Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry
The awarded degree, in recognition of the completion of the requirements of this program, is "Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry”. The study plan for the Ph.D. Program in Chemistry shall consist of a total of at least 54 credit hours. The Ph.D. students must complete all degree requirements in a minimum of six (6) and a maximum of twelve (12) semesters after matriculation. The Program includes 6 credit hours of College of Science (COS) mandatory courses, 18 credit hours (divided as: 9 credit hours of compulsory courses, and 9 credit hours from a basket of elective courses of the Chemistry PhD program), and 30 credit hours for Thesis. The mode of study is on a full-time basis. Applicants must have successfully completed a Master degree or equivalent in Chemistry, with associated cumulative GPA of 3.3 or more (on scale of 4). All degree courses and written thesis are in English, leading to minimum IELTS requirements of 6.5, achieved not more than two years prior to enrollment in the Chemistry Ph.D. program. Other documentation may be recommended as described below.
- Develop scholarly inquiry grounded in research and the reality of practice in the sciences.
- Offer a rigorous and innovative discipline-based knowledge that prepares students to succeed in a globally challenging, competitive and changing environment.
- Enhance professional growth, lifelong learning skills and leadership competencies in the area of specialization for career opportunities in relation with Science.
- Adhere to professional integrity and research ethics, and be committed to values related to the area of specialization.
- Prepare graduates to be inquisitive, to reason critically, and to communicate clearly and effectively.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Retrieve and Apply advanced knowledge to solve problems in the chemical sciences.
- Perform independently an original work of advanced research on a topic in chemistry.PLO3: Analyze quantitatively and critically open problems in chemistry.
- Analyze quantitatively and critically open problems in chemistry.
- Communicate effectively the major tenets in the field of chemistry and their own work orally and in writing.
- Articulate strategies to tackle identified ethical and safety issues that may arise in the field.
- Supervise effectively group efforts to achieve specific tasks.
Required Credit Hours :
minimum 54 hours