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GRADUATE STUDENT’S GUIDE


TO THESIS/DISSERTATION
PREPARATION

Office of Director for Graduate Programs

Addis Ababa Science and Technology University

September 2017
Graduate Student’s Guide to Thesis/Dissertation
Preparation

This guidebook is prepared to ensure professional and ethical standards for


thesis and dissertation writing at Addis Ababa Science and Technology
University (AASTU) and to guide the graduate students in preparation of
their thesis or dissertation. The guidebook is partly adapted from references
listed in bibliography section.

It is the student’s responsibility to read and fulfill the requirements presented


here and to submit a document of high quality. Theses or Dissertations that
do not fully comply with this guidebook will not be accepted. Correct
grammar, punctuation, and spelling always should be used, and these aspects
are the responsibility of the student. Students should consult their respective
department and advisors for specific content requirements.

Enquiries:
Office of Director for Graduate Programs
Room no. 29, Administration Building
Addis Ababa Science and Technology University
Phone: +251-118898627
Email: pg@aastu.edu.et
Website: aastu.edu.et/postgraduate
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction ............................................................................................................................ 1
2. Integrity in Research .............................................................................................................. 1
2.1. Avoiding Plagiarism ....................................................................................................... 2
2.2. Turnitin ........................................................................................................................... 2
3. Guidelines for Structuring and Formatting Thesis Contents ................................................. 3
3.1. Sequences of Contents .................................................................................................... 3
3.1.1. Title Page ................................................................................................................. 4
3.1.2. Declaration ............................................................................................................... 4
3.1.3. Signature/Certificate Page ....................................................................................... 4
3.1.4. Dedication (optional) ............................................................................................... 4
3.1.5. Abstract .................................................................................................................... 4
3.1.6. Acknowledgments.................................................................................................... 5
3.1.7. Table of Contents ..................................................................................................... 5
3.1.8. List of Tables ........................................................................................................... 6
3.1.9. List of Figures .......................................................................................................... 6
3.1.10. List of Abbreviations ............................................................................................. 6
3.1.11. Text of the Thesis................................................................................................... 7
3.1.12. References .............................................................................................................. 7
3.1.13. Reference Formats ................................................................................................. 8
3.1.14. Bibliography (if applicable) ................................................................................... 9
3.1.15. Appendices ............................................................................................................. 9
3.1.16. Biography of the Author ...................................................................................... 10
3.1.17. List of Publications .............................................................................................. 10
3.2. Specifications for Thesis Formats ................................................................................. 10
3.2.1. Paper Size and Margins ......................................................................................... 10
3.2.2. Font Type and Size ................................................................................................ 10
3.2.3. Spacing ................................................................................................................... 11
3.2.4. Pagination .............................................................................................................. 11
3.2.5. Header and Footer .................................................................................................. 11
4. Binding and Submission ...................................................................................................... 12
4.1. Binding .......................................................................................................................... 12

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4.2. Submission .................................................................................................................... 12


5. Concluding Remarks ............................................................................................................ 13
Bibliography ............................................................................................................................ 14
Appendix: Format Specifications and Sample Pages for Preliminary Pages of
Thesis/Dissertation ................................................................................................................... 14
a) Cover Page Format Specifications for Master’s Thesis- ................................................. 15
b) Sample Cover Page for Master of Science Thesis ........................................................... 15
c) Cover Page Format Specifications for Doctoral Dissertation .......................................... 15
d) Sample Cover Page for Doctor of Philosophy Dissertation ............................................ 15
e) Title Page Format Specifications for Master’s Thesis ..................................................... 15
f) Sample Title Page for Master’s Thesis ............................................................................ 15
g) Title Page Format Specifications for Doctoral Dissertation ............................................ 15
h) Sample Title Page for Doctoral Dissertation ................................................................... 15
i) Sample Declaration Page for Master’s Thesis.................................................................. 15
j) Sample Declaration Page for Doctoral Dissertation ......................................................... 15
k) Sample Signature/Certificate Page for Master’s Thesis .................................................. 15
l) Sample Signature/Certificate Page for Doctoral Dissertation .......................................... 15

