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This archived information is dated to the 2009-10 academic year only and may no longer be current.

For currently applicable policies and information, see the current Stanford Bulletin.


A University thesis is required for the Engineer degree. Standards for professional presentation of the thesis have been established by the Committee on Graduate Studies and are detailed in Directions for Preparing Theses for Engineer Degrees, available from the Office of the University Registrar online at

The deadline for submission of theses for degree conferral in each term is specified by the University academic calendar. Three copies of the thesis, bearing the approval of the adviser under whose supervision it was prepared, must be submitted to the Office of the University Registrar before the quarterly deadline listed on the University academic calendar. A fee is charged for binding copies of the thesis.

Students must be registered or on graduation quarter in the term in which they submit the thesis; see "Graduation Quarter" section of this bulletin for additional information. The period between the last day of final exams of one term and the first day of the subsequent term is considered an extension of the earlier term. Students submitting a thesis during this period would meet the registration requirement but would be eligible for degree conferral only in the subsequent term.

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