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.

5. Submitting your thesis

Your thesis is due electronically on the first Monday of the exam period, in the final semester of the project (check your course profile for the date and time applicable to you.) 

Electronic submission is via the course Blackboard website via the Turnitin submission link.

Supplementary files (see below) should be submitted as a Zip file via Blackboard or directly to your supervisor via email, USB flash drive, CD-ROM or DVD-ROM (as agreed with your supervisor).

Extensions are not normally permitted. Consult your course profile for more information.

Confidential or CEED project submission

If you are doing a CEED project or placement project with an organisation that requires your reports to be kept confidential, please submit your assessment item reports by email to instead of using TurnItIn, indicating clearly the course code and academic supervisor. Coursework Studies will forward the report to your academic supervisor. 

Please include words along the following lines clearly somewhere on the cover page of your submission: 'Confidential: thesis embargoed until <date> by <company name>'.

Check with the ENGG4805/CSSE3006/CSSE7306 course coordinator if you don’t know the embargo date.

CEED projects are embargoed for a period of 5 years by default.

Naming your thesis .pdf

For electronic submission, you should name your thesis .pdf in the following manner:

familyname, firstname_studentnumber__coursecode.pdf (e.g. Smith, John_31234567_ENGG4802.pdf).

This will allow EECS staff to identify your thesis more easily when working with them.

Supplementary files

You should submit all supplementary files related to your thesis as a Zip file to Blackboard (if size permits) and/or electronically to your supervisor in an agreed format.

Use a self-explanatory directory structure and include some readme.txt files if necessary.

Relevant files may include:

  • original files for all assessment item documents (e.g. .docx, .pptx)
  • source code or repository copy/link for all software
  • design files
  • relevant papers that were referenced

We recommend discussing this with your supervisor.