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1. Introduction
At Addis Ababa Science and Technology University (AASTU), the terms Thesis and
Dissertation refer to written reports of research studies undertaken in partial fulfillment of
Master’s and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees, respectively. These documents, thesis and
dissertation, should demonstrate a mastery of a body of knowledge on the subject. They
represent original scholarly research and writing, and their content and style make statement
about the student, the advisors who have guided the student, and the AASTU. Hence, this
guidebook is prepared to ensure professional and ethical standards for thesis and dissertation
writing at AASTU and to guide graduate students in preparation of their thesis or dissertation.
The guidebook also aims in providing the necessary information regarding integrity in
research, thesis or dissertation binding and submission, and required FORMs for the same.

Hereinafter, both the thesis and the dissertation will be referred to by the term “thesis” unless
the information is specific to Master’s or doctoral students. Where format requirements
differ, the specific requirements for each document are indicated. If clarifications are needed,
students should consult with the Office of Director for Graduate Programs.

2. Integrity in Research
All students have a responsibility to conduct and report the results of their research in an open
and ethical manner. A thesis represents the culmination of years of academic preparation and
uniquely expresses a student’s training, skills, and ideas. A thesis therefore deserves the
student’s greatest effort and, as with all scholarly work, demands compliance with the highest
ethical standards.

Ethical misconduct in research is any “fabrication, falsification and plagiarism in proposing,


conducting or reporting research or other scholarly activities”. Fabricating research findings
refers to making up results, and falsifying research results refers to altering, misrepresenting,
or selectively reporting findings. Each of these acts violates the integrity of the research
process and constitutes a serious breach of accepted ethical standards. Ethical research
practice therefore requires that students at all stages of the research process conduct their
research in an open and honest manner and make every effort to ensure the accuracy of their
findings.

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2.1. Avoiding Plagiarism

Plagiarism is a form of ethical misconduct in research and consists of the intentional or


unintentional “use of the words, ideas, diagrams of publicly available work without
appropriately acknowledging the sources of these materials”. Thus, any use of the words,
phrases, ideas, or work of others in any form without acknowledgment of the original sources
constitutes plagiarism and is subject to serious penalty. Students should be aware that the
ordering of ideas in a discussion, the content of a literature review, and the listing of
references at the end of a discussion may reflect the thinking of others. Students at AASTU
are expected to maintain the highest ethical standards in proposing, conducting, and reporting
their research in the thesis.

2.2. Turnitin

Turnitin is a web-based originality checking service that is used by many universities


worldwide. When a student’s work is submitted to Turnitin it is matched against millions of
internet pages, electronic journals, books, and a database of all previously and concurrently
submitted assignments. Turnitin then generates an originality report providing a summary of
matching or similar text found in the submitted work. Turnitin can be used to check sources
have been correctly acknowledged and cited.

Masters and doctoral students who wish to submit a draft of their theses through Turnitin can
either arrange this through their advisor, or contact the Office of Director for Graduate
Program(pg@aastu.edu.et). The originality report will not be made available to anyone else
and will not be used for any other purpose. Students may wish to discuss the originality
report with their advisors, or refer to the Turnitin website for information on understanding
their originality report.

Additional information on Turnitin is available from: www.turnitin.com

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3. Guidelines for Structuring and Formatting Thesis Contents


3.1. Sequences of Contents

The following sequence for the thesis organization should be followed:

Title Page

Declaration

Signature/Certificate

Dedication (optional)

Abstract

Acknowledgments

Table of Contents

List of Tables

List of Figures

List of Abbreviations, List of Illustrations, List of Equations, List of Special


Symbols, etc. (where applicable)

Body of the Thesis

References

Bibliography (if applicable)

Appendix or Appendices (if applicable)

Biography of the Author

List of Publications

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3.1.1. Title Page

 The Title Page is the first page of the thesis. It is considered page “i”, but the number
does not appear on the page.
 The title page should include the following:
i. AASTU logo
ii. Full title of thesis;
iii. Full name of student;
iv. Degree for which the thesis is submitted;
v. Name of the university;
vi. MONTH and YEAR of submission.
 If the title runs onto more than one line, use inverted pyramid style (first line longer than
the second) and double spaced.
 Refer Appendix ((e)-(h)) for the title page format specifications and sample title pages.

