Thesis Documentation for Digital Arts

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DIGITAL ARTS DEPARTMENT

iACADEMY

Thesis Manual
As of 05 October 2010

This manual is being developed with the objective of guiding the students of the Digital Arts Program to successfully deliver thesis projects on time. Comments and suggestions are continually welcome for the betterment of this manual.

Effectivity Term: 2nd Trimester, SY 2010-2011

Table of Contents

BSIT Thesis Manual

Thesis Proposal Outline and Contents

Title Page
If the title of the thesis is an acronym, provide a line description of the said acronym. This one-line description provides the reader a general idea of what the thesis is all about.

Example:IITS-C: An Interactive Intelligent Tutoring System for C Programming

Abstract/Executive Summary
From 150 to 200 words of short, direct and complete sentences, the abstract should be informative enough to serve as a substitute for reading the thesis itself. It states the rationale and the objectives of the project. Do not put citations or quotes in this section. Avoid beginning the abstract with “This paper/document/thesis/study/project/…”

The abstract should include at least five keywords that are relevant to the thesis project. For example:

Keywords: agent, multimedia systems, communication, multi-agent systems, educational game

For possible keywords and/or classification recommended by the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), please see the following sites, respectively: • http://www.acm.org/class/;

• http://code.ucsd.edu/keywords.html;
• http://code.ucsd.edu/ieee_keywords

Table of Contents
Observe the following format:

1. Research Description ……………………………………………….………….…1-1 1. Overview of the Current State of Technology ……………………………….…1-2 2. Research Objectives………………………………………………….…….……..1-3 1. General Objective…………..………………………………………………………1-3 2. Specific Objectives ……………………………………………………………...…1-3

Note that the page number notation is as follows:



Thus the first page of Chapter 2 is 2-1, while the first page of Appendix A is A-1.

List of Figures, List of Tables

THESIS PROPOSAL DOCUMENT (DAPROJ1)

1. INTRODUCTION

1. Overview of the Current State of Technology / Project Context

This section gives the reader an overview of the specific technology or field in the international or local setting. The information regarding the technology or field should be contemporary and not based on outdated sources. Discussion must not be too technical or too detailed.

This section lays out the context for the proposed thesis project.

This section ends with a discussion on the problems or issues faced by or that still exist in the specific technology or field (e.g., limitations of existing software or algorithms, lack of interactivity in multimedia presentations). The problem statement would lead to the research objectives.

1.2. Research Objectives

1.2.1 General Objective

This section states the overall goal that must be achieved.

1.2.2 Specific Objectives

This subsection is an elaboration of the general objective. It states the specific steps that must be undertaken to accomplish the general objective. These objectives must be specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time-bounded. Each specific objective may start with “to design/develop/survey/review/analyze…”

Studying a particular programming language or development tool (e.g., to study Windows/Object-Oriented/Graphics/C++ programming) to accomplish the general objective is inherent in all theses and, therefore, must not be included here.

1.3 Scope and Limitations of the Project

This section discusses the boundaries (with respect to...
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