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Programme Schedule

 

Full Time EngD Programme Schedule 

Year Term 1 Term 2 Term 3
1
  • Courses (2 CUs)

  • Courses (2 CUs)

  • Courses (2 CUs)

  • Empirical Research Project (ERP, 1 CU)

  • Scientific Writing & Presentation (1CU)

Library Training Part 1 and 5 Seminars (1 CU)

2
  • Empirical Research Projects (ERP, 1 CU)

  • Prepare for Qualifying Examination (QE) 

  • Empirical Research Projects (ERP, 1 CU)

  • QE

  • Form Dissertation Committee

  • Prepare Dissertation Proposal

  • Submit Written Dissertation Proposal

  • Oral Defence of Proposal

Library Training Part 2 and 5 Seminars (1 CU)

3
  • Conduct Dissertation Project

  • Conduct Dissertation Project

  • Prepare the Design & Implementation

  • Conduct Dissertation Project

  • Present and defend the Design & Implementation

4
  • Conduct Dissertation Project

  • Conduct Dissertation Project

  • Submit Written Report of Completed Dissertation

  • Oral Defence of Dissertation

  • Revise & Re-submit Report, as would be necessary

  • Submit Approved Report to Office of Postgraduate Research Programmes (28 CUs)

* The Full Time EngD programme is recommended as a four-year programme. The minimum candidature can be three years while maximum candidature period is five years (Min/Max candidature request is subject to approval).

 

Part Time EngD Programme Schedule 

Year Term 1 Term 2 Term 3
1
  • Courses (1 CU)

  • Courses (1 CU)

  • Courses (1 CU)

  • Empirical Research Project (ERP, 1 CU)

Library Training Part 1 and 5 Seminars (1 CU)

2
  • Courses (1 CU)

  • Empirical Research Projects  (ERP, 1CU) 

  • Courses (1 CU)

  • Empirical Research Projects (ERP, 1 CU) 

  • Courses (1 CU)

  • Scientific Writing & Presentation (1 CU)

Library Training Part 2 and 5 Seminars (1 CU)

3
  • Prepare for Qualifying Exam (QE)

  • QE

  • Form Dissertation Committee

  • Prepare Dissertation Proposal

  • Submit Written Dissertation Proposal

  • Oral Defense of Proposal

4
  • Conduct Dissertation Project

  • Conduct Dissertation Project

  • Conduct Dissertation Project

  • Present and defend the Design & Implementation

5
  • Conduct Dissertation Project
  • Conduct Dissertation Project

  • Submit Written Report of Completed Dissertation

 

  • Oral Defense of Dissertation

  • Revise & Re-submit Report

  • Submit Approved Report to Office of Postgraduate Research Programmes (28 CUs)

* The Part Time EngD programme is recommended as a five-year programme. The minimum candidature can be four years while maximum candidature period is seven years.(Min/Max candidature request is subject to approval).

* Upon enrolment into the EngD programme, successful candidates who are alumni of the SMU Master of IT in Business (MITB), SMU Master of Applied Information Systems (MAIS) or SMU Master of Science (MSc) in Computing, and have graduated within the last 5 years, may be provided with exemptions of up to 4 CUs of matching courses

*There is flexibility for candidates from technology companies to start their Empirical Research Project (ERP) in Year 1, Term 1. This will help them get started on their small-scope applied research earlier, and then build upon this towards their final dissertation project. For MITB, MAIS or MSc in Computing alumni with credit exemptions, they can also start their ERP earlier.

 

 

Last updated on 03 Aug 2021 .