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Digital Doctoral and Masters Thesis Deposit Process

Current students

The University has introduced an online examination system which requires candidates to submit a digital copy of their thesis. A copy of the final corrected version will be forwarded from the Examinations Office to the Library. The Library will store the digital thesis in Deakin Research Online and provide an additional copy on a physical carrier (such as a CD) in Deakin University Theses Collection.

The Library prefers deposit of theses in digital form. Candidates are no longer required to provide bound copies for deposit in the Library's collection unless a digital version cannot be provided, or the thesis is significantly altered in the digital form. Any queries regarding the deposit process should be directed to Deakin Research.

Past students

The Library has created and stored digital versions of all previously awarded theses for preservation purposes. If you would like to make a digital version of your thesis available online you can submit your own file using the self submission form. Alternatively complete the Digital Theses Copyright and Access form to allow us to make the preservation copy available publicly. Please send the completed form as an email attachment to, or post to Deakin Research Online, Deakin University Library, 1, Gheringhap Street, Geelong, 3217.

Access to your thesis

Current students will be required to complete the Digital Theses Copyright and Access form when depositing the final corrected version of the thesis with the Examinations Office. Please be aware that you will need to declare any substantial third party copyright material used in your thesis. f you have included such material you will need to obtain permission from the copyright owner before agreeing to online access.

For further information regarding copyright visit the Copyright Office website or email the Copyright Office.

The information on the form is included in the submission form for past students submitting directly into Deakin Research Online.

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact