Examination timeline

A summary of the examination timeline is below. A more detailed breakdown is also available.

 Master of Fine ArtMaster of Art/Master of Design (by Research)PhD (commenced before 2015)PhD (commenced on or after 1 Jan 2015)
Examination ExhibitionN/AMust open by 24 months after commencementMust open by 48 months after commencementMust open by 41 months after commencement
Exegesis/Thesis SubmissionWithin 24 months of commencement6 weeks prior to exhibition opening10 weeks prior to exhibition opening10 weeks prior to exhibition opening
Examiner reports expectedWithin 6 weeks of submissionWithin 4 weeks of viewingWithin 6 weeks of viewingWithin 6 weeks of viewing

All dates are Equivalent Full Time. If you are studying part-time, your dates will be adjusted accordingly.

Thesis/Exegesis Submission

Information about thesis preparation, submission and other resources is available from Monash Graduate Education examinations site.

Thesis submission is now managed through an online process. You should start this process as soon as your final PDF copy of the exegesis or thesis is ready for submission.

The online process will workflow from you (submission requirements & PDF thesis copy) to your main supervisor (statement by supervisor & Nomination of Examiners NoE) to the Director Graduate Research (review & approve NoE), then finally to the MGE Exams Team.

You must submit two soft-thermal bound copies of the exegesis to Monash Graduate Education at the Clayton campus in addition to the online submission.

Nomination of Examiners

You and your supervisor should discuss potential examiners well in advance of submitting your exegesis.

You must ensure that there is no Conflict of Interest between you and your nominated examiners.

Examination Exhibition

The dates and location for each examination exhibition are determined by MADA Graduate Education Office based on availability. Please note, the candidature end-date is the date by which examination exhibition opens. Your exegesis should have been submitted prior to this as per the above timeline.

MADA Graduate Education staff will liaise with candidates and their supervisors regarding the installation and dismantle schedule and technical aspects of installation. Candidates are required to fill out an Exhibition Plan and a Risk Assessment, and have an Exhibition Planning Meeting with MADA Graduate Education staff - 6 weeks prior to installation for PhDs and 4 weeks prior to installation for Masters. Due to the demands on Faculty exhibition spaces, you must comply with this timeline.

Exhibition opening night

You may have an opening night event. However, this must be organised by you, the candidate, and is subject to the following:

  • Alcohol Risk Assessment
  • If alcohol is served, the server must have a current Responsible Service of Alcohol certificate. A copy of the certificate must be provided to the MADA Graduate Research Office in advance of the event

Exhibition subsidy

MADA offers up to $600 in exhibition support funding. All requested reimbursements must comply with the Monash reimbursement policy. To request reimbursement for eligible expenses, please fill in the reimbursement claim form, entering mada-postgrad@monash.edu in the supervisor field.

Completion & Graduation

Once the examiners, faculty and university have determined you have met the requirements of the course, you will be required to upload a final PDF version of your exegesis to the university ARROW repository.

Once that step has been completed the university will automatically complete your degree, and email you a Conferral.

You will have the option to receive your testamur and transcript via mail, or at a Graduation ceremony. To register for graduate, please visit the Graduating at Monash page.