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OBJECTIVES, AND CRITERIA FOR ACCEPTABILITY
Definition and Objectives
The thesis is a major paper required of every student to earn the BS Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Management degree. It is intended to give the student an opportunity to demonstrate his ability to conduct independent research on a specific problem in computer science or any field where a computer science model or solution may be employed. By definition and Objectives, a thesis must have these elements: 1. It is a major paper concerning subject matters of interest to the student and is a component of his major field of study. 2. It must be an action-oriented undertaking and not a purely theoretical paper. As such, the thesis must be a product of field research rather than a purely library work. 3. It must be significant to society, or in line with the mission-vision of the University. This means that the study would address present issues in the service of the University, National or Church Issues. 4. It must be an original work. This means the thesis so chosen by the student should not duplicate the content, form and conclusions of any previous study. Operationally, this means. that thesis topics must have been checked by the student against the library.
Criteria for Acceptability
The thesis aims to validate the application of student learning into a competent and professional work. To be acceptable, therefore, the thesis must show evidence of comprehensive work, sound organization of material, clear thinking, and creativity. 1. Evidence of Comprehensive Work means that: a. The thesis is related to and meets the purposes of the approved proposal. b. Field work and research are sufficient to meet the data requirements. c. Facts and computations are accurate. d. Appropriate analytical tools and techniques of research and analysis are used. e. Draft is well-typed and well-written as to correct grammar and textual coherence. 2. Evidence of Sound Organization of Material includes the following: a. Findings are in the text and not buried in the exhibits. b. There is a thorough coverage of subject matter. c. Facts are distinguished from opinions. d. Facts are documented. e. Sources are reliable. 3. Clear Thinking means that: a. The textual presentation is logical. b. There is clearness of purpose, ideas, problems, alternatives and constraints. c. The analyses and assumptions flow from facts and are reasonable. d. Conclusions flow logically from analysis; recommendations from conclusions; and action-decision-programs of action from recommendations. e. The conditions under which the solutions are working must be identified. 4. Evidence of Creativity means that: a. The thesis should indicate transfer of student learning from the classroom to a professional piece of work. b. Facts are interpreted, not merely repeated. c. The work is useful, current, relevant, and meaningful to any. d. The thesis highlights other related problems and explores further areas of research. e. In the orals, the student must demonstrate his mastery of subject matter as well as articulate in his findings and conclusions.
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THE THESIS PROCESS: POLICIES, PROCEDURES AND FORMS
The thesis process takes the student through the following steps:
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Selection of topic ideas Selection and Assignment of Thesis Adviser Design of the Thesis Proposal Approval of Thesis Proposal by the Thesis Proposal Evaluation Panel Implementation of Thesis Proposal and Writing of the Thesis Thesis Adviser's Approval of Thesis and Written Recommendation for its Oral Defense. Submission of-Thesis for Oral Defense (3 copies) Completion of Pre-Oral Defense Clearance Composition of Thesis Defense Panel and Schedule of Oral Defense Thesis Oral Defense (and Re-orals, if required) Submission of Final Draft of Thesis
Selection of Topic Ideas and Assignment of Thesis Adviser
The student initiates preliminary research on a selected number of subjects or area which he believes will meet the elements of a good and manageable thesis. The student determines the data requirements - the extent and sources of secondary information and the magnitude of primary data that have to be generated. The student submits the written draft of topic ideas/areas to his/her Adviser. This will enable the professor involved to advise the student more meaningfully on the selection of an appropriate topic. An adviser may also swap advisee with another professor who is comfortable with the field of study.
Criteria for Selecting Thesis Adviser
1. Expertise in the specific problem area of the thesis. 2. Availability or has time to accommodate the student during the development and the final writing of the thesis. 3. Can work harmoniously with the student.
Design of the Thesis Proposal
This manual should guide the student in the development of the design of the thesis proposal and in the varying stages of the thesis process. It is recommended that the student should consult different members of the faculty and outside practitioners and experts, aside from the consultations with his thesis adviser. The ICS Dept. requires the submission of a written copy of the thesis proposal draft/s, as a basis for discussion and advise.
