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Submission of a PhD thesis not preceded by PhD study

Pursuant to the PhD Order, the Faculty may decide to accept a thesis for assessment without the author having completed the PhD programme, if the faculty assesses that the author has in other ways acquired other comparable qualifications.

An application for the submission and assessment of a PhD thesis must be filed with the Faculty of Engineering by completing an application form concerning the submission of a PhD thesis that is not preceded by PhD studies. The application form must be enclosed with the PhD project description and include documentation that the applicant has completed the educational elements equivalent to the educational components of the PhD programme. A chapter from the thesis dealing with theories and methodology must also be enclosed. In order to be considered for assessment by the Faculty of Engineering, the subject matter of the thesis must fall within the fields of research of the Faculty of Engineering.

Applications for the assessment of PhD theses are to be sent to head of the PhD School via the PhD administration office. Upon receipt of the application, the head of the PhD School will contact the department at the faculty for the purpose of an academic assessment of whether the PhD thesis can be considered for assessment.

If it is assed that the PhD thesis may not be accepted for defence, the applicant will be notified of this by the head of the PhD School. The rejection will be appended to the assessment.

If it is assessed that the PhD thesis may be accepted for defence, the PhD Committee will approve the administrative enrolment of the applicant with a view to an impending defence, and approve credits for study elements that are equivalent to the study elements of the PhD programme. The applicant will be associated with one of the Faculty of Engineering’s departments.

Prior to the submission of the PhD thesis for the defense, the department must have had the composition of an evaluation committee approved according to the procedure and rules of the PhD school.

The applicant must submit the thesis to the Faculty pursuant to the current rules governing submission of PhD theses for assessment by the Faculty of Engineering. The academic statement of an appointed department supervisor must be enclosed.

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