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Thesis and Research Projects

Many of our students are required to complete a senior thesis and your project may be the perfect subject for study. Senior thesis projects are performed by a single student overseen by a faculty advisor.

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At the undergraduate level, the biology, computer science, mathematics, optical engineering and physics programs all include a Senior Thesis component. Projects that fit this type of work are welcome for submission. 

At the graduate level, the following programs include a master's thesis option:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Optical Engineering

Project Idea Submission

Project proposals can be submitted at any time!

Most thesis projects start in late August, and proposals received before the first day of classes will be included in the upcoming academic year. 

Graduate theses can start at any time. Development of a good thesis can take some back and forth communication. Submitting an idea is just the beginning. Defining the thesis may take some time and will involve the student, faculty advisor, and department head.

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Advantages to Sponsoring a Project

  • Help students apply their skills to real-life situations
  • Help faculty augment their courses with the application of theory
  • Gain new perspectives from creative and energetic Rose students
  • Meet future employees, researchers, and graduate students
  • Access resources at RHIT, including scanning electron microscope, clean room, machine shop, 3D printer, etc.
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Projects should avoid:

  • Requiring equipment not easily accessible
  • Involving excessive proprietary or trade secret material
  • Potentially impacting the well-being of your company
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More About Grad Thesis Projects

Graduate thesis projects typically last for one year and are performed by a single graduate student overseen by a faculty member. Acceptance of a project is dependent upon the availability of graduate students and faculty with an interest in the particular area.

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