Approval of the Thesis Proposal By An Evaluation Panel
The thesis proposal approval process, includes the following: 1. Students are required to submit a preliminary draft of a thesis proposal to the Information Computer Studies Dept. Preliminary discussions of the thesis proposal with the thesis adviser are necessary to clarify specific details in the thesis proposal and get further comments and suggestions which will improve the writing of the revised thesis proposal. 2. The Computer Division screens the thesis proposal according to the format given in the following pages. Upon recommendation of the Computer Division, the student submits one copy of the revised thesis proposal. It should be in 8-1/2" x 11" thesis paper (available at the Computer Division), typewritten and double-spaced to-allow for insertion, comments and notations. 3. In consultation with the student, the Computer Division will designate the three members of the proposal evaluation panel. The thesis adviser is usually included as an additional member of this panel. 4. The thesis proposal evaluation panel evaluates the thesis proposal for acceptability or non-acceptability. It may make modifications in the scope, depth, direction and methodology of the proposal; and determines the manageability of the thesis work within the given time frame. (Note: To prove continuity, the members of the thesis proposal evaluation panel will also constitute the membership of the thesis oral defense panel.) The student is responsible for distributing the thesis proposal evaluation forms to the three panel members. Likewise, he must get back all the completed forms and submit these to the Computer Science Division. 5. If the thesis proposal is acceptable, the student can accelerate his thesis work. If it is not acceptable, the students undertake the appropriate revisions to the thesis proposal.
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Thesis” given in the following pages. If the chairman concurs. The ICS Dept. 2. Every thesis (or any report for that matter) has three basic elements. then must immediately notify the student and the other panel members of the decision. in cases where it is the chairman himself who refuses to grant the oral examination based on the grounds cited above. a time-table for each activity in the process. The thesis is a student's creation. the oral examination is carried on as scheduled. To facilitate the writing of the thesis. Refusal to Grant Oral Examination Any Member of the thesis defense panel can refuse to grant an oral examination for any thesis which does not meet the given standard. chapter by chapter. thesis drafts submitted without observing the cited process and conditions will be rejected and returned to the student. and normally. The thesis adviser will act as a guide but not his crutch. As a matter of-policy. the oral defense is deferred and the student has to re-work his thesis before requesting for an oral examination. This is accomplished by the signature of the Thesis Adviser on the Endorsement Sheet. badly 'written. will be constituted by the same members who composed the thesis proposal evaluation panel. Submit a substantially detailed outline. In the matter of format. disorganized. and in some cases. enrollment in Thesis Direction.this is broken down further into the concepts embodied in the report: as well as the breadth and depth of information and the analysis that ties in this information into a coherent whole. On the thesis defense chairman rests the veto power. Composition of the Thesis-Defense Panel There are three members of the panel. 3. he should not expect his thesis adviser to co-write or collaborate on his study. or a duplication of a previous thesis. at the latest. Submission of Thesis Oral Defense Before submitting the clean thesis draft. Thesis Manual Page 3 of 23 . motivation. The concept of the thesis. The copies of the thesis draft are distributed to the three panel members. Therefore. A thesis is both content and style.g. it is expected that the student will be required by his thesis adviser to: 1. lacking in substance. The two regular members are designated by the ICS Dept. rejection. and a thesis adviser is assigned and consulted. The student is expected to be guided by this manual even during the writing of the draft. re-writing. an evidence of his capacity for independent study. he can call off the oral defense. The panel member must call the attention of the thesis defense chairman and cite the reason why he refuses to grant oral examination. and a schedule of consultations between student and adviser. Experience has shown that the failure to meet these conditions generally results in drastic revisions. The exact date is confirmed only after the student has checked the availability of all his panel members and thesis adviser.Implementation of the Approved Thesis Proposal and Writing of the Thesis The student reaches this stage only when the following conditions are met: the thesis proposal is approved. The refusal to grant an oral examination must be done two working days prior to the scheduled date of defense. e. Creativity. one of whom is the thesis adviser. and initiative must come from the student. Submit the thesis drafts piecemeal. The oral defense is usually scheduled two weeks after the submission of the clean draft of the thesis. On each of the 3 copies is attached the Endorsement Sheet. the student is required to follow the “Format of the ICS Dept. the student must secure the thesis adviser's approval of the thesis and written recommendation for oral defense. sloppy. unedited. On the other hand. The clarity of the thesis which allows the reader to understand what is being said easily and correctly. Schedule of Oral Defense. The student is required to submit 3 copies of the thesis to the ICS Dept. If the chairman does not agree with the panel members and thinks the student is ready for oral defense. namely: 1. This simple precaution will avoid undue delay in the approval of his thesis. The format and style of presentation. 2.
