Graduate Requirements

The Full-English Courses are offered in the Master and Doctoral Program.

Credits requirements

Master Program at the Department of Earth Sciences

Sep. 2018

Effective year

Required Credits by the DepartmentMinimum Credits Requirement offered by the DepartmentMinimum Requirements for Graduation
Since 2012421

25

Other graduation requirements:
  1. Oral presentation in departmental seminar (must be completed before submitting the thesis).
  2. Thesis submission and oral examination.
  3. Pass” English Proficiency & Graduation Eligibility Policy” is required to receive a M.S. degree.
Required Courses of the Department: 4 credits

Course

Year1st semester2nd semesterTotal
Seminar(I)~(II)1st112
Seminar(III)~(IV)2nd112
Total   

4

*Students can only enroll one seminar per semester, and have to register the seminar course of corresponding year and field.

Elective Courses offered by the Departmentminimum 21 credits

Courses offered (Click for more informations)

Please find additional course information of Earth Sciences (including outline) by referring web site below: http://courseap.itc.ntnu.edu.tw/acadmOpenCourse/CofopdlCtrl?language=english

*If any ES regulations conflict with those of University, the University regulations are the one to be followed.*

Doctoral Program at the Department of Earth Sciences

Sep. 2018

Effective year

Required Credits by the DepartmentBasic and Advanced Elective CreditsMinimum Requirements for Graduation

since 2012

4

18

22

Other graduation requirements:
  1. Qualification Examination (must be completed before the end of fifth year).
  2. Oral presentationin departmental seminar(must be completed before submitting the dissertation).
  3. Academic publication which meet one of the following two criteria:
    1. Two journal papers; one must be published in English, and the other must be of the 1st-author or corresponding author.
    2. One 1st-author SCI or SSCI paper.
  4. Dissertation submission and oral examination.
  5. Pass”English Proficiency & Graduation Eligibility Policy” is required to receive a Ph. D. degree.
Required Courses of the Department: 4 credits
CourseYear1st semester2nd semesterTotal
Seminar(I)~(II)1st112
Seminar(III)~(IV)2nd112
Total   4

*Students can only enroll one seminar per semester, and have to register the seminar course of corresponding year.

Basic and Advanced Elective Credits: minimal 18 credits with the requirement of at least

a) 6 credits from *core courses of the doctoral program of Earth Sciences,

or

b) 3 credits from *core courses of the doctoral program of Earth Sciences plus 3 credits from other PhD programs of the College of Science.

*Core courses include Advanced astrophysics, Topics on geology, Theoretical geophysics, Topics on atmospheric sciences, Earth system: Ocean, Curriculum design and implementation in earth system science

Courses offered (Click for more informations)

Please find additional