.
a) For claims with receipts dated 01 April to 08 December, you should claim within 3 months from date of receipts.
b) For claims with receipts dated 09 December to 07 March, you should claim by 8 March.
c) For claims with receipts dated 08 March to 31 March, you should submit the claims as and when incurred.
d) All claims must be submitted by the day of your fyp oral presentation.
For claims that are more than 3 months and fall within the financial year, please provide justifications for late submission and approval from the delegated approving authority is acceptable.
Instructions on how to claim FYP reimbursements
- Per FYP is entitled to S$500 excluding GST. FYP fund is only for consumable items, it should not be used for purchasing of any equipment, computer peripherals and storage, telecommunication products, IT products and software, etc. For items outside consumables, claims will be subjected to approval. All supporting documents must include justification for purchase and must be endorsed by your FYP supervisor. Claims without supporting documents will not be processed.
- For the FYP reimbursement claims, please go to your Studentlink and use the ICS system to submit your claims.
- For any overseas or online purchase, FYP student will need to provide the invoice\receipt of the item, payment transaction of the purchase item, and bank statement transactions for proof of purchase if the payment is made by using credit card or paypal or etc. Also it does not matter whether the invoice or receipt is in Chinese or English. For overseas purchase, GST is not an issue.
- Remember to write in the Remarks Box your FYP number (e.g. A011, B100….) and the AY and semester (e.g. AY2018-19, S1…..) of when you commence your fyp.
5. Hardcopy Submissions to School of MAE is not required.
Mr. Mohammad Nazri Bin Khairuddin
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