Theses: Monash theses

This guides includes resources and guidelines for locating and accessing theses produced by Monash University as well as other institutions.

Monash University Research Repository

Higher Degree by Research students are required to submit a digital copy of their thesis to the Monash University Research Repository.

The repository includes full text of theses submitted after 2010 and abstracts of earlier theses.

Monash theses in Microform

Monash Masters and higher degree theses submitted prior to 2005 may be available on microfiche.

What are microfiche?

Microfiche are pieces of film containing microreproductions of theses, journals, and other significant documents. 

image of microfiche   

Where are the microfiche?

The location of microfiche is noted in Search. Please see staff at the relevant library for assistance.

Can I make copies?

Microfiche readers/machines have printing capabilities; some machines also allow you to make PDF.

Theses submitted at Monash

Monash theses

Doctoral and Masters theses from Monash University are available in Search.

      search by Author and/or Title

      or search by Keywords

      include the words thesis and Monash in your search

      limit your search Library collections

Theses are available in three formats, online, print and microfiche.

Honours theses are not generally held in the library. To access Honours theses enquire at the relevant University department.

Accessing Monash theses.

Online thesis

For theses completed since 2010, browse the Monash University Research Repository

For Monash theses submitted in or after December 2016, look in the Monash University Research Repository

Print and microfiche theses

Check location for the branch and conditions of access.

Access conditions

See the rights statement for individual thesis.

Embargo: Print and online copies may be under a 1 or 3 year embargo. Theses cannot be accessed by anyone during the embargo period.

If not embargoed a theses is subject to either

Partial embargo: print theses can be partially embargoed, meaning that they may be read at the branch library, but they may not be photocopied. Check at the branch library for more information.

Open access: Full text of an open access thesis can be directly accessed online

Restricted access: Full text of a restricted thesis is not available.

Printed lists of early Monash University theses

The following may be useful for tracing older theses. Note that some departments, schools or research centres may have changed name or amalgamated.