Time plan for Ph.D. defence at School of Engineering Sciences
|Time||To-do before defence||To be done by|
|> 10 weeks||Ensure that the thesis is internally pre-reviewed and that the reviewer signs the form Summering av kvalitetsgranskning.||Respondent
|10 weeks||The thesis should now be almost completed. Contact opponent (2), examination committee (including reserve member) and chairman (3). Book the lecture hall. Send the thesis (as much of it as possible) to the opponent and examination committee so that they can start reading. See "Grading Board and Faculty Examiner" for more information.||Respondent
|6 weeks||Send the following forms to the PA Ph.D.-program:
- Form Anmälan–Disputation, doktorsexamen (FO-ANDI).
- Form Individuell studieplan (FO-INDS-eng). Final version.
- Form Summering av kvalitetsgranskning (FO-SUKV).
- Preliminary version of thesis.
- Study plan and quality assurance forms are controlled and signed by head of the Ph.D.-program (PA).
- PA forwards all enclosures to SCI Offices.
Head of Department
|> 5 weeks||All forms submitted to the SCI Offices.||PA|
|4 weeks||Opponent and examination committee assigned. Department, opponent and examination committee notified. The thesis is now being printed.||FA|
|3 weeks||- The thesis shall now be distributed according the list specified in form Distributionslista för Doktorsavhandlingar. The list is then sent to the SCI Offices.
- If the respondent wishes to “nail” his/her thesis at KTHB, 7 copies of the thesis shall be delivered to the library.
- Departments and the KTH-calender are informed about the defence.
- Decision on the defence (spikningsprotokoll) compiled and distributed.
|0 weeks||Oral defence|
(1) Thesis pre-review
Contact a (pre-) reviewer that can read a draft version of the thesis. The reviewer shall be a person who is subject-wise competent and can come from the same department/research unit as the supervisor and Ph.D.-student, but cannot be any of the supervisors. The reviewer shall be able to judge whether the thesis satisfies normal quality and quantity requirements for Ph.D. theses with the specific subject. The reviewer should sign the form Summering av kvalitetsgranskning.
Suggested opponent, examination committee and chairman
Contact the people suggested for opponent, examination committee and chairman as well as a reserve for the examination committee. If you are unsure about anything in this process, contact the Director for Ph.D.-studies before you contact anyone to ensure that your suggestions comply with the rules and regulations. When all the above persons are contacted and have accepted the appointments, complete the form Anmälan–Disputation, doktorsexamen. In short, the rules are;
Shall be an internationally reknowned researcher within the field of research. This is normally a professor at university in Sweden or, perhaps more commonly, abroad. Do observe specifically rules regarding objectivity and impartiality.
A reserve member in the examination committee should also be suggested. This can be a person from KTH (even from the same department/research unit), but someone who has not been involved in the work presented in the thesis.
Do observe specifically rules regarding objectivity.
Contact the proposed chairman for the oral defence procedure. This can be the main supervisor but should preferably be some other person at KTH.
|To be done after defence||To be done by|
|Form Protokoll sent to SCI Offices||Supervisor|
|Courses registered in LADOK.||Department|
|Defence protocol registered in LADOK.||SCI Offices|
|Form Ansökan om doktorsexamen sent to SCI Offices.||Respondent|
|If a different formal title is requested, e.g. Phil.Dr. rather than Tekn.Dr., one must apply for this using the a special form (FO-FORL).|
|SCI Offices forwards application for Ph.D exam to CA-UFA who then issues the exam.||SCI Offices|
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