Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Program

Thesis Proposal Presentation

 


THESIS PROPOSAL PRESENTATION DEADLINE

IMPORTANT: PRESENTATION RESTRICTIONS 

WHAT IS A THESIS PROPOSAL

WRITING A THESIS PROPOSAL

OVERALL PRESENTATION PROCEDURE


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


 

THESIS PROPOSAL PRESENTATION DEADLINE

The Thesis Proposal Presentation must be successfully completed with 27-months from the start of the student's Ph.D. program

 

 

 

IMPORTANT: PRESENTATION RESTRICTIONS

  1. THESIS PROPOSAL DEADLINE:
    • The Thesis Proposal must be presented and approved within 27-month of the start of the Ph.D. program
  2. PRESENTATION DATES & TIMES
    1. Must be held during University business hours
      1. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ONLY
      2. Monday through Friday when the university is OPEN
        1. University Holidays -- NOT ALLOWED
        2. Weekends -- NOT ALLOWED
    2. Should the student require an EXEMPTION to the time restriction please see below as to how to request an exemption
  3. EXEMPTIONS
    1. An additional 7-10 working days are required to consider the exception
    2. Exemptions to the presentation time restrictions are considered on a case-by-case basis and NOT GUARANTEED
    3. Must be approved by the Academic Advisor, Department, Faculty, and in some instances, the Dean
    4. Submit an email request to the Graduate Student Advisor and cc the Academic Advisor
    5. Please state the reason as to why the Thesis Proposal Presentation CANNOT be held during regular working hours
  4. PRESENTATION LOCATIONS
    • Presentations must be held either on the Ft. Garry or Bannatynne campuses
  5. SUPPLEMENTAL GUIDELINES 

 

 

WHAT IS A THESIS PROPOSAL -- the thesis blueprint 

A Thesis Proposal is a detailed summary of the dissertation that informs the Advisory Committee on whether the subject and the topic are appropriate to the field of study.  The most important factors of each Thesis Proposal are the

  • Topic
  • Thesis Statement
  • Main Question
  • Introduction
  • Literature Review
  • Methodology
  • References

A good Thesis Proposal gives the outline of the topic, defines all the questions under consideration, describes the materials used while paper writing.

A Thesis Proposal comprises

  • A title page
  • Brief summary of the proposal

The GOAL of Thesis Proposal writing is to

  • Convince the Advisory Committee that topic should be approved
  • Assist the student in writing the entire dissertation

 

 

WRITING A THESIS PROPOSAL  

Columbia University (Prof. Marin Stute) 

 

University of Washington, Tacoma

 

 

OVERALL PROCEDURE

 

DEADLINE:  
The Thesis Proposal must be completed within 27-month from the start of the student's Ph.D. Program.

 

APPROVAL:  
Academic Advisor approves Thesis Proposal for distribution to Advisory Committee

  • Consult with your Academic Advisor as to the length and format of the WRITTEN THESIS PROPOSAL
  • WRITTEN THESIS PROPOSAL:  (ON AVERAGE ...)

 

DISTRIBUTION: 
The student is responsible for distributing the Thesis Proposal directly to the Advisory Committee

  • Distribution of the Thesis Proposal to the Advisory Committeeis usally by EMAIL
  • Advisory Committee may ALSO request hard-copies
    • Hard-copies must be delivered by the student

 

RESPONSES & REVIEWS
In some cases, the Advisory Committee will review the written Thesis Proposal and in-advance of the THESIS PROPOSAL PRESENTATION send reviews to the Academic Advisor.

  • Advisory Committee members send their reviews of the Thesis Proposal directly with Academic Advisor prior to the Thesis Proposal Presentation Meeting
  • The Academic Advisor may request that the student make changes to the Thesis Proposal prior to the THESIS PROPOSAL PRESENTATION

 

