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    2.1 Objectives

    Ph.D graduates from School of Materials Science and Engineering at Zhejiang University shall master the related theory, knowledge and experiment skills in materials discipline and research frontier. They possess capabilities in innovation, independent investigation and management for scientific research in materials field, for being senior professionals in the innovation of high-tech materials and project management.

    2.2 Period: 4 years

    2.3 Requirements for Course Study

    No less than 14 credits is compulsory for Ph.D degree application. This includes 4 credits for public courses, 8 credits for professional degree courses and major-related optional courses (no less than 6 credits for professional degree courses), and 2 credits for reading report. 

    2.4 General Requirements

    (1) Reading report: All Ph.D students are required to attend no less than 4 academic forums  and no less than 1 poster exhibition organized by the school. All are required to submit 3-6 reports of research-related seminars, and 6 reports for literature reading in the postgraduate management system.

    (2) Research proposal: All Ph.D students are required to submit a research proposal and its related documents within the first academic year, no less than 1.5 years before dissertation defense.

    (3) Mid-term assessment: In the middle of the third semester, the progress status of course study and scientific research will be assessed.

    (4) Publication: No less than 1 scientific paper related to the research project to be published in SCI indexed journals and 1 scientific paper published in EI indexed journals.

    2.5 Important knowledge point 

    Structure and Properties of Materials,Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Materials;Modern Research Method of Material;Field Theory and Tensor in Materials Science

    2.6 Curriculum

    Classification

    Course Code

    Course Name

    Credits

    Teaching
    Language

    Notes

    Public Course

    5002001

    Chinese

    2

    Chinese

    Compulsory

    5012001

    China Panorama

    2

    Chinese

    Professional Degree Course

    2611001

    Selected Topics in Materials Research

    2

    English

    Compulsory

    0911003

    Special Topics on Materials Science and Engineering

    2

    Chinese


    0913004

    Field Theory and Tensor in Materials Science

    2

    Chinese

    0922006

    Structure and Properties of Materials

    2

    English

    2621001

    Materials Design and Processing

    2

    English

    2613002

    Computational Materials Science

    2

    English

    0924002

    Electron Microscopy for Materials Science

    2

    English

    2621005

    Thermodynamics of Materials

    2

    English

    Classification

    Course Code

    Course Name

    Credits

    Teaching
    Language

    Notes

    Major-Related Elective Course

    2613003

    Laboratory Safety Education

    1

    Chinese

    Compulsory

    0922007

    Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Materials

    2

    Chinese


    0922004

    Modern Research Method of Material

    2

    Chinese

    0921025

    Physics Theory of Semiconductors

    2

    Chinese

    0923021

    Physics and Technology of Semiconductor Thin Films

    2

    Chinese

    2621002

    Fundamentals of Energy Materials

    2

    Chinese

    0923023

    Advanced Inorganic Materials

    2

    Chinese

    0923025

    Metal-Hydrogen Systems

    2

    Chinese

    0921026

    The Solid Phase Transformations and Their Effect on Property

    2

    Chinese

    2613004

    Ferroelectric Physics

    2

    Chinese


    2.7 Schedule

    Events

    Academic Year

    Semester

    Month

    Detailed Description

    Research proposal

    First Academic Year

    Spring Semester

    April

    The presentation for research proposal will be organized by supervisors. After presentation, the proposal content is to be submitted to postgraduate student management system, and its related paperwork is required to be submitted to postgraduate office.

    Mid-Term Assessment

    Second Academic Year

    Autumn Semester

    October

    The credit completed and the research progress will be assessed by postgraduate office. All students are responsible for submitting the relevant forms of assessment.

    Reading Report Assessment

    Third Academic Year

    Autumn Semester

    November

    Assessment includes

    (1) Participation of poster exhibition (No less than 1 time)

    (2) Reports for research-related seminar attended  (No less than 6 reports)

    (3) Attendance of postgraduate academic forums

    The relative content is required to be uploaded to postgraduate student management system before the deadline scheduled, and all related paperwork shall be submitted. 2 credits in total for the reading report.

    Approval of Degree Application

    After reaching compulsory study period, there are four opportunities for applying doctor degree each year, and the deadlines are: every 25th of January, April, July, and October, respectively (Notice will be given if January or July meets vacation). Ceremony of degree awarding will be held on 30th of March, June, September and December, respectively. All degree applications are required to be made in postgraduate student management system, and the form of dissertation application (with the signature of supervisor) and the proof of research achievements need to be submitted to the postgraduate office for approval confirmation.

    Dissertation Assessment

    All dissertation will be reviewed by 5 experts. If one or more reviewers recommend ‘major revisions’, the dissertation defense will then be postponed to the next time.

    Dissertation Defense

    If dissertation review passes, the doctoral dissertation defense is organized by supervisors. If failed, the dissertation re-defense will be postponed by at least six months.