Many students from the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, both undergraduate and postgraduate, will undertake an individual capstone thesis course in the final year of their program (degree).

The following pages will help you navigate the thesis process.

4. Formatting your thesis

  • Create a standard cover page for your thesis - refer to the example cover page (PDF, 67.3 KB) and use the high-quality UQ Logo:
    • Download the UQ Colour Logo (PNG, 18.7 KB)
    • Put your cursor over the image and right click the mouse - select 'save image as' and save the file to your computer
  • Make sure you include your letter to the Head of School (Professor Michael Bruenig) regarding the originality of the work. An example letter (DOCX, 15.6 KB) is available to view.
  • Create a contents page. Refer to the example skeleton thesis file skeleton pdf (PDF, 94.5 KB) which shows the preferred order of content in a thesis, as well as this template.
  • For the .pdf which you submit to the School, you can use the virtual pdf printer available on EAIT lab PCs. The settings create a high quality output with a reasonable file size. If using some other mechanism, please ensure you use appropriate settings to ensure a similar result.

Tips for creating a professional document

  • If you wish to use screens in tables, we recommend they use a minimum of 15% screen.
  • Page numbering looks best if it is centred at the bottom of the page.
  • You may use equal margins on both sides. 25mm works well. Alternatively, you can use a 30mm inner margin and 20mm outer margin.
  • Each new chapter normally starts on the right hand page when printed double sided. To achieve this, it is the responsibility of the student to insert blank pages (breaker pages) at the end of preceding chapters as appropriate (or some other automatic mechanism). Check the result using Acrobat > view > page layout > facing (note: odd numbered pages are right hand pages and even numbered pages are left hand pages)