Writing, Submitting, Usage Thesis

  • To view the guide: Go to the UNIST Portal → Click the ‘Regulations Management System’ on the bottom of the website → Select: Academic affairs – Guidelines – Guidelines for Thesis/Dissertation Writing (Please refer to the attachment)
  • Notice(Dec. 2020): Templates – updated! Please refer to the attachments.

  • Questions regarding writing Thesis/Dissertation: Education Affairs Team (217-1117)


  • Paper size and binding
    • A4 (210㎜ x 297㎜), bound in hardcover (black)
  • Images or photos in the Thesis/Dissertation shall be printed in such a way as to maintain their original colors
  • Composition
    1. Front Cover
    2. Title Page
    3. Thesis/Dissertation Approval
    4. Confirmation of Thesis/Dissertation Approval
    5. Abstract
    6. Separated Sheet of White Paper
    7. Table of Contents
    8. List of Figures
    9. List of Tables
    10. Technical Terms and Abbreviations
    11. Body
    12. References
    13. Acknowledgements
    14. Separated Sheet of White Paper
    15. Back Cover

Purpose of Submitting Thesis/Dissertation

  • A necessary process to report research results during graduate course and get master’s or doctorate degree
  • The library collects, preserves and disseminates Thesis/Dissertation as research outputs of UNIST.
  • Thesis FAQ: Thesis/Dissertation Submission

Submission Process

Process Materials for Submission How to
1 Electronic file
(Online Submission)

Upload the electronic file on the thesis submission website ‘dCollection(http://unist.dcollection.net)’

– Eligible formats: PDF or MS Word, etc.

 – Signatures of advisor and thesis committee members: It’s not necessary to include signatures on the approval pages of the file.

– Detailed process: Refer to the attached guide.

2 Hardbacks
(Printed Thesis)

After getting approval for the online submission, submit the hardbacks to the library

– Master’s and Doctorate degree: 3 copies
※ All the approval pages of the hardbacks should be included signatures of advisor and committee members

Thesis/Dissertation Agreement  – Regarding depositing Thesis/Dissertation into the repository and open the full-text on the web.

 – On the document, signatures of author and advisor should be included.

 – Restricted period for conditional access: no limitation

– Format: Refer to the below attachments or notice board on the dCollection website.


Disclosure of UNIST Thesis

Theses and Dissertations submitted to the UNIST library are deposited in many libraries and made available to the public electronically for preserving and sharing research results.
Therefore, all authors of thesis/dissertation are required to make decisions on the access to their thesis/dissertation and agree to the thesis/dissertation usage conditions.
Please refer to the following information and submit a signed ‘Thesis/Dissertation Agreement’ to the library.

  • UNIST Thesis/Dissertation Policy
    • UNIST library encourages graduate students to open and release their thesis/dissertation to promote and share their research results.
    • If the thesis/dissertation is not available to release immediately for some reasons such as publishing journal articles or patents, etc., the author can make it temporarily restricted from public by selecting a ‘Conditional Access’ option.
    • Please discuss your choice on the ‘Access of Thesis/Dissertation’ with your advisor before making decision.
  • Copyright(deposit) libraries
    • Hard copies of theses and dissertations are deposited to 3 libraries.
      Libraries Number of hard copies to deposit
      Master Doctorate
      UNIST Library 1 copy 1 copy
      National Library of Korea 1 copy 1 copy
      National Assembly Library of Korea 1 copy 1 copy
  • Thesis/dissertation accessible websites

How to Use Printed Thesis/Dissertation

  • Location
    • Library 3rd floor ‘Theses/Dissertation Shelves (East side, Next to the “Z” shelves)
  • Theses/Dissertation are only available in the library, not allowed to check-out.
  • To search for
    1. Library website → Type keywords, title, author, advisor or department of Thesis/Dissertation
    2. Refine search results by ‘Type: Dissertation” or “Location: [3F] Thesis”
    3. Check the call number of Thesis/Dissertation (e.g. : EEE 2015 D2)

How to Use Electronic format of Thesis/Dissertation

UNIST Thesis/Dissertation Policy

– All UNIST Thesis/Dissertation are opened and released based on the author’s decision.

Type Option Coverage
Metadata Open Theses/Dissertation will be searchable on the web
Print Format Open Only available in the library and not allowed to check-out
Conditional Access Temporarily restricted from public for a restricted period of time
Electronic Format Open Available to access view the full-text on the web
Conditional Access Temporarily restricted from the public. Full-text will be available on the web after the restricted period of time has elapsed
Block Access Not release, only preservation



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