An engineering thesis is the written product of the systematic study of a significant problem. It identifies the problem, states the major assumptions, explains the significance of the undertaking, sets forth the sources for and methods of gathering information, analyzes the data, and offers conclusions and recommendations. The finished production evidences scientific originality which makes contributions to the field of study, critical and independent thinking, and appropriate organization and format, and thorough documentation. In general, the investigation results in a refereed technical publication or a presentation at a professional meeting.
An engineering project is a significant undertaking appropriate to professional fields. It evidences originality and independent thinking, appropriate form and organization, and a rationale. It is described and summarized in a written report that includes an abstract and the projectís significance, objectives, methodology, and a conclusion and recommendation.
Students shall be held responsible for understanding the definition of a graduate engineering thesis or project as outlined above and must follow the appropriate format guidelines to complete them.
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