Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Program

Writing Your Thesis

 

After your thesis proposal is approved you may begin writing your thesis.   It is important that you consult and work closely with your Academic Advisor and Advisory Committee members when developing your thesis. 


DEVELOPING YOUR THESIS

LITERATURE REVIEW

THESIS OUTLINE

ELEMENT OF THE THESIS

FGS THESIS GUIDELINES

PLAGIARISM & COPYRIGHT


GENERAL INFORMATION

PROGRAM INFORMATION

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS & OVERVIEW

ECE COURSES

CANDIDACY EXAM DATES

  1. CANDIDACY EXAM (within Year 1)
  2. ADVISORY COMMITTEE (after Candidacy)
  3. ETHICS APPROVAL (if needed)
  4. THESIS PROPOSAL PRESENTATION (Year 2)
  5. WRITING YOUR THESIS  & STYLE REQUIREMENTS
  6. EXAMINING COMMITTEE
  7. FINAL ORAL: (Year 3-6)
  8. AFTER THE DEFENCE

 

AURORA -- COURSE REGISTRATION

STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES


 

DEVELOPING YOUR THESIS
University of British Columbia: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/current-students/graduate-pathways-success/getting-started-your-thesis-or-dissertation

 

LITERATURE REVIEW
University of Toronto: http://advice.writing.utoronto.ca/types-of-writing/literature-review/

What knowledge and ideas have been established on your topic and what are their strengths.

 

THESIS OUTLINE (Organizational Tool)
The outline gives an overview of the main points of your thesis. It clarifies the structure of your thesis and helps you find the correct focus for your work. The outline can also be used in supervision sessions, especially in the beginning. You might find that you need to restructure your thesis. Working on your outline can then be a good way of making sense of the necessary changes. A good outline shows how the different parts relate to each other, and is a useful guide for the reader.
http://sokogskriv.no/en/writing/structure/structuring-a-thesis/#13_Outline  

What is the purpose of a thesis outline

The thesis outline is the blueprint of your thesis and helps you in organizing your material, arguments, research, conclusions, etc.  An outline makes it earsier for most students to gather and organize their material and write their thesis.

SAMPLE:  Thesis Outline
http://www.duq.edu/Documents/education/_pdf/DCPSE/psychology/dissertation-outline.pdf 

 

ELEMENTS OF THE THESIS 

  1. TITLE PAGE  (SAMPLE) 
  2. TABLE OF CONTENTS  (SAMPLE)
  3. THESIS ABSTRACT
    • What is the purpose of an Abstract
      An Abstract is the brief summary of your research allowing the reader to quick determine your paper's purpose. It should be a concise summary of key points of your research and should summarize your research topic, research questions, participants, methods, results, data analysis, and conclusions.
    • What are the elements of a thesis Abstract
      1. What is the overall purpose of the study -- What is being addressed
        • Explain the problems
      2. Explain your research methods
      3. Describe your results
      4. Give your conclusion and recommendations
  4. MAIN PAPER
    1. INTRODUCTION
      State what you are trying to prove / disprove
    2. THESIS STATEMENT
      A thesis statement focuses your ideas into one or two sentences. It should present the topic of your paper and also make a comment about your position in relation to the topic. Your thesis statement should tell your reader what the paper is about and also help guide your writing and keep your argument focused.
      http://www.cws.illinois.edu/workshop/writers/tips/thesis/
    3. BODY
      The body of your thesis should show that your argument/critique/analysis is moving in a certain direction (the direction outlined in your introduction)
    4. CONCLUSION
  5. BIBLIOGRAPHY
    Lists ALL sources used or consulted in writing the thesis. The Bibliography is usually listed at the end of the thesis.  Please see below APA STYLE -- CITING INFORMATION
  6. IMAGES & NON-TEXTUAL MATERIALS
    Univerity of Southern California Libraries, Research Guidelines
    http://libguides.usc.edu/c.php?g=235130&p=1560459

 

FGS FINAL THESIS GUIDELINES
  -- University Guidelines for Writing your Ph.D. Thesis

 

THESIS STYLE: 

 

WRITING STYLE:   When writing theses please remember that graduate students use the style recommended by the Faculty of Graduate Studies

 

APA STYLE -- USED IN WRITING THESES 

http://www.apastyle.org/

 

CITING INFORMATION -- APA STYLE

http://www.citationmachine.net/apa/cite-a-book

 

 

PLAGIARISM & COPYRIGHTS

 

CURRENT COURSE OFFERINGS

REGISTRATION (Annual)

ACADEMIC GUIDELINES

ECE SUPPLEMENTAL REGULATIONS

UNIVERSITY SCHEDULE
(exams, registration, payments, etc.)

GRADUATE CALENDAR / CATALOG

CODE OF CONDUCT--Plagiarism

CHEATING, PLAGIARISM, ETC.
 (students, instructors, TAs)

EXAM & FINAL GRADES

COMPUTER ACCTS, FORMS...

