Higher Degree Committees

Graduate Research School

Each Faculty has a Higher Degree Committee which consists of representatives from Schools within the Faculty, the Faculty Presiding Member, the Director of Postgraduate Research / Students and the Associate Dean (Research or Research Training).

The Higher Degree Committee considers academic decisions regarding the candidature of postgraduate research students, and is responsible for maintaining appropriate academic standards and policy adhesion within the faculty.

Matters the Higher Degree Committee consider include admission of candidates to the degree who have unusual or special qualifications, applications for extension of candidature or extended leave, unsatisfactory progress, and transfers between research programs (eg from Masters by Research to a PhD).

When a candidate has declared their intent to submit a thesis, the Committee also recommends appointment of thesis examiners and considers reports from examiners on PhD theses in making recommendations on whether the candidate has qualified for the award of the degree.

 

Faculty

Chairperson**

HDC Executive

Administrative Contact

UNSW Canberra

A/Prof Ruhul Sarker

Professor Hans Riesen, Associate Dean Research;

A/Prof Ruhul Sarker, Director of Postgraduate Research

l.garner@adfa.edu.au

Arts & Social Sciences

Dr Kalervo Gulson

Dr Kalervo Gulson, Associate Dean Research Training;

Associate Professor Duncan McDuie-Ra, Associate Dean   Research

arts.grs@unsw.edu.au

Built Environment

Dr Judith O'Callaghan

Dr Judith O'Callaghan, Director of Postgraduate Students;

fbe.grs@unsw.edu.au    

Business

Professor James Morley

Prof Michael Walpole, Deputy Associate Dean Research;

Associate Professor Jack Cadeaux, Acting Director of Postgraduate Research

business.grs@unsw.edu.au

COFA

Dr Michael Garbutt

Dr Michael Garbutt, Associate Dean Research Training;

Professor Jill Bennett, Associate Dean Research

cofa.grs@unsw.edu.au

Engineering

Dr Iain Skinner

Dr Iain Skinner, HDC Chair

Dr Penny Martens, Associate Dean Research & Training

engineering.grs@unsw.edu.au    

Law

Professor Gary Edmond

Professor Gary Edmond, Director of Postgraduate Research;

Professor Theunis Roux, Associate Dean Research

law.grs@unsw.edu.au    

Medicine

Professor Nicholas Zwar

Professor Nicholas Zwar, HDC Chair;

Professor Bill Sewell, Director Postgraduate Research   Students

medicine.grs@unsw.edu.au    

Science

Professor Mark Willcox

Professor Mark Willcox, Associate Dean Research Training

science.grs@unsw.edu.au    

** Higher Degree Committee or equivalent Faculty Research Committee that considers higher degree research matters

 

2017 Meeting Dates

 

 
UNSW Canberra
Arts & Social Sciences
Built Environment
 Business
 Art & Design 
 Engineering 
 Law 
Medicine
Science
Feb
  21 15 23 15 10 8 8 7
March*
2 21 15 23 22 10 22 8
April
 6   19  20 19 14   12 4
May
 4 16 17   24 12 17 10 2
June
8 20 21 22 21 9   14 6
July
 6 18 19   26 14 5 12 4
August*
3 15 16 24 23 11 16 9 1
Sept
7 12 20   27 8   13 5
Oct
 12   18 26 25 13 4 11 3
Nov
22 21 15 30 22 10   8 14
Dec
   

20

    8   13 5

* HDC meeting prior to the Semester Census Date