Guidelines on Proposal Preparation

Overview

It is our pleasure to announce the first BOEING Engineering Student Competition. BOEING, in collaboration with the College of Engineering at Alfaisal University, has established a competition for selecting and awarding the best engineering projects every academic semester. The awards will be celebrated in a ceremony attended by representatives from Alfaisal University and BOEING. The winners will be invited to present their work in a poster exhibition and award ceremony.

This is a fantastic opportunity to enhance your CV and boost your career path.

Scope of Projects

Given the current global COVID-19 pandemic, the theme of the competition is around COVID-19. Projects are expected to provide innovative technology-driven solutions that have positive impact on health and safety, economy growth, sustainability, social and society, within and beyond the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Proposals are expected to be related to the following engineering disciplines:

•    Architectural Engineering
•    Electrical Engineering
•    Industrial Engineering
•    Mechanical Engineering
•    Software Engineering

Proposals falling in interdisciplinary areas with one or more of the above disciplines will be considered.

Eligibility

Any undergraduate Junior, Senior and MEM student, currently enrolled in the College of Engineering, or working on a research project. 

Content of Proposal

Proposals must contain the following:
•    Project title
•    Team members
•    Academic advisor
•    Purpose of project (mandatory)
•    Design/Methodology/Approach (mandatory)
•    Findings/results (may include expected results) (mandatory)
•    Analysis (if applicable)
•    Limitations (if applicable)
•    Impact of project (if applicable)
•    Social implications (if applicable)
•    Originality/value (mandatory)
•    References (mandatory) 

Guidelines on preparing the proposal

  • Proposal length: the proposal must not exceed 4 pages in total.
  • Purpose of the project: clearly state either the reason for or the primary objectives of the project or investigation. What are the reason(s) for or the aims of the project? This section can begin with wording such as ‘The purpose of this project….’ or ‘This project aims to….’
  • Design/Methodology/Approach: describe experimental methods/techniques or approach used in the project. How are the objectives achieved?
  • Findings/Results: present only the most significant outcomes of the project. Be clear, concise and informative when presenting the outcomes.
  • Analysis: discuss findings/results using contemporary theories and relate them to prior work and current understanding in the literature.
  • Limitations: include shortcoming of the current project and suggest steps to overcome these in future work.
  • Impact of project: discuss briefly how the project result contributes to the engineering body of knowledge, practice or applications.
  • Social implications: discuss briefly the impact of this project on society such as impact on climate change, impact of lifestyle due to technology, influence public attitudes, quality of life, etc.
  • Originality/value: describe briefly what is new about the project. State the value of the project and to whom.
  • References: list key references on related work.

 

Evaluation of Proposals

Proposals will be evaluated by a panel based on the following broad criteria:
•    Relevance: Proposal is related to one or more engineering disciplines of the College of Engineering
•    Makes an impact: Proposal contributes to contemporary issues
•    Quality: Proposal is of high quality and free of obvious factual, experimental or conceptual errors
•    Creativity and innovation: Proposal contains element of creativity and innovation

Awards

Three prizes per track:
1st Place: SAR 4,000
2nd Place: SAR 2,500
3rd Place: SAR 1,500

Deadlines

Last day to receive proposals                 November 19, 2020
Notification of acceptance                     November 29, 2020
Posters & awards announcements          December 10, 2020

Submission of Proposals

Proposals are to be submitted through the Proposal Submission

Download Proposal (PDF)

Department & Programs

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Architectural Engineering

Graduates of the Architectural Engineering program at Alfaisal University are grounded in scientific, mathematical, and technical knowledge through coursework that keeps pace with current relevant technologies.

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Electrical Engineering

Here, at Alfaisal University, we have a world-class EE program that helps prepare you for the international job market, and that makes you able to take part in powering up the world.

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Industrial Engineering

Industrial engineering is about choices. Other engineering disciplines apply skills to very specific areas. An industrial engineering education offers the best of both worlds: an education in both engineering and management.

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Mechanical Engineering

A degree in mechanical engineering at Alfaisal University will give you the knowledge and advanced interdisciplinary skills to work in the design, development and manufacture of products in Saudi Arabia and worldwide.

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Software Engineering

Certainly find software taking care of business. On your computer and in your smartphone, in your dishwasher and in your car, in the bank, supermarket, or mall, on the streets or in your house.

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Master of Engineering & Systems Management (MEM)

This program is not an MBA; it is a technical master's degree focused on engineering, data science and computation.

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