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FATIH UNIVERSITY

Faculty of Engineering
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Department
EEE 101 Introduction to Electrical and
Electronics Engineering

DESIGN PROJECT REPORT WRITING RULES


FORMATTING OF REPORTS
All design project reports submitted must follow the following formatting guidelines:
Margins: All margins must be 2.5 cm on all sides.
Font: The font of the text material must be12-point Times New Roman.
Line Spacing: The text material must use 1.5 lines spacing.
Line Justification: All parts of the report (except the title page) must use full justification.
Headings: All major report headings (see list below) must be formatted to stand out from the
body text and must have a type size of 14-point and bold. All minor headings must be
formatted to stand out from the body text and must have a type size of 12-point, bold and
italics.
Page Numbers: All pages are to be numbered consecutively and centered within a footer at
the bottom of each page, beginning with page 1 on the first page of text after the title page.
You do not need to start a new page for each section.
Tables, Figures, Graphs and Drawings: All tables, figures, graphs and drawings are to be
numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals (1, 2, 3, etc.). A title is to appear after the
number and the entire label is to appear under the table, figure, graph or drawing.
Paper: All reports must be printed on good quality white bond paper, measuring 210 by 297
mm (A4). Only Laser printer and Ink Jet printer outputs are acceptable.

ORGANIZATION OF REPORTS
All design project reports submitted must be organized in the following order:
Title Page: The format of the title page, including spacing and capitalization must be exactly
as in the sample title page shown below.
Abstract: This should be a readers digest version of the project report, emphasizing what
was done and the results achieved in concise summary fashion. The length of the abstract

should be between 200 and 500 words. This is the most often read part of an engineering
report or paper and consequently should be written very carefully.
Introduction: In this section, briefly discuss the general motivation or application area for
your design. Discuss the goals for your design. The use of a Table for your design
specifications is recommended. Discuss your basic approach and related literature (citing
references numbers for references listed in the back.) Discuss the specific contributions you
make with this work and why they might be of interest to the reader. The introduction sets the
stage for understanding of your design, what you did, and why it is important or interesting,
as well as puts the work in proper context compared to the state-of-the-art. You are not
expected to fully understand the state-of-the-art in this area or make a novel contribution, but
you should be able to at least point to relevant background literature.
Theory/Discussion of Simulation and Design Methods: In this section, discuss the relevant
theory, and the simulation approaches used in arriving at your design. Cite relevant references
where appropriate. Outline the design approach and the areas that required careful attention.
Assume you are writing for another student to be able to perform a similar design.
Description of Design: In this section, provide and discuss schematics, diagrams and/or
pictures of your design and list all the components used in a tabular format.
Measurement Methods: In this section, discuss your measurement methods.
Measured and Simulated Results: In this section, compare measured and simulated results
for your design. Discuss possible reasons for discrepancies.
Conclusions/Recommendations: In this section, discuss the conclusions reached regarding
the degree of success of your design approach, important lessons learned, and
recommendations for others who may try a similar design.
References: The report should end with a list of references. These should be listed in an
appropriate format, as that used in IEEE publications or other standard research journals.
References should be numbered consecutively and should follow the form shown below:
Example of journal article referencing:
Maiers, J. and Y. S. Sherif, Application of Fuzzy Set Theory, IEEE Transactions on
Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Vol. SMC-15, No. 1, pp. 41-48, January 1985.
Example of book referencing:
Doebelin, E., Control System Principles and Design, John Wiley, New York, 1985.
Example of referencing of a conference paper:
Akn, H. L. and T. Taolu, Nuclear Reactor Control Using Back Propagation Neural
Networks, Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Computer and
Information Sciences, Side-Antalya, 30 October-2 November 1991, Vol. 2, pp.
889-905, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1991.
Example of referencing of a report:

Webb, A. R., D. Lowe and M. D. Bedworth, A Comparison of Nonlinear Optimization


Strategies for Feed Forward Adaptive Layered Networks, RSRE Memorandum No.
4157, RSRE Malvern, 1988.
Example of referencing of an article in the Internet:
Miller, D., Prolog: An Introduction to the Language and its Logic, 1996,
http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~dale/lProlog/index.html

Sample Title Page


Fatih University
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department
EEE 101 Introduction to Electrical and Electronics Engineering

LED Dimmer Circuit


Project Report

Name, Surname, Student ID No


(Information for each Student in a Group Should be Written in a Separate
Line)

Date (Day, Month, Year)