School of Civil Engineering

All details concerning the requirements and coordination for Candidature Milestones can be found at: http://www.uq.edu.au/grad-school/completing-each-milestone.

School of Civil Engineering reference document:

As part of your candidature, you will need to complete three milestones before you submit your thesis:

  1. Confirmation of Candidature
  2. Mid-candidature Review
  3. Thesis Review
Action required by candidate

Log onto mySI-net (www.sinet.uq.edu.au) using your student username (s4******) and password, and confirm the following:

  1. Your milestone due date and advisory team (Research 'Tab' - Candidature)
  2. Your thesis title (Research 'Tab' - Thesis Details)
  3. Complete the Research & Integrity Module.  You only need to do this once during your candidature

Confirm the date you are will undertake your milestone to studentenquiries@civil.uq.edu.au, or submit a request for extension in the HDR Candidature Management Portal if you are unable to complete the milestone by the due date.

At least two weeks prior to your milestone:

  1. Provide an electronic copy of your milestone report to:
    1. each member of the milestone review panel 
    2. the Postgraduate Coordinator (Prof. Peter Nielsen or Prof. Mark Hickman)
    3. the Postgraduate Administration Team at studentenquiries@civil.uq.edu.au
  2. Book the venue through Postgraduate Administration Team (studentenquiries@civil.uq.edu.au).  Confirm if video-conferencing facilities are required.
  3. If you are giving a seminar (mandatory for Confirmation of Candidature milestone), email studentenquiries@civil.uq.edu.au a short abstract and picture or graphic, so your seminar can be advertised through the school.  This will also be added to the Civil newsletter, be listed on our webpage under news and events, and be displayed on the electronic display screens in the AEB.
Action required by advisor

At least two months prior to seminar:

  1. Confirm Associate Advisor if not already listed (Change of Advisory Team)
  2. Submit nomination of Chair and additional members of the Milestone Review Panel​ for the Postgraduate Coordinator's approval

A Review Panel of at least three members of the School must be appointed for each candidate; essential members being:

  1. Chair of Review Panel (a senior academic with suitable discipline insight who is not involved in the candidate’s research);
  2. at least one member of staff who is not a member of the Advisory Team and who has expertise in the general area of the thesis project;
  3. a representative student member is optional,
  4. discipline experts external to the School are optional.

Confirm time and date of milestone is suitable for all panel members.

Requirements to be completed

Documents to upload with your milestone attainment request:

  1. Milestone report (one is required for each milestone)
  2. Milestone evaluation form – completed by the Chair of milestone panel

If you have any further questions, please email studentenquiries@civil.uq.edu.au.

Submit your Request to Attain Milestone in the HDR Candidature Management Portal.  Remember to upload your report and completed evaluation form with your request.

You can also request the following changes through the HDR Candidature Management Portal if required:

  • Change of Advisory Team
  • Change of Research Project
  • Change of Thesis Title
Extension of milestone

Milestones are to be completed no later than two weeks after the due date.  If you cannot complete the milestone within this time period, please submit an Extension of Milestone request on the HDR Candidature Management Portal for a maximum 3 month extension.

*Requests for extension should be submitted no later than two weeks prior to your milestone due date. Generally, only one extension will be approved for a milestone; however, a subsequent extension will be considered on a case-by-case basis for extenuating circumstances only*