Assessment, submission and examination
- It is the student's responsibility to ensure they have an understanding of the University's policies in relation to responsible research, plagiarism, academic honesty and ethical behaviour. If you have any questions regarding these policies you should approach your faculty.
- To foster academic honesty, you should be aware that similarity detecting software may be used to detect plagiarism in academic writing (assignments or chapters in theses).
- Students are permitted to use additional editors in preparing their thesis for submission, but must operate in accordance within the Thesis and Examination of Higher Degrees by Research Procedures: Part One: Proof-reading and Editing of Theses. Students must read these procedures and discuss with their supervisors and provide the editor with a copy of these guidelines before they commence work.
- A handy checklist of actions that you need to take before submitting your thesis for examination is available from the SUPRA website.
- While the examination of your degree is governed by Academic Board policy and Senate resolutions, there are some discipline and faculty-specific variations to processes and suggested timelines for action. Ensure you check the details with your faculty office in the lead up to submission of your thesis.
- An oral examination of a thesis may be appropriate for some projects. Students should discuss the possibility of an oral examination with their supervisor and faculty early in their candidature. Information about oral examinations is available in the Thesis and Examination of Higher Degree by Research Policy: Clause 10 and the Thesis and Examination of Higher Degrees by Research Procedures: Part 3
- The submission requirements and examination procedures for the PhD are outlined in the Thesis and Examination of Higher Degree by Research Policy and the Thesis and Examination of Higher Degrees by Research Procedures. All candidates are encouraged to read these carefully. For all other higher degrees by research, consult the faculty resolution for the specific degree in the relevant faculty handbook.
- Higher degree by research students must give their supervisors three months notice of the expected submission date of the thesis, to allow for early nomination of examiners. For more information see the Supervision of higher degrees by research students policy