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In Nigeria, just as in other parts of the world, Final Year projects are considered as one of the core modules or courses for computer science and information technology students at the undergraduate levels (Hassani, 2012). The project itself is a practical software development or research work (as may be the case in university) in which final year students integrate and apply the learning outcomes from the programme in tackling real-life problem.

At the National Diploma (ND) level, Computer Science students offer the course as COM 229 and it has a total of 4 Credit units. Also at the Higher National Diploma (HND) level, it comes under the code of COM 429 with a total of 6 credit units. Similar heavy weight is assigned to final year projects even at the Bachelor’s Degree level in the universities. However, the course coding and credit unit allocation may differ across universities. For course coding, while some universities use the CSC initials and the numerical level description, some use CIT and others prefer COSC. As at the time of writing this article, the National Open University of Nigeria uses CIT 449 for the compulsory course of 6 credit units – Final Year Project.

However the differences in course-coding and credit allocation for Final Year projects across the tertiary institutions offering an undergraduate diploma in Computer Science or Information Technology, its appearance across the curricular resonate the belief in the importance Final Year Project as part and parcel of developing the necessary work and character skills for a career in the field. More so, the heavy credit unit consolidate that belief.

In addition to proving the work-readiness of the students in the field, aims to allow students to cumulatively demonstrate the knowledge and skills acquired from other modules or courses undertaken throughout the undergraduate program. Hence, it is an assessment tool for academics. This perhaps is the reason for paying so much attention for the course.

A course with so much credit unit such as this can either boost or greatly trim down the graduating point average of the students. And although the graduating point average is not usually the true test of proficiency, it is an indication that speaks in the absence of the owner. Many employers, especially government agencies, base their judgement on this. Low points could also hinder or slow one’s career in the field.

By and large, one of the best ways to a remarkable final year project is a very good proposal. Not many students are aware of this fact. And for some who does, drafting such proposal usually prove challenging. This is even more so for students who did think of it beforehand until the project supervisor or coordinator announces for submission.

The aim of this article is to provide the leading guides on the subject that will lead students into success.

However, in order to make the guide an easy read; the entire guide is divided into five series. Click here to continue with the second series.

Meanwhile, Here is a List of Works Cited

Hassani, H. (2012). How to do the Final Year Projects A practical Guideline for Computer Science and IT students.

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