1. The Aim
1.1 Candidates are required to study hard in Marxism, Leninism, Mao Zedong Thought and Deng Xiaoping Theory. They should adhere to the party's basic lines, be patriotic, and abide by law and disciplines. Based on a sound moral integrity, a rigorous and scientific attitude towards academic work, and a strong sense of dedication, they should endeavor to contribute to the ongoing socialist modernization drive.
1.2 Candidates must have a firm theoretical foundation in their special fields and broad background in related areas. They should be competent in undertaking independent scientific research, and capable of making original contributions to their scientific and technological discipline.
1.3 Candidates must take an active part in physical exercises and keep fit.
1.4 Electromagnetic Fields and Microwave Technology belongs to the high-technological discipline Electronic Science and Technology. Shanghai University is specialized in generation, transmission, radiation, scattering, transformation, and detection of EM waves including optical waves, as well as the theory and applications of interactions between microwaves and optical waves. Doctoral students are required to carry out research in these front line areas or in projects closely related to important applications in the national economy. In this way, candidates will make significant contributions during their study, and be able to carry out creative work independently after graduation.
2. Duration of Study
2.1 The program for regular full-time doctoral candidates lasts three years.
2.2 For those who take a continuous master-doctoral program, the total duration of study range from four and half years to five years.
2.3 Part-time candidates who have a job while pursuing a doctoral degree can extend their study to four and half to five years.
3. Directions of Research
1) Optical fiber technique and applications
2) Microwaves and millimeter waves in wireless communications
3) New techniques in microwave and millimeter measurements
4) Modern antenna theory and techniques
5) Microwave circuits
6) Integration and interactions between microwaves and optical waves
4. Courses and Credits
4.1 The curriculum.
Academic Degree Courses Public Basic Courses
Modern Science and Technology Revolution and Marxism
The First Foreign Language (English)
Basic and Specialized Courses
Advanced Numerical Analysis for Engineering
Sinusoidal EM Fields
Required Courses Seminars
(1) For the regular three-year full-time program: 20 credits.
(2) For the continuous master-doctoral program: a total of 68 credits are required, in which Theory and Practices of Scientific Socialism is waived.
(3) For part-time doctoral candidates: the required courses and total credits are the same as the regular full-time students, but specific arrangements can be made based on particular situations.
4.3 In order to ensure a high level of academic standard, candidates are required to give 3 talks or seminars, and publish 3 papers in peer-reviewed journals during their study.
5. Research and Thesis
5.1 Supervisory Group
The supervisor takes charge of education of his/her doctoral students. A supervisory group headed by the supervisor and 3 to 5 teachers should be formed. Members of the group join the supervisor to work out a plan, check the course work and research of the candidate. The group is entitled to decide whether the candidate should proceed or be advised to terminate the study according to his/her performance.
5.2 Selection of Topic and Kickoff Report
5.2.1 The research topic should be in a forward position of the scientific field, or come from major technological problems arising in the national economy.
5.2.2 Necessary conditions for the kickoff: The candidate must obtain required credits, in which a minimum of 20 credits must be earned during the period of doctoral study, and have submitted 2 or 3 reports based on literature surveys or seminar talks.
5.2.3 A kickoff report of no less than 8000 words must be submitted within one year for the regular full-time candidates, or two years for the continuous master-doctoral candidates or part-time students, which contains a review of the literature, significance of the topic, problems to be studied, key points and special features, expected results and possible innovations. The number of cited references must not be less than 50.
5.2.4 Assessment on the kickoff report is made by a group of 7 senior teachers including at least 4 professors before the candidate can proceed with the research. The report must be given openly before the end of the fourth semester.
5.3 Mid-term Report
In the middle of the research, the candidate should review, and provide a report on, his/her work carried out according to the plan in order to make sure that the research goes properly. A warning is given if major discrepancy from the plan is found.
5.4 Academic Exchanges
Candidates should take active part in various academic activities including international and domestic exchanges. The candidate must publish 2 papers related to the research topic in major international and/or national journals (at least one as the first author). At least one paper must be in a journal indexed by SCI, EI, or ISTP. Alternatively, one paper must be published in such a journal, and one research achievement be patented or officially approved by provincial or ministerial (or up) authority with the candidate ranked among the first 3 investigators.
5.5 Review of Thesis by the Supervisory Group
The supervisory group evaluates the thesis before a preliminary defense session can be held. The preliminary defense should not bet held if the thesis is not up to the standard.
5.6 Preliminary Defense
A preliminary defense session should be organized three months before the formal defense. Only the preliminary defense is passed, can the candidate proceed to defend his/her thesis.
5.7 Defense of Thesis
5.7.1 The defense can be held only when the thesis is completed and reviewed by the supervisor plus 2 or three professors, 3 papers have been published or accepted by major refereed journals, and a summary of about 500 words based on the attendance of no less than 5 seminars are presented.
5.7.2 Correspondence Review and Defense of Thesis: The thesis is sent to 10 experts in related fields for a correspondence review. With no less than 8 referees approving the thesis, and after necessary modifications based on the referees' comments, a defense session is organized. In case the defense fails, the matter is sent to the University Office of Graduate Education for assessment, and appropriate measures are taken according to the regulations.