Graduands should receive an invitation to apply to graduate around the middle of the semester in which you complete your course.
The Graduate Research School will assist with the arrangements for graduation for doctoral graduands including the complimentary hire, pick-up, fitting and return of academic dress.
Once a qualification has been conferred, a graduate may use the qualification abbreviation after their name. Graduates of doctoral degrees are entitled to use the honorific “Dr.” once the qualification has been conferred.
A full description of guidelines and processes can be found in the AUT Postgraduate Handbook