Project Templates

Download these files to somewhere sensible, edit and enjoy!

Template for an initial project proposal (CGRA489, COMP 489, ELCO 489, ENGR 489 and MCompSci)

This LaTeX file gives some ideas about how to write a project proposal, and also provides a template for your proposal. You should discuss your proposal with your supervisor before you submit it.

Download this file to somewhere sensible, type

pdflatex proj_proposal.tex

to make the PDF.

You'll notice the resultant PDF displays some information you will want to change

Edit the LaTeX file to your heart's content and regenerate the PDF.

If you're working from home (or anywhere other than a Linux machine on the ECS network) you will also need the following:
  • vuwproject.sty - this is the local (VUW) style file, to ensure our projects have a consistent look.
  • VUWlogo.eps: image of VUW logo, as .eps (if you use latex)
  • VUWlogo.png: image of VUW logo, as .png (if you use pdflatex)

and you'll need to edit proj_proposal.tex to use the image rather than the font (change "font" to "image" in line 36). Alternatively, to use the font version, install tex-vuwlogo-1.3.tar.xz in your TeXLive based TeX distribution.

proj_proposal.pdf shows you what it should look like, and is what you get from running latex or pdflatex on proj_proposal.tex

For students who are less familiar with LaTeX you can also use this Word template:

Project report templates (CGRA 489, COMP 489, ELCO 489, ENGR 489 and MCompSci)

This set of files give some ideas about how to write a project report using seperate files for each chapter.

Download these files to somewhere sensible, type

pdflatex proj_report_outline.tex

to make the PDF.

You'll notice the resultant PDF displays some information you will want to change

Edit the LaTeX files to your heart's content and regenerate the PDF.

If you're working from home (or anywhere other than a Linux machine on the ECS network) you will also need the following:
  • vuwproject.sty - this is the local (VUW) style file, to ensure our projects have a consistent look.
  • VUWlogo.eps: image of VUW logo, as .eps (if you use latex)
  • VUWlogo.png: image of VUW logo, as .png (if you use pdflatex)

and you'll need to edit proj_report_outline.tex to use the image rather than the font (change "font" to "image" in line 42).

proj_report_outline.pdf shows you what it should look like, and is what you get from running latex or pdflatex on proj_report_outline.tex

Remember: our rule of thumb is that projects should not exceed 40 pages in total length. This is equivalent to about 12,000 words when using our templates.

VUW Thesis templates

The file thes.tex is the top-level file upon which pdflatex is run.

To get all the above as a single compressed file, download:

Exam Templates

If you have ended up here, looking for the Exam templates, then they are in the Support wiki Support/ExamTemplates
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proj_proposal.docdoc proj_proposal.doc manage 35 K 23 Mar 2017 - 10:54 Main.bryan  
proj_proposal.textex proj_proposal.tex manage 6 K 06 Oct 2017 - 15:57 Main.kevin CVS 1.3: Incorporate Bryan's changes
proj_proposal.pdfpdf proj_proposal.pdf manage 71 K 06 Oct 2017 - 17:01 Main.kevin Example of the Project Proposal (had been deleted)
VUWlogo.epseps VUWlogo.eps manage 32 K 04 May 2009 - 13:35 Main.marcus image of VUW logo, as .eps
VUWlogo.pngpng VUWlogo.png manage 7 K 04 May 2009 - 13:36 Main.marcus image of VUW logo, as .png
tex-vuwlogo-1.3.tar.xzxz tex-vuwlogo-1.3.tar.xz manage 57 K 05 Mar 2015 - 17:02 Main.mark TexLive package of VUW logo font
vuwproject.stysty vuwproject.sty manage 5 K 10 Jun 2016 - 17:24 Main.kevin Use Ecs@netaddress