Draft Project Guidelines -- Dr. Cynthia Colinge
A Master’s project is not just a report on a specific topic. Projects,
in general, must have an engineering component which requires the student
to analyze or solve a problem. The scope of the project will often be
large enough to require the student to build a piece of equipment to
conduct the experiments required for the problem solution.
Project reports should follow these guidelines:
Chapter 1: This consists of a review and background information on the
topic that leads to a clear statement of the problem and the scope of the
project; specifically what you are going to do and why.
Chapter 2: This portion is a concise description of the experiments or
any other work that was done.
Chapter 3: This includes the results of your work, analysis of the
results including any conclusions that were reached, and recommendations
for future work.
References: Citation and reference format are clearly described in the
Graduate Studies guidelines.
http://www.csus.edu/gradstudies/forms.htm or on the I
Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to plagiarism, WILL NOT be
tolerated. As stated in the CSUS Catalog, Appendix C, cheating or
plagiarism in connection with an academic program is grounds for
expulsion, suspension and probation. DO NOT copy work from other
authors. All work you submit MUST be your own including all figures. We ask that you include appropriate reference citations and submit the entire referenced work to
us when you present your report.