National Chiao Tung University
Department of Industrial Engineering and Management
Guidelines Governing Direct Transfers to Ph.D. Programs by Master’s Students
Approved Sept. 16, 1992, by the Departmental Affairs Meeting
Revised Sept. 19, 2001, by the Departmental Affairs Meeting
Revised March 12, 2003, by the Departmental Affairs Meeting
Revised Oct. 9, 2007, by the Departmental Affairs Meeting (correspondence vote)
Regulations stated herein are proposed in accordance with the Policies for Students to Study in the Direct Ph.D. Track of the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Regulations for Students to Study in the Direct Ph.D. Track of National Chiao Tung University (NCTU).
- 依本校之作業規定, 碩士研究生,修業期間學業成績在該班前三分之一以內，或有其他特殊情形 (如發表論文) 經評定為成績優異，並具研究潛力者，得提出申請。
In accordance with NCTU policies, a master’s student who academically ranks in the top one third of the student’ graduating class, presents outstanding research potential, or achieves other excellence (such as academic paper publications) is eligible to apply for the direct Ph.D. track.
Applicants for the direct Ph.D. track should submit the following:
a completed application form
a transcript of master’s program study (including class ranking)
least two recommendation letters
a study plan for Ph.D. program
publications or inventions (if applicable)
By turns, seven faculty members of the Department will be assigned each year to serve on the Review and Oral Examination Committee and to process the screening of the applicants for the direct Ph.D. track. However, applicants’ advisors should not be a part of the screening process. The committees will assess applicants based on their application materials and an oral examination. Upon approval by the Department, the screening results will be forwarded to NCTU authority and then to MOE for affirmation. After getting confirmation from MOE, applicants who are accepted will officially become doctoral students of the Department.
In line with Article XIII of the NCTU Master’s and Ph.D. Degree Awarding Regulations, the student who passes the Ph.D. qualifying examination in the direct Ph.D. track but fails the degree examination can be granted a master’s degree if the dissertation committee agrees that his/her dissertation meets the standard of a master’s thesis.
Items not stated herein are subject to the Policies and Procedures of the Ph.D. Program of the Department.
- 本辦法經本系系務會議通過後公佈實施, 修正亦同。
The aforementioned regulations are implemented upon approval by the Departmental Affairs Meeting. The same procedure will be applied for future revisions.
The Regulations were drawn up in Chinese and translated into English. In the event of any discrepancy between the two versions, the original Chinese version shall prevail.