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De La Salle University

GCOE ADVANCED STUDIES

THESIS/DISSERTATION PROGRESS REPORT

Family Name: _____________________________ First Name: ____________________________ MI:_______

ID No.:____________ Major: ___________________ Specialization: _________________________________

Thesis Course Code: ______________________ Term: (1) (2) (3) SY ________________________________

Title/Topic of Thesis:_________________________________________________________________________

Thesis Proposal Defended? [ ] NO [ ] YES ( If YES, Indicate Date:_________ ____________ )

STATUS OF THESIS WORK


(a) SUMMARY OF COMPLETED WORK:
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(b) SUMMARY OF FUTURE WORK:


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(c) EXPECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: __________________________________________

Approved by: ______________________


Name /Signature
Adviser

Noted by:

_______________________ _______________________ _______________________


Graduate Council Department Chair RASD
Representative

PhD Form 1
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De La Salle University
Gokongwei College of Engineering
Advanced Studies

Ph.D. Graduation Requirements - Checklist

Name: __________________________________________________ Major: _________

Status: Regular ______ / Scholar ______ Term/Year Started: ______________

I. Academic Courses Completed GRADE

A. Specialization Courses (12 units )

1)
2)
3)
4)

B. Seminar (3)

1) Seminar in PHD- Chemical Engineering (CHE820D)

C. Philosophy (3 units)

1) Philosophy of Technology (COE559D)

D. Doctoral Dissertation (12 units)

1) Dissertation 1 __________
2) Dissertation 2 __________
3) Dissertation 3 __________
4) Dissertation 4 __________
5) Dissertation 5 __________
6) Dissertation 6 __________

II. Cumulative GPA : __________________

III. List of Publications

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1) ___________________________________________________________________________
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2) ___________________________________________________________________________
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IV. Public Presentation of Technical Paper:


1. Conference: ____________________________________________________________

Title: ___________________________________________________________________

Date:_________ Venue: _____________________

2. Conference: _________________________________________________________

Title: __________________________________________________________________

Date: ______________ Venue: _____________________

V. Ph.D. Dissertation:

Topic/Title: _____________________________________________________________________

Adviser: __________________________ Co-Adviser: _________________________

VI. Dissertation Proposal/Progress Report/Final Defense:

1) Dissertation Proposal Defense Date: ____________________

a) Adviser : ____________________________________________
b) Chair : ____________________________________________
c) Member : ____________________________________________
d) Member : ____________________________________________
e) Member (External): ____________________________________________
f) Member (External): ____________________________________________
Remarks: _______________________________________________________________________
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2) Progress Report Date: ___________________

a) Adviser : ____________________________________________
b) Chair : ____________________________________________
c) Member : ____________________________________________
d) Member : ____________________________________________
e) Member (External): ____________________________________________
f) Member (External): ____________________________________________

Remarks: _______________________________________________________________________
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3) Dissertation Final Defense Date: ___________________

a) Adviser : ____________________________________________
b) Chair : ____________________________________________
c) Member : ____________________________________________
d) Member : ____________________________________________
e) Member (External): ____________________________________________
f) Member (External): ____________________________________________

Remarks: _______________________________________________________________________
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APPENDIX J

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APPENDIX Q

GRADUATE PROPOSALS AND THESES


A STYLE GUIDE AND TEMPLATE

A Thesis (Proposal)
Presented to
The ________ Engineering Department
Gokongwei College of Engineering
De La Salle University

In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree


Master of Science / Doctor of Philosophy in ___________

By
Excellent W. Student

Dr. Most Distinguished R. Adviser


Dr. Most Distinguished R. Adviser, Jr.
Dr. Most Distinguished R. Adviser III
Thesis Advisers

Date
APPROVAL SHEET

The thesis hereto titled


GRADUATE THESES AND PROPOSALS
IN ________________:
A STYLE GUIDE AND TEMPLATE
prepared and submitted by Excellent W. Student, Excellent W. Student, Jr. and
Excellent W. Student III in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of
Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering has been examined and is recommended
for acceptance and approval for ORAL EXAMINATION.

_______________________ _______________________
Dr. Most Distinguished R. Adviser Dr. Most Distinguished R. Adviser, Jr.

_____________________
Dr. Most Distinguished R. Adviser III

PANEL OF EXAMINERS

Approved by the Committee on Oral Examination


with a grade of PASSED on February 31, 2011.

_______________________
Dr. Kind G. Panelist
Chair

_______________________ _______________________
Dr. Nice G. Panelist Dr. Sympathetic C. Panelist
Panelist Panelist

Accepted and approved in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of
Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering.

