Guideline for lab report and assessment

A lab report must consist of the following main bodies:

  1. Abstract
  2. Introduction
  3. Results and discussion
  4. Conclusions
  5. References

Do not include these in your lab report:

  1. Experiment procedures
  2. Introduction part similar to what is written in the lab sheet

The lab report MUST be written using the Excel file provided in your Spectrum only. Visit your lab course Spectrum and look for "Lab report file" to download the file.

The lab report must be written in English language only.

A lab report example can be found in your lab course
Spectrum under "Lab report example."


**Lab Report Submission and Deadline**

Refer to the lab timetable for the deadline

The lab report (using the provided Excel file) must be submitted ONLINE through Spectrum


***Assessment guidelines***

Lab reports are assessed based on the new Lab Report Rubrics.

Marks deduction will be made:

  1. For late report submission
  2. If there are 2 reports exactly the same (word by word)
  3. If there are certain portions in a lab report similar with other lab report
  4. If some questions in a lab sheet are not answered in the lab report


The maximum marks are as follows:

Experiment type

Lab and teamwork  (marks)

Lab report (marks)

Total marks






40 x 2

60 x 2



The total marks of all experiments in each lab course will be calculated based on 100% weightage.


The marks for each experiment will be given as follows:

 Lab session

Lab report 




Given based on the rubrics


Not submitted

0 mark

Not attended


0 mark

Not attended

Not submitted

0 mark


The above table indicates that for marks to be awarded for an experiment, students must attend the lab session AND submit the lab report.