The candidate must be a PhD candidate at the Faculty of engineering and science.
The course is designed to give the student experience in interpreting literature and journal sources as background for articles relevant to the chosen PhD topic. The task is very focused on producing a succinct and clear review of the state-of-the-art in the chosen subject and serves as a foundation for the literature survey required for the PhD thesis.
The self-study course will require the student to carry out a full literature research relevant to the selected PhD project. A written report of at least 20 pages will be expected. The report will disseminate and critique the found publications and will show the relevance of the information to the selected PhD topic. The report will form the basis for the examination.
Supervision will be given on the method for searching the literature and scope of the selected topic. The report will be reviewed by the supervisor for accuracy and relevance before the oral examination.
The content of the course must be approved by the PhD Programme Committee for Engineering (PPCE) at the Department of engineering sciences.
Assessment methods and criteria
An oral examination of the written report, testing the candidate's knowledge of the chosen subject. Pass/Fail