COURSE SYSTEM

Course is undertaken through the system of face-to-face lectures, seminars, self study and scientific communication, research, and scientific writing.

  1. In-class face-to-face lectures are held on the following days:
    • Monday – Friday, at 14.00-20.00.
    • Saturday, at 09.00-15.00.
  2. Seminars, self study and scientific communication, research, and scientific writing, either lecture-related or for dissertation writing, may take place beyond the lectures schedule above.
  3. Structured group discussions and dissertation writing assistance through camp are carried out twice: in Semester II and Semester IV. Camp in Semester II is focused on facilitating students to: (1) Find and formulate their dissertation research problems; (2) Develop a conceptual framework as the basis for thinking; and (3) Develop an appropriate research design for their dissertation research problems. Meanwhile, camp in Semester IV is focused on facilitating students to prepare a good scientific article to be published in a reputable international journal.
  4. Students are required to attend scheduled face-to-face lectures at least 75%. If their attendance is less than 75%, students lose the right to sit in the final exam of the course and will get an E for the course.
  5. Students are required to attend seminars, do self study, write scientific papers and publish them, and participate in structured group discussions as also required at each stage of dissertation process.
  6. Students may write to the Program Coordinator asking permission to not attend face-to-face lectures, seminars and other activities undertaken by the study program when they are ill or perform faculty/university duties or other assignments.