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UTM THESIS MANUAL
JULY 2007
.SPS, UTM 2007
July 2007
THESIS MANUAL
CHAPTER 1
ORGANISATION OT THE THESIS
1.1 Definition of a Thesis
Thesis in this manual refers to a documented report of the process followed and the results of original research conducted by a student in fulfilment of the requirements for a graduate degree. The thesis should be presented in a manner that will reflect credit on the student, the faculty, and the University. The term thesis used throughout this manual refers to doctoral and master¡¯s theses and dissertations as well as bachelor degree project report.

1.2 Organisation of the Thesis
A thesis is made up of three main parts namely preliminary pages, text and references. These are arranged as in Table 1.1.
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1.3 Thesis Status Declaration
Thesis status declaration is done using the Thesis Status Declaration form issued by Perpustakaan Sultanah Zanariah (PSZ), i.e. PSZ 19:16 (Pind. 1/07) form (see Appendix A). If the box CONFIDENTIAL or RESTRICTED is marked [..], a letter from the party classifying the information as confidential or restricted must be attached. The letter should clearly indicate

(i) the reasons for classification
(ii) the duration for classification
A typical duration for confidential or restricted classification is three (3) years. A thesis can be classified as confidential or restricted up to a maximum period of five (5) years. Examples can be seen in Appendices A and B.

If the status declaration form is not submitted or the form is incompletely filled, the University will assume the thesis is unrestricted and therefore the library will make the copies of the thesis available for distribution as published academic exchange materials.

Table 1.1: Arrangement of parts in a thesis
Section SUBJECT STATUS EXAMPLE
(APPENDIX)
NOTES
Blank paper - - -
1.3 Declaration of the
Status of Thesis
compulsory A without page number
1.3 Letter regarding
status classification
of thesis
compulsory B needed if classified as
confidential/restricted
1.4.1 Supervisor¡¯s
declaration
compulsory C1 without page number
Declaration on
cooperation
1.4.2
Certification of
examination
compulsory C2 without page number
1.5 Title page compulsory D without page number but
counted as (i)
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Section SUBJECT STATUS EXAMPLE
(APPENDIX)
NOTES
1.7 Declaration of
originality and
exclusiveness
compulsory F page number using
Roman numeric (ii)
1.8 Dedication optional G page number using
Roman numeric (if any)
1.9 Acknowledgements
optional H page number using
Roman numeric (if any)
Abstract
(English)
1.10
Abstrak (Bahasa
Melayu)
compulsory I, J page number using
Roman numeric
1.11 Table of Contents compulsory K page number using
Roman numeric
1.12 List of Tables compulsory L page number using
Roman numeric
1.13 List of Figures compulsory M page number using
Roman numeric
1.14 List of
Symbols/Abbreviations/
Notation/
Terminology
compulsory N page number using
Roman numeric
1.15 List of
Appendices
compulsory
(if any)
O page number using
Roman numeric (if any)
1.16 Text compulsory - page number using
Arabic numeric starting
with page 1
1.17 References compulsory - page number using
Arabic numeric continue
from the text
1.18 Appendices optional - page number using
Arabic numeric continue
from the text
1.4 Declaration
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1.4.1 Supervisor¡¯s Declaration
A thesis to be submitted for the purpose of examination must obtain prior declaration by the supervisor on the standard and quality of the thesis. See example in Appendix C1.
1.4.2 Declaration on Cooperation with Outside Agencies and Certification of Examination
Section A
Any cooperation with other outside agencies in carrying out the research project that lead to the submission of the thesis must be declared. Section B
Students must obtain certification of examination from the School of Graduate Studies.
Please see example in Appendix C2.
1.5 Title Page
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