Thesis Template

All PhD dissertations, MS-Plan A  theses, and MS-Plan B reports should first adhere to the Utah State University Publication Guide found at: .    The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will only accept the LaTeX format style. 



Here are the updated instructions per Dr. Scott Budge:


1)      Go to: .

2)      No password is required.


3)      Students can then download all of the files in the directory and use them to build the thesis example.  The latest revision of the LaTeX thesis example will always be the one in the directory.


4)      If any student needs to modify the files to make his/her thesis work, they should contact me to get a username and password that allows them to update the repository.  I can tell them how to do that.



LaTeX reference books are available in the ECE Department.  You can check them out with Tricia for a maximum of two weeks.



All ECE MS and PhD students are required to attend the ECE Formatting Workshop held in Fall and Spring semesters.  Papers will not be reviewed if you have not attend.


Make sure that you have the correct title for the dean of Graduate Studies and also a Public Abstract, as well as your regular abstract.  The order and format is built into LaTeX.



Here are some helpful programs:


1)      This is the link to ProTeX. It is a convenient and free package that combines everything you need to create LaTeX documents -  .


2)      This is the link to Jabref. I've found it very useful for managing my .bib files. It can link to files on your computer or on the web and includes a search engine for articles in several databases (including IEEEXplore) and automatically imports the reference - . – Spencer Jackson


3)      I also know that many people that are on a Windows Platform like using TeXniCenter.  It is a very useful Latex GUI program.  The link is . – Andrew Pound


4)      Here is the link to the reference manager I use (Mendeley).

It stores your references, corresponding PDFs, notes etc in its cloud and keeps all of your computers and mobile devices synchronized. It has a PDF viewer that you can use to read, highlight and leave notes on the pdfs you download. To find references, it has an automatic import directly from many websites including Google Scholor, IEEE, and other major sites. It exports directly to a .bib file for latex or has a plug-in for Microsoft Word. If your collaborating with others that also use Mendeley, they also have easy ways to share references. - Austin Jensen