Preparing your thesis

The examination of your thesis or creative work is a formal, confidential process that you’ll work steadily toward during candidature. In this section, learn about the steps from notifying us of your intention to submit a thesis for examination through to your graduation.

Proof-reading and editing

You can use an editor in preparing your thesis for submission. Make sure you discuss your plans with your supervisor and provide your editor with a copy of the University’s Thesis Submission and Examination Procedures 2015.

Note that, when you use the services of an editor:

  • the name of the editor and a brief description of the service rendered must be printed as part of the list of acknowledgements or other prefatory matter near the front of the thesis or appended to the creative work when it is presented for examination; and
  • if the editor’s current or former area of academic specialisation is similar to your own, this must also be stated.

Thesis composition

For guidelines and information about the composition of your thesis, expected word length, and the thesis generally, please refer to these University policies and procedures. As they are subject to change from time to time, the University's Policy Register is the source of truth for policy and procedural currency:

Thesis frontispiece sections

The frontispiece comprises essential parts of your thesis preliminary to the main content. Please refer to our Submission advice and information about requirements for the

  • thesis title and thesis abstract
  • thesis authorship attribution statement
  • thesis title page