Instead of placing the investigation. design and implementation documentation in the Appendix of the Thesis. the group will submit a separate document conforming to SAD documentation standards. the thesis adviser and defense panel should sign copies of the Thesis Approval Sheet Only the three regular members of the panel have the authority to decide on the passing or failing of the thesis oral defense. incorporating the revisions and rewriting required. After completing this. The revised draft should be completed and submitted as soon as possible. or implementation of a information system. the student should work on the thesis final draft. the signatures of the following must be accomplished: Thesis adviser and the two regular defense panel members. Submission of the Final Draft of Thesis and Its Reproduction After passing the oral defense. the majority rule is applied (two out of three). Project Documentation For thesis work that makes use of a tool. On this grade sheet. If not all voting members agree on the grade (Pass/Fail) to be given the student. The majority vote and specific comments are then written on the blank copy of Evaluation sheet by the chairman.Thesis Oral Defense and Voting Procedures A student is allowed a maximum of three orals: the first oral defense and two re-orals. Once the deliberation is finished. For the student who received a passing grade. On this form are written their respective votes and specific comments for inclusion in the revision of the thesis. This is done individually without consulting each other. the chairman calls the student back to the room and announces the results of the Oral examination and other details required of him. should not exceed 7 days after the oral defense. observers and other guests are requested to leave the room so that the deliberation and voting can take place. a separate project documentation will be submitted. (Final form will still be decided upon by the ICS Dept) Thesis Manual Page 4 of 23 . which becomes the final grade sheet. and normally. the chairman gives the two voting members each a copy of the Thesis Oral Evaluation Sheet. When the thesis adviser is satisfied that the revisions have been incorporated and that the student has met the thesis defense panel’s requirements/recommendation. The deliberation should cover two main areas: the written thesis and the oral defense itself. project. the student. the thesis adviser certifies his approval by signing of the Thesis Adviser's Certification of Student's Completion of Thesis Revisions/Changes. The student should consult with the thesis adviser. and recommended by the thesis defense panel. All the completed forms are then compiled by the chairman and read aloud to the defense panel. No student will be permitted to participate in the graduation ceremonies unless the revised draft has been approved by the thesis adviser and submitted to the Computer Division. The student is given a copy of the final grade sheet and the specific comments after the defense. As soon the oral examination is completed. and to prescribe revisions and re-orals.
As the letter indicates. The title of the thesis 3.GENERAL MATTERS Role of the Thesis Adviser The role of the thesis adviser is to give advise. and grammar. and to encourage and monitor the student. must take the initiative in arranging for conferences with him. the selection of a thesis adviser is primarily. The adviser is responsible for reading the final copy of the accepted thesis taking into consideration its content. The name and title of person addressed. 4 items must be supplied to fill it in: 1. the signatory of the letter(Normally. The thesis is both matter and style. As the thesis is a public document. though. and the company address 2. to counsel. Form Letter for Securing Information or Seeking Interviews from External Sources A standard form letter has been prepared to assist students in securing information or seeking interviews from sources external to the UST College of Science. The specific information required and/or the name/s of the persons/s to be interviewed and 4. format. the thesis adviser and the ICS Dept head) Please note that the letter leaves the decision of permitting access entirely up to the person addressed. He is chosen because he can positively guide the candidate in the preparation and writing of the thesis. It has been and can be reproduced by a course professor as a teaching device for the benefit of the future classes at UST . The candidate. to suggest. Circulation of the Thesis The thesis is an academic requirement. the thesis may be kept confidential for a period of one year or more depending on the student's reasons. based on his knowledge of the problem area. On the other hand. A student wishing confidentially for his thesis will first have to make a written request to. style. The thesis is a public document. can refuse to accept a study which contains excessive graphical and grammatical errors or inaccurate thesis form and style. as well as any member of the thesis defense panel. Copies of each thesis are available for reading in the ICS Library. The thesis is the candidate's creation. Thesis Manual Page 5 of 23 . The adviser. not the adviser's.College of Science. The adviser does not only evaluate the contents but must see to it that the paper conforms to the form and style of a thesis. however. and get the approval of the ICS Head. it cannot be kept confidential-For very important and exceptional reasons.
