Current Students

Important Information While You Study

Essential information for Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students about supports, facilities, reporting, supervisors, travel, changes in enrolment, rules, handbooks and guidelines.

Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Milestones

During your enrolment your progress will be formally monitored at three points. These points are known as milestones. The defined milestones are: Milestone 1, Milestone 2 and Milestone 3. You need to formally apply to your Faculty and CMGS to have your progress reviewed for each milestone. For each milestone there is an application form which you will need to complete and submit to your thesis committee along with the required supporting documentation to commence the milestone review process within your Faculty and by CMGS. You will also need to provide an oral presentation for each milestone review.

Preparing and Submitting Thesis

Your thesis can be presented as a traditional thesis, thesis by compilation (published papers), or a creative work accompanied by an exegesis. This section contains information about the requirements for the presentation of your thesis, how to submit it and what the examination process involves. The thesis examination process applies to all Curtin Higher Degrees by Research.

Research Ethics and Safety

If your research involves humans, animals, the collection or use of confidential information, potentially dangerous equipment or substances, or research with other ethical implications, you must follow Curtin University’s ethical and safety requirements as well as the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research on the National Health and Medical Research Council.