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Resubmitting for examination

Part VI Division 4 of the Edith Cowan University Admission, Enrolment and Academic Progress Rules covers the conditions for re-examination, or resubmission.

In cases where examiners recommend revision and re-submission of the thesis, you have the right to expect a clear written statement detailing errors and deficiencies provided by the examiner to assist in your revision.


  • you may not re-submit a thesis more than once for examination;
  • a revised thesis must be submitted for re-examination within 12 months of the date on which the original examination was completed; and
  • you must re-enrol in the appropriate thesis unit(s) during the period of revision.

A revised thesis should be re-submitted through your supervisor to Research Assessments and must provide the following to each examiner who recommended the revision and resubmission of your thesis:

  • a copy of the examiner’s or examiners’ written statement on errors and deficiencies; a listing of changes made to the thesis as a consequence of the examiner’s criticisms; and
  • a copy of the thesis as originally submitted (should it be requested by examiners).


Revising your thesis for resubmission can be a daunting task. In addition to your supervisor, you may wish to seek support and advice from the research and writing consultants in the Centre of Learning and Teaching.

For more information visit the Research support staff web page.



Research Assessments
Student Services Centre
Building 34, Level 2
270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup WA 6027
Telephone: (61 8) 6304 3911
Facsimile: (61 8) 6304 2055

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