to prevent inclusion of irrelevant information. 7. Have your oral examination as soon as possible. The panel members will have a different viewpoint and they cannot read your mind. Make as much use of your adviser as he will allow you to. 9. Get the entire thesis over with as quickly as possible. 8. Keep your perspective. particularly tho6e of the preceding years 10. etc. Changing in midstream can be disastrous. 2.Some Final Notes of Advice The following rather categorical statements are based on ICS Dept experience with the thesis. Allow for delays. His real help comes after the submission of the first draft. data will not arrive on time. 6. field trips will have negative results. and when writing. The thesis is exclusively your work. Spend time on selecting a topic. 3. The words of warning given below have made each year. Do not assume you will pass without revision on the first oral. Assume that your work will be far better than anyone else's thesis this year and assume that the faculty and the panel will assume this. do not allow yourself to be distracted by other seemingly more promising subjects. Thesis Manual Page 6 of 23 . Keep the panel in mind when writing. Do not depend on others. Do not waste time. and heeded in varying degrees. Interviews will be cancelled. 1. Always have an outline/a structure/a conception or analytical framework in mind when researching to avoid unnecessary data. you will greatly increase your chances of sailing smoothly through your orals. off-campus panel member will be out of the country. Most of those who failed in their thesis never consulted their advisers. Begin immediately. These delays may waste some valuable time but you are not in complete control of the situation. 5. That way. Even your adviser can help only when you have provided firm data' and completed a thorough analysis. 4. What may be obvious and clear to you may have to be explained to them. The thesis is part of a whole curriculum. You must maintain equilibrium between the thesis and your other courses. Do not judge your thesis in relation to other theses. Once committed. The advice is free and seems obvious but failure to heed it has been detrimental to the student.
However. of Thesis Proposals and of Submitted Theses and on the parameters given below: • • • • Is it acceptable by UST-CS standards?. changes. 2. and comments of the thesis panel and have them signed at the end of the defense. revisions. In many instances. Misprints. style and other corrections may be indicated in the copy. Observers should maintain proper decorum and may be allowed to ask questions at the discretion of the Chairman Deliberation The deliberation should cover two main areas: 1. other aspects of the format to be followed are left to the discretion of the Chairman. the thesis subject matter is classified or highly confidential) students and other interested parties are allowed to observe the oral defense.. 5.THESIS ORAL DEFENSE PROCEDURE Areas of Considerations The student may be allowed the first 20 to 30 minutes for a brief and succinct presentation of his thesis covering the main points and highlights of the following: 1. He should carefully take note of the recommendations. Time Period of the Defense As much as possible. the panel may choose to forego the presentation and immediately proceed with the interrogation. 6. 3. the written thesis 2. since it is assumed that the panel has read the whole texts. This also implies that a defense can only take place if the panel has received the documents at least 14 days before the scheduled defense. The student’s submission of the revised thesis should be attached with the Thesis Adviser's Certification of Student's Completion of Thesis Revisions/Changes Required by Thesis Oral Defense Panel Thesis Manual Page 7 of 23 . 4. Given the above. Problems and Objectives Significance Research Design and Methodology Main findings Conclusions Recommendations It should be emphasized that the presentation should be brief and concise and should not exceed 30 minutes.Why or why not? Are there major revisions to make the thesis acceptable? Are there minor revisions to make it a better thesis? Any other observations? The adviser acts as the advocate of the thesis defendant. The interrogation by the panel should normally not exceed one hour Questions should be addressed first to main issues/areas of the thesis and later on the minor points. which will be given back to the student afterwards. Observers Unless specifically prohibited (e-g. the defense shall be limited to one half to two hours. Format of the Defense The Chairman of the thesis panel presides over the defense. the review of thesis revisions and changes are charged by the panel to the sole responsibility of the thesis adviser. the oral defense itself These two areas should be evaluated based on the Criteria for Evaluation.
