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Thesis Guidelines for the College of Engineering

A Senior Honors Thesis in engineering typically arises from close collaboration with a faculty member on an existing research project. Ideally, you will identify a significant aspect of that research and craft a smaller project representing your own work.

The thesis should include an introduction explaining the relevance of your work to the broader field of study, a brief literature review, pertinent explanations of all technical innovations and processes and an appropriate representation of results achieved. On average, the thesis will be between 30-60 pages. 

Engineering Senior Honors Thesis Representative

Miranda Vernon-Harrison is your contact from the Cullen College of Engineering. Rikki Bettinger is your contact in the Honors College.

Prepare the final copy for binding according to the binding & formatting guidelines for the College of Engineering. 

Deadlines for submission can also be found on the Cullen College of Engineering website.

Minimum number of bound copies for engineering students: Three total, (1) department, (2) major professor (unless does not need one), (3) for the Honors College. Vernon-Harrison will bind your copies for you. Your PeopleSoft account is charged $45 per copy. You will also be required to submit an electronic copy of your thesis to the M.D. Anderson Library once your thesis is approved.