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ENGL 181: Engineering Communications

What every engineering student needs to know to do research and writing for ENGL 181--whether it is for a class project or for your senior design theses. Learn to do research by applying the engineering design process.

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Senior Design Thesis Deposit Directions - Video

Library Submission Process for Your Thesis

Library Submission Process for Your Thesis

Each Senior Design Project must be described and documented in a written Design Thesis and, after having been approved by all advisors of the project and the department chair, submitted to the appropriate engineering department. (as defined below) for official Library submission.

Standard electronic format: one copy in PDF format.

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Formal submission consists of:

1.     PDF file including both:

   a.   the signature page; and 

   b.   the body of the thesis, meeting departmental format requirements.

2.     Fully executed Student Thesis Publication Agreement, signed by EACH author of the thesis (See below for form).

  Submission Process:

1.      EACH author/team member of a Senior Design Project must agree to and sign the same completed Senior (Undergraduate) Student Thesis Publication Agreement which is available in the text box BELOW. In order to facilitate the acquisition of signatures, one of the team members, after consultation with the team, will complete all entries but the signatures and send the form to the rest of the team members.

If you worked on an interdisciplinary project (as defined by those projects listed in an "interdisciplinary" session in the senior design conference program), then “appropriate engineering department” for submission is the Engineering Undergraduate Programs Office.

2.      Each Design Thesis must also be submitted to the appropriate engineering department administrative assistant in a single PDF file.

 3.     The department administrative assistant will verify that they have been given a readable PDF of the Design Thesis, including the signature page, and a correctly completed Senior (Undergraduate) Student Thesis Publication Agreement. The  department will contact the student(s) if there are any problems, and if not, will

a.     Extract the signature page from the thesis, and route it to the advisor and the department chair for signatures, after inserting appropriate signature fields.

b.     Upon receipt of the signed signature page, the administrative assistant will re-insert the signed page into the PDF of the thesis.

c.     Upon receipt of the publication agreement signed by all students, the administrative assistant will upload it with the PDF of the Senior Design Thesis to the Google Drive set up for this process.

     4.   The University Library will retrieve both documents, and process the Senior Design Thesis for inclusion in Scholar Commons and the OneSearch.


NOTE:  If any student wishes to obtain download statistics from their work that is uploaded to Scholar Commons, please provide a permanent email address to Ray Scroggin at Ray will make it possible for you to continue to receive download statistics after you graduate.

Required Publication Agreement Form for Departmental Submission

A copy of this form should be completed and then submitted to the appropriate department administrative assistant, once all student signatures have been collected.  Then it must be submitted along with your senior thesis following the directions above.