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Student Handbook

  1. Examination Results

    1.   Candidates who have fulfilled the requirements of candidature and coursework, submitted an acceptable thesis, and satisfied the Board of Examiners shall be recommended, through the Research Postgraduate Studies Committee and Research Committee, to the Senate for the conferment of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
    2.   In cases where a candidate has failed to fully satisfy the examiners or the Research Postgraduate Studies Committee, the candidate may:
      1. be required to re-submit the thesis with minor revisions as required by the examiners together with a summary of changes made to the revised thesis. After the revisions are approved by the Chair of Board of Examiners via the Principal Supervisor, the final thesis shall be submitted to the Graduate School within 3 months; or
      2. be required to re-submit the thesis with substantial revisions as required by the examiners together with a summary of changes made to the revised thesis. After the revisions are approved by the Principal Supervisor, the revised thesis shall be submitted to the Graduate School within 6 months for reassessment of the thesis by the Board of Examiners;
      3. be required to undergo further oral and/or written examination(s) within 6 months; or
      4. be deemed to have failed in the candidacy.
    3.   Under exceptional circumstances, the Research Postgraduate Studies Committee has the discretion to recommend that the candidate be awarded the degree of Master of Philosophy.
    4.   A candidate shall be notified of the results of the examination within 2 weeks from the date of the oral examination.
    5.   A candidate shall be notified of the decision of the Senate.
    6.   A student who is found to have committed an act of academic dishonesty such as plagiarism, submission of material(s) for assessment which is not the student’s own work, the use of fabricated or copied data for assessment, may lead to disqualification for the award of the degree or dismissal from the University.