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Engineering: Theses

SoE Thesis Information

Graduate students who are getting ready to submit a thesis should see the Inamori School of Engineering Thesis Timeline and Graduate Manual.

Documents below are for your convenience.

Search for AU Engineering Theses

Theses dating back to the 1930s are available in Scholes Library. Search the library catalog.

Electrical Engineering - Master's Theses - TP2 A75
Mechanical Engineering - Master's Theses - TP2 A85
Ceramic Engineering and Materials Science:

  • Ph.D Theses - TP2 N36
  • Master's Theses - TP2 N34
  • Bachelors Theses - TP2 N3

Reference/Citation Style for Theses

The Inamori School of Engineering uses the reference style of the American Chemical Society (ACS) for undergraduate and graduate theses.

For assistance with using the ACS style, or reference management software, ask your librarian.

There are several reference management software options available for students:

EndNote is made available by Alfred University. The desktop version will need to be downloaded from the U:Drive.

Mendeley is a free option. It has plug-ins for Word and LibreOffice.

Zotero is another free option. It is open-source and has plug-ins for Word, LibreOffice, and GoogleDocs.

Endnote - Citation Management

EndNote will ease your approach to formatting your reference list.  It will store, manage, and format your citations into a compact listing.

The software is contracted and available only to AU students, faculty and staff.  It can be downloaded and installed from 

U:Drive -> Public -> AU Libraries -> Endnote

EndNote can easily create and export citations/references in a wide variety of styles.

Students should use the style of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in undergraduate and graduate engineering theses.


If an instructor asks you to use the "School of Engineering" style, follow the instructions below:

Place the SoE style (link below) in the EndNote styles folder after you install the program, so EndNote will format references with the correct style.   When you create your file in EndNote, "Select other style" in the Style box.  Scroll to add SoE as the style for your file. When you create your file, choose the SoE style (Select Other Style).

Journal Abbreviations

Some citation styles, especially in scientific or technical publications, use journal title abbreviations in the references list.

The CASSI search tool can be used to generate the abbreviated form of journal titles. The tool can also be used to look up an abbreviated title and determine the full name of the journal.

JournalSeek is another searchable database for journal information. It has more coverage for journals in the arts, humanities, etc. than CASSI.