IEEE is a numeric style of referencing, predominantly used in electrical engineering, computer science, and other technical fields. It is based on the IEEE Referencing Guide created and managed by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

This guide is primarily for students completing assignments at Curtin University. If you are publishing (e.g., journal article, PhD), please consult the above publication as the reference examples provided here may differ from the requirements outlined in the official style guide.

What is referencing?

Referencing is a standardised method of acknowledging sources of information that you have used in your assignments or research, in a way that uniquely identifies the source. It is not only necessary for avoiding plagiarism, but also for supporting your ideas and arguments.

Printable referencing guide

A printable IEEE referencing guide is available on the UniSkills downloads page.

Note on assignment formatting

Please check your unit outline/Blackboard for assignment formatting requirements (such as fonts, headers, spacing, word count etc.) and assignment cover sheets. PhD and Master by research students should consult the relevant publication manual for formatting information.