Ph.D. Stream : Pre-candidacy

Candidacy Requirements

  • Lecture Courses
    Each Ph.D. student is required to complete at least 4 graduate courses with a total of 12 units during the pre-candidacy stage, subject to the approval of his/her supervisor and the Division Head. Undergraduate courses (Coded 4000 or below) cannot be used to fulfil this requirement.
  • Thesis Research Courses
    Each Ph.D. student must register for the relevant Thesis Research Course in every term throughout his/her study period.
  • Candidacy Examination
    Each Ph.D. student is required to pass a written candidacy examination within the maximum period of his/her pre-candidacy stage for the advancement to his/her post-candidacy stage. The purpose of this examination is to test the student's basic knowledge and understanding in the SEEM discipline.
  • Other courses or requirements
    Each Ph.D. student must complete the seminar courses in his/her first year of study. In addition, each Ph.D. student is required to give an oral presentation on his/her research progress each year before his/her Thesis Advisory Committee and submit a research report during his/her normative period of study.
  • Thesis proposal and oral defence
    Each Ph.D. student is required to submit a written thesis proposal and pass the oral defence of the proposal within the maximum period of his/her pre-candidacy stage.
  • Ph.D Candidacy Examination  (Logon with SEEM user account)