11. Presentation of submission – Doctor of Engineering
11.1 Submission of Publications or Technical Reports
An electronic copy of the work must be submitted to the Doctoral College (Registry) for examination. The thesis must be written in English. Text should be 1 1/2 spaced on A4 format.
Hard copies may be exceptionally requested, but usually only when it is necessary as a reasonable adjustment for an examiner.
The publications and 20,000-word discourse should be presented in a quarto size format. The thesis must contain a statement indicating the author's responsibility for the work submitted, including the extent of their contribution of original work, and a complete thesis access conditions form which must be inserted into the front of each copy of the thesis and an electronic copy deposited in the University Library.
For a submission which is in conventional book form, hereafter referred to as 'the thesis', presentation should be as follows:
- The thesis may be initially submitted electronically.
- The individual publications should be presented in a consistent typed format and each publication should be preceded by a statement giving details of the date and location of publication.
- A research degree will not be awarded until an electronic copy of the final version of the thesis, as approved by the Examiners, has been deposited in the University Library with the Thesis Deposit Agreement.
- The pages are to be numbered consecutively; a table of contents and an abstract are to be included.
- The title page must take a form similar to that shown in Appendix V. This includes precise format of the © Notice to claim copyright protection in all countries which are signatories to the Universal Copyright Convention.
- In addition to the submitted work a signed certificate stating that neither the thesis nor the original work contained therein has been submitted to this or any other institution for a degree must be included.
11.2 Submission length
The thesis should be presented in a satisfactory literary form (including references, notes and bibliography, as appropriate). The thesis shall be 80,000 words in length or shall contain at least three refereed publications (including at least one journal publication) or technical reports and a 20,000 word discourse. It is the responsibility of the author to check the submission for spelling and accuracy.
11.3 Submission of final electronic Copy
One electronic copy of the final version of the thesis, as approved by the Examiners, of the submission will be lodged with the University Library and access to it will be determined, initially by the classification assigned to the thesis on the access conditions form (see Appendix III and VI).
A research degree will not be awarded until an electronic copy of the final version of the thesis, as approved by the Examiners, has been deposited in the University Library together with a Thesis Deposit Agreement.
11.3.1 Standard Thesis Conditions
The standard thesis access conditions will apply as above.