3.1.2. Declaration

 The declaration page is page iii.


 Refer Appendix ((i) and (j)) for sample declaration pages.

3.1.3. Signature/Certificate Page

 The signature/certification page is page iii.


 Refer Appendix ((k) and (l)) for sample certificate pages.

3.1.4. Dedication (optional)

 This is optional and page iv.


3.1.5. Abstract

 The Abstract will begin on page v.


 Text should be double spaced.
 The abstract is a digest of the entire thesis and it must bring out the salient points about
your work, highlighting your achievements. It should not include any references.
 Abbreviations or acronyms must be preceded by the full terms at the first use.

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 An abstract should be between 300 and 500 words. It includes a brief statement of the
problem and objectives of the study, a concise description of the research method and
design. Summary of the major findings including their significance and conclusions.

3.1.6. Acknowledgments

 This page is for the author to express professional and/or personal indebtedness, people or
institutions that have contributed to the content of his/her thesis, permission(s) to use
previously copyrighted materials, receipt of grant funds, recognition of “readers”, etc. is
acknowledged on this page.
 Students must be consistent with the use of the third ("the author") or first person
throughout.
 This page is optional, but if included, it is paginated (lower case Roman numerals) and
listed in the Table of Contents. If this page is included, head the section as
“Acknowledgments”.

3.1.7. Table of Contents

 The Table of Contents lists in sequence all relevant subdivisions of the thesis with their
corresponding page numbers.
It includes:
o Declaration
o Certificate
o Acknowledgements
o Abstract
o List of Tables
o List of Figures
o List of Abbreviation, List of Abbreviations, List of Illustrations, List of Equations,
List of Special Symbols, Definitions, etc. (where applicable)
o Text of the Thesis
o References
o Appendices
o Biography of the Author
o List of Publications
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 Roman numerals should be used. (vi), (vii), etc


 Generate the table of contents at the very end of your thesis work, since page numbers
often change due to last-minute additions/deletions.

3.1.8. List of Tables

 The list shows the exact titles or captions of all tables in the text and appendices, together
with the starting page number of each table, and must be listed in sequence.
 If the whole thesis contains only one or two tables, then a List of Tables is not necessary.
 Always place a period after the number, before the caption (e.g., Table 1.1. Caption of
table).
 Single space individual captions/titles that run over onto two or more lines.

3.1.9. List of Figures

 Figures include graphs, maps, charts, engineering drawings, photographs (plates),


sketches, printed images, and any other form of illustration that is not a table.
 The exact titles or captions and their corresponding page numbers must be listed in
sequence.
 Figures, including any in the appendices, should be numbered consecutively throughout
the thesis.
 If the whole thesis contains only one or two figures, then a List of Figures is not
necessary.
 Always place a period after the number, before the caption (e.g., Fig. 1.1. Caption of
figure).
 Single space individual captions/titles that run over onto two or more lines.

3.1.10. List of Abbreviations

 If abbreviations and acronyms are used in the thesis, they should be explained in a List of
Abbreviations, even though the full names are given at first use.
 This list should be the last item in the preliminary section. It serves as a ready reference to
readers not familiar with the abbreviations used in the thesis.

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 Universally recognized scientific symbols (such as CO2, cm, mm, kg, ha) need not be
listed.
 List of Illustrations, List of Equations, List of Special Symbols, Definitions, etc. should
be included, where applicable, under the respective title.

