Accessible version | Skip to content | Change your text size

Table of contents

Previous pageNext page


The conclusions section provides an effective ending to your report. The content should relate directly to the aims of the project as stated in the introduction, and sum up the essential features of your work. This section:

  • states whether you have achieved your aims
  • gives a brief summary of the key findings or information in your report
  • highlights the major outcomes of your investigation and their significance.
The conclusions should relate to the aims of the work:
Example 1:
  • Aim

    The aim of this project is to design a mobile phone tower.
  • Conclusions

    In this report, a design for a mobile phone tower has been presented. The key features of the tower are... It was found that...
Example 2:
  • Aim

    The aim of this investigation is to analyse the bus delays at the intersection of the bus loop and Wellington Road at Monash University.
  • Conclusions

    In this report, bus delays were analysed. It was found that... Based on these findings, it is recommended that...

Example conclusions

Click on the highlighted text to see the comments.

Conclusions from a report entitled "Preliminary Design of a Bridge".


Two designs for the bridge to be constructed on the Calder Freeway across Slaty Creek have been presented and discussed in this report. Design 1 is a super-T beam bridge and Design 2 is a simple composite I girder bridge. Both designs incorporate round piers on piled foundations, which are used because the soil conditions are unknown and possibly unstable. Design 2 has some advantages because it is made of steel and thus has longer spans and fewer piers.

However, Design 1 is clearly the better design. This design requires minimal formwork in the construction of its concrete deck, it is relatively easy to erect and it maintains stability during transportation and construction. In addition, it is cheaper to build and more durable.


Relate to aims


Key features



word outputDownload a printable version of this page (.doc)
Problems? Questions? Comments? Please provide us feedback.