ET-BE Rules and Guidelines for Writing a Thesis

F.R. Halfwerk, V. Kalpathy Venkiteswaran, A.Q.L. Keemink*

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This document lays down the requirements, options and best practices for ET-BE students writing a BSc or MSc thesis. Doctoral candidates are also recommended to follow these guidelines when writing papers or theses. It comprises several sections that describe the `rules' (requirements) and some advice for different aspects of a thesis. This document is not a template.

Note that the requirements in this document are specific to the ET-BE department and might deviate from rules in other departments, faculties or study programs. It is obligatory that you investigate whether your study program has any specific thesis document requirements (often on a Canvas page). Program specific requirements supersede anything stated in this document. However, if program and department requirements are not in conflict, it is required to incorporate both. Supervisors are allowed to be more strict and specific, but not lenient with respect to the requirements given in this document.

This document was adapted from the work of Prof. H. Vallery. It has been modified and extended by Frank Halfwerk, Venkat Kalpathy Venkiteswan and Arvid Keemink.

Version: June 4, 2024
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of Twente
Number of pages6
Place of PublicationEnschede, The Netherlands
ISBN (Electronic)978-90-365-5155-7
Publication statusPublished - 11 Sept 2023


  • General writing advice
  • Thesis structure requirements
  • Structuring the text
  • Citations and referencing others
  • Math & units


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