How To Choose A Proper Engineering Dissertation Format

In creating a dissertation for engineering, it is of the utmost importance that you get the format right! Sure, that goes for every thesis of course, but due to the technical and mathematical content of engineering paper, formats will vary more from the standard and will require a skillfully approached specific format. This is true not only for engineering but for many other science and mathematics subjects.

So you may already be worrying that you don't know what dissertation subject to pick or what angle you should come at it from, as well as worrying about what that new attractive student thinks of you -and now you find out you also have to give even more concern to the actual format and style of your thesis! Woah! How's an average Joe student supposed to handle such pressures? Well, don't worry. Take a deep breath. Just take things step by step and know that there is always help available.

To find the right format for your engineering paper, the answer is very simple: find some other examples.

Try libraries!

Look through past students' dissertations in your campus library. Be sure to pick theses that are relevant and similar to your own. Also be sure to look at ones that were graded highly. You don't want to use a bad example to base your own on!

You may also be able to find samples in books, magazines and periodicals. If your campus library doesn't have what you're looking for, remember you can always try your public library- and never be afraid to ask librarians for help. They won't bite! Well, at least, I don't think so...

Search the web!

To find the right dissertation format, you can always go online. Yes- not only is the internet for social interaction, it can also be used as a marvelous educational tool! Not only can you research other dissertations, you can also discover what the set standard guidelines are for the style of your particular engineering thesis. Make sure you go to well respected and reliable educational websites to ascertain that you're getting the correct instructions you need.


If you've been trawling through the libraries and web but are still uncertain about certain issues, then simply ask your teacher. There really is no need to feel embarrassed at doing so. If there's something you need to know, there's no point in burying your head in the sand- that won't do anyone any good! Just ask your tutor, and you might be surprised at just how helpful they can be.