Handbook for Research Master’s Degrees

As of 1 January 2015, the new Graduate Research Progress Management Policy and accompanying Procedures came into effect. Please refer to the Monash Policy Bank to view these documents.  

Chapter 1: Introduction

1.0 Handbook for Research Master's Degrees
1.1 Administrative structures overseeing research master's degrees
1.2 Research master's degrees
1.3 Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
1.4 Art, Design and Architecture
1.5 Arts
1.6 Education
1.7 Engineering
1.8 Information Technology
1.9 Law
1.10 Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
1.11 Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
1.12 Science

Chapter 2: Admission to research master's enrolment

2.1 Admission criteria
2.2 English language proficiency
2.3 Credit provision for research master's degrees
2.4 Prior enrolment
2.5 Application for student visa (international students)
2.6 Application procedures
2.7 Research-related employment which overlaps enrolment
2.8 Admission and commencement
2.9 Concurrent enrolment
2.10 Conditional enrolment
2.11 Probationary enrolment
2.12 Ethics approval
2.13 Intellectual property (ownership)

Chapter 3: Conditions of enrolment

3.1 Duration of enrolment
3.2 Research environment
3.3 Attendance and residency
3.4 External/off-campus enrolment
3.5 Employment guidelines for part-time and full-time students
3.6 Study away
3.7 Re-enrolment
3.8 Confirmation and the Progress Review
3.9 Coursework and practica

Chapter 4: Changes to enrolment

4.1 Types of leave
4.2 Extension of enrolment
4.3 Studying away from the University
4.4 Lapse of enrolment
4.5 Withdrawal in good standing
4.6 Writing-up away status
4.7 Transfers

Chapter 5: Supervision of doctoral and research master's students

5.1 Appointment of supervisors
5.2 Code of practice for supervision of doctoral and research master's students

Chapter 6: Intellectual property

6.1 Forms of intellectual property
6.2 Intellectual property and graduate research students

Chapter 7: Thesis and examination matters

7.1 Preparation, presentation and submission of theses
7.2 Status of student while under examination
7.4 Thesis written in a foreign language
7.5 Submission of theses
7.6 Appointment of Examiners
7.7 Initial examination procedures
7.8 Assessment of theses
7.9 Examiner's recommendations for the thesis
7.10 Outcome of the thesis examination
7.11 Other components of assessment
7.12 Distribution of thesis copies after final ratification
7.13 Award of degree
7.14 Examination Board for research master's students
7.15 Guidelines for reaching a thesis examination outcome in seemingly intractable cases

Chapter 8: Grievance and appeal, discipline and termination

8.1 Grievance and appeal procedures
8.2 Discipline procedures for doctoral and MPhil students
8.3 Graduate Research Progress Management Procedures
8.4 Graduate Research Termination Procedures
8.5 Guidelines for Termination Appeal Panel Chairs

Chapter 9: Fees, scholarships and grants

9.1 Fees
9.2 Graduate scholarships
9.3 Application procedures and H1 equivalence
9.4 Graduate grants
9.5 Statistical consulting service

Chapter 10: Facilities and services

10.1 Monash Graduate Education (formerly MIGR)
10.2 Graduate facilities, services and groups
10.3 Monash Postgraduate Association Inc. (MPA)
10.4 Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)

Chapter 11: Directory

11.1 Monash Graduate Education (formerly MIGR)
11.2 Monash Graduate Research Centre
11.3 Monash Postgraduate Association (MPA)
11.4 Monash Research Office
11.5 Graduate research administration: faculties and campuses
11.6 International Recruitment Services
11.7 Documents related to graduate research at Monash University

Chapter 12 Appendices

A. Monash University Regulations
B. Guidelines to apply when research undertaken in relation to employment overlaps with enrolment
C. Monash University (Vice-Chancellor) Regulations
D. Faculty-specific requirements for Confirmation and the Progress Review
E. Research stipend scholarship conditions of award
F. Conflict of interest guidelines for the nomination of higher degree by research thesis examiners
G. Guidelines for Remote Supervision

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