GayaUKM© is a LaTeX class for
authoring theses that fulfil formatting specifications required by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
(UKM), Malaysia. Why LaTeX? Many reputable journals
prefer manuscripts to be prepared and submitted using LaTeX
to ensure consistent adherence to formatting requirements. UKM through its Pusat Pengajian Siswazah (PPS) – or the Centre for Graduate Studies
therefore feels that a LaTeX class and guidelines
for authoring theses is necessary to promote general document authoring using
LaTeX. The project started in middle 2013 with the following UKM
staff; myself, Dr. Mohd Rasidi
Rasani, Dr. M. Asyraf Zulkifley, Dr. Khamisah Jafar all from the
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, UKM. Dr. Lim Lian Tze (liantze@gmail.com)
from KDU College Penang. The team was also actively supported by Dr. Wajdi Sadik, then a PhD
candidate at the Dept. of Mechanical and Materials, at the faculty. He
submitted his thesis in this first UKMapproved LaTeX
template. The Deputy Dean, Deputy Dean (Undergraduate & Alumni) Prof. Ir. Dr. Ahmad Kamal Ariffin
Mohd Ihsan who is also a LaTeX user, has always given his constructive comments
and supports. Below are the necessary files and documents 
No. 
Items 
Location/Link 
1 
GayaUKM© English/Bahasa template with cls and other files 

2 
Manual 

3 
General installation guidelines 

4 
Sample from Dr. Wajdi Sadik who first submitted thesis using this template 
Sample thesis using GayaUKM© 
5 
First Manuscript using LaTeX: Example 1; start an article, table, equation, plot, reference 

6 
More examples: Example 2 

7 
More examples: Example 3 

8 
Managing your document, abstract, folder and sections 

9 
Typical saving and inserting an eps figure using Matlab codes and preparing for PSfrag 

10 
Typical software 
Software 
The authors of the guideline feel that this is only the
first steps to using LaTeX . There is wide range of applications where theses authors
could improve or develop. There are many packages available to support the
styles e.g. plotting or equations in certain faculties. Theses authors are welcome, however they should not use packages that could
affect general arrangements. Some understandings of using higher language are
recommended but not necessary. For first time LaTeX
users, authors are recommended to get ‘head starts’ from more experienced
colleagues. This could be authors’ first experience using LaTeX.
We hope users benefit and enjoy this! On behalf of the project, Zambri [back] 