3.1.11. Text of the Thesis

 The body of a thesis normally consists of sections which are organized as chapters.
 A chapter may be divided into major sections and subsections.
 Main or primary headings within chapters are to be centered while sub-headings are left
justified.
 Tertiary headings are not listed in the Table of Contents.
 The main sections and subsections of a chapter may be identified by numbers where the
former are regarded as being the first level. For example, Sections 2.1 and 2.2 would
denote two consecutive main sections in Chapter 2, and Sections 3.1 and 3.2 would
denote two consecutive main sections in Chapter 3.
 A subsection would be found in a major section of a chapter, and is regarded as the
second level. It should be numbered 2.1.1., 2.1.2., etc. The numbering style should be
consistent throughout the thesis and should be limited to 4 levels.
 Students are advised to discuss the usage of tables and figures with their advisor before
their inclusion in the thesis, as different disciplines have different preferences.
 Body of thesis is paginated with Arabic numbers, starting with number 1 on the first page
of Chapter 1.
 Every page must be numbered consecutively.

3.1.12. References

 The list of references should appear as a consolidated list with references listed either
alphabetically or sequentially as they appear in the text of the thesis.
 If pertinent works have been consulted but not specifically cited, they should be listed as
Bibliography.
 Spacing and font size should be consistent inside a single reference, and there should be
double spacing between two different references.

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 Students should not cite as references articles published from the studies that they
themselves conducted during their candidature.

3.1.13. Reference Formats

 Students are responsible for choosing a style of citation appropriate to the field and using
that style correctly and consistently.
 Students should consult their respective advisors for guidelines.
 For referencing an article in a scientific journal the suggested format should contain the
following information: authors, title, name of journal, volume number, page numbers and
year.
 For referencing an article published in a book, the suggested format should contain,
authors, the title of the book, editors, publisher, year, page number of the article in the
book being referred to.
 For referencing a thesis the suggested format should contain, author, the title of thesis,
where thesis was submitted or awarded, and year.
 A few examples of formats of references are given below and the student should be
consistent in following the style.
o Journals

H.E. Exner, “Physical and Chemical Nature of Cemented Carbides,” International


Metals Review, 1979, v. 24, pp. 149-173.

G.E. Spriggs, “The Importance of Atmosphere Control in Hard Metal Production,”


Powder Metallurgy, 1970, v. 13, n. 26, pp. 369-393.

o Conference Proceedings

H.F. Fischmeister, “Development and Present Status of the Science and Technology
of Hard Materials,” Science of Hard Materials, R.K. Viswanadham, D.J. Rowcliffe,
and J. Gurland (eds.), Plenum Press, New York, NY, USA, 1982, pp. 1-45.

W.H. Baek, M.H. Hong, S. Lee, and D.T. Chung, “A Study on the Shear Localization
Behavior of Tungsten Heavy Alloy,” Tungsten and Refractory Metals 2, A. Bose and

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R.J. Dowding (eds.), Metal Powder Industries Federation, Princeton, NJ, USA, 1995,
pp. 463-471.

o Books

R.M. German, Powder Injection Molding, Metal Powder Industries Federation,


Princeton, NJ, USA, 1990.

o Thesis

J.L. Johnson, “Densification, Microstructural Evolution, and Thermal Properties of


Liquid Phase Sintered Composites,” Ph.D. Thesis, The Pennsylvania State University,
University Park, PA, USA, 1994.

o Technical Reports

E.G. Zukas, P.S.Z. Rogers, and R.S. Rogers, “Experimental Evidence for Spheroid
Growth Mechanisms in the Liquid Phase Sintered Tungsten Based Composites,”
Informal Report: Los Alamos Scientific laboratory, USA, 1976, pp. 1-35.

o Patents

V. Oenning and I. S. R. Clark, U. S. Patent No. 4988386, 1991.

3.1.14. Bibliography (if applicable)

If pertinent works have been consulted but not specifically cited, they should be listed in this
section.

3.1.15. Appendices

 Information or data that is too detailed for the main body of the thesis may be included as
appendices.
 These are placed after the bibliography list (if any) or reference list.
 Appendices include original data, summary, sideline or preliminary tests, tabulations,
tables that contain data of lesser importance, very lengthy quotations, supporting

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decisions, forms and documents, computer printouts, detailed engineering drawings and
other pertinent documents.
 Appendix materials should be grouped by type, e.g., Appendix A: Questionnaire,
Appendix B: Original data, Appendix C: Tables of results.
 Appendices must be paginated consecutively with the main text.

