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Graduation Requirements for Research Programmes

Graduation Requirements (Doctor of Philosophy)

PhD students must successfully complete 8 courses as part of the coursework requirements for graduation. They must attain a minimum CGPA of 3.50 & above for the coursework component.

The university adopts a Grade Point Average (GPA) system of calculating the overall academic performance of a student in a particular semester and for the whole programme. Letter grades obtained for courses are assigned grade points of 0 to 5.0.

For more information on Grade Point Average (GPA), please click here.

Here are the mandatory courses which are part of the graduation requirements.

  • Information Research and Management Workshop
  • ERI701 Epigeum Integrity Course
  • HWG702 University Teaching for Teaching Assistants (only for full-time PhD students)
  • HWG703 Graduate English (unless exempted)
  • 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) presentation symposium organized by Graduate College
  • Choose 2 out of the 3 Communication/ Writing Course:
    • A901 Speaking Academia (WKWSCI),
    • HWG705 The Craft of Academic Writing (LCC)
    • HWG706 Academic Publishing (LCC)

For students who wish to convocate during the year, they must adhere to deadlines for fulfilling all requirements and passing of oral exam. The deadline is usually around May of the year, in order for them to be convocated in July-August.

Graduation Requirements (Masters’ by Research)

Masters students must successfully complete 4 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.

For students who wish to convocate during the year, they must adhere to deadlines for fulfilling all requirements and passing of oral exam. The deadline is usually around May of the year, in order for them to be convocated in July-August.