Subjects and specialisation
Postgraduate education is given at the research departments within the Faculty of Science and Technology.
Each specialisation has a professor responsible for postgraduate studies and a subject curriculum. Postgraduate education is also offered within a number of Graduate Schools. A student is accepted into training at postgraduate level in a specialized subject if that specialisation is available.
Both the subject and the specialisation are stated in the degree certificate. The research student can request that specialisation is not included in the degree certificate. This must be done before the appointment of the dissertation examiner and faculty examiner and grading committee and before the dissertation is sent to the printers. See Before a PhD or Before a Licentiate degree.
Study Plans and Curriculums
The Faculty uses three types of study plans at postgraduate level:
General study plan
General study plan describes the aims and regulations for postgraduate studies which apply to all faculty subjects.
Each subject curriculum provides a more specific description of the different subjects and specialisations which are available within the faculty. These curricula are decided on by the faculty board after preparation by the graduate educational board. Proposals for new subject curricula must follow a special template.
Individual Study Plan
An individual study plan is a detailed personal curriculum, is specific to each postgraduate student and is revised yearly. It must be registered and archived at the department.
Everyone who in any way is involved in postgraduate education should be familiar with the content of the curricula. The individual study plan and its revisions must be kept by the department ‘for ever’.