Graduation Criteria


Graduation Criteria

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SU Graduation Criteria-1

  1. Doctorate program for students admitted with master’s with thesis degree consists of minimum seven courses with minimum two-hundred-and-forty ECTS credits and twenty-one SU credits in total, seminar course and the doctoral qualifying exam, thesis submission and thesis work; whereas for student admitted with undergraduate degree consists of minimum fourteen courses with minimum three-hundred ECTS credits and forty-two SU credits in total, seminar course and the doctoral qualifying exam, thesis submission and thesis work.
  2. Students who complete courses and seminars can take Doctoral Qualifying Exam at most twice in a year.
  3. Students; admitted with a graduate degree must succeed the Doctoral Qualifying Exam within the first 5 semesters, where the students admitted with an undergraduate degree must succeed within the first 7 semesters excluding the optional summer term

SU Graduation Criteria-2

  1. Students who complete all academic requirements set by both institutions shall be issued two separate Double PhD diplomas, one from SU and one from NCTU for the one-degree in line with their respective protocols and styles.
  2. Students cannot obtain either of the two diplomas without fulfilling all the academic requirements set by both institutions.
  3. In case a DDP student has not met with the degree requirements at the Host Institute, the Host Institute retains the right to bar the candidate from obtaining the DDP degree from the Host Institute. DDP candidate may appeal first to DAC, then to DDPC, for getting the decision reviewed.

NCTU Graduation Criteria

  1. Graduation Credit
    1. Required core course (6 credits): Two of the following courses - Semiconductor Physics and Devices (I), Semiconductor Processings, Digital Integrated Circuits, and Analog Integrated Circuits.
    2. Graduation credits: At least 18 credits inclusive of the core courses (including minimal 9 credits from the required core courses and elective courses offered by the College), of which courses not taught in English shall not exceed 3 credits.
      *For a Student in direct pursuit of a doctoral degree, the minimum is 30 credits (inclusive of credits waived for courses completed in undergraduate and graduate programs and minimal 9 credits from the required core courses offered by the College), of which courses not taught in English shall not exceed 9 credits for the students in direct pursuit of a doctoral degree from the College (inclusive of waived credits) and of which courses not taught in English shall not exceed 12 credits for the students in direct pursuit of a doctoral degree from other Colleges (inclusive of waived credits).
    3. Graduation credits do not include language-related courses and waived credits.
    4. If doctoral students study the dual/joint degree program or are admitted by passing their second entrance examination due to the reason that they were unable to graduate by the end of study duration, their credits for related courses shall be reviewed by Curriculum Committee of the College.
    5. Seminars shall be passed for at least four semesters.
    6. Before the add-drop deadline in each semester, students must submit their course proposal to the dissertation advisor and Dean of College for approval.
  2. Students must pass the Academic and Research Ethics course before the end of the first semester of their enrollment.
  3. Students must pass the qualifying examination for doctoral candidates
  4. Students must fulfill the requirements of dissertation publication.
  5. Students must pass the doctoral degree examination and submit their Oral Defense Committee Certificate of Approval.

Dual Doctoral Degree students scoring less than 70 points in a course are considered to have failed the course, and credits from that course shall not be counted. Scoring requirement for courses of qualifying examination for doctoral candidates shall be based on the regulations for qualifying examination.

Graduation credits, subject and other degree requirements shall be based on degree regulations for the current academic year in which the doctoral student is admitted. Any questions shall be addressed by the Curriculum Committee.