IEEE Referencing: Theses & dissertations

Basic format to reference a Ph.D. dissertation or a Master thesis

 [#]    Author(s) Initial(s). Surname(s), “Title of thesis or dissertation,” Type of thesis (Ph.D. dissertation or M.S. thesis), Abbrev. Dept., AbbrevUniv., City of University, (U.S. State or Country if the City is not 'well known'), Year of Publication. Accessed on: Abbrev. Month. Day, Year. [Type of medium]. Available: site/path/file

Referencing elements to cite:

  • [#] Reference number (matching the in-text citation number)
  • Author’s first initial. Author’s second initial, if provided. Author’s last name
  • Title of dissertation, in lowercase and double quotation marks
  • Ph.D. dissertation or M.S. thesis
  • Abbreviation of the Academic Department, Faculty or College that awarded the Ph.D. or the M.S. thesis
  • Abbreviation of the University
  • City of University
  • State Abbreviation
  • Year of Publication 
  • Accesses on : abbreviated month, day and year of publication
  • Type of medium
  • Available: site/path/file

Example:

[1]    K. Jegathala Krishnan, "Implementation of renewable energy to reduce carbon consumption and fuel cell as a back-up power for national broadband network (NBN) in Australia," Ph.D dissertation, College of Eng. and Sc., Victoria Univ., Melbourne, 2013. Accessed on: June 16, 2017. [Online]. Available: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/25679/

[2]    M. T. Long, "On the statistical correlation between the heave, pitch and roll motion of road transport vehicles,"  M.S. thesis, College of Eng. and Sc., Victoria Univ., Melbourne, Mar. 2016. Accessed on: Mar. 28, 2017. [Online]. Available: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/32281/1/LONG%20Michael%20-%20Thesis.pdf

Basic format to reference a Bachelor thesis

[#]    Author(s) Initial(s). Surname(s), “Title of thesis,” B.S. thesis, Abbrev. Dept., Abbrev. Univ., City of Univ., (U.S. State or Country if the City is not 'well known''), Year of Publication. 

Referencing elements to cite:

  • [#] Reference number (matching the in-text citation number)
  • Author’s first initial. Author’s second initial, if provided. Author’s last name(s)
  • Title of thesis, in lowercase and double quotation marks
  • B.S. thesis for Bachelor’s thesis
  • Abbreviation of the Academic Department, Faculty or College that awarded the degree
  • Abbreviation of the University
  • City of University
  • State Abbreviation
  • Year of Publication 

[2]   J. O. Williams, “Acoustic analysis of sound,” B.S. Thesis, Sch. of Eng. and Appl. Sciences., Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA, 2013.

Referencing a theses: Examples

Material type In-text example Reference List example

Ph. D. Dissertation

As shown by Willsky in [3], the various ...                                                          

[3]   E. R. Willsky, “Nanomaterials for electronic and sensing applications,” Ph.D. dissertation, School of Elect. and Inform. Eng., Univ. Sydney, Sydney, 2012.

Master degree thesis

For more details see [1].                                                  

[1]    Z. Shen, “Colour differentiation in digital images,” M.S. Thesis, Sch. of Comp. Science and Maths., Victoria Univ., Melbourne, 2003. Accessed on: Oct., 28, 2016. [Online]. Available: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/15529/1/zhenliang_shen.pdf 

Bachelor degree thesis     

As in [2], the quality of the sound ...

[2]   J. O. Williams, “Acoustic analysis of sound,” B.S. Thesis, Sch. of Eng. and Appl. Sciences., Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA, 2013.