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STS Thesis Guide

A complete overview to the thesis process in STS 4500/4600 from the history to binding.

Thesis Checklist

So you think your finished with your thesis portfolio - let's check that we haven't missed anything.

[] Prospectus is finalized and approved

[] Body of Prospectus

[] Prospectus References

[] Sociotechnical Synthesis is finalized and approved

[] Technical Report is finalized and approved

[] Technical Report body (in whatever format required by your department)

[] Technical References

[] Thesis is finalized and approved

[] Thesis Body

[] Thesis References

Layout

For the Technical Report:

[] Whatever format required by your department

For the Prospectus, Sociotechnical Synthesis, and Thesis:

[] Margins: 1 inch on all sides

[] Font: Times New Roman

[] Double spaced

[] Tables, Figures, and Images fit within the margins

Pages Numbers -

[] Pages numbers on:

[] Sociotechnical Synthesis

[] Technical Report Body and References

[] Thesis Body and References

[] Prospectus Body and References

[] No page numbers on:

[] Thesis Portfolio Title Page

[] Technical Title Page

[] Thesis Title Page

[] Prospectus Title Page

Title Pages -

[] Thesis Portfolio Title Page has:

[] Technical Title

[] Thesis Title

[] Your name

[] Graduating Semester

[] Graduating Year

[] Your Graduating Department

[] Technical Title Page has:

[] Technical Title

[] Department

[] Your name

[] Graduating Semester

[] Graduating Year

[] All team members names

[] Your name on the signature line

[] Your technical advisor's name on the signature line

[] Your technical advisor's department on the signature line

[] Thesis Title Page has:

[] Thesis Title

[] Your name

[] Graduating Semester

[] Graduating Year

[] Your name on the signature line

[] Your thesis advisor's name on the signature line

[] Prospectus Title Page

[] Technical Title

[] Your Graduating Department

[] Your name

[] Graduating Semester

[] Graduating Year

[] All team members names

[] Your name on the signature line

[] Your technical advisor's name on the signature line

[] Your technical advisor's department on the signature line

[] Your thesis advisor's name on the signature line

Signatures -

[] Technical

[] Your signature

[] Your technical advisor's signature

Thesis

[] Your signature

[] Your thesis advisor's signature

[] Prospectus

[] Your signature

[] Your technical advisor's signature

[] Your thesis advisor's signature

Woo! That's all the bits. Once you have all those signatures and go ahead you can bind your thesis. More info available here.

Portfolio Order -

Thesis Portfolio Title Page

  • SocioTechnical Synthesis

Technical Report Title Page

  • Technical Report
    • Format as Required by Department

Thesis Title Page

  • Thesis Body
    • Thesis References

Prospectus Title Page

  • Prospectus Body
    • Prospectus References