The Implementation of SAW and BORDA Method to Determine the Eligibility of Students’ Final Project Topic

Dwiny Meidelfi - Department of Information Technology, Politeknik Negeri Padang, Limau Manis, Padang, 25164, Indonesia
- Yulherniwati - Department of Information Technology, Politeknik Negeri Padang, Limau Manis, Padang, 25164, Indonesia
Fanni Sukma - Department of Information Technology, Politeknik Negeri Padang, Limau Manis, Padang, 25164, Indonesia
Dikky Chandra - Department of Electronics Engineering, Politeknik Negeri Padang, Limau Manis, Padang, 25164, Indonesia
Anna Jonas - Department of Information of Technology, Universitas Ahmad Dahlan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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The fourth-year students of Bachelor of Applied Studies (BAS) Software Engineering Technology Department of Information Technology (IT) Politeknik Negeri Padang (PNP) are required to work on the Final Project Proposal to the Coordinator, to deliver to the expertise group team to assess the eligibility of the topic. The expertise teams consist of the same skill family. The assessment criteria include originality, novelty, target and topic contribution, methodology, and similarity. Therefore, a system to support group decisions is highly needed to get eligibility for the topic. In a pandemic like today, indoor gatherings are severely restricted. The work from home policy also limits the movement of the team to gather together so that the expert team who would judge cannot conduct a meeting to determine the feasibility of the final project topic optimally. The existence of a subjective assessment of a particular topic requires discussion from the team. The simple Additive Weighting (SAW) method was used to rank the final project proposal, and BORDA method was used to Accumulate the assessment score of the expert team. The research revealed the recommendation on students’ final topics. Testing is done by testing the sensitivity of the criteria used in a decision maker's preference. The final result of this research is a recommendation of a final project that is feasible to be implemented by students and recommendation for sensitive assessment criteria. From the ten topics of the final project that were assessed, seven topics could be accepted. The sensitivity test results showed that the weight with criterion 1 and criterion 4 significantly affect the assessment results.


SAW; BORDA; Final Project; Software Engineering Technology; Politeknik Negeri Padang.

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