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Honorary Doctorates

Each of the eight Honorary Doctorates has a different focus, but all are of equal status

The criteria for the award of Honorary Doctor of the University are:

  1. exceptional service to the University, usually over a sustained period of time; and
  2. exceptional record of service to professional and/or public life.

The criteria for the award of Honorary Doctor of Arts are:

  1. distinguished contribution to an academic discipline or field of endeavor, relating to the creative arts; and
  2. exceptional record of service to professional and/or public life.

The criteria for the award of Honorary Doctor of Commerce are:

  1. distinguished contribution to an academic discipline or field of endeavor, relating to the commerce and business; and
  2. exceptional record of service to professional and/or public life.

The criteria for the award of Honorary Doctor of Engineering are:

  1. distinguished contribution to an academic discipline or field of endeavor, relating to engineering; and
  2. exceptional record of service to professional and/or public life.

 The criteria for the award of Honorary Doctor of Laws are:

  1. distinguished contribution to an academic discipline or field of endeavor, relating to law; and
  2. exceptional record of service to professional and/or public life.

The criteria for the award of Honorary Doctor of Letters are:

  1. distinguished contribution to an academic discipline or field of endeavor relating to humanities and social sciences; and
  2. exceptional record of service to professional and/or public life.

The criteria for the award of Honorary Doctor of Medicine are:

  1. distinguished contribution to an academic discipline or field of endeavor relating to medicine; and
  2. exceptional record of service to professional and/or public life.

The criteria for the award of Honorary Doctor of Science are:

  1. distinguished contribution to an academic discipline or field of endeavor, relating to the physical sciences or health sciences; and
  2. exceptional record of service to professional and/or public life.

    Garry Willinge Honorary Doctor of Technology
    L to R: Professor Deborah Terry (Vice-Chancellor), Mr Garry Willinge (Honorary Doctor of Technology recipient) and Mr Colin Beckett (Chancellor) at the February 2014 Graduations.