_______________________ _______________________
Dr. Wise A. Mann Dr. Wiser M. Womann
Chair Dean
__________ Engineering Department College of Engineering
ABSTRACT

The maximum length of the abstract is one page using 12-point Times New Roman and
1.5 line space.

An abstract should not contain figures, references or equations unless absolutely


necessary. If a reference is necessary, place a complete citation but without the article
title.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The acknowledgements should also be limited to one page.

I would like to thank Mr. Charles Edric Co, whose meticulously formatted thesis (even
in the absence of a mandated style guide), forms the basis for this style guide.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
(Note: Table of Contents, List of Tables and List of Figures are single spaced.)

APPROVAL SHEET ............................................ Error! Bookmark not defined.


ABSTRACT .......................................................... Error! Bookmark not defined.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ................................................................................... ix
TABLE OF CONTENTS ........................................................................................ x
LIST OF FIGURES ................................................................................................ xi
LIST OF TABLES ................................................................................................ xii
INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................... 1
1.1 Background .......................................................................................... 1
1.2 Fonts ..................................................................................................... 1
1.3 Paragraphs and Line Spacing ............................................................... 2
1.3.1 Section numbering ................................................................... 2
1.3.2 Lists .......................................................................................... 2
1.4 Significance of the Study ..................................................................... 2
1.5 Scope and Limitations .......................................................................... 2
REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE .............................................................. 3
2.1 Referencing within the Text ................................................................. 3
THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK .......................................................................... 4
3.1 Equations .............................................................................................. 4
MATERIALS AND METHODOLOGY ................................................................ 5
4.1 SI Units ................................................................................................ 5
4.2 Figures .................................................................................................. 5
RESULTS AND DISCUSSION ............................................................................. 7
5.1. Tables ................................................................................................... 7
CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS .................................................. 8
LIST OF REFERENCES ...................................... Error! Bookmark not defined.
APPENDIX A: GANTT CHART ......................................................................... 10
APPENDIX B: MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEETS (MSDS) .............. Error!
Bookmark not defined.
A.1 Requirements for MSDS ....................................................................... 11

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LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 4.1 Bifurcation diagram with 3 as the distinguished parameter. B = 16.2,


1 = 3.0, Da=0.128 and 2 = 10. In this figure, 3*= 37.59. Large limit cycle
is in blue. Small limit cycle is in red. ............................................................ 5

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LIST OF TABLES

Table 5.1. Results of the Blind Tests to Verify Effectiveness of the Refractive
Index Calibration Curve ................................................................................ 7

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CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

1.1 Background
(Note: In the thesis or proposal, Section 1.1 is titled Background of the Study. Please
revise appropriately.)

It has been a long time since De La Salle University mandated a style guide for theses.
The author believes that this was last done in the age of typewriters, so this style guide
is long overdue. Since then, personal computers and their attendant software have
provided many opportunities for improvement, innovation, confusion and all of the
above.

This style guide provides: (a) guidelines on typography and layout and other stylistic
matters and (b) a template which can be used for the thesis or proposal itself just by
typing over the appropriate sections. This is particularly useful for the chapter and
section headings; figures and tables because this will facilitate automatic generation of
table of contents, lists of tables and lists of figures.

1.2 Fonts
(Note: In the thesis or proposal, Section 1.2 is titled Problem Statement. Please
revise appropriately.)

The following fonts should be used:

Use 12-point Times New Roman for body text;


12-POINT BOLD, ALL-CAPITALS TIMES NEW ROMAN for chapter
numbers;
14-POINT BOLD, ALL-CAPITALS TIMES NEW ROMAN for chapter titles.
12-point Bold, Title Case Times New Roman for sections and sub-sections
Italics for species names (e.g., Abelmoschus esculentus)
10-point Times New Roman for figure captions and table footnotes.

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1.3 Paragraphs and Line Spacing
(Note: In the thesis or proposal, Section 1.3 is titled Objectives. Please revise
appropriately.)

First line of the body text should be indented 0.5. No indentation for succeeding lines.
Paragraphs shall be full justified. A 10-point space is added after each paragraph.

Line spacing shall be 1.5.

Chapter numbers and titles are centered. Section headings are not indented. Subsection
headings are indented 0.5.

1.3.1 Section numbering


(Note: In the thesis or proposal, Section 1.3.1 is titled General Objectives. Please
revise appropriately.)

Number each section consecutively as Chapter Number. Section Number and each
subsection as Chapter Number. Section Number. Subsection Number.

1.3.2 Lists
(Note: In the thesis or proposal, Section 1.3.1 is titled Specific Objectives. Please
revise appropriately.)

Numbered and bulleted lists are indented 0.5 and each succeeding line shall be
indented an additional 0.25.

