School of
Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

Seminar and Seminar Participation

Approximately half way through their projects, students orally present the key content of their research and progress of their work.  The seminar should describe the scope and relevance of their thesis, the reviewed literature and its relevance to the thesis, the work carried out so far and the work remaining to be done.  The material should be prepared in a fashion that suits oral presentation and gives justice to the progress made so far.  It is essential that the seminar is not merely an oral presentation of the previously submitted project proposal but is focused on the progress in the project since the submission of the proposal.

Your seminar will be marked by your supervisor using the criteria on the seminar marksheet. Please bring a copy of this marksheet to your seminar with your name, student number, course-code completed. 

To book your Project Progress Seminar:

  • You will be advised when bookings open and the availability of timeslots.
  • Consult your thesis supervisor for the times they are available (from the schedule) - they must attend your seminar. Supervisors will pre-book blocks of sessions for their students - a draft copy of the Semester 1, 2019 supervisor schedule is available here.
  • Book the seminar time via (search for "ITEE Thesis and your supervisor's name" - click on "more dates" to see the full list). If you are unable to attend one of the sessions booked by your supervisor contact your supervisor asap.

You will be able to see the complete seminar schedule via the Assessment tab in Blackboard. You must also participate in at least five other seminars and have your participation recorded on the seminar participation form. You do not need to book to attend the seminars that you participate in - only your own presentation timeslot. Completed seminar attendance forms are to be submitted to the ITEE Coursework Studies Office (78-425).  Failure to participate in 5 seminars means your overall mark for the course is capped at 49% and your final grade is capped at 3.

Note - your seminar may be videotaped for official moderation and review of results.