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Graduation Requirements for Research Programmes

Graduation Requirements (Doctor of Philosophy)

PhD students must successfully complete 6 courses as part of the coursework requirements for graduation. They must attain a minimum CGPA of 3.50 & above for the coursework component. If no exemption is given for taking the Graduate Communication course, students must fulfil this course before graduation. For more information on Grade Point Average (GPA), please click here.

Before their candidature expires, they must submit their final thesis which will then be examined by examiners from the University and from other Universities.

An oral examination is required for PhD students after examination of thesis. The oral examination is conducted in the School, chaired by the oral exam panel, and open to School’s faculty members and WKWSCI students to attend.

Conferment of degree is awarded upon satisfactory examination of thesis by oral exam panel, examiners and fulfilment of coursework.

For students who wish to convocate during the year, they must adhere to deadlines for completion of oral exam and submission of hardbound thesis to the University. The deadline is usually around April-May of the year, in order for them to be convocated in July-August.


Graduation Requirements (Masters’ by Research)

Masters students must successfully complete 3 courses as part of the coursework requirements for graduation. They must attain a minimum CGPA of 3.00 and above for the coursework component. For more information on Grade Point Average (GPA), please click here.

Before their candidature expires, they must submit their final thesis which will then be examined by examiners from the University.

Conferment of degree is awarded upon satisfactory examination of thesis by examiners and fulfilment of coursework.

For students who wish to convocate during the year, they must adhere to deadlines for submission of hardbound copy of final thesis to the University. The deadline is usually around April-May of the year, in order for them to be convocated in July-August.