Top Topics For Senior ProjectsSenior students often find themselves working on topics for senior projects. In this article I want to give you some tips to help you make the best decisions about your topic and whether it will be able to pass through your department's process.
The first thing you need to consider is the time it will take to prepare the project. How much time will it take to get it ready and submitted for evaluation? This will obviously impact your decision of whether or not to get it approved by the department. If it will take longer than a week, you may not want to submit the project.
Also take into consideration the level of importance you give to the senior project. If it is a small project for a student who has just completed an undergraduate degree, the quality of information may not be high enough to pass. The project will also have less chance of success if you are working on it in a field where there is a higher expectation for excellence.
Also look at the other projects, your supervisor has already assigned. If the project you are interested in is one that has already been done, make sure it is well-known and has not been followed by another student who is interested in that project.
However, you should always remember that not all topics for senior projects are identical. It is very important to identify the topics that can be completed within the maximum time that you can get it approved. Even if you know it is going to take longer than the usual time, you can still do it, but be prepared to complete it faster than expected.
If you have multiple subjects that you can work on, then look at the subject and see if it makes sense and if it will be easy to fit the other topics you have chosen. If it seems a bit too easy to be a good fit, move on to another topic. For example, you could choose a course as a major topic for a senior project, but then choose a different project that is a minor topic. You still get to make a good project by selecting a topic that is difficult but can still be completed in a reasonable amount of time.
When you do find great ideas, follow up and ask permission to go through them with your supervisors. They will probably be more willing to give you permission to have access to their project files if you ask.