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  Nov 20, 2017
 
 
    
School of Graduate Studies Calendar, 2014-2015 [-ARCHIVED CALENDAR-]

Chemical Engineering, Ph.D


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Requirements


The general Regulations for Degree Doctor of Philosophy appear earlier in the Calendar. The minimum course program for this degree is at least six half courses, at least four of which should be at the 700-level, beyond the baccalaureate degree or three half courses, at least two of which should be at the 700-level, beyond the M.A.Sc. degree. A candidate is also required to take the Ph.D. Comprehensive Examination which is designed to test the breadth of knowledge and the ability to synthesize and integrate ideas from within and peripheral to the candidate’s research area. The Comprehensive Examination will normally take place between 6 and 18  months after the candidate initially registers in the Ph.D. program. A supervisory committee monitors the progress of a Ph.D. candidate and determines when he/she is ready to write the thesis. The student is required to defend the thesis at a Final Oral Examination.

Seminar Participation


The Department of Chemical Engineering arranges a series of seminars; graduate students are required to attend and participate in these seminars. Ph.D. students must present one seminar on their research work before they graduate.

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