Status and Details

Status and Details

This page contains information about the status, approval and implementation of this document, contact details for the Implementation Officer and relevant enquiries contact and, on the right, a brief summary of changes between this and the previous version.

Higher Degrees by Research (HDR) Assessment procedure

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Status Current Indicates if this version of the document is in effect (Current), yet to come into effect (Future), or expired (Historic).
Effective Date 10th October 2022 This is the date on which this version of the document came into effect.
Review Date 10th October 2027 The next review of this document is scheduled to commence on this date.
Approval Authority Academic Board The noted authority approved this is version of the document.
Approval Date 28th September 2022 This is the date on which this version of the document was approved by the authorised authority.
Expiry Date To Be Advised This is the date on which this version expires. It may still apply, conditionally, after this date.
Implementation Officer Matthew Clarke
Pro Vice-Chancellor Researcher Development
+61 3 924 43979
This is the officer generally responsible for day to day administrative matters.
Responsible Executive Matthew Clarke
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Innovation
+61 3 924 43979
This is the senior officer with responsibility for the document.
Enquiries Contact Matthew Clarke
Pro Vice-Chancellor Researcher Development
+61 3 924 43979
Graduate Research Academy
+61 3 924 68268
General enquiries should be directed to the officer/area listed.

Summary of Changes from Previous Version

On 30 September 2022, amendments were made to the Higher Degrees by Research Assessment procedure Schedule A: Thesis Examination Requirements for Specified Masters Degrees, specifically the requirements for:
- Master of Philosophy (School of Medicine)
- Master of Surgical Research (School of Medicine)
- Master of Research (Business)
were amended to: increase the number of examiners to three, comprising of two external examiners and a third examiner that may be internal or external to the University; remove the requirement of supervisor approval for thesis submission; clarify the process used by the Thesis Examination Committee in determining an examination outcome in these degrees.
Additional administrative amendments were made to: correct a typographical error in the Master of Philosophy (Electromaterials) and; to replace reference to the obsolete Schedule B: Restricted Access to Thesis with reference to clause 56 of the Procedure and update clause references in the Procedure.

Clauses Amended:Procedure: Procedure Clauses 1, 9, 52, 55 and Schedule A: Thesis Examination Requirements for Specified Masters Degrees


16/11/2023: Position name changed from Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research (DVCR) to Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Innovations (DVCR)

21/11/2023: Position name changed from Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Innovations (DVCR) to Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Innovation (DVCRI)