Undergraduate final year projects

From an app to facilitate debates around issues affecting the UK Black community, to using computer vision to detect falls in the elderly, final year projects from undergraduate students in our Department continue to have real-world value.

How final year projects work

Students choose the topic of their project, but staff are around to help them develop their ideas if needed. The aim is to enable individuals to hone their technical abilities by deep diving into a subject.

To help them achieve their best, they work alongside a Surrey academic, who’ll provide expert advice. They’ll also have our lab facilities and project-specific equipment, such as NAO robots, Raspberry Pis and OpenNebula clusters, at their disposal. Past students have even used oscilloscopes, a sophisticated diagnostic instrument that draws a graph of an electrical signal, to analyse potential cyber attacks!

Some people even choose to work in partnership with external companies on the projects by extending their Professional Training Placement.

Why they are important

Conducting research and creating a final year project develops transferrable skills, such as independent research, presentation and time management. These are assets our students will use again and again in their future careers.

Many of our students have also produced excellent work, which has helped them secure jobs at major companies.

Others have gone on to publish results from their final year projects in academic journals, such as Applied Network Science and Studies in Computational Intelligence, while some have presented work at international events, including the Conference on Security and Cryptography, integrated Formal Methods and the International Conference on Fuzzy Systems.