Doctoral Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal: The dissertation proposal for 4 years full-time Ph.D. student should be completed before the 16th week in the fourth semester. Ph.D. students should submit the dissertation proposal (in paper), which should be signed by academic committee members, within 10 days to the college. More details can refer to “The Regulations for the dissertation work of postgraduate student in Fuzhou University" (September 2012).
中期考核 Mid-term assessment:
PHD candidate mid-term assessment refers to that PHD candidates should attend comprehensive assessment of course and research work when complete the course study, obtain the required credit, and conduct the research work at least 5 months after the dissertation proposal. The PHD candidates should pass the mid-term assessment at least one year until submit the degree paper. The PHD candidates who don’t complete the mid-term assessment can’t apply for doctoral excellence scholarship. Specific reference to “The Measures for the Implementation for Doctoral Mid-term Assessment of Fuzhou University (revised)” (Fuzhou University Graduate  no. 7)
预答辩 Pre-defense of dissertation
The Ph.D. candidate should finish the pre-defense of dissertation at least two months before the Ph.D. degree dissertation is submitted. The Ph.D. candidate should revise the dissertation according to the questions suggested in the dissertation pre-defense, and fill the “Table of Dissertation Pre-defense for the Ph.D. Candidate in Fuzhou University”. The Ph.D. candidate could apply for dissertation review Only when passes the pre-defense. More details can refer to “The Regulations for the dissertation work of postgraduate student in Fuzhou University "(September 2012).
发表论文要求 Paper published requirements ：
The Ph.D. candidate shall publish (or have already got acceptance) at least 3 research papers of his/her research field on second-category and above level periodicals during his/her postgraduate study, among at least 1 research paper must shall publish (or have already got acceptance) on SCI periodical.
During their student career, all the graduate students must attend an academic poster (POSTER) once. The poster should be documented by the college before graduation.
Doctoral dissertation is the epitome of innovative research achievements during doctoral training period, which shall fully reflect the doctoral candidate mastering not only solid and broad basic theory as well as systematic and deep specialized knowledge, but also possessing ability to independently engage in scientific research.
1、选题与综述要求 Requirements of topics and review
The topics should be closely integrated with the needs of national development, closely connected with the Hydraulic Engineering discipline of major, complex or cutting-edge issues.
The subject should have important theoretical or practical value, could be achieved under the existing technical and economic conditions, and obtain important innovation results.
The literature review requires a comprehensive collection of literatures around the topics, and should carefully filtrate, read, generalize and summarize, elaborate the research status and development trends at home and abroad, and make an objective evaluation of the academic views and academic achievements. Through a comprehensive understanding of research status quo, in-depth grasp of cutting-edge dynamic, accurate refinement of scientific issues, and formulation of reasonable research program, it lays the foundation to achieve the expected innovation results.
2、规范性要求 Standard requirements
The doctoral dissertation should introduce the research results systematically, the academic view is clear, the data are reliable, the reasoning is rigorous and the conclusion is correct.
The doctoral dissertation should conform to the basic format requirements stipulated by the State and the degree granting unit.
Doctoral dissertations should generally include cover, Chinese abstract, English abstract, catalog, symbolic description, text, reference, appendix, thanks and other parts, including:
The thesis title should summarize the core content of the dissertation appropriately and concisely
The original statement and the statement on the use and authorization of the thesis should be signed by the author and the instructor;
The Chinese and English abstract should briefly describe the purpose, methods and results of the research, and highlight the innovation of the paper;
The catalog should accurately reflect the structure and main contents of the paper;
The significance, methods and contents of the research should be elaborated in the preface;
Literature review should give a brief review of the present situation and future development trend of the research field at home and abroad
The main body is the core of the degree thesis, which should elaborate the research scope, the research method and the research result. The conclusion part is the overall summary of the thesis, and should concisely summarize the core innovation achievement of the thesis. The suggestion part should include the unresolved problem, the next research imagine, application prospects and other specific recommendations;
In the reference section, all the literature cited should be listed accurately and normatively;
The appendix includes pictures, published papers and list of achievements.
3、成果创新性要求 Requirements of achievements Innovation
The doctoral dissertation of Hydraulic Engineering discipline should have clear and valuable innovation achievements, embodied in the one or several aspects of original innovation, integrative innovation or introduction, digestion and absorption of innovation:
Scientific discovery: found significant new phenomena, new laws, new materials in the field of Hydraulic Engineering;
Theoretical innovation: put forward new theory and new methods related to Hydraulic Engineering discipline;
Technological innovation: to exploit new technologies, new crafts and so on in the planning, design, construction, measurement and testing, analysis and calculation, efficient utilization of water resources and other aspects of Hydraulic Engineering;
Cross innovation: the theory or methods of relevant disciplines are introduced into Hydraulic Engineering discipline, and remarkable achievements are obtained;
Integrated innovation: integrated application of a variety of theories, methods and technical means, and significant improvement of research level in discipline relevant issues;
Other important innovative achievements recognized by the discipline or industry.
Teaching language and English
Education program for international students in China shall follow the requirements of Order 42 as issued by the Chinese Ministry of Education, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Public Security. The fundamental language for teaching is Mandarin in China. For foreign students who follow an education program to be taught in English, the thesis work can be written in English and the final examination (thesis defense) can be performed in English, nevertheless an abstract written in Chinse is an necessity for the thesis for not less than five thousand words.
For other requirement see the latest documents issued by Fuzhou University.