Thesis examination process and submission for graduation
As a student of a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) program you are required to submit a thesis for examination. In most cases your thesis will be examined using an electronic copy, however an examiner may request a printed copy.
Prior to submission you and your supervisors are encouraged to review the HDR thesis presentation schedule as it provides important information about your thesis.
When preparing your thesis for examination, supervisors will provide editorial advice to you. If you choose to use external editors for proof-reading and editing, you will need to:
- discuss this with your principal supervisor first
- provide the external editor with a copy of the HDR thesis submission schedule
- ensure the external editors familiarise themselves with the Australian standards for editing.
On average, the examination process takes between 4-6 months, however examination times may be extended due to reasons which are outside the control of the University. There is no requirement for international students to remain on-campus during the examination or revision period.
All HDR theses will be examined in accordance with the HDR thesis examination procedure.