1.4 Significance of the Study

1.5 Scope and Limitations

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Chapter Two

REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE


(Each chapter should begin in a new page.)

2.1 Referencing within the Text


(Note: In the thesis or proposal, there are no prescribed section or subsection titles for
Chapter 2. You may title as desired.)

Use the author-year style of referencing within the text. For example, biodiesel
properties are known to be dependent on the fatty acid profile (Knothe, 2005).

If there are two authors, both should be mentioned. For example, the processes for
ammonia synthesis and the hydrogen from synthesis gas via the steam reforming route
both release a large quantity of greenhouse gases into the air (Wood and Cowie, 1998).

If there are three or more authors, use the first author followed by et al.. For example,
derived from terrestrial crops has been proposed (Ahlgren et al. 2008; Ahlgren et al.
2010). Please take note of the punctuation.

An author may also be cited in the following manner: Benemann (1979) first suggested
that cyanobacteria grown in ponds may be used as a convenient source of fertilizer
because of their high nitrogen content.

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Chapter Three

THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK

3.1 Equations
(Note: In the thesis or proposal, there are no prescribed section or subsection titles for
Chapter 3. You may title as desired.)

Equations should be created and edited using the Microsoft Word equation editor,
centered and numbered consecutively within the chapter. Do not scan an equation from
another paper and paste it as a drawing.

Instead of a separate Nomenclature section, symbols and variable names are explained
in the succeeding paragraphs.

For example: Viscosity of the biodiesel was predicted from its fatty acid composition
by Equation (3.1) (Allen et al. 2005):
n
ln m xi ln i (3.1)
i 1

where m is the viscosity of the mixture, i is the viscosity of the ith fatty acid and xi is
the mass fraction of the ith fatty acid in the mixture.

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Chapter Four

MATERIALS AND METHODOLOGY

4.1 SI Units
Units should be in SI. Other units may be used only if the units are the most commonly
used in the subfield or are the ones used in regulatory standards.

4.2 Figures
All figures should be explained in the text. Figures should be inserted after they are first
mentioned in the text. They should be placed as close as possible to the text while
considering layout and paging. Figures from other publications should be used only if
necessary and should be cited. All figures should be accompanied by a caption which
explains concisely the pertinent information in the figure. Figures and figure captions
should be centered on the page (See Figure 4.1.). Use 10-point Times New Roman for
figure captions.

Figure 4.1 Bifurcation diagram with 3 as the distinguished parameter. B = 16.2, 1 = 3.0, Da=0.128 and
2 = 10. In this figure, 3*= 37.59. Large limit cycle is in blue. Small limit cycle is in red.

Photographs should be used only if they are necessary to explain a result. In general,
use a flow diagram or schematic diagram rather than use photographs of equipment or
procedures.

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Micrographs or other photographs which serve to indicate size should be accompanied
by an appropriate scale in the photograph. It is incorrect to merely put the
magnification in the caption.

Photographs which serve to show color should be taken using a neutral background.

Number figures consecutively within the chapter and compiled in a List of Figures as
part of the front matter.

If a figure is to be oriented in landscape format, then it should be oriented such that


the figure is facing the right.

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Chapter Five

RESULTS AND DISCUSSION

5.1. Tables
All tables should be explained in the text. Figures should be inserted after they are first
mentioned in the text. They should be placed as close as possible to the text while
considering layout and paging. Tables should be located on a single page.

Each table should be accompanied by a table number and table heading, centered above
the table. Tables are numbered consecutively within the chapter. (See Table 5.1.)

Table 5.1. Results of the Blind Tests to Verify Effectiveness of the


Refractive Index Calibration Curve
Blind Coconut Oil Concentration Percent
Sample Refractive Index Method Theoretical Difference
1 78.21% 75.46% 1.96%
2 26.33% 28.80% 8.96%

If a table is to be oriented in landscape format, then it should be oriented such that the
table is facing right.

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Chapter Six

CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

The thesis proposal and the thesis follow the same format, with the following
exceptions:

The title page is changed to reflect that this is a thesis proposal.


A recommendation sheet with the adviser(s) signature is attached instead of an
approval sheet. Signatures of the panel members, the chair and the dean
are not required.
There is no Acknowledgements section in the proposal nor is there an
Abstract.
There is no Results and Discussion section in the proposal, although a
Preliminary Results section may be included.
There is no Conclusions and Recommendations section in the proposal.
The Appendix in the proposal contains the Gantt Chart and Material Safety Data
Sheets. In the thesis, the Appendix contains supporting material for the
thesis, such as raw data, calibration curves, etc.

For the proposal, the Department has agreed on a page limit of 60 pages for the text in
Chapters 1-4. There is no limit to the pages in the final thesis.

