Do you want to enrol in your thesis or final year project?

This page outlines the difference between each course code, how to select a project and how to enrol.

The information below is a guide only. Students must refer to the relevant Course Profile for further information.

5. Your thesis and confidentiality

Industry-based thesis and confidentiality

If you are undertaking an industry-based thesis, prior to commencement of the project, a Student Placement Agreement may be required.

Check with your industry supervisor to see if there will be any confidentiality requirements for the thesis. Note that academics not involved in the project will examine the thesis and this need to be recognised and acknowledged by the industry partner. Unless an agreement is in place otherwise, theses will also be uploaded to and made available in the UQ Library Collection. If your industry supervisor indicates that the thesis should be kept confidential for a period of time, please ensure these details are included in the agreement. 

If the industry partner wishes to make any changes to the standard agreement or, if another confidentiality agreement is proposed, this will be passed on to the UQ Legal Office by the School for negotiation.  This can take up to a month or more. If the industry partner wishes to take this route, the proposed agreement should be sent to the School Office (studentenquiries@mechmining.uq.edu.au) prior to commencement of the project. It is up to you to send the proposed agreement to the School Office for processing.

If your thesis is to remain confidential for a period of time, include an accompanying Confidentiality Submission Letter in your final report. This letter is normally located in the report immediately after the title page and before the abstract. 

Non-Industry-based thesis and confidentiality

If your thesis is to remain confidential for a period of time and you are not undertaking an industry-based thesis project, include an accompanying Non-Confidential Front Matter Letter in your final report.

This letter is normally located in the report immediately after the title page and before the abstract. Ensure that you specify in the letter the duration of the confidentiality period. 

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Guidelines regarding expectations of students and duties of thesis advisor

The guidelines cover the most common form of a thesis for an undergraduate and coursework masters student.

Download guidelines (PDF, 577KB)