University of Sydney Handbooks - 2013 Archive

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Assessment, submission and examination

  • It is your responsibility to ensure you have an understanding of the University's policies in relation to responsible research, plagiarism, academic honesty and ethical behaviour. If you have any questions regarding these policies you should approach your faculty.
  • To foster academic honesty, you should be aware that similarity detecting software may be used to detect plagiarism in academic writing (assignments or chapters in theses).
  • Students are permitted to use additional editors in preparing their thesis for submission, but must operate in accordance within the Proof-reading and Editing of Theses and Dissertations guidelines. Students must read these guidelines and discuss with their supervisors and provide the editor with a copy of these guidelines before they commence work.
  • A handy checklist of actions that you need to take before submitting your thesis for examination is available from the SUPRA website.
  • While the examination of your degree is governed by Academic Board policy and Senate resolutions, there are some discipline and faculty-specific variations to processes and suggested timelines for action. Ensure you check the details with your faculty office in the lead up to submission of your thesis.
  • An oral examination of a thesis may be appropriate for some projects. Students should discuss the possibility of an oral examination with their supervisor and faculty early in their candidature. The Oral Examination Policy is available here.
  • The submission requirements and examination proceedures for the PhD are outlined in the Doctor of Philosophy degree resolutions. All candidates are encouraged to read this carefully. For all other higher degrees by research, consult the faculty resolution for the specific degree in the relevant faculty handbook.