Instructions for PhD candidates
The doctoral process officially begins on the date when a candidate submits a petition for admission to the faculty council. This petition is addressed to the Dean of the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering.
Regarding this petition, please note the following:
- The petition, together with all required documents, must be received at the Dean's Office ten days prior to the faculty council meeting.
- The petition must be complete.
In accordance with the PhD Policy, the petition must consist of the following:
|1.||An informal letter to the Dean clearly stating the title of your dissertation. In the petition, the candidate may also express a preference regarding the choice of chairperson/rapporteur for your examination committee.|
A resume (not handwritten) with photo, which in addition to the usual information also includes a detailed summary of your educational experience. (FBR 04/12)
Documentation proving all educational prerequisites have been met (see Section 2, PhD Policy).
Special instructions for PhD candidates with a foreign educational degree: Please allow adequate time to establish the equivalence of your degrees!
Printout of the PhD database, signed by the supervisor.
Four copies of the typewritten dissertation. All copies must be bound (adhesive, not spiral binding) and include a title page (see sample), number of pages, a short abstract in German and English, a reference list, and a biography of the author (at the end of the dissertation).
|6.||A sworn statement attesting to the fact that the dissertation is the candidate’s own product and that all sources used in its preparation have been referenced in the work; also, that the dissertation or any section of it has not been submitted to any state or any other scientific examination for credit; and, whether the same dissertation or any other version of it was ever submitted to another department or to another university and, if so, with what grade.|
|7.||A police certificate of good conduct. A certificate is not required if the candidate is currently employed in public service or is enrolled at the time of the application.|
The preferred examination language is German. Alternatively, the English language may be allowed. Other official European languages are only allowed after consultation with the members of the doctoral committee and after approval by the faculty council. The examination normally lasts 30-60 minutes.