THE PRELIMINARIES a. Bibliography Thesis Manual Page 8 of 23 . Sources of Data iii. Summary 2.This is the meat of the thesis. List of Figures. RESUME OF RELATED LITERATURE C.(if any) II. Background of the Study 2. Specification of Research Design ii. Presentation and Interpretation of Data . Scope and Delimitations of the Study b. Conclusions 3. and Recommendations 1. RESEARCH DESIGN & METHODOLOGY 1. Research Design and Methodology i. Resume of Related Literature c. and Basic Assumptions 2.OUTLINE OF THE THESIS PROPOSAL A. Problems for Further Study III. Significance of the Study 5. Significance of the Study 5. Hypotheses. Introduction 1. etc. Table of Contents d. Research Design And Methodology a) Specification of Research Design b) Sources of Data c) Description of Research Method/s or Technique/s Used 3. THE REFERENCE MATTER a. Recommendations 4. Time Table (Gantt Chart) OUTLINE OF THE THESIS I. Appendix b. Background of the Study 2. Definition of Terms. INTRODUCTION 1. Conclusions. consisting of well defined chapters reporting the results of the student's research e. Statement of the Problem 3. Detailed Outline of the Study 4. Statement of the Problem 3. Research Design and Methodology 1. Description of Research Method/s or Technique/s Used d. Summary. Approval Sheet c. THE TEXT OF THE THESIS a. and Basic Assumptions 2. Title Page b. Objectives of the Study 4. Scope and Delimitations of the Study B. Definition of Terms. Objectives of the Study 4. Hypotheses. Illustrations.
when tested. Resume of Related Research and Professional Literature A thorough review of the literature is a requirement. Give a straightforward statement of the value of the investigation to practitioners and professionals in the field of the study. Thus there is a need to identify the main problem in precise terms and to break it down into sub-problems. however. area of sampling. where. The delimitation. Dedications are ordinarily in questionable taste and are inappropriate for thesis work. This means that previous studies. dovetail the sub-problems into the objectives of the study. to a problem related to national goals and directly affecting the national interest. why. Objectives should be succintly presented and the student may. Objectives of the Study The objectives state exactly what type of information the research is to develop. you must establish that roast studies are inadequate. Score and Delimitations of the Study The scope composes the total area of the study by establishing the parameters and indicating the cut-offs of the project. These will provide the information concerning the who. where. Subproblems. provide answers to the main problem. the student will note that the introductory chapter of the thesis contains the essential parts that make up the thesis proposal. The maximum length may be from 5 to 20 words and the title can also be formulated as a question- Preface or Foreword and/or Acknowledgment The student may have given extra extraordinary assistance of non-routine character by several persons and an acknowledgment is a gesture of gratitude. You must establish a logical need for the study. books and the like should riot be merely indicated in the footnotes' but the concepts and findings relevant to the present study as found in these materials should be briefly Thesis Manual Page 9 of 23 . and of a size proportional to the size of the team. the choice of topic must be characterized by originality. when. that it does not duplicate any previous investigation. the help rendered by the thesis adviser. In identifying the nature of the study. and the assumptions underlying the statement of the problem. what. be this in the lack of representativeness of the sampling or the cost and time constraints in the investigation. Statement of the Problem The student should explore or develop a research problem in a field that relates to his interests and the undertaking will no doubt give him valuable knowledge and experience in his area of specialization. that is. The Title The title should express very concisely and clearly the topic or subject for investigation. In presenting the exact dimension of the problem. if possible. the student should discuss not only the facts and explanations that contribute to the problem but also the background of the study. uniqueness. Significance can also be emphasized by providing answers to identified gaps in knowledge or controversial in the area. and how of the study. The limitation of the study should also include a frank admission of any weakness or shortcoming. it should help bring about a solution even in a small measure. or to other particular persons or entities. narrows down the scope into a reasonable area of study. articles in scholarly journals. The objective may also be stated in the form of questions. and the scope of treatment. The topic must be delimited enough to permit an exhaustive treatment and significant enough to merit investigation. or administrative officers of the school is part of their work and does not require written acknowledgement. which could benefit from the study. and how of the proposed area of research. The main problem in the study is expanded reiteration of the thesis title itself. that is. the theories upon which it is based. and how this information will assist the reader of the thesis. or by illustrating the importance of the study in terms of content and methodology. social relevance. In the thesis proposal. who. However. which is manageable but wide enough to permit careful treatment. the student will have to add a detailed outline of his study and a timetable from the time of his-fieldwork to the completion of the final draft. However. the what.GUIDE NOTES FOR THESIS WRITERS In comparing the formats of the thesis proposal and the thesis. investigated or synthesized. thesis committee. it is best to consider the area and time coverage. Significance and Importance of the Study First. however. or if it does. One criterion that can be added is the preference that the thesis be development-oriented.
