Docterate Program for Specialty in Materials Science

Specialty Code:080502    Confer Engineering Degree

Educational Objectives

1.Grasp the basic theory and systematic knowledge in nanomaterials its related field and understand its current stage of development.

2.Develop independent research ability and make unique contribution in own field.

3.Mastery of a foreign language. Gain ability of reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Research Directions

1.Surface science and Engineering

2.Novel bulk amorphous and nano materials

3.New metal and ceramic materials

4.composite material

5.New energy materials and devices

6.Optoelectronic materials and electronic packaging technology

Duration

The duration of full-time academic doctor’s degree is three to five years

The duration for Master-Doctor combined program is four to six years

Credits

For those PhD candidate with master degree: minimum credits= 29

For Master-Doctor combined program: minimum credits= 53

category

Master-Doctor combined program

Normal PhD program

 

Total credits

≥53credits

≥29credits

≥29 credits

≥10 credits:

English course≥2

International first class course≥2 credits

Course credits

≥34 credits

≥6 credits

Public required course≥9 credits, include:

 Theory and practice of Chinese characteristics 2 credits;marxism of contemporary china 2 credits;Introduction to Dialectics of nature 1 credit;English thesis writing 2 credits;

Selective course≥1 credit:Art, Science and other course 1 credit

≥10credits,include:

English course≥2credits

International first class course≥2 credits

Public required course≥4 credits, include:

marxism of contemporary china 2 credits

English thesis writing 2 credits

 Discipline foundation and specialized course≥24 credits include:

Basic course of first class discipline 8 credits (required)

Basic course of second class discipline (Limited selective) 4 credits

professional courses for masters 4 course (optional)

Inter-first class discipline 4 credits (optional)

Professional courses for doctor 4 credits (optional)

Inter-first class discipline 4 credits (optional)

 

specialized course 4 credits (optional)

Revamp and optional course counts score, not credits

Optional course counts score, not credits

research

≥19  credits

Literature reading and topic selection Report 1 credit

≥19 credits

Literature reading and topic selection Report 1 credit

Attend international academic meeting or attend domestic meeting and submit 10000-word report 1 credit

Attend international academic meeting or attend domestic meeting and submit 10000-word report 1 credit

Thesis med-term report 1 credit

Thesis med-term report 1 credit

Publish academic paper 1 credit

Publish academic paper 1 credit

Thesis 15credits

Thesis 15credits

Credits of Courses

category

course

course code

Course name

hours

credits

season

department

memo

 

Degree course

 

public course

411.500

 First foreign language (English)

32

2

fall

School of Foreign Languages

Master-Doctor combined program≥6credits

 

Art, Science or other

 

1

fall

 

408.601

Theory and practice of Chinese characteristics

36

2

spring

School of Marxism

408.550

Introduction to Dialectics of nature

18

1

fall

The College of Humanities

411.800

English thesis writing

24

2

fall

School of Foreign Languages

All doctor required

408.810

marxism of contemporary china

36

2

fall

School of Marxism

Basic course of first class discipline

011.500

theory of matrices

48

3

fall

Mathematics Department

Master-Doctor combined program required≥8credits( at least one math course)

011.501

mathematical statistics

48

3

fall

Mathematics Department

110.510

solid state physics

40

2.5

fall

School of of materials science and engineering

 

110.504

 Thermodynamics of Materials(English)

48

3

fall

School of of materials science and engineering

 

110.515

Modern materials analysis and testing technology

40

2.5

fall

School of of materials science and engineering

 

 

material chemistry

 

 

 

 

Basic course of second class discipline

110.503

solid state physics

40

2.5

fall

School of of materials science and engineering

 

Master-Doctor combined program required≥4credits

110.514

Materials analysis and characterization techniques

40

2.5

fall

School of of materials science and engineering

 

110.805

Nano scale materials simulation

32

2

fall

School of of materials science and engineering

 

110.505

Polymer physics and chemistry

 

32

2

fall

School of of materials science and engineering

 

110.512

ceramic material

32

2

fall

School of of materials science and engineering

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Master selectivecourse

110.501

Electronic manufacturing technology

32

2

fall

School of of materials science and engineering

 

≥4 credits

110.511

Solid state phase transition theory

32

2

fall

School of of materials science and engineering

 

110.513

Surface engineering

32

2

fall

School of of materials science and engineering

 

