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When Do Students Start Work on the Thesis Project?

Timing depends on the project and the student, but the following sequence of events is the norm:



Time Period (approx.) Action
Semester 6 Student investigates possible projects and identifies his/her chosen project and potential supervisors.
Semester 7 Student registers for ENSC 498-3 Thesis Proposal, assembles the Supervisory Committee, undertakes supervised study, research and development, and completes a formal proposal for the project. Course work may be done at the same time.
Semester 8

Student registers for ENSC 499-9 Thesis and completes and defends the thesis. Final courses are completed at this time.


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