MEETING -- SET-UP

  1. The THESIS PROPOSAL PRESENTATION is a PUBLIC EVENT
  2. Meeting information must be sent to the ECE Graduate Student Advisor at least
    15-Working Days
    prior to the presentation.
  3. Graduate Student Advisor will
    1. Book a presentation room
    2. Make public announcements
    3. Inform FGS
  4. After the student receives an approval from his/her Academic Advisor to go ahead with a THESIS PROPOSAL PRESENTATION the STUDENT ...
    1. POLLS Advisory Committee Members as a TIME and DATE convenient them to meet
      1. Please make sure that Members are aware this meeting might be ~2 hours
      2. To assist in organizing the this meeting you may use any scheduling tool, here are a couple commonly used
        1. DOODLE (free):    https://doodle.com/
        2. OUTLOOK:
          1. Create a NEW EMAIL
          2. Click on "OPTIONS", in the tabs located along the top of the email
          3. A WINDOW will open
          4. Look in "VOTING & TRACKING OPTIONS"
    2. INFO TO GRADUATE STUDENT ADVISOR:  Once a date and time is determined,  the student emails the following information to the ECE Graduate Student Advisor
      1. EMAIL SUBJECT:   PhD Thesis Room Reservation Request
      2. THESIS TITLE:        In Email, include the TITLE OF THE THESIS (thus far)
      3. DATE & TIME:        In Email, include the DATE and TIME of the presentation
    3. ANNOUNCEMENTS:  The ECE Graduate Student Advisor will then set-up the meeting and make all announcements

 

MEETING TIME & LOCATION
ALL Ph.D. Thesis Proposal Presentations must be HELD during REGULAR University Business Hours

  • TIMES:             Between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • DAYS:               Monday through Friday
  • HOLIDAYS:      Presentation may NOT be conducted during University Holidays
  • LOCATION:      ALL presentations must be conducted on either the Ft. Garry or Bannetyne campuses

 

MEETING -- PROCEDURE

  • CHAIRPERSON:    The student's Academic Advisor
  • ATTENDANCE:     
    • Student MUST physically be in-attendance
    • ALL Advisory Committee Members MUST be in attendance
    • If necessary ONE (1) Advisory Committee Member may attend virtually or at-distance
      • No more than ONE Advisory Committee Member may attend virtually or at-distance
    • APPROVAL of an Advisory Committee Member attending virtually or at-distance must FIRST be approved by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
      • The student must make the ECE Graduate Student Advisor aware of the 15-working days prior to the Thesis Presentation Meeting

 

STUDENT DUTIES

  • Student must bring copies of his/her thesis proposal for Advisory Committee Members
  • Student must be prepared to present his/her thesis proposal
  • Student may make his/her Thesis Presentation
    • Using PowerPoint
    • Incorporating any changes requested by the Advisory Committee Members prior to the presentation
    • Presentation should not be longer than 25-minutes
  • Student must be prepared to answer questions from his/her Advisory Committee Members
  • Student must be prepared to show how his/her conclusion were obtained including math, theory, other research, etc.

 

ADVISORY COMMITTEE DUTIES

  • Assure that the student is prepared to begin/continue research
  • Assure that the student's research can be done within the time given in the student's program and with equipment available to the student
  • Critique the student's proposal:  proposal additional requirements to the student
    • additional courses
    • additional reading
    • narrowing of research
    • the attendance of seminars, short-courses, workshops, etc.
    • submission of journal paper(s)
    • clarification of research and/or research methods
    • additional advisory committee meetings
    • etc...

 

AFTER THE THESIS PROPOSAL PRESENTATION

  • CLEAR UNDERSTANDING of what you've been asked to do
    • Incorporate changes and suggestions into your Thesis
    • Make sure you UNDERSTAND what is required of you
  • CLOSE WORK AND COMMUNICATION WITH YOUR ACADEMIC ADVISOR:     
    • It is VERY IMPORTANT that you NOW keep in very close communications with your Academic Advisor.   He/She must be informed of any
      • Problems you encounter in your research
      • Problems you encounter in needed equipment
      • Problems you encounter in the lab
      • Problems or NEW Situations which might be occurring in your job or family

 

 

 

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PROGRAM INFORMATION

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    3. Academic Integrity Tutorial 
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  2. LEAVES OF ABSENCE
  3. FAILED GRADES
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    2. Grade Appeals
    3. Student Advocacy
  4. SUPPLEMENTAL GUIDELINES
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    2. Transfer Credits (4.4.6)
    3. Transfer to Ph.D. (5.1.3)
  5. PROGRAM TRANSFERS:
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  3. Thesis Guidelines
  4. Thesis Checklist
  5. Thesis Online Submission
  6. THESIS SAMPLES
    1. Title Page
    2. Table of Contents
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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