Handbook for Research Master’s Degrees


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Chapter 1: Introduction

1.0 Handbook for Research Master's Degrees

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 Transfer
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 Confirmation Milestone
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
3.4 External/off-campus enrolment
3.5 Employment guidelines
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 Attendance variation

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

5.1 Appointment of supervisors
5.2 Graduate Research Roles and Responsibilities

Chapter 6: Intellectual property

6.1 Guidelines on Graduate Research Student Intellectual Property

Chapter 7: Thesis and examination matters

7.1 Preparation, presentation, submission, assessment and award of degree

Chapter 8: Grievance and appeal, discipline and termination

8.1 Student Complaints Policy and associated Procedures
8.2 Discipline procedures for doctoral and research master's 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

Chapter 10: Facilities and services

10.1 Monash Graduate Research Office (MGRO)
10.2 Graduate facilities, services and groups
10.3 Monash Graduate Association Inc. (MGA)
10.4 Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)

Chapter 11: Directory

11.1 Monash Graduate Research Office (MGRO)
11.2 Monash Graduate Research Centre
11.3 Monash Graduate Association (MGA)
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 milestones
E. Scholarship policy and procedures
F. Conflict of interest guidelines for the nomination of higher degree by research thesis examiners
G. Guidelines for Remote Supervision