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Preparing Your Thesis or Dissertation


After the thesis or dissertation is completed and approved by your advisor, it is submitted as a PDF file through the GradProgress system. The university has established minimal requirements for thesis and dissertation formatting. The college has additional requirements and templates for the table of contents, chapter headings, and other elements.

The elements of the thesis or dissertation are:
Title page
Acknowledgements (optional)
Table of Contents
List of Tables (optional)
List of Figures (optional)
Nomenclature (optional)
Body chapters:
Background (optional)
Technical chapters

Submitting Your Thesis or Dissertation

Prepare your thesis or dissertation as a PDF document using the BYU College of Engineering LaTeX or MS Word templates
Upload the thesis or dissertation to GradProgress for approval Bound copies may be printed for you, your advisor, or others (optional).