All details concerning the requirements and coordination for Candidature Milestones can be found at:

School of Civil Engineering reference document:

Civil Engineering Milestone Guidelines (PDF, 667.3 KB)

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 ( 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, 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
  2. Book the venue through EAIT Timetables Team ( or through UQ Book IT ( Confirm if video-conferencing facilities are required.
  3. If you are giving a seminar (mandatory for Confirmation of Candidature milestone), complete the HDR confirmation seminar request form (DOCX, 13.9 KB) and email it to 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​ (DOCX, 48.9 KB) 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.

Submitting your milestone attainment request

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

Upload with your request:

  1. Milestone report (one is required for each milestone)
  2. Milestone evaluation form – completed by the Chair of milestone panel
  3. Confirmation of Candidature Evaluation form (DOCX, 34.1 KB)
  4. Mid-candidature Review Evaluation form (DOCX, 30.9 KB)
  5. Thesis Review Evaluation form (DOCX, 31 KB)

If you have any further questions, please email

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

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