Collaborative/joint HDR students
Read on for information for students enrolled in collaborative or joint higher degree by research (HDR) courses:
Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students are asked to complete three defined Milestones as part of their course.
Who needs to complete milestones
All HDR students enrolled at Curtin need to complete each milestone that falls due during their enrolment period.
If you’re enrolled in a joint or collaborative program, you may be able to complete one or all of the Milestones via an abridged process.
Curtin Home Students
If you’re a Curtin Home Student, you need to complete all three Milestones as per Curtin’s relevant policy, procedures, guidelines and school practices.
Partner Institution Home Students
If your home institution does not have a milestone progression policy equivalent to Curtin, you will need to complete any milestones which fall due during your enrolment at Curtin as per the relevant policy, procedures, guidelines and school practices.
If your home institution does have a Milestone (or equivalent) student progression policy, you will need to complete Curtin’s Milestones which are due during your enrolment as per the following abridged processes.
For information about the abridged processes please read the Information Sheet for milestones and annual reports for collaborative and joint award HDR students [.pdf 90KB]
Curtin provides discretionary funding to Curtin Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students to support their research. This discretionary funding is administered according to the arrangements set out in the Guidelines for Essential Facilities and Research Support.
It is important for students and supervisors to note that any funding made available by Curtin to support HDR research and conference costs is discretionary and the allocation, administration arrangements and permitted uses may change from time to time.
If you are enrolled in joint awards or collaborative programs you may be able to access research support funding and conference travel support.
For further information read the Information Sheet About Research Support Funds for Collaborative and Joint Awards [pdf. 276 KB]
Conversion between higher degree by research programs for students in collaborative or joint programs
It is normally not possible for students in collaborative or joint programs to change courses. If you would like to discuss your particular case please contact the Graduate Research School.