3.1.16. Biography of the Author

 This section is compulsory.


 It contains the student’s biographical information, such as name, educational background,
the degree that is being sought, professional work experience (if any), and any other
similar matters that may interest the reader.
 The vita should be in essay form, rather than a mere resume.

3.1.17. List of Publications

 All publications (in journals and proceedings) that result from the study undertaken by the
student while under supervision and during their candidature, and for which the student is
the first or principal author, should be listed clearly and accurately.
 These publications should not be used as references in the thesis.

3.2. Specifications for Thesis Formats

3.2.1. Paper Size and Margins

 A4 is the recommended thesis size.


 The left margin should be at least 1.5 Inch.
 The right, top and bottom margins at least 1 Inch.
 Margin specifications are meant to facilitate binding and trimming.

3.2.2. Font Type and Size

 The text of the thesis, including headings and page numbers, must be produced with the
same font or typeface.
 The font size should be 12-point and should not be scripted or italicized except for
scientific names and terms in a different language.
 Bold print may be used for headings.
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 Text in tables should not be less than 8-point.


 Fonts appropriate for a thesis include:
o Times New Roman
o Arial
o Tahoma

3.2.3. Spacing

 The thesis should be double-spaced.


 The following, however, should be single-spaced:
o Quotations of three lines or more, indented and set in a block;
o References or bibliography (except between entries);
o Multi-line captions of tables and figures;
o Appendices,
o Headings or subheadings

3.2.4. Pagination

 All pages should be numbered consecutively throughout the thesis, including pages
containing appendices, references, bibliography, and biography of author and list of
publications.
 Page numbers should be centered either centrally or right flushed at bottom margins.
 Page numbers should appear by themselves and should not be placed in brackets, be
hyphenated or be accompanied by decorative images.
 Text, tables and figures should be printed on one (1) side of each sheet only.
 Preliminary pages, except the title page, preceding Chapter 1 must be numbered in
lowercase Roman numerals (ii, iii, iv, etc.).
 The title page should not be numbered although it is counted as page i.
 Page 1 is the first page of the Chapter 1.

3.2.5. Header and Footer

The use of headers and footers is not allowed.

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4. Binding and Submission


4.1. Binding

 Before making the required number of copies and binding the thesis, ensure that all
University requirements have been met and necessary signatures have been obtained.
 Check that all pages are in the correct order.
 The thesis should be bound with a black hard cover and the binding should be of a fixed
kind in which pages are permanently secured.
 The following are requirements for the front cover.
o Thesis Spine
The spine must be entirely lettered in gold, using a 20-point font and must contain
the following:
i. Name of student;
ii. Degree for which the study is submitted (i.e. either Master of
<Science/Business Administration or Doctor of Philosophy>); and
iii. Year of submission.
o Cover Page (refer to Appendix A for details)
 The front cover must be BLACK for Doctor of Philosophy Dissertation
and DARK BLUE for Master’s Thesis
 The front cover must be entirely lettered in gold using 18-point gold block
font and contain the following:
i. AASTU Logo;
ii. Title of thesis;
iii. Name of student;
iv. Degree;
v. Name of the University; and
vi. Year of submission

4.2. Submission

The FINAL copy of the thesis will also be reviewed by the Office of Director for Graduate
Programs. It will be checked to ensure that all required components and forms are included.

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The manuscript must be submitted via email (for Master’s thesis: pg-thesis@aastu.edu.et and
for Doctoral Dissertation: pg-dissertation@aastu.edu.et ) in PDF format.

The Office of Director for Graduate Programs requires a single electronic copy of the "final"
or "original" thesis. The electronic copy which fully meets the format requisites specified in
these guidelines will be kept and serve as the official institution copy.

