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AUD Library Thesis Formatting Assistance

Templates and resources for preparing and submitting a thesis for MCSM

Formatting Guidelines

 

Page Description

Pagination

Required/Optional

Title Page        

no page number

Required

Candidate’s Declaration (Signed)         

ii

Required

Dedication (if applicable)

iii

Optional

Acknowledgements

iv

Optional

Abstract

v

Required

Table of Contents

vi-vii

Required

List of Figures

viii

Required if figures included

List of Tables

ix

Required if tables included

List of Acronyms (and other lists as appropriate)

x

Optional

Chapters

Start Arabic numbers from this point (1)

Required

References

Continue Arabic numbers

Required

Appendices

Continue Arabic numbers

Required if referenced in thesis

Vitae Continue Arabic numbers

          Required

  • Paper size: A4
  • Dimensions of margins:
    • Top margin: 30 mm 
    • Left margin:  40 mm 
    • Right margin: 20 mm
    • Bottom margin: 20 mm
  • The main body of the text should be double-spaced and in black.
  • Indent the start of each paragraph (0.5")
  • Prefer Times New Roman (TNR) font, size 12 

Follow the thesis template's numbering style.

  • All pages must be numbered, with the exception of the title page.
  • Page numbers should appear at the bottom right of each page, at a minimum of 20 mm from the edge of the page.
  • Preliminary pages of the thesis must be numbered with lowercase Roman numerals (ii, iii, iv...)
  • The first page of the thesis proper (Chapter 1) must restart with Arabic numerals (1,2,3...).
  • Do not include blank pages.
  • All pages with the exception of the title page, must have a page number.

APA is the preferred documentation style (name-year).

  • Start references on a new page after the last chapter of the thesis.  
  • References are inter-filed and arranged alphabetically according to author(s), editors, or if not available, according to title. 
  • Prefer TNR font, size 12 
  • Double space list and use hanging indent (second and subsequent lines of an entry are indented 0.5 inch / 1.27cm). 
  • Follow available APA guidelines on the library's website
Tables, figures, illustrations, equations, etc. must be numbered consecutively in order of appearance within the thesis.

 

  • Number first by chapter number, then sequentially within each chapter, e.g.:
    • Tables in Chapter 1: Table 1.1, 1.2, 1.3…
    • Figures in Chapter 3: Figure 3.1, 3.2, 3.3…
    • Equations in Chapter 4: Figure 4.1, 4.2, 4.3...
  • The thesis must have hard cover (case bound) with NAVY BLUE color (representing the AUD color). 
  • The cover and binding are recommended to be done at “All Prints” shop on campus in order to have uniformity of material and quality. 
  • The cover must look as shown below. 
  • The font color must be GOLDEN.
  • Title and author only appear on the spine

Thesis Template

The thesis template is a Microsoft Word file designed by AUD's School of Engineering to assist students in preparing their thesis project.

Library Format Evaluation Rubric