TEACHING ASSIST. HANDBOOK  

PROGRAMS

  1. Ph.D.
  2. M. Sc.
  3. M.Eng.
  4. Occasional
  5. IIS / Overview 
  6. Course Category (AX,AU,OS)

PROGRAM INFORMATION

  1. MANDATORY:
    1. Summer Registration
    2. Progress Reports
    3. Academic Integrity Tutorial 
    4. ASG--Advisor Student Guidelines 
    5. Continuous Registration 
  2. LEAVES OF ABSENCE
  3. FAILED GRADES
    1. What to do
    2. Grade Appeals
    3. Student Advocacy
  4. SUPPLEMENTAL GUIDELINES
    1. Advance Credits (4.4.5)
    2. Transfer Credits (4.4.6)
    3. Transfer to Ph.D. (5.1.3)
  5. PROGRAM TRANSFERS:
    1. M.Sc. to Ph.D.
    2. M.Eng. to M.Sc.
    3. M.Sc. to M.Eng.
    4. Ph.D. to M.Sc.
  6. CHANGE REQUESTS
  7. Transfer Credits
  8. CO, IP, Incomp, Course Extension
  9. Deferred Exam Form 
  10. Concurrent / Dual Registration
  11. Voluntary Withdrawal
  12. Authorized Withdrawal

RESEARCH INTEGRITY

-- Plagiarisms Software: iThenticate

RESEARCH ETHICS & COMPLIANCE

-- Templates, Guidelines, & Forms

ENVIRONMENT HEALTH & SAFETY

ECE GRADUATE COMMITTEE MEMBERS

FUNDING, AWARDS, JOBS

  1. TRAVEL AWARDS
  2. NSERC (Canadians Only)
  3. UMGF  (All Grads)
  4. IGSS (Int'l Students)
  5. FGS Miscellaneous
  6. FGS EMERGENCY LOANS
  7. Funding & Award $$
  8. TA Wage Scale
  9. JOBs

TUITION & FEES   

  1. Master
    1. Full-Time
    2. Part-Time
  2. Ph.D.
  3. Other Fees
    1. Compulsory Fees
    2. Incidental Fees 
    3. Cost of Living Expenses
  4. Tuition Installment Plan
    (International Students Only)

NEW STUDENTS

  1. Quick, General Info
  2. General Info & Services
  3. Registration Procedures
  4. Registering for Courses
  5. Acceptance of Offer (Letter)
  6. Paying Tuition & Fees
  7. Office Space & Mail
  8. Grad Students With Children
  9. Student University Guide
  10. Orientation
    1. ECE (mandatory)
    2. FGS (TBA via emails)
    3. University
    4. International Students

GRADUATION / CONVOCATION

  1. THESIS DEADLINES
  2. Thesis Info
  3. Thesis Guidelines
  4. Thesis Checklist
  5. Thesis Online Submission
  6. THESIS SAMPLES
    1. Title Page
    2. Table of Contents
  7. Plagiarism Software: iThenticate
  8. ECE Graduand Info
         APEGM, Iron Ring, Letters, etc.
  9. CONVOCATION !
  10. JOBs

 


UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA SERVICES

 INTERNATIONAL STUDENT

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  2. ICS Post-Secondary Handbook
  3. Study Permit Info
  4. Off-Campus Work Permits
  5. FORMS
  6. Exchange Pgm
    (Canadian & Intentional)

FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES (FGS)

  1. FGS: Thesis Guideline & Forms
  2. Thesis Info
  3. Important Dates
  4. FORMS
    1. Programs & Thesis
    2. Awards & Scholarships
  5. WORKSHOPS

REGISTRAR'S OFFICE

  1. Transcripts
  2. Important Dates
  3. Convocation
  4. FORMS

ENGINEERING LIBRARY
(Donald W. Craik Library)

CAREER SERVICES

STUDENT ADVOCACY

ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES

 


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(Canadian Students ONLY)

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  1. CIC web site  
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  9. FORMS & GUIDES   

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ENGINEERS GEOSCIENTISTS MANITOBA (APEGM)
Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of the Province of Manitoba

 


CONFERENCE PAPER / THESIS HELP

FGS WRITING STYLE: Papers, Thesis, etc.

APA STYLE

  1. APA Style
  2. APA Basic Style Guide
  3. APA Style Tutorial
  4. MPA STYLE

MLA STYLE

  1. MLA Style
  2. MPA STYLE

IEEE Writing Style: IEEE Papers

  1. IEEE Style
  2. IEEE Citation Reference
  3. IEEE Artical Preparation & Submission

HELP FORM OTHER UNIVERSITIES

  1. Graduate Student Writing Kit
  2. Thesis Proposal
    1. How to write a thesis proposal
    2. Successful thesis proposals
    3. Components of a thesis proposal
    4. M.Sc. Thesis Proposal
    5. Ph.D. Thesis Proposal
      1. Guideline 01
      2. Guideline 02
  3. Research Papers:
    1. Lit. Reviews
      1. Lit. Reviews
      2. Example 01
      3. Example 02
    2. Abstracts
      1. Writing an Abstract
      2. Abstract Presentations
      3. Examples
    3. Effective Outlines
    4. Citing References
      1. APA Style