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591 Higher degree by research thesis submission date


A code which indicates the year and month in which a higher degree by research student submitted their thesis.


Version: 1.0
First year: 2018
Last year: -
Element name: Higher degree by research thesis submission date

Code format:

Data Type: Numeric
Units: YYYYMM, right justified (in each sub-field), with a leading zero (in each sub-field) if needed
Width: 6


000000 Higher degree by research thesis submission date is not required
YYYYMM Date student submitted thesis in YYYYMM format

Coding notes

YYYYMM format:

  • 1st 4 digits – Year sub‑field (e.g. 2017)
  • 2nd 2 digits – Month sub‑field (e.g. 06)

The HDR thesis submission date is based on a student's first recorded thesis submission. Subsequent revisions and resubmissions for the thesis should not be reported through this code.

Students who are not higher degree by research students are to be coded "000000".

Input files

Higher Education Student:

  • Past Course Completions (PS)

Change History

Details of all versions of this data element can be found on its element history page.

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