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Examination and graduation

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. Some theses by Creative Works may, however, include an exhibition that examiners attend. The exegesis accompanying the creative work will be examined using an electronic 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. Thesis templates and formatting guidelines are available from the research students forms webpage.

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:

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. The final, awarded, version of all UniSQ HDR theses are lodged with the UniSQ Library in an electronic format.