Research hypotheses not subject to experimental testing are usually stated in positive. The student should adopt a presentation suited to the purpose of the study i. Assumptions. the design should be explained in such a specific way that anyone wishing to replicate. logical. which covers a brief statement of the problem and purpose of the report. the sources of data. the need to provide new insights and more relevant information. and Hypotheses Important words. be based also on the findings and conclusions. Conclusions and Recommendations This concluding chapter of the thesis must present an overview of the entire study. The conclusions must be drawn directly from the findings and should recapitulate the answers to the questions of the* investigation.possible. In other words.e. Research Design and Methodology The research design should be identified in terms of the research method used. Thesis Manual Page 10 of 23 . methods. and the main findings. a hypothesis is a shrewd guess or inference that is formulated and previously adopted to explain observed facts or conditions to guide in further 'investigation. The review of related literature not only must include both foreign and local materials and authors but also must be directed to the most recent. must be objective. evaluating and interpreting the data. The student may also discuss possible applications of the findings to pertinent systems or situations and recommend for further study other side problems uncovered during the course of the thesis research. Conclusions. That is. in substance. From the hypothesis. declarative sentences. both in content and method. and solutions. the kind of data and their sources (including the criteria for the selection of secondary sources if they are to be used). each hypothesis may be listed and followed immediately by a very brief summary of the findings related to the hypothesis. Findings are often listed by number with each major finding summarized in one or two sentences. and care should be taken that the materials presented as part of the findings are all relevant to the study and they provide the answers to each of the sub-problems. valid and precise. Definition of Terms. including the formulation of hypotheses. and the instruments used in gathering the data. elaborate on the sampling section.Hypotheses subject to experimental studies and statistical tests are stated in the negative and hence are called null hypotheses. It is often desirable as part of this chapter to add a paragraph or section on implications. conclusions and recommendations' should be the logical outflow of the sub-problems cited in the first chapter. the student must deduce its consequences. specialized terms or technical expressions should be given their authoritative or operational definition in the context of the study. and ideas that would not be out of place in the conclusions. hence. It must include a presentation of data as the testing ground of the problem and hypotheses.accepted as general truths or statements of facts are. the-respondents. the study can be guided by the methodology used in the study. develop tests to determine through experiment or observation whether these consequences occur. and the conceptual analytical framework or methods of organizing. speculations. The use of the hypothesis varies with the type of research undertaken. As Goode and Scates define it.The background of earlier studies relating to the problem at hand should be developed to show that the existing evidence does not solve the problem adequately. studies to the new situation. so. The methodology should show the relationship of each sub-problem to the hypothesis. Summary..discussed and critically abstracted to provide' the foundation for the proposed research. if the study is a sample survey. the summary of findings should be stated in the order the sub-problems were presented. Assumptions -. The recommendations should. if. and carry out these tests to confirm or reject that hypothesis. In other words. the extension of previous findings' and. The testing of null hypothesis will determine whether the hypothesis is accepted or rejectedA working hypothesis must come from clearly identified assumptions. that the investigator can present interpretations.
_______________________________________________ ____________ Evaluation Comments. Name3 REVIEW AND EVALUATION PANEL 5. College of Science UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS Thesis Proposal Title : Date Submitted : Proponents : 1. _______________________________________________ ____________ 7.Appendix A: Thesis Proposal Review and Evaluation ICS Dept.. Name2 3. Name1 2. & Recommendation Thesis Manual Page 11 of 23 . _______________________________________________ ____________ 6.
Signature : ______________________ Thesis Adviser Date: ______________________ Thesis Manual Page 12 of 23 .
3. College of Science UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS Thesis Title : Proponents : 1.. has been adequately prepared and submitted by the proponents and is hereby endorsed by the undersigned for oral examinations. 2. Name1 Name2 Name3 In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Science in _________________________________________________________________ the thesis mentioned above. Signature : ______________________ Thesis Adviser Date: ______________________ Thesis Manual Page 13 of 23 .Appendix B: ORAL EXAMS ENDORSEMENT SHEET ICS Dept.
3.Appendix C: ORAL EXAMS APPROVAL SHEET ICS Dept.. ______________________ Thesis Adviser Defended in an oral examination before a duly constituted tribunal with a grade of __________________________________________ Panel Chairman ___________________________________ __________________________________ Member Member Accepted in Partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degreee of Bachelor of Science in ________________________________________________ _____________________________ _ Thesis Manual Page 14 of 23 . 2. College of Science UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS Thesis Title : Proponents : 1. has been adequately prepared and submitted by the proponents and is hereby endorsed by the undersigned for oral examinations. Name1 Name2 Name3 In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Science in _________________________________________________________________ the thesis mentioned above.
