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About Undergraduate Final Project  

Final project is a 6 credits required course in IE undergraduate program to be enrolled by students at the final year of their undergraduate study. The topic in the final project includes a wide range of area relevant or within IE discipline. The final project provides students an opportunity to experience real problem solving in industrial and business cases. The work includes but is not limited to applying IE theory and concept for improvement or analysis of certain industrial cases, methodology/model/theory development, designing products or systems, that are expected to give contribution either practically or theoretically.

Upon the completion of the final project, students are expected to be able to :

  • Identify the real industrial problem or the research gap in the selected topic
  • Apply industrial engineering theory in solving industrial problems or develop a model to answer the research questions
  • Develop skills in conducting a research independently and taking responsibility of the process and result
  • Communicate the result of work both oral and written
  • Develop interpersonal skills

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Requirements & How to Start
Final project enrollment is similar to any other course enrollment in the IE department. Once enrolled at the beginning of a semester, the course will be included in the course plan. When students fail to finish the final project at the end of the semester, the grade will appear as E. Thus, it is very recommended that students at least prepare the first steps of the final project before enrolling this course.

To enroll the final project, students are required to pass the 2 credits Problem Solving Methodology and at least 2 elective courses.

Following are the steps in preparing and completing the final project:

Step 1. Define your topic and prepare your proposals

For many students, defining what topic to work on can be quite difficult. Especially when ones are clueless about what specialized area within IE discipline they interested most. Finding the topic can be done through a problem approach, a theory approach, or simply choosing among what are offered by IE faculty members. The third is most preferable by students because in doing so they automatically choose the supervisor at the same time. In a problem approach, students normally choose the company or the research object first, from which a problem or improvement idea can be proposed. A theory approach sticks on a certain IE tools/method/approach/theory before finally applying the proposed methodology on a case.

Step 2. Prepare your proposal

Once a topic is defined, students can start working on developing a proposal. A proposal should explain the background of problem/topic selection, the objective of the final project, the methodology to be used, and the expected outcome of the final project. Three copies of final project proposal should be submitted to the Student Service Center where supporting staffs will schedule the presentation of the proposal based on the topic and faculty member group availability.

Step 3. Present your proposal
The final project proposal presentation is typically evaluated by 3 faculty members; one is the supervisor and the other two is the assessor. This presentation will determine whether:

1) students may continue to work on the proposed topic,

2) students may continue by revising the proposed methodology, or

3) students should terminate the proposed work and start from the first step again.  

Step 4. Complete the final project
When a proposal is approved, student may carry on with his work in the final project. Normally, it takes about 2-3 months to finish, but it is possible to extend the work up to 2 semesters. When a final project fails to finish in less than 2 semesters, student should start from Step 1 again. also required. Thus it is necessary for students to start or continue the work as soon as possible after the proposal is approved.

Step 5. Prepare your final report and defense presentation
Preparing a final project report can be a time consuming work. Not only the writing, sometimes the editing and printing will use most of your final hours available before the deadline. So it is better to do the writing along the process rather than doing it intensively near submission schedule. Report template is available here.

Step 6. Presenting your final project (defense)
All final project submission will be scheduled by the final project liaison. The schedule will be informed in about 4 working days after the submission. A final project defense is a closed meeting attended by the student, 2 evaluators, and the student’s supervisor. It generally takes about 60 to 90 minutes including the discussion. The result will be announced right after the defense session. A session may consist of up to 5 defense presentations.

Step 7. Revise your final project as suggested by the defense committee
After the defense presentation, students are given one week time to revise the final project as suggested by the defense evaluators. Students should submit the Revision Approval Form, signed by the evaluators, to the Student Service Center within the given time.

Step 8. Submit your final project report book
Submitting the final project report book is a part of requirements for graduation. Students are required to submit one copy to the IE library and another for central library.

Topic and Area

Typical topics in the final project in the area of:

  • Supply chain management
  • Lean production system
  • Quality control management
  • Supply chain optimization
  • Policy analysis using System Dynamics Simulation approach
  • Modeling analysis and development
  • System improvement using Discrete Event Simulation
  • Logistic and distribution optimization
  • Ergonomics application in the work place
  • Product design and development

A number of final projects require an intensive data collection, sometimes site visits are :

  • Multi-criteria decision making
  • Performance analysis
  • Analysis and implementation of health, safety, and environment
  • Others.

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The final grade of the final project is composed of the assessment result of the following aspects:
1. Proposal presentation, It counts for 0.5 credit out of 6 credits assessed in the final project. There are 4 points included in this assessment: 1) research question and/or problem solving idea; 2) appropriateness of approach/methods proposed; 3) quality of proposal written report; 4) presentation and handling question.

2. Advising and completion process
The process of how a student finishes his work is assessed by the final project supervisor. It counts for 1.5 credits and mainly based on 2 important points: student’s capability in completing the project on his own, and the quality of the project outcome.

3. Defense presentation and reporting
Defense presentation contributes to 67% (4 credits) of final project total grade. The assessment includes 5 points; four are similar to the proposal presentation, the other is on analysis and the process of concluding the result.

Final Project Liaison

Yudha Andrian Saputra
Office phone/fax: +6231-5939361/5939362[tabbyending]