Lodgement of final archival copy of thesis/project policy – higher degrees by research
Compulsory electronic lodgement of final archival theses and projects replaces the previous requirement for hard copies. It should be possible for most theses and projects to be recorded digitally. Where it is felt that exceptional circumstances exist that might preclude a thesis/project from being digitised, a request for exemption from this requirement including reasons and details should be made to the SGR. Such a request requires the support of the senior supervisor and HoS or appropriate academic authority. Each application for exemption will be assessed in consultation with the RMIT Library on a case by case basis to determine suitability for digital archiving.
The hard copy of the appropriate durable record of the thesis/project will become the property of RMIT University. The copy is subject to any approved agreements as to the confidentiality of the work entered into by RMIT University, the candidate and any external body (See Higher degrees by research – intellectual property policy).
Costs incurred in the production of the final thesis/project whether electronic or hard copy are the responsibility of the candidate.[Next: Procedure]