Finding Theses 
Find theses from UTS and other universities.
UTS research theses, Doctoral or Masters by Research. The thesis must be the final draft version officially approved by the University and must include all corrections. Honours theses will be considered for inclusion in consultation with your Faculty and Supervisor.
Copyright issues 
Please check your thesis for any material that is subject to copyright. For example, if you have used any illustrations, tables or photographs that are not your own creation, you may need to obtain written permission from the copyright owners for online publishing. Let us know if you have or haven't obtained this permission. If you cannot obtain written permission, then we may have to restrict access to those sections.
The OAK Law Project at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) has developed a Copyright Guide for Research Students: what you need to know about copyright before depositing your electronic thesis in an online repository .
The ideal situation is unrestricted, worldwide access.
However, it is acknowledged that occasionally access to a thesis needs to be restricted, wholly or in part, for varying periods. The options available are:
- no restrictions - worldwide access (preferred)
- restrict all access for a certain period, as set out in the Postgraduate Rules (as with printed UTS theses, this period is normally two years at most).
- certain sections of a thesis can be completely restricted (for reasons of copyright, libel, etc) while others can be accessible either on-campus only or worldwide
If you wish to place a particular restriction on the access to your thesis, you will need to discuss this with both your supervisor and the UTS: Graduate Research School first. Once you have permission, let us know what these restrictions are when you submit your thesis.
If you are submitting your thesis in PDF format, please do so without any security settings in place. This will ensure the long term preservation of your work.
More information about thesis submission is available on the UTS: Research Students  pages (requires UTS login).
For information on how to format your thesis (spacing, margins etc) - you can refer to the Thesis Presentation and Submission page  (requires UTS login). There is also a formatting document for Science theses  .
If you need assistance with your thesis, go to the Help  section.