CSS3714 – Final Year Project I

Course Description

To provide the basic understanding about the nature, philosophy and methodology of research, thereby preparing the students for undertaking an independent search of knowledge. ​In the beginning of the course, students are required to attend a research workshop where they will be taught on how to execute a research, conduct literature review, decide appropriate methodology, collect, interpret and analyse data. Later, students will be guided by the respective supervisors on how to plan for research which will be conducted later in the course entitled Final Yea Project II. Students will carry out weekly discussion with their supervisor on the research topic, objective, scope, research programme, and the extend of the development of the research proposal. A report and a presentation of the research proposal are required at the end of the course.

Content Outline of the Course/Module:

  • How to do research
  • Research Methodology
  • Conducting literature review
  • Data sampling, collection, analysis and interpretation
  • Research Proposal Preparation
  • Proposal submission and presentation

Course Outcome

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Acknowledge the continuous development of knowledge and the needs of self-upgrading.
  • Define the objectives of a research.
  • Conduct reviews on previous research.
  • Propose methodology to collect data for conducting research.
  • Plan the schedule of a research.
  • Produce a research proposal.

Subject Area


Course Director

Group of lecturers

Teaching-learning Methods Assessment Methods
Lecture Written Report, Presentation
Project Supervision Assignment, Progress Test, Final Examination
Problem-based Learning Written Report, Presentation, Lecturer Evaluation
Research Written Report, Presentation, Lecturer Evaluation