How to choose Topic for Engineering Project

As Final year/ 3rd year students will always be wondering how to select a topic for their Project work. Here are 5 simple steps to finalize your Project topic:

1. You don’t have to come up with Earth-breaking, Nobel Winning Idea.

No one expects you to develop a brand-new project that the humans haven’t seen before. All you should focus on is ‘improvements in the things around you‘. If you wish to develop an app : think of a problem that you have faced and have felt that there should have been an app to do that! If you are an electronics / electrical engineer – think of something that you can do with electronics. For example: Can you help moms track their tiny babies with sensors and a mobile app? Isn’t that a cool idea?

The same goes with Chemical, Mechanical, Structural, Metallury, Civil and Biotech engineers. Look for improvements and things that can be done better than current solutions. Of course you might just take up a study project – but you should have your project guide’s approval.

2. Team

Make sure that the topic selection is always a team effort. Every person in the team should be convinced that the topic is the right one for them. If a topic is of interest to only few members of the team; the team won’t be able to function together throughout the duration of the project. If you want the entire team to stick together and work with enthusiasm; you need everyone’s consent for the topic.

3. Budget

Budget is always the criteria that you and your team should consider when deciding on your final year or third year engineering project. Make a correct estimate; and if you can’t – seek help from our fellow experts on CrazyEngineers. Also analyse if you will ever need funding for your project. If the answer is yes; you need to start looking for the sources right away.

4. Hardware / Software / Tools / Technology Needed

One of the most important factors in your topic selection will be the overall requirements of the project – and whether the team is comfortable with them. If your project requires you to work on Java – is everyone in your team comfortable coding in Java? If your project requires you to have Raspberry Pi; ensure that all the team members are comfortable using it. If not – have the consent of all the users to learn the required resources as fast as they can.

Source: Crazy Engineers

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