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Your thesis is a formal document in which you must demonstrate your command of the technical area under investigation. At the same time, it should include enough background material so that your readers can understand and follow what you did. For example, one of your peers should be able to duplicate your work using the information that you provide in your thesis. A thesis should also be cohesive in that each part should be relevant to explaining or solving the problem in question.

An undergraduate thesis written for the School of Engineering Science can be an individual or joint endeavor. If two students working on the same project co-write a thesis, they will both receive the same grade for their work. Two students working on the same project may write separate theses only if they are involved in different aspects of that project and can produce theses which differ substantially.

The following outlines some issues to consider before writing your thesis.

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