Final-Year Project

Final-Year Project (FYP) provides you with the opportunity to showcase the abilities and talents you have acquired during your time at WKWSCI. Since its inception, one of the goals of the Wee Kim Wee Final-Year Project is for students to complete a project that reaches a wider audience than the school. Wee Kim Wee students do campaigns for clients that reach broad audiences. They produce videos that are shown at international festivals and win international competitions. They produce impactful journalism that is published in mainstream media. Our students have a remarkable record of completing research projects that are presented at international conferences and published in international, peer-reviewed academic journals.

From AY2021/2022 onwards, there will be some changes made to how FYP is being held.  

Format of FYP

FYP remains as a year-long project where students continue to creatively drive their projects with guidance from their project supervisor. FYP will be held in a supervision model, where there will no longer be any weekly seminar sessions. Instead, groups are strongly encouraged to set routine consultations on their project development. This arrangement empowers students to take on more initiative and allows flexibility in their timetable planning.

Matching of supervisors with project groups

Each faculty member will be supervising 1-3 project groups, and the arrangement will be finalised in July/August. Further instructions on this will be disseminated after the online session. In the meantime, students may refer to the list of faculty member and their project interest area here for reference. 

Refer to the following for more information:

  • Each student must complete at least 91AUs
  • Additional pre-requisites vary by project type ​​​
  • The requirement for pre-requisites will be strictly enforced

Students who have not taken all pre-requisites for their project type when the project begins will need to inform the WKWSCI Undergraduate Office of their plans to take the pre-requisites as co-requisites in Year 4 Semester 1 except some courses that must be completed before start of the Year 4 Semester 1. Each request will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

The group size is four students. All students must take one relevant course from each group:

  Course Title
WritingCS2101Public Relations Writing
CS4029Advertising Creativity & Copywriting
CampaignCS4032Communication Campaigns
(Pre-requisite: CS2058 Integrated Marketing Communication)
CS4131Risk Communication
CS4150Health Communication
(Pre-requisite: CS2008 Fundamentals of Research)
CS4311Promoting Sustainability
Research MethodsCS2405Data Mining
(Pre-requisite: CS2400 Foundations of Information Analytics)
CS4037Audience Research Methods
(Pre-requisite: CS2008 Fundamentals of Research)
CS4042Advanced Research Methods
(Pre-requisite: CS2008 Fundamentals of Research)
CS4075Selected Topics in PR: Evaluating and Producing Campaign Results
(Pre-requisite: CS2008 Fundamentals of Research)

The group size is up to four students for Feature Writing and Illustrated Features, and not more than two students for Photojournalism projects. All students must complete the following courses before the start of Y4S1:

  Course Title
Compulsory CoursesCS2021News Reporting and Writing
(Pre-requisite: CS0204 Basic Media Writing)
CS2044Photojournalism
(Pre-requisite: CS2021 News Reporting and Writing)
At least one of the following coursesCS2022Multimedia Writing in Chinese
CS2023Print and Digital Publication
(Pre-requisite: CS0204 Basic Media Writing)
CS2029Broadcast Journalism: Concepts & Applications
(Pre-requisite: CS2025 Image & Sound Production)
CS2045 Online Journalism
(Pre-requisite: CS0204 Basic Media Writing)
CS4011News Copy Editing
(Pre-requisite: CS2021 News Reporting and Writing)
CS4018Specialised Journalism: Business and Economics
(Pre-requisite: CS2021 News Reporting and Writing)
CS4020Feature Writing
(Pre-requisite: CS0204 Basic Media Writing)
CS4043Specialised Journalism: Science & Health
(Pre-requisite: CS2021 News Reporting and Writing)
CS4540Tech & Startup Reporting Lab
(Pre-requisite: CS2021 News Reporting and Writing)
CS4023

Advanced Photojournalism*
(Pre-requisite: CS2044 Photojournalism)

*For illustrated feature and photojournalism projects



The group size is up to four students. All students are to complete the following courses:

  Course Title
Compulsory CourseCS2008Fundamentals of Research
At least one of the following coursesCS2405Data Mining
(Pre-requisite: CS2400 Foundations of Information Analytics)
CS4037Audience Research Methods
(Pre-requisite: CS2008 Fundamentals of Research)
CS4042Advanced Research Methods
(Pre-requisite: CS2008 Fundamentals of Research)
CS4264Introduction to Network Analysis
(Pre-requisite: CS2008 Fundamentals of Research)

 

The group size is up to four students. All students are to complete at least two of the following courses:

  Course Title
At least two of the following coursesCS2025Image & Sound Production
CS2027Genre and Narrative Strategies
CS2029Broadcast Journalism: Concepts and Applications
(Pre-requisite: CS2025 Image & Sound Production)
CS2030Audio in Media
CS4024Writing for cinema and TV
CS4026Documentary Production: Concepts and Applications*
(Pre-requisite: CS2025 Image & Sound Production)
CS4027Narrative Film and TV: Concepts and Applications**
(Pre-requisite: CS2025 Image & Sound Production)


*For documentary projects
**For drama projects