Internal Assessors

Two (2) assessors shall be appointed to review the Higher Degree by Research (HDR) student’s research works and progress (Milestones 1, 2 and 3). These two assessors should be listed on the Register of Supervisors and have appropriate familiarity with the research topics.

These assessors should be officially nominated by the supervisor, either the principal supervisor or co-supervisor, in discussions with the thesis chair and Associate Dean of R&D before processing Milestone 1 documentations. The Application for Nomination of Assessor Form must then be submitted to Curtin Malaysia Graduate School (CMGS) before internal assessments to Milestone report/thesis are carried out.

Nominated internal assessors should not possess perceived or actual conflicts of interest with the students and the thesis committee members.

Ideally, the same assessors should examine the Milestone 1, 2 and 3 reports/thesis. Otherwise, new Application for Nomination of Assessor Form must be submitted to CMGS.

 

Responsibility of Internal assessors:

  • Milestone 1: To review written proposal and oral presentation, and provide comments and feedback.
  • Milestone 2:  To review written work, completion and dissemination plan and oral presentation, and provide comments and feedback.
  • Milestone 3: To review final thesis and oral presentation, and provide comments and feedback to the thesis. Specifically, the assessors are requested to give recommendations on whether the thesis suffices as an MPhil/PhD thesis and is ready for its official submission.

The supervisor, either the principal supervisor or co-supervisor must complete Application for Nomination of Internal Assessor  form, get it approved by AD, R&D and then submit it to the Curtin Malaysia Graduate School (CMGS) before the internal assessments are carried out.

If the assessor is unable to perform his/ her duty as an assessor, the Supervisor, either the principal supervisor or co-supervisor (after discussions with the thesis committee and Associate Dean of R&D) should nominate another assessor.

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