Rules Governing Research Higher Degrees

Document Number000830
Date Approved31 August 2007
Date Last Amended29 November 2013
000830 Rules Governing Research Higher Degrees (From 2014) (PDF)

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Approval AuthorityCouncil
Date Approved31 August 2007
Date Last Amended29 November 2013
Policy SponsorPresident of Academic Senate
Policy OwnerDeputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
Policy ContactDean, Graduate Studies
Amendment History

Amendment to Clause 80 to permit conferral of research higher degrees on approval of Dean of Graduate Studies and Vice-Chancellor, approved by Council on 7 December 2012 for implementation from 1 January 2013

Minor amendment to Clause 56a to reflect current name of guidelines.

Removal of links to rescinded policies 000093 and 000579, Governance and Policy, 13 January 2012.

Removal of link to rescinded policy document Rules Governing Admission and Enrolment 000390. 5 January 2012.

Removal of link to Rule Listing Degrees and Diplomas 000635. 20 December 2011.

5 December 2011 - Added to the list of supporting documents - New Guidelines approved by DVC (Research) - Monitoring the Progress of Professional Doctorate Candidates in the Research Component of the Program approved by DVC (Research) 5 December 2011.

Amendments to Clause 62b noting a requirement that conditional pass may be given subject to minor corrections and the updating of subsequent lettering. Clause 75 the removal of reference to errors in presentation and Clause 76 with the insertion of reference to Clause 62b. Approved by Council 2 December 2011.

Insertion of new Clause 20 - Misconduct, approved by Council 27 May 2011 (C11:095) to address misconduct by research higher degree candidates following the introduction of the new Student Misconduct Rule from Semester 2, 2011; and Renumbering of subsequent clauses and addition of definitions of 'Research Higher Degree candidate' and 'University' has also occurred as a result, 20 December 2011.

Removal of requirement for RHD candidates to submit a hard bound RHD thesis, effective 1 January 2012. Approved by Council 27 May 2011.

Amended wording to clause 63 and addition of new clauses to allow Dean of Graduate Studies to recommend the awarding of a MPhil degree subsequent to the Committee recommending a fail outcome for a PhD thesis – approved by PAS under delegated authority, 16 December 2010.

Minor Amendment Governance and Policy to correct typo in Clause 24 to reflect three possible outcomes only 12 October 2010.

Minor amendment - updated FOI to GIPA Act, Clause 61, 28 July 2010

Minor Amendments made throughout the document, approved by PAS 23 June 2010, to provide clarity and more precise language. Some re-numbering has occurred as a result of these amendments.

Definitions for Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Philosophy inserted and Clause 50 amended by Council 21 May 2010.

Minor amendment G&P to include clause referring to Rules Governing Admission and Enrolment 000390 in Intro - 5 March 2010

Amendments to incorporate reference to JARHDPs approved Academic Senate April 2008

Amended under delegated authority PAS November 2007

Approved Council 31 August 2007. Replaces Rules Governing Master Degrees by Research and Doctoral Degree by Research Rules.