Submitting your thesis or project for examination
Your thesis or project must conform to the following:
- the RMIT branded thesis/project cover page (DOCX 34KB 1p)
- a declaration:
Declaration for candidates submitting a thesis
I certify that except where due acknowledgement has been made, the work is that of the author alone; the work has not been submitted previously, in whole or in part, to qualify for any other academic award; the content of the thesis is the result of work which has been carried out since the official commencement date of the approved research program; any editorial work, paid or unpaid, carried out by a third party is acknowledged; and, ethics procedures and guidelines have been followed.
Declaration for candidates submitting a project
I certify that except where due acknowledgement has been made, the work is that of the author alone; the work has not been submitted previously, in whole or in part, to qualify for any other academic award; the content of the project is the result of work which has been carried out since the official commencement date of the approved research program; any editorial work, paid or unpaid, carried out by a third party is acknowledged; and, ethics procedures and guidelines have been followed.
Declaration statement for candidates who received Australian Government funding
In addition to the above, include the below ONLY if you are a Research Training Program (RTP) funded candidate. RTP funded candidates are:
- All domestic candidates
- International candidates who received an International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS). NB: under the rebranding of the RTP guidelines, the IPRS is now referred to as an RTP International Tuition fee scholarship
I acknowledge the support I have received for my research through the provision of an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship.
Please then type your name and date after the declaration. Do not insert an electronic signature or a scan of your handwritten signature.
- a table of contents and list of diagrams, tables, images etc. (if required)
- a summary (abstract) of the research (not more than 1000 words)
- the main text of the thesis or project (dissertation)
- a list of references
- appendices (if any).
For a detailed list of requirements, please refer to Item 4 Format for submission for examination in the HDR Submission and Examination Procedure. Your submission must meet these requirements for your thesis or project to be accepted for examination.
For information on thesis or project length and examples of archived work please refer to the webpage modes of submission and formatting. You’ll note that the style differs between disciplines; we recommend that you meet with your senior supervisor or HDR coordinator to discuss the specific requirements of your School.
You are encouraged to publish/exhibit the research you complete during your candidature. The work you publish/exhibit during your candidature is referred to as a research output. These research outputs may be included as a component of your thesis or project.
You are required to declare any of your research outputs through the Research outputs - declaration form (PDF 127KB). This form asks you to specify if the work is authored solely by you or in collaboration with others. If you have collaborated on the research output, you must declare how much of the work was completed by each individual. The form must then be signed by any collaborating participant, or if they cannot be contacted, by your senior supervisor in their place.
This form is not required if your thesis or project does not include any published research outputs.
RMIT does not offer a mode of submission that is either with or by publications, nor do we specify the number of research outputs you can include in your thesis or project. We recommend meeting with your senior supervisor or School HDR coordinator to discuss if there are school-specific requirements you must meet.
The form and any supporting material must be saved as one PDF file and uploaded when you submit for examination.
SGR Examinations Office cannot accept any physical theses/dissertations.
You will need to upload your research via the Submission and lodgement tab of the Candidate Centre to submit for examination. To be eligible to do this you must;
- be enrolled as a current candidate
- have completed all course requirements including all milestones and research methods/ strategies class for your course
- have received approval from your Primary supervisor and the delegated authority for your School that your research is ready to be submitted for examination. For detailed instructions on Supervisor and School delegated authority approval process please refer to the supervisor and school DA approval guide.
Please note that the ability to submit will not appear on the candidate centre until your Primary Supervisor and Delegated Authority have given their approval in the system.
For detailed instructions of the submission process please refer to the submission for examination guide.
You will receive a notification detailing your final submission date once the SGR Examinations Team have approved your submission for examination.
If your examiners have already been approved your examination will commence a few days after submission approval. The SGR examinations team will notify you once your examination has commenced.