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Undergraduate Thesis



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Elements of Thesis

Front Matter

There are three sections of your thesis. They must include all elements listed here and be formatted correctly. Click on each section to see guidelines, templates, and examples.


1. Title Page

Copyright Page

2. Copyright Page


3. Abstract 

4. Approvals Page


5. Acknowledgements


Dedication Page

6. Dedication Page

Contents Page

7. Contents




1. Introduction

2. Thesis Essay

3. Research and Findings

4. Design Solution

5. Conclusion

These sections are divided into six Design Tasks in AR501:

1. Essay, Model, Drawing

2. Case Studies

3. Programming

4. Contextual Analysis

5. Conceptual Development Options

6. Final Research Document


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