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Student Progression

Progression at the End of Year One

Performance in year one of the CDT programme will determine suitability and eligibility for progression to substantive PhD study in year two.

Progression will be considered by the CDT Joint Programme Board at its September meeting.  To progress to year two the following three conditions must normally be satisfied:

1. An average of 50 in the 70 credits of taught technical/scientific courses (with no more than one mark below 40):

Module Code

Module Title

Credit Value

ENG5174

Nanofabrication

10

ENG3025/PHYS4028

Electronic Devices/Solid State Physics

10

tbc

Exploratory Practical Project

10

PHYS5041

Nano and Atomic Scale Imaging

10

ENG5298

Lasers and Integrated Optics

10

Plus 2 from:

 

 

PHY9047

Magnetic Materials or

10

PHY9048

Electronic Materials

10

PHY9049

Optical Materials

10

PHY9050

Plasmonic Materials

10

2. An average of 50 in the 50 credits of skills courses: 

Module Code

Module Title

Credit Value

ENG5297

Insights to Industry

10

INT8006

IA Opportunity Recognition & Generation

10

INT8001

IA Creative Thinking & Innovation

20

PHY9051

Teamwork & Collaboration Skills in a Virtual Cross-Geographical Environment

10

3. At least 50 in the 60 credit summer research project PHY9052

For the purposes of calculating overall averages the grades awarded by the University of Glasgow for semester one courses will be converted using the Conversion Matrix.  This process is overseen by the CDT Joint Programme Board.

 

Progression at the End of Years Two and Three

All students registered in their second or third year of the CDT programme on 30 April 2018 will undertake annual progress review, at the department of the primary supervisor, between 1 May 2018 and 30 June 2018 in line with normal departmental timelines. 

Although there may be some procedural variances at each department, the fundamentals of the annual progress review will be the same for all CDT students:

  • Students and Supervisors will complete the relevant sections of the CDT Annual Review Form in advance.
  • Students will complete a Student Research Technical Report*
  • Students will attend a mini-viva/progress review meeting

 It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that they liaise with their supervisors to ensure that all documents are submitted and that the mini-viva is arranged, in line with departmental requirements.

*Students at the end of year 3 may submit a current manuscript or conference paper in lieu of the technical report with the prior agreement of their supervisor.

CDT Annual Progress Review Form

Section A

To be completed by the student

Section B Part 1

To Be completed by the student

Section B Part 2

To be completed by the Primary supervisor with input as required from co-supervisors

 

To be signed by the student once all parts have been completed

Section C

To be completed by the Department Conveyor

 

Research Technical Report

Student should liaise with their primary supervisor regarding the content of the report, which is to be submitted in advance of the progress meeting, in line with departmental guidelines. Those who are at the end of year 3 may submit a current manuscript or conference paper in lieu of the technical report with the prior agreement of their supervisor.

 The report should not exceed 5000 words (including references but excluding appendices) and should include:

  1. A description of the research outlining the problems that will be solved, the questions that will be answered or the measurements that will be made
  2. A description of any preparatory work or familiarization with the relevant equipment/software
  3. An analysis of the literature and relevant background information for the research topic
  4. A description of the research carried out so far and should include as appendices:

a list of objectives for the next 12 months

an outline plan of the work for the next 12 months

a Gannt chart of the work planned for the next 12 months

a proposed budget for the next 12 months (in line with the guidance)

 

Mini-Viva/Progress Review Meeting

The student will attend a mini-viva/progress meeting which will last between thirty and forty-five minutes.  The student may be required to give a short presentation and this will be advised in advance, if required.  The student will be asked to give a brief oral summary of their work which will be followed by questions from the panel. Any specific issues that have been brought up in the Annual Progress Form or orally prior to the meeting will be discussed.    The student will be given the opportunity to ask questions to raise any further issues. The Departmental Convenor will advise students, supervisor and the CDT of the outcome of the review.