The UQ Graduate School provides very clear and informative guideines for Thesis Examination. All candidates are strongly advised to read and understand these guideline BEFORE commencing the writing of a thesis! Postgraduate examination is achieved entirely by external examination of a thesis prepared and submitted in accord with UQ Graduate School guidelines.
- Two External Examiners are given six weeks to complete the examination of a PhD thesis (four weeks for an MPhil).
- Examiners provide reports to the UQ Graduate School, detailing need for revisions where appropriate.
- Examiner reports are forwarded to the candidate, who must provide a written response to the IMB Chair of Examiners (CoE).
- If the CoE endorses the candidates response, this is authorised by the IMB PG Coordinator, and forwarded to the UQ Graduate School.
- If the CoE does not endorse the candidates response, this is reviewed by the IMB PG Coordinator prior to notifying the UQ Graduate School.
- Every effort is taken to provide the candidate with the opportunity to submit a response that is acceptable to the CoE.
- The IMB PG Coordinator adjudicates where there are strongly conflicting opinions between examiners, candidate and/or the CoE.