These files are designed for the University of Canterbury Electrical and Computer Engineering Masters Thesis Template
University of Otago also provide a template for their Computer Science department
University of Waikato Mathematics and Statistics Departmental LatTex styles
LaTeX is a high-quality typesetting system; it includes features designed for the production of technical and scientific documentation.
LaTeX is the de facto standard for the communication and publication of scientific documents. LaTeX is available as free software.
LaTeX is a set of macros (or macro packages) built on top TeX. TeX is an advanced typesetting system which was majorly developed by Donald Knuth. TeX is mainly popular because of its ability to handle complex technical text and in displaying mathematical formulae. LaTex, was built by Leslie Lamport in the 1983. LaTeX commands are basically a set of TeX commands being compiled underneath.
In short, it is a document preparation system which is predominantly used for technical or scientific writing and publishing.
The University of Canterbury does not have any official LaTex style guide, each department may have different requirements. If your supervisor requires you to write your thesis using LaTex, then the expectation is for them to inform you of their guidelines.
Latex editors can be downloaded from the University PCs using the Microsoft Software Centre
Apple can download LaTex editors from the Apple Store or from