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LIST OF REFERENCES
[The American Psychological Association (APA) style is used for the references.
All references are listed in alphabetical order. All references are listed together;
i.e., there is no segregation of books from journals and websites. The references
are not justified, not indented in the first line and with 0.5 indentation in the
succeeding line. References are single space within the paragraph and are
separated by 1 line.]

Cruz, I. E. (1989). Fuel Substitution in Automotive Transport. Philippine Engineering


Journal 10, 55-63.

Darnoko, D., & Cheryan, M. (2000). Kinetics of Palm Oil Transesterification in a


Batch Reactor. Journal of the American Oil Chemists Society 77, 1263-
1267.

Dasari, M. A., Goff, M. J., & Suppes, G. J. (2003). Noncatalytic Alcoholysis


Kinetics of Soybean Oil. Journal of the American Oil Chemists Society
80, 189-192.

Milliken, T.H. (1960). Decomposition of ammonium sulphate. U.S. Patent No.


2,926,070. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Retrieved September 9, 2011.

de Rezende, S. M., Reis, M. d. C., Reid, M. G., Silva, P. L. J., Coutinho, F. M. B.,
San Gil, R. A. d. S., et al. (2008). Transesterification of vegetable oils
promoted by poly(styrene-divinylbenzene) and poly(divinylbenzene).
Applied Catalysis A: General 349, 198-203.

Department of Energy (2006). Alternative Fuels. Department of Energy,


Republic of the Philippines. Retrieved from
http://www.doe.gov.ph/Alternative/default.htm.

Knothe, G. (2005). The history of vegetable oil-based diesel fuels. In: Knothe,
G., Van Gerpen, J., Krahl, J. (Eds.). The Biodiesel Handbook (pp.4-16)
Champaign, Illinois: AOCS Press.

Levenspiel, O. (1999). Chemical Reaction Engineering (3rd ed.) New York: John
Wiley & Sons.

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APPENDIX A: GANTT CHART
(For proposal only)

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APPENDIX B: MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEETS (MSDS)
(For proposal only)

A.1 Requirements for MSDS


An MSDS must be included in the proposal for all chemicals used, except for those that
are generally recognized as safe (e.g., water, glass, pure sodium chloride). If in doubt,
include an MSDS.

An MSDS must also be attached for potentially toxic or infectious materials from living
things (e.g., jatropha, some microorganisms).

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APPENDIX R

Template of Recommendation Letter for Practicum

Date____________________

________________________
________________________
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Dear Mr. / Ms. ___________

This is to recommend ___________________________________________, a/an


______________________________________student of the Engineering Graduate Studies of De La
Salle University to undertake his / her On-the-Job Training (OJT) in your company. A Maximum of
500 hours is required of the students to fulfill the requirements for their masters degree.

The student is required to submit to the Faculty Practicum Adviser a Practicum Proposal prior to the
enrollment of Practicum I. The proposal includes the information about the student, the company
(includes company name, address, telephone number, company adviser or contact person) where the
student is planning to undertake the practicum, the abstract of the Special Project to be performed and
the job description of the student. Performance evaluation of the student will be facilitated if a
company adviser can be assigned to the student who will then coordinate with the practicum adviser
assigned by the school.

The student is expected to submit a written report after Practicum I and a final report upon the
completion of Practicum II. The student will likewise present orally his / her practicum report before a
panel composed of the faculty adviser, company adviser (if available) and two faculty members.

In this regard, we would like to express our gratitude to you and your company for helping strengthen
industry-academe linkage in our country. Giving our student this opportunity to spend some time in
your company will surely help in his / her professional development. We also hope that he / she can
contribute something beneficial to your company.

Sincerely yours,

________________________________
Research and Advanced Studies Director

cc: Director, External Affairs, GCOE


Department Chair

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APPENDIX S

MEP PRACTICUM
Program and Schedule form/Progress Report

Family Name: ________________________ First Name: ___________________ MI: _________

Major: _________________________________________________ ID No.: ________________

Name of Company/Institution: _____________________________________________________

Address: _______________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________

Telephone: ___________________ Fax: ________________ E-Mail: ______________________

Title of Practicum Project/Activity: _________________________________________________


______________________________________________________________________________

Brief Description of Practicum Project/Activity of Student (or Accomplished Activities):


______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________

Practicum Schedule (Date/Time): ___________________________________________________


______________________________________________________________________________

Expected Date of Completion: _______________________________________________

Approved by:

_________________________________ ______________________________
Name/Signature Name/Signature
Industry Adviser Faculty Practicum Adviser

Noted by:

_______________________ ______________________ ______________________


Graduate Program Department Chair Director
Coordinator Research and Advanced Studies

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