At the end of your degree program you will submit a thesis, or an exegesis with a creative, visual or professional practice product, for examination by independent experts in your field of research.
Your Head of School will nominate three experts from outside the University as potential examiners for your work. Once approved by the Dean, they will be formally invited to examine your research.
These examiners will know nothing about the way your research project was conducted other than what is contained in the thesis/exegesis that you present for examination. It is therefore important that the thesis is self-contained and that it clearly conveys your research, how it relates to the field as a whole, how the project was pursued, what techniques/methodologies were used and how successful they were, in addition to your research outcomes.
All this must be presented in an integrated, coherent form which demonstrates that a significant and innovative contribution to knowledge has been made.
Following submission of the examinable works, candidates and supervisors can check the status of the examination process via the Examination tab in iGrad.
If you are a doctoral candidate, once this stage of the examination process is complete (having produced a majority of pass grades confirmed by the Dean), you will proceed to viva voce examination, the verbal defence of your thesis.
Authorised by the Dean of Graduate Research
27 April, 2012