17. - 21. Submitting the Thesis


17. Deadlines and Extensions

This academic year's deadlines are listed on the front page of this document. Note that the Department's final thesis deadlines are much LATER than the Institute's deadlines. Going past the Institute's Deadline to the Department's Deadline is NOT considered an extension and does NOT require any permission.

The Department's thesis deadline means that students who hand in theses after that date are not guaranteed that their final thesis grade will be posted in time for them to graduate that term. Students who hand in a thesis late may be able to graduate at Commencement but not have their names in the Commencement Book. Students who fail to graduate because their thesis wasn't submitted in time will have to register for the following term, get on that term's degree list, and graduate at the end of it. No thesis supervisor is empowered to extend the deadline.

18. Supervisor's Signature and Final Grade

Spring 2020 thesis submission is entirely electronic; no physical signatures nor gradesheets are required.

19. Copies, Binders, Labels and Clips

Spring 2020 thesis submission is entirely electronic; no physical copies are required.

MEng Thesis assembly - binders and clips

20. The Thesis Receipt/Grade Sheet and the Degree List

Spring 2020 thesis submission is entirely electronic; there will be no physical copy of the thesis receipt. Department approval on the electronic submission site suffices as evidence that your thesis has been approved and accepted.

21. Put Your Thesis in MIT's DSpace Thesis Collection

Spring 2020 thesis submission is entirely electronic; your thesis will automatically be put in MIT's DSpace after commencement.

21a. Course VI Exit Survey

We are eager to receive your feedback about your experiences in Course VI to improve our programs. We will use this information only in the aggregate without student names or identifiers, so please be entirely honest. You do not need to email anyone a thesis receipt for Spring 2020; the survey is voluntary.


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