Submitting your thesis

This section will guide you in your thesis submission. We recommend you review the guidelines for Submission of Thesis for Examination [.pdf – 139 kB].

If you have a query about submitting your thesis, email

Copyright and release of thesis for examination

When submitting your thesis, you must sign a Copyright and Release of Thesis for Examination form which grants Curtin University the right, following the award of the degree to display or copy any or all of the thesis for use within Curtin University and make available the thesis to other persons or organisations being either educational or industrial, for reference purposes or for other legitimate educational purposes.

You retain copyright of the thesis. The copyright in the thesis is not infringed by the Library permitting the making of a copy for the purposes of research or study.

This form also confirms that the work presented is yours alone and has not been submitted for another academic award. You must also confirm that you have emailed an Abstract, or short summary of your thesis of not more than 75 words which has been approved by your Supervisor, to the Thesis Examinations Officer for inclusion on your Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement. Your supervisor, on behalf of the Thesis Committee, will also sign this form confirming submission for examination.

Supervisor's approval

You may not submit your thesis for examination without the recommendation of your supervisor on behalf of the Thesis Committee. Your supervisor will complete the relevant section of the Copyright and Release of Thesis for Examination form.

In the rare case you wish to submit but your supervisor will not recommend the thesis for examination, you may request that your thesis be sent for examination in accordance with Section 15 of either Rule No. 10 Made Pursuant to Statute 12 – Enrolment: Degree of Doctor by Research or Rule No. 11 Made Pursuant to Statute 12 – Enrolment: Degree of Master by Research as applicable.

Enrolment status and fees

Provided you’ve complied with the requirements for submission of thesis, the Thesis Examinations Officer will amend your enrolment status to Under Examination, which is the status you hold following submission of the thesis and prior to the University Graduate Studies Committee determining the thesis classification.  When Under Examination, you won’t incur any fees.

You can download your e-invoice post enrolment and each Research Period through OASIS eStudent. Fees calculated are pro-rata, up to the date of final submission of thesis. Learn more about downloading your e-invoice.

Title page approval

You must have your thesis title page approved before submission. The format for the title page is detailed under Thesis examination on the research forms page. Please email your title page to so it can be checked to confirm that the title and layout are both correct.

If you’re a scholarship recipient, you may be eligible for reimbursement of the editing, printing and binding costs. Please contact in the Office of Research & Development.