Title page

This page gives:

  • the title of the report
  • the authors' names and student IDs
  • the unit name and code, the department, and university
  • the date of submission.

The title of the report should indicate exactly what the report is about. The reader should know not only the general topic, but also the specific aspect of the topic addressed in the report. Compare the following pairs of report titles:

Weak titles

Strong titles

Bridge analysis

Analysis of a prestressed concrete bridge

Internet based ATIS

An evaluation of Internet based Automated Traveller Information Systems

Most of the reports you write at university will form part of the assessment for particular units. You will therefore often talk about ‘Assignment 1’ or ‘the water project’, for example. These terms can form part of the title, but the report will usually need a more specific title too. Compare the following examples:

Weak titles

Strong titles

Assignment 1

Assignment 1: Water consumption data collection

ATIS Project

An investigation of Internet based Automated Traveller Information Systems on the Monash Freeway