Students intending to submit a thesis must do the following:


 Initial submission:
o Submit five (5) soft-bound copies of the thesis with a completed
AASTU/GP-F5a Form for Master’s Thesis or AASTU/GP-F6a Form for
Doctoral Dissertation to DGC for examination.
 Final submission after the successful defense of the thesis/dissertation:
o Submit one loose copy of the corrected thesis, the list of corrections made with
a completed AASTU/GP-F5d Form for Master’s Thesis or AASTU/GP-F6d
Form for Doctoral Dissertation within
 15 days if the thesis/dissertation is accepted as submitted; or
 30 days if the thesis/dissertation is accepted with minor revisions; or
 60 days if the thesis/dissertation is accepted with major revisions after
the successful defense of the thesis/dissertation.
o Students should then submit the following to DGC after notification of
acceptance of thesis/dissertation:
i. Five (5) copies of the thesis in black hard cover
ii. Three (3) softcopies of the thesis on CD
o Students are also required to submit a bound copy of the thesis to every
member of their advisory committee.

5. Concluding Remarks
This guidebook lists only the basic requirements for preparing the thesis. Over and above the
aforementioned points, a thesis should be reader-friendly in both its appearance and
presentation. Several aspects of thesis preparation, particularly style of writing and
presentation, have not been discussed in great detail. The student should follow appropriate
ideas from standard literature of his/ her area of research, and adopt a uniform style and

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format throughout the thesis, such as in the structural divisions/subdivisions of the thesis, in
the mode of citing references, in using dimensions, units and notations, and in preparing
tables and figures, etc.

Bibliography
The following documents were consulted and used in preparation of this guidebook.
1. Senate Legislation, Addis Ababa Science and Technology University, July 2017.
2. Thesis writing, examination and grading guidelines, School of Graduate Studies,
Addis Ababa University, April 2012.
3. Guidelines for Thesis Preparation, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.
4. Guide to thesis and Dissertation, School of Graduate Studies, The University of
Auckland.
Appendix: Format Specifications and Sample Pages for Preliminary
Pages of Thesis/Dissertation
a) Cover Page Format Specifications for Master’s Thesis
b) Sample Cover Page for Master of Science Thesis
c) Cover Page Format Specifications for Doctoral Dissertation
d) Sample Cover Page for Doctor of Philosophy Dissertation
e) Title Page Format Specifications for Master’s Thesis
f) Sample Title Page for Master’s Thesis
g) Title Page Format Specifications for Doctoral Dissertation
h) Sample Title Page for Doctoral Dissertation
i) Sample Declaration Page for Master’s Thesis
j) Sample Declaration Page for Doctoral Dissertation
k) Sample Signature/Certificate Page for Doctoral Dissertation
l) Sample Signature/Certificate Page for Doctoral Dissertation

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a) Cover Page Format Specifications for Master’s Thesis-

TITLE OF THE THESIS


(Lettered in gold, upper case, centered, bold, 18-point font, double spaced)

NAME OF STUDENT
(Lettered in gold, upper case, centered, bold, 18-point font)

MASTER OF <insert either SCIENCE or BUSINESS ADMISTRATION>

ADDIS ABABA SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

UNIVERSITY
(Lettered in gold, upper case, centered, bold, 18-point font)
MONTH YEAR
(Month and Year of submission)
(Lettered in gold, upper case, centered, bold, 18-point font)
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b) Sample Cover Page for Master of Science Thesis

ULTRA LOW ENERGY COMMUNICATION

PROTOCOL FOR IMPLANTABLE WIRELESS BODY

SENSOR NETWORK

MENGISTU URGE KEBEDE

MASTER OF SCIENCE

ADDIS ABABA SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

UNIVERSITY

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c) Cover Page Format Specifications for Doctoral Dissertation

TITLE OF THE DISSERTATION


(Lettered in gold, upper case, centered, bold, 18-point font, double spaced)

NAME OF STUDENT
(Lettered in gold, upper case, centered, bold, 18-point font, double spaced)

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

ADDIS ABABA SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

UNIVERSITY
(Lettered in gold, upper case, centered, bold, 18-point font)
MONTH YEAR
(Month and Year of submission)
(Lettered in gold, upper case, centered, bold, 18-point font)
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d) Sample Cover Page for Doctor of Philosophy Dissertation

THREE-DIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS OF

TUNNELLING EFFECTS ON STRUCTURES TO

DEVELOP DESIGN METHODS

MERAF TSEGAYE MEKURIA

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

ADDIS ABABA SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

UNIVERSITY

SEPTEMBER 2017
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e) Title Page Format Specifications for Master’s Thesis

