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Thesis Guidelines for the College of Technology

A Senior Honors Thesis in technology 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.

College of Technology Senior Honors Thesis Representative

Carlo Deason from the College of Technology Dean's Office is your primary contact. Rikki Bettinger is your contact in the Honors College.

Prepare the final copy for binding according to the College of Technology binding guidelines. Students are encouraged to meet with Deason during the semester of their defense to review the College of Technology binding process and deadlines. The binding deadline for the College of Technology is the last day of the semester.

Minimum number of bound copies for College of Technology students: One for the Honors College is optional. However, you should ask your research mentor if he/she would like a bound copy of your thesis and if the department would like a 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.