- Generic Research Training module
Students are required to take a compulsory Generic Research Training module which is run by the Faculty of Science and Engineering. The Generic Research Training module includes three components, including:
Component 1 – Research training
Training sessions are delivered by the Graduate School. Face-to-face and online standalone training options are available.
Component 2 - Scientific research paper writing
This face-to-face training is delivered by the module convenor. The training sessions focus on the development of scientific research paper writing skills, and scientific publication and metrics issues. This component consists of training sessions of total 4-5 hours in 2 mornings/afternoons and a tutorial session of 2 hours in a morning/afternoon (all sessions: to be arranged locally).
Component 3 - Professional Development
Relevant state-of-the-art techniques and up-to-date knowledge are obtained from the public lectures and research seminars organised by relevant professional institutions/organisations and Schools/Research Groups in the Faculty. Supervisor’s approval must be obtained before attending each event. Attendance of each event must be checked and signed by supervisor.
Students are required to submit their thesis prior to the end of the period of registered study. The thesis is examined by both an External Examiner and an Internal Examiner appointed under the regulations governing the assessment of research degrees, who should provide independent reports on the thesis, indicating whether the thesis module has been passed; and also whether a viva voce examination is necessary.