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December 12, 2011
I've had a good look through the WRAP and it has helped me by allowing me to see how to structure an EngD portfolio. Until now I've been a little bit unclear as to how it works and how it differs from a traditional thesis.
My understanding is that all of the relevant work of the EngD that would normally go into 'Chapters' in the PhD thesis is written up as 'Submissions'. These are submitted regularly (at least one per year of registration) and are put into context by the final (and largest) submission, the Innovation Report. This final report is basically the thesis just with large chucks as separate documents so you can do the work as you go. I was a bit worried about the submissions and how it would work but seeing an example from the repository has put my mind at ease. I think I'll have a look at a few more to see what style suits me.
I've also seen a few papers written by others in my department but unfortunately there is nothing in my area of research so I had a look at the other suggested repositories. The one I have found to be the most useful is the Institutional Repository Search (http://irs.mimas.ac.uk/demonstrator/).