- Lecture Courses
(Applicable to students admitted in 2022-23 and thereafter)
Subject to the approval of a Ph.D. student’s supervisor and the Division Head, the student is required to complete at least 6 courses with a total of 18 units to fulfill the overall PhD coursework requirement. Among the 6 courses, at least 4 courses with a total of 12 units are required to be completed during the pre-candidacy stage, including at least 1 faculty core course. To satisfy the faculty core course requirement, students must achieve at least a grade B in the course. Otherwise, the course will only be counted as an elective.
- 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)