CSU requirements for a thesis

The thesis represents the main outcome of your research. It is assessed by examiners to determine whether you are awarded the degree for which you have studied.

The research office has developed an HDR guide.

Finding a CSU thesis

CSU theses are held by the Library. Electronic copies of theses from 2009 onwards are available in the Charles Sturt University Research Output (CRO) repository as PDFs.

Charles Sturt University theses can be found by doing an Advanced Primo Search:

  1. Ensure the first instance of Any field is Charles Sturt University and the Material Type is set to Theses
  2. Enter other search criteria into the fields as required.

Print theses held at another Charles Sturt University campus library, can be requested for use in the library.

Finding Australian Theses

Australian Universities

The National Library of Australia’s Trove database contains Australian university theses. Some theses are available only in print, others are available online in digital format. Comprehensive help on finding Australian theses is provided by Trove

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Finding International Theses


Thesis or dissertation?

The University distinguishes between a thesis and a dissertation. The CSU Faculty of Science, Information for honours students booklet, p. 8 states that:

A thesis is a written document resulting from research that comprises more than fifty percent of a study program and is, hence, the principal basis of assessment for award. If less than fifty percent of a study program is based on research, the resultant document is referred to as a dissertation. .... the University officially refers to all Honours research documents as 'dissertations', irrespective of the research or assessment components they represent....