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1 Guidelines for Thesis Preparation Guidelines for Thesis Preparation School of Engineering and Technology National University
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2 Guidelines for Thesis Preparation National University School of Engineering and Technology Capstone Project Guidelines The capstone project for the Master of Science in Homeland Security and Safety Engineering will serve as your thesis. This document offers guidelines for a capstone project. Ideally, the capstone proposal should be written before you arrive at the first meeting of SSE 610A. By the end of SSE 610 B, you should have a completed your project. If it is not completed, you will receive a grade of incomplete and have up to six months to receive a grade for the course. The Proposal: The proposal will consist of a description of the capstone project and its parameters, signed by the course instructor of the capstone course. The student is responsible for assembling a committee consisting of a thesis advisor (course advisor can participate as thesis advisor) and two additional faculty members (or qualified industrial staff ) who have agreed to participate. Committee member from outside National University must be approved by your thesis advisor. The proposal should be at least two pages double spaced, written in future tense, and with signature lines for your committee chair, and the two other committee members. The proposal must be approved before you proceed with your thesis. The Thesis : You will work with your committee chair to organize and define the parameters of your capstone project. Your organization will vary to fit your topic, but below is a general organization that you might follow. Parts of a Masters Thesis: Title Page. Signature Page. Copyright Page (optional). Dedication and/or acknowledgement pages (optional) Table of Contents. The table of contents is designed for the convenience of the reader. The table of contents lists all preliminary pages, major sections of the text, works cited and appendices. The table of contents has dot leaders between the end of the heading and the page number. Headings in the table of contents should appear as they do in the document. List of tables, illustrations, figures, charts, etc. (if appropriate) Abstract(a one paragraph summary of your argument) Text Works Cited Footnotes/Endnotes(if appropriate)
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Guidelines for Thesis Preparation Appendices(if appropriate) Length of the thesis : Your committee chair will work with you to determine an appropriate length for the thesis. Number of chapters: A suggested number of chapters for a master’s thesis is five. They normally include (1) introduction, (2) review of the literature, (3 and 4) your study (explication, analysis, interpretation, etc.), and (5) conclusion. Of the five chapters, the conclusion is usually the shortest. Typically, the sizes of individual capstone projects will vary according to the
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This note was uploaded on 08/29/2011 for the course ENM 607 taught by Professor Dr.jeffreys.appel during the Spring '11 term at National.

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