The Office of Graduate Studies publishes the Standards for Preparing Theses and Dissertations, which we refer to as the Standards. In the following, we uses the word “document” to mean a dissertation, thesis, proposal, or project report in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.
The University requires that all dissertations and theses comply with the Standards, latest edition. Similarly, the Department of Computer Science and Engineering requires that all Master’s project reports, thesis proposals, and dissertation proposals also comply. Even though the department may provide tools or templates to facilitate preparing a document, the student is fully responsible for assuring that the final document complies with the Standards and the departmental requirements below.
The Standards leave certain issues to be decided by the “degree-granting unit,” which in our case is the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Acceptable styles are selected by the candidate’s degree-granting unit, with the approval of the Office of Graduate Studies. The following specifies departmental-specific style requirements for dissertations, theses, proposals, and project reports.