110.508

Preparation of powder materials

32

2

fall

School of of materials science and engineering

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inter-first class discipline

 

Inter-first class discipline

 

 

 

 

All doctor required≥2credits

special course

110.801

Structure and properties of crystal materials

32

2

single year fall

School of of materials science and engineering

 

All doctor required≥4credits

110.802

Advanced functional materials

32

2

single year fall

School of of materials science and engineering

 

110.805

Nano scale materials simulation

32

2

single year fall

School of of materials science and engineering

 

110.804

Transmission electron microscopy

32

2

single year fall

School of of materials science and engineering

 

non-degree course

revamp corese

 

Material Science Foundation

96

6

 

School of of materials science and engineering

 

Require for master without a material undergraduate degree

 

Physical properties of materials

48

3

 

School of of materials science and engineering

 

research

650.801

Literature reading and topic selection Report

 

1

 

School of of materials science and engineering

 

≥19 credits

650.802

Attend international academic meeting or attend domestic meeting and submit report 1 credit

 

1

 

School of of materials science and engineering

 

650.803

Thesis med-term report

 

1

 

School of of materials science and engineering

 

650.804

Publish academic paper

 

1

 

School of of materials science and engineering

 

650.805

thesis

 

15

 

School of of materials science and engineering

 

 

The specific requirement for PhD and master

1.Supervisor is in charge for PhD program, and as the leader, develop the PhD team, fully take responsibility of PhD training, assessment and quality ensurement.

2.PhD can gain 1 credit after completion of literature reading and topic selection report. Before the report, each PhD must read at least 50 reference, the topic selection report include:

(1)The meaning and origin of the topic         

(2)The overview and trend all over the world of this topic

(3)The research contents and technology strategy of this topic

(4)The prediction of its application and its innovation outcome

(5)Prediction outcome                   

(6)Reference

3.PhD candidate should take active part in academic meeting, during the program, attend academic report meeting in HUST at least 10 times. School of materials science and engineering will not only invite famous professor in the world for report meeting, but also organize meeting for its own professor. PhD once finish 10 times meeting and related notes can gain 1 credit.

4.For the mid-term thesis report, one year after the topic selection, PhD will report his or her progress during the report meeting, and present plans for next period, also PhD need finish report for review.

5.Before starting to write the degree thesis, PhD need to present the research outcome to the PhD program team or related scholar and take advice for revise. After that, PhD can start to work on the thesis.

6.The PhD program team take responsibility of the thesis assessment, the requirement for PhD thesis defense include:

(1)Gain all the course credits

(2)Finish the thesis topic selection report

(3)Finish the med-term report  

(4)Publish academic paper

(5)Finish writing the thesis

(6)Go through the review of scholars

7.Before the degree thesis defense, PhD must publish at least 3 academic papers as the first author, included at least one paper on International Academic Journals. PhD’s published papers are essential to the degree thesis, and HUST should be the first publish unit.

The specific requirement for degree thesis application for School of materials science and engineering include:

Before the PhD candidates apply for the PhD degree, the academic paper should achieve at least one following requirement:

(1)Publish on B class journals at least one paper

(2)Publish on C class journals at least 2 papers and at least one paper should be foreign language on C class journals

(3)Publish on C class journals 1 paper and attend foreign meeting as the first author

(4)Publish on C class journals 1 paper, and gain National invention patent as the first author

The supervisor of the PhD applicant should take most responsibility for the degree thesis review. The thesis and patent should be the important aspects of its degree thesis, and the thesis should be independently conducted, the applicant should be the first auther.

The paper for the joint training PhD during foreign education, if see as the HUST degree thesis, the applicant must be the first author and the author’s double identity should be outlined. HUST doesn’t need to be the first author sign unit.

8.After completion of the degree thesis draft, the thesis need to be reviewed by the supervisor first then be reviewed be other scholars. After that, PhD need to revise the thesis in 1 to 6 months according to the advice. Applicant can apply for thesis defense after supervisor’s agreement.

9. The PhD degree thesis should link theory with practice, make contribution to socialist construction in China, make unique innovation, and present author’s independent research ability.

10.The thesis defense committee should compose of at least 5 professors include one not from HUST, the leader should be the supervisor of the applicant, assessing applicant’s ability and thesis objectively and equitably.