Head. College of Science. Information Computer Studies Dept. UST Thesis Manual Page 15 of 23 . Perla Cosme Dept.Prof.
Appendix D: Memorandum to Thesis Oral Defense Panel ICS Dept. please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. Sincerely yours.. College of Science UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS Date: TO: __________________ __________________ __________________ This is a reminder of the oral defense of the thesis Thesis Title : by the Proponents : 1. Name2 3. TIME : __________________ Thesis Coordinator Thesis Manual Page 16 of 23 . Name1 2. Name3 On DATE: ________________ Attached is a copy of : [ ] The thesis (Please bring this with you during the oral defense) [ ] Criteria for Evaluation of Submitted Thesis [ ] Excerpts for Thesis Oral Defense Panel Members [ ] Excerpts for Thesis Adviser Should there be other information you may need.
Appendix E: Form Letter ICS Dept. Very Truly yours. UST. Any assistance your office can render would be appreciated. They are at present completing a research report entitled ____________________________________________________________ for their Bachelor’s thesis as part of the requirements of their BS Degree. This letter will introduce (students’ name).. (Students’ name) are requesting (purpose) all information supplied will be incorporated into the student’s report for the oral defense and for the ICS dept library files. senior students of the College of Science. Adviser’s Signature Thesis Manual Page 17 of 23 . College of Science UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS Date: __________________ __________________ __________________ Dear ___________.
Panel 2. Revisions/Changes Submission Date (Specific) _________________ 3.Appendix E: THESIS Oral Defense Evaluation Sheet ICS Dept. _______ Pass 2. Signature :_________________ _________________ _________________ Signature: Time: Signature: Signature: Signature: Panel’s Evaluation of Thesis Oral Defense A. Required revisions and Changes 1. Specific Comments on Revisions. _______ No re-oral B. Changes and Recommendations Thesis Manual Page 18 of 23 . College of Science UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS Proponents : ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ Thesis Title : Thesis Adviser : Oral Defense Date: Thesis Oral Defense Panel: Chairman Panel 1. Revisions/Changes to be Reviewed by ______________ Thesis Oral Defense Panel and Thesis Adviser ______________ Thesis Adviser Only C. ______ No Revisions ______ Minor Revision ______ Major Revision 2. GRADE ______ Conditional Pass ______ Possible re-Oral _____ Fail _____ re-Oral 1..
. 2. 9. 2. or both. The problem is premature and warrants. 4. 5. 11. The subject or problem is not significant. Source: AGSB Manual Thesis Manual Page 19 of 23 .unlikely to produce any new or useful information. 3. 10. The subject or problem is not sufficiently delineated. The statistical aspects of the approach have not been given sufficient considerations. at Most. or scientific procedures are unsuited to the stated objective. The proposed research is. The problem is not specific. The recommendations do not -follow logically from the thesis writer's findings and conclusions. 4. The over-all design of the study has not been carefully thought out. The data is not analyzed carefully nor presented clearly. The proposed research is based on a hypothesis that rests on insufficient evidence. or of sufficient importance. The Approach 1. The Recommendations 1. or both. The Data 1. The research as proposed is overly involved. 7. The findings and conclusions are not justified by the analysis of the data. 6. The problem has only local significance. 2. only a pilot study. The approach lacks scientific imagination. The description of the nature of the research and of its significance leaves the proposal nebulous and diffuse and without clear research aim. The problem is not clearly stated. 3. Findings 1.Appendix I: CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION OF THESIS PROPOSALS AND OF SUBMITTED THESES ICS Dept. and lacking in clarity to permit adequate evaluation. 2. The thesis writers appear to be unfamiliar with the recent pertinent literature or methods. The data or documents are inadequate. The material the investigator proposes to use is not relevant to the objectives of the study or is difficult to obtain. The thesis writers do not have adequate experience or training. diffuse. is doubtful. The proposed tests. for this research. or inappropriate. The number of cases or observations is to few or unsuitable. College of Science UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS The Problem 1. or is unsound. with too many elements under simultaneous investigation. 3. 4. invalid. Controls are either inadequately conceived or inadequately described. The description of the approach is too nebulous. The findings and conclusions do not have sufficient base in the data. The problem is more complex than the investigator appears to realize. unreliable. 2. 8. 3. 5. or methods. 6.
All Drafts should be returned before 8/15 *** PRELIMS WEEK *** Checking Thesis Proposal for Form. Schedule of Thesis and deadlines Methods of Research Guidelines for topics Presentation of Model Thesis Methods of Research (continued) Discuss expectations for Chapters 1 to 3.10 Nov . • Advisers call in the groups for questioning if necessary Discuss Writing Guidelines for Chapter 3 (Review of Related Literature) Checking of the development of Chapters 1 to 3. Teams work Thesis Manual Page 20 of 23 . • Advisers approve/reject topic and communicates results to ICS Dept. Submit Topic Proposals with abstract and List of References. Submit Groupings June 23 June 30 July 7 Review Topic with adviser Review Abstract & finalize proposal. Deadline for Running Program and Project. Continue work of the thesis paper and project July 14 July 21& 28 Aug 4 Aug 11 Aug 18 Aug 25 Sept 1 Sept 8-22 Sept 29 Nov 3 . weekly monitoring scheme to be used) Thesis Proposal Defense Redefense if necessary Advisers will check weekly accomplishment reports of the teams and signs them. ** PRELIM GRADE ** Presentation of Proposal Continue Research Continue Research and build Prototype testing Key elements of the Thesis and verify its feasibility. Style and Substance. Submit to the Panel for personal Review and scrutiny including a DEMO Script. Final Form to Adviser and Panel plus schedule. Submit 1st Draft of Thesis Proposal (first 3 chapters) to Adviser Submission of Thesis Proposal (Chap1-3). (3 topics in one field of study) Narrow and deepen the research and collection of materials Writing of the initial chapters and use of prototyping for review. rationale and supporting evidence. Advisers check Weekly Accomplishment against thesis project plan Deadline for Submission of Complete Thesis Document and System or Project Documentation. Last day for Changes and adjustment in Thesis Proposal. writing format and Bibliographic notes. Record comments and recommendations and date returned. Check with Red ink 1st Draft and Date stamp received. assignments of each member. Presentation of System/Program (Beta Version) – All components must be complete and can be demonstrated. thesis & project documentation till after defense.Dec Dec 15 January 10 No changes allowed in code. Check for the Group’s Thesis Project Plan (schedule. Document proposed changes. Document feedback and comments (docs must be presented by team during final defense) Advisers makes initial check before being presented to the Panel. Checking of System Design and Documentation.THESIS Recommended Schedule June 16 General Orientation.
– Comments written on actual Document. Thesis Manual Page 21 of 23 . Prepare a position paper for suggestions. 4. Project. User’s Manual. comments that cannot be done. Redefense.Jan 19-30 Feb 2-13 Scheduling of Defense. Format for every Chapter. – Review on the Documentation and the actual Program or project. Groups for Redefense submit documents and project for evaluation. Schedule of Thesis Presentation & Defense. Submit to Thesis Coordinator for clearance. Comments are documented. 3. 2. Format of Project Documentation. Template for Approval Sheet.) Feb 16-20 Feb 25 All documents and proceedings of submission and revision must be filed and recorded by the Team. Set of Model Thesis that can be used as REFERENCE by the 4th years. (Late documents can only be submitted after Feb 20. 6. Project Document Review Sheet. Advisers should check the final form and guarantee that all comments and suggestions were made. on the User’s Manual. Thesis Document Review. Advisers sign the Revised thesis. A comment summary page must be placed in front. Submit to Panel members for signing. (Grade is only Pass or Fail) DEADLINE FOR ALL DOCUMENTS (SIGNED) Thesis. Make revisions after the defense. Grade will be reduced to 3. This will be regularly checked by the Adviser and should be present during the defense with the Panel Standard Department Documents: 1. 5.
THESIS DOCUMENT COMMENTS SUMMARY Title Group Date Adviser Reviewer (signed) Pages with comments List of comments (brief) CHAPTER Cover Pages Chap 1 Chap 2 Chap 3 Chap 4 Chap 5 Bibliography Appendix Tables Figures Thesis Manual Page 22 of 23 .
Title Group PROJECT DOCUMENT Review Sheet Date Adviser Reviewer (signed) Pages with comments List of comments (brief) CHAPTER Company/ Project Introduction Requirements Analysis Recommended Software & Development Platform (justification) System Design (DFD. Module and Database) Screen & User Interface Designs External (non-human) Interface Designs Testing Methodologies Test Sheets Maintenance Requirements User Training Requirements References Thesis Manual Page 23 of 23 .