The final outcome of this process is a senior thesis that you will complete in the spring semester.
The goal of the fall semester is that you identify a research topic, find a research mentor, formulate a hypothesis, understand the background of your project, develop or adapt appropriate methods, and summarize the state of your project as a thesis proposal.
Please note also that there are a number of art-related theses in the RMIT Swanston Library Special Collection room.
The Library Search record will indicate Swanston Thesis Collection and the call number will include the THR prefix.
The goal is to progress as far as possible with the elements listed above during the fall semester.
The more you can accomplish during the fall, the further you can drive the project in the end, and the more relaxed the spring semester is going to be for you (and us).Sometimes, it is possible to write the introduction first.Most often the introduction should be written next to last.Within Voilà, limit the results by format to retrieve only theses and dissertations.Most Canadian universities publish copies of their theses and dissertation in their institutional repositories.Digital theses and dissertations on the Library and Archives Canada (LAC) website can be downloaded and printed for personal use only. If the thesis or dissertation is not available online, you must search Aurora, LAC’s library catalogue, in order to see the holdings information (location and availability) for microform and print formats.From the Theses Canada Search record display, you can click on the OCLC number to open the record in Aurora.You will be able to use a large fraction of the material of the thesis proposal in your final senior thesis.Of course, the state of the individual projects at the end of the fall will vary, and therefore also the format of the elements discussed below. However, it is difficult to write an abstract until you know your most important results.The RMIT theses collection consists of the research outcomes of RMIT Masters by research and Doctor of Philosophy candidates (including theses and dissertations), who have successfully completed their degree.submits a product or artefact(s) (or a record thereof) and a dissertation which outlines and defines the purpose and theoretical basis of the work.