Educational Plan for Academic PhD Candidates

Specialty: physics, Specialty code: 0702

Specialty: materials physics and chemistry , Specialty code: 080501

I. Objectives

a. Possess sound professional ethics, strict, diligent, pragmatic and innovative scientific attitude, and possess the ability to undertake independent scientific research;

b. Have a solid theory foundation and systematic and in-depth professional knowledge;

c. Make innovative achievements in the specialty field or expertise.

II. Main Research Fields:

1. Theoretical Physics (070201) 2. Particle and Nuclear Physics (070202)

3. Atomic and Molecular Physics (070203) 4. Plasma Physics (070204)

5. Condensed Matter Physics (070205) 6. Optics (070207)

7. Radio Physics (070208) 8. Precise Measurement Physics (0702Z1)

9. Solid Geophysics (0702Z2) 10. Materials Physics and Chemistry (080501)

III. Educational Duration

The normative time for full-time PhD students is 3-5 years. The duration for MD-PhD students is 4-6 years.

IV. Credits Requirement

Credits for common PhD students with Master degree 29. Credits for MD-PHD and direct PHD students 53.

Category

MD-PhD and direct PhD students

Common PhD students

Total credits

53

29

Courses credits

≥ 34 credits, (including credits for advanced international courses ≥4)

Compulsory public courses ≥ 9 credits:

  • Study on theory and practice of Chinese characteristics: 2 credits
  • Chinese Marxism: 2 credits
  • Dialectics of Nature Marxism: 1 credit
  • Foreign language for postgraduate students: 2 credits
  • English thesis writing: 2 credits

Optional public courses ≥ 1 credit

≥10 credits

(including credits for advanced international courses ≥2)

Compulsory public courses ≥ 4 credits:

  • Chinese Marxism: 2 credits
  • English thesis writing: 2 credits

Discipline basic courses and professional courses ≥ 24 credits:

  • 1st-level discipline basic courses ≥ 8 credits
  • Cross 1st-level disciple courses ≥ 4 credits
  • Seminar course for PhD students: 6 credits

Discipline basic courses and professional courses ≥ 6 credits:

  • 2st-level discipline basic courses ≥ 4 credits
  • Cross 1st-level disciple courses ≥ 2 credits

No credit for make-up courses and other optional courses, grades only.

Research

≥19 credits

Literature review and thesis proposal: 1 credit

≥19 credits

Literature review and thesis proposal: 1 credit

Participation in international academic conferences or international academic conference held in China, and paper submission: 1 credit

Participation in international academic conferences or international academic conference held in China, and paper submission: 1 credit

Dissertation interim progress report: 1 credit

Dissertation interim progress report: 1 credit

Academic paper publication: 1 credit

Academic paper publication: 1 credit

Doctoral dissertation: 15 credits

Doctoral dissertation: 15 credits

Remark: Education plan for students with an equivalent education level is in accordance with the education plan for MD-PhD and direct PhD students. Courses exemption will be granted upon finding conformity with the course exemption provision.

V. Courses Curriculum and Credits Allotment

Show in 1st-level discipline courses curriculum of Physics for Academic PhD Candidates and Academic Degree Postgraduates.

VI. Specific Requirements for PhD Candidates Education

1. The education mode for PhD students employs the supervisor-responsible system, by establishing the supervisor-headed instruction group. The supervisor is responsible for the cultivation and assessment of the PhD candidates.

2. Restriction of Cross1st-level discipline courses

(1)Cross 1st-level discipline courses refer to the other postgraduate courses in the same level. Students are required to attend class and take the examination of the course.

(2)Cross 1st-level discipline courses selected should be different from the courses completed in the postgraduate phase.

3. Dissertation Proposal (1 credit) should include:

(1) The source and significance of the topic

(2) Literature review of the research at home and abroad regarding the topic;

(3) The research content, planned research method and technical skills;

(4) The anticipated innovative achievements in theoretical and practical aspects;

(5) Anticipated results;

(6) References

4. Dissertation interim report

PhD candidates are supposed to report to the instruction group or experts the research results of the degree dissertation, and listen to advice and make revision. The dissertation shall not be started before acceptance of the innovative achievements of the research.

5. Application for doctoral dissertation defense and qualification review

The supervisor or the instruction group conducts doctoral dissertation qualification review.

Basic requirements of dissertation defense application:

(1) get all the required credits;

(2) complete the dissertation proposal;

(3) complete the dissertation interim report;

(4) publish the required number of papers in journals;

(5) complete the dissertation writing;

(6) pass the experts review both inside or outside the university.