All AUT doctoral or master's degree students are required to deposit a digital copy of your thesis/dissertation/exegesis in Scholarly Commons.
If you have any question about the deposit of your thesis in Scholarly Commons, please contact:
This guide is for postgraduate students who will deposit their digital thesis / dissertation / exegesis / research project on Scholarly Commons.
Before you begin your online deposit, please read each section on this page carefully. The layout and formats are required by the Postgraduate handbook.
Special requirements for Master's research project
The title page of the thesis/dissertation/exegesis must contain the following elements:
Cover page: Title page:
Third party copyright material is material in any format to which another person or entity holds the rights. If you include any substantial portion of third party copyright material in your thesis/dissertation/exegesis/research project report, for example an artwork or photograph, you should obtain permission from the copyright holder. The Copyright Guidelines for Research Students provides more details on how to use copyright materials. A sample permission request letter is also included in Appendix 1 of this document.
If your work contains confidential or sensitive information, you may apply to have an embargo (a period of restricted access) for your thesis/dissertation/exegesis prior to or at the time of lodgment for examination by using form PGR16- Application for restricted access to a thesis/dissertation/exegesis. This requires the approval of the Associate Dean of your faculty.
Deposit your dissertation online
Your digital dissertation will be made available on the Library website (AUT password access only).