TITLE OF THE THESIS


(Upper case, centered, bold, 14-point font, double spaced)

By

NAME OF STUDENT
(Upper case, centered, bold, 14-point font)

A Thesis Submitted to

The Department of <insert the name of the department> for the Partial Fulfillment of the

Requirements for the Degree of <insert the name of the degree (<insert stream (if any)>)>

ADDIS ABABA SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY UNIVERSITY


(Upper case, centered, bold, 14-point font)

MONTH YEAR
(month and year of submission)
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f) Sample Title Page for Master’s Thesis

ULTRA LOW ENERGY COMMUNICATION PROTOCOL FOR

IMPLANTABLE WIRELESS BODY SENSOR NETWORK

By

MENGISTU URGE KEBEDE

A Thesis Submitted to

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering for the Partial Fulfillment of the

Requirements for the Degree of Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering

(Communication Engineering)

ADDIS ABABA SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY UNIVERSITY

SEPTEMBER 2017
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g) Title Page Format Specifications for Doctoral Dissertation

TITLE OF THE DISSERTATION


(Upper case, centered, bold, 14-point font, double spaced)

By

NAME OF STUDENT
(Upper case, centered, bold, 14-point font)

A Dissertation Submitted to

The Department of <insert the name of the department> for the Partial Fulfillment of the

Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in <insert the name of the degree

(<insert stream (if any)>)>

ADDIS ABABA SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY UNIVERSITY


(Upper case, centered, bold, 14-point font)

MONTH YEAR
(month and year of submission)
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THREE-DIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS OF TUNNELLING EFFECTS ON

STRUCTURES TO DEVELOP DESIGN METHODS

By

MERAF TSEGAYE MEKURIA

A Dissertation Submitted to

The Department of Civil Engineering for the Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the

Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering)

ADDIS ABABA SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY UNIVERSITY

SEPTEMBER 2017
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i) Sample Declaration Page for Master’s Thesis

Declaration
I hereby declare that this thesis entitled “Ultra Low Energy Communication Protocol for

Implantable Wireless Body Sensor Network” was composed by myself, with the guidance

of my advisor, that the work contained herein is my own except where explicitly stated

otherwise in the text, and that this work has not been submitted, in whole or in part, for any

other degree or processional qualification. Parts of this work have been published in [state

previous publication].

Name: Signature, Date:


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j) Sample Declaration Page for Doctoral Dissertation

Declaration
I hereby declare that this dissertation entitled “Three-Dimensional Analysis Of Tunnelling

Effects on Structures to Develop Design Methods” was composed by myself, with the

guidance of my advisor, that the work contained herein is my own except where explicitly

stated otherwise in the text, and that this work has not been submitted, in whole or in part, for

any other degree or processional qualification. Parts of this work have been published in

[state previous publication].

Name: Signature, Date:


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k) Sample Signature/Certificate Page for Master’s Thesis

Certificate
This is to certify that the thesis prepared by Mr. Mengistu Urge Kebede entitled “Ultra

Low Energy Communication Protocol for Implantable Wireless Body Sensor Network”

and submitted in fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Science

complies with the regulations of the University and meets the accepted standards with respect

to originality and quality.

Singed by Examining Board:

Examiner: Signature, Date:

Examiner: Signature, Date:

Thesis Advisor: Signature, Date:

Thesis Co-Advisor: Signature, Date:


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l) Sample Signature/Certificate Page for Doctoral Dissertation

Certificate
This is to certify that the dissertation prepared by Ms. Meraf Tsegaye Mekuria entitled

“Three-Dimensional Analysis of Tunnelling Effects on Structures to Develop Design

Methods” and submitted in fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Doctor of

Philosophy complies with the regulations of the University and meets the accepted standards

with respect to originality and quality.

Singed by Examining Board:

Examiner: Signature, Date:

Examiner: Signature, Date:

Thesis Advisor: Signature, Date:

Thesis Co-Advisor: Signature, Date: