Programme structure. A PhD is a three-year study based on five years of higher education, including a master's degree or other equivalent education. The programme consists of a coursework component of 30 ECTS and a doctoral thesis. The coursework and work on the doctoral thesis are done at the same time, but we recommend that you complete your coursework early on in the doctoral period.
The faculty will send one copy of the printed thesis to the NTNU Library, at the latest three weeks prior to the public defence of the thesis. Two copies of the printed thesis are sent to the faculty.
The doctoral education programme combines academics with methodological schooling and hands on experience. The typical length for the PhD programme is three years and is comprised of one semester of additional study and 2.5 years of dissertation work and research. Each doctoral candidate's study is typically financed by a research fellowship.The doctoral thesis may be written as either a monograph or a compendium of shorter scientific or academic papers that together forms a larger whole (commonly called an article-based thesis). The Faculty of Humanities has compiled some recommendations concerning the writing of an article-based thesis.All Phd thesis are stored digitally in NTNU Open. Even if the library receives and stores your thesis digitally in NTNU Open, no more than meta data and abstract will be published Open Access from your thesis until you have submitted the author's agreement (see above).
A five chapter structure can be used to effectively present a PhD thesis, and it is summarised in figure 1 and table 1. Figure 1 Model of the chapters of a PhD thesis. In brief, the thesis should have a unified structure (Easterby-Smith et al. 1991).Read More
If the Faculty decides that the thesis is not worthy of public defence, you will still be given the opportunity to resubmit the thesis after a waiting period of six months. The decision letter will specify when you are allowed to hand in a revised thesis. A doctoral thesis may only be reassessed once.Read More
Collection of articles is the most common type of thesis at NTNU today and it is becoming increasingly common in fields that have previously been dominated by the monograph. There are few absolute requirements in the PhD regulations as concerns this kind of thesis and a lot will therefore depend on the individual thesis and the norms in the field as concerns number of articles, length of.Read More
The PhD programme council has responsibility for proposing academic content, structure and implementation of the PhD programme according to approved policies and systems, delegated from the dean. The PhD programme coordinator has overall responsibility for the quality of the PhD programme and leads the work related to the programme’s quality assurance report.Read More
The Graduate Institute of Curriculum and Instruction (GICI) was established in 2010 and offers both master and doctoral programs. GICI aims to offer integrated curriculum and interdisciplinary research for the purpose of cultivating excellent talent in the field of curriculum and instruction.Read More
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NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology Thesis for the degree of philosophiae doctor Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology Department of Marine Technology c Jon Erling Gorset Refsnes ISBN 978-82-471-7149-3 (electronic) ISBN 978-82-471-7135-6 (printed) ISSN 1503-8181 Doctoral Thesis at NTNU, 2008:60 Printed by Tapir Uttrykk.Read More
Phd dissertation: Leather bound copies of the Phd dissertation are submitted to the Department, the Library and the Graduate School. The content of the PhD dissertation on CD is submitted to the Library as well. Binding: The PhD dissertation must be bound in size A4 volume(s), in dark brown leather cover.The cost of binding is undertaken by the PhD candidate.Read More
The PhD dissertation must document the author’s ability to apply the scientific methods of the field and the author’s contribution to research in the field, and such must correspond to the international standards for PhD degrees awarded in the field. The PhD dissertation may be either. 1. a monograph, or.Read More