Thesis Examination Subcommittee

The Thesis Examination Subcommittee is responsible for the review of examiners' reports, coordination of recommendations emerging from the examination process, final assessment of higher degrees by research (HDR) theses and ensuring best practice in the thesis examination process.

The role of the Thesis Examination Subcommittee

The Thesis Examination Subcommittee is responsible for:

  • identifying problems or issues in HDR thesis examination policies or processes and ensuring that these are either addressed through the HDR Unit in Deakin Research or brought to the attention of the Research and Research Training Committee (RRTC) for consideration and solution in order to provide ongoing best practice
  • considering reports from examiners of Doctoral by Research and Masters by Research theses and determining a resolution based on those reports and the report from the HDR Coordinator of the faculty or institute in which the candidate is enrolled
  • monitoring the thesis examination progress of all candidates and take appropriate action where unreasonable delays are encountered
  • ratifying decisions made between meetings on routine matters by at least two Thesis Examination Subcommittee representatives, one being the Chair or Deputy Chair
  • responding to any miscellaneous matters relating to thesis examination
  • selecting winners of university prizes or awards associated with HDR theses.


  • Chair (who will be a senior academic nominated by the Chair of the Academic Board)
  • Deputy Chair
  • HDR Coordinator or appropriate alternate (nominated by each faculty and the Institute for Frontier Materials)
  • An academic staff member nominated from the Institute of Koorie Education
  • An academic staff member of Level C or D (nominated by the Chair of the Academic Board)
  • Two representatives from the professoriate (nominated by the Chair of Academic Board)

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Thesis Examination Subcommittee information

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