Thesis classification

Once your thesis has been examined you must make the required changes and apply for thesis classification.

Notification & submission of the electronic copy of your thesis

Where the examiners recommended no changes or minor changes, and the 'Chair of Examiners' has recommended classification, the classification documents will be reviewed, signed and classified by the Dean, Graduate Research.

In all other cases, the classification paperwork will be forwarded to an Academic Review Panel to review the classification paperwork and the final thesis. Once the Academic Review Panel is satisfied all requirements have been met the Dean, Graduate Research approves the classification.

2017 classification due dates

  • 13 January
  • 10 February
  • 31 March
  • 19 April
  • 19 May
  • 16 June
  • 14 July
  • 18 August
  • 15 September
  • 20 October
  • 10 November
  • 1 December

The Graduate Research Centre will notify you in writing of the outcome. Your letter will contain a timeframe to submit one electronic copy of your thesis to the Graduate Research Centre.

Completion & graduation

You will receive a Notification of Completion after the following steps have occurred:

  1. You have lodged the electronic copy of your thesis and the VURR Form with the Graduate Research Centre.
  2. Your thesis has been conferred by Council (or their delegate).

You will then be invited to attend the next Graduation ceremony.

2017 graduation dates

August graduations

Tuesday 1 August - Friday 4 August 2017.

To attend the August graduation ceremony, submit your classification paperwork to the GRC by 4pm, Friday 16 June 2017.

December graduations

Tuesday 11 December - Friday 14 December.

To attend the December graduation ceremony, submit your classification paperwork to the GRC by 4pm, Friday 20 October 2017.

Note: Dates are subject to change and will be confirmed six weeks prior to the ceremonies by the Graduations Department.

Contact us

If you require further information about the classification of thesis process, please contact the Graduate Research Centre.