Doctoral of Philosophy in Chemistry (PhD(Chemistry))

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Doctor of Philosophy – Plan 1 (Research only)

Admission to the Doctor of Philosophy- Plan 1 is open to students who have completed a Master of Science degree in Chemistry, or close equivalent one with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 or equivalent for Plan 1.1 or a Bachelor of Science (Honours) for Plan 1.2.

 

Doctor of Philosophy – Plan 2 (Course Work and Research)

Admission to the Doctor of Philosophy- Plan 2 is open to students who have completed a Master of Science degree in Chemistry, or close equivalent one or equivalent for Plan 2.1 or a Bachelor of Science (Honours) for Plan 2.2.

 

 

Doctor of Philosophy (Chemistry) structure

Candidates for the Doctor of Philosophy shall follow a parts-based course of study, which shall consist of totaling at least 16 or 24-course units, comprising:

  • Part One and Part Two as defined by the Schedule to the Degree

  • Completion of a Subject

 

Requirements

Plan 1.1

Total credits to the value of 16-course units normally consisting the only thesis. Candidates may complete a subject by passing at least 16-course units in a subject including:

  • A thesis of 16-course units;
  • At least 2-course units (not counting the credits), 1 course unit of two Scientific Writing course and 1 course unit of Seminars.

 

Plan 1.2

Total credits to the value of 24-course units normally consisting the only thesis. Candidates may complete a subject by passing at least 24-course units in a subject including:

  • A thesis of 24-course units;
  • At least 3-course units (not counting the credits), 1 course unit of two Scientific Writing course and 2 course unit of Seminars.

 

Plan 2.1

Total credits to the value of 16-course units normally consisting of taught courses and thesis. Candidates may complete a subject by passing at least 16-course units in a subject including:

  • A thesis of at 12-course units;
  • At least 4-course units, including where identified in the Schedule to the Degree and, and 1-course unit of two Scientific Writing course (not counting the credit) and any compulsory papers.

 

Plan 2.2

Total credits to the value of 24-course units normally consisting of taught courses and thesis. Candidates may complete a subject by passing at least 24-course units in a subject including:

  • A thesis of at 16-course units;
  • At least 8-course units, including where identified in the Schedule to the Degree and, and 1-course unit of two Scientific Writing course (not counting the credit) and any compulsory papers.

Courses

Part One
Compulsory courses

Plan 1.1 (* not counting credits * 1-course unit not counting credits)

Plan 1.2 (* not counting credits * 2-course unit not counting credits)

Plan 2.1 (At least 1 course unit from Seminar, * not counting credits)

Plan 2.2 (At least 5 crouse units, * not counting credits)

  • CHM-601 Scientific Writing I*
  • CHM-602 Scientific Writing II*
  • CHM-681 Seminar I*
  • CHM-682 Seminar II*
  • CHM-781 Seminar I*
  • CHM-782 Seminar II*
  • At least 3-course units from Core courses

Selective courses (3-course units)

  • At least 3 crouse units from sub-section e.g. Inorganic, Organic, Analytical or Physical Chemistry.

 

Part Two

Plan 1.1

  • CHM-930 Thesis 16 course units

Plan 1.2

  • CHM-931 Thesis 24 course units

Plan 2.1

  • CHM-932 Thesis 12 course units

​​Plan 2.2

  • CHM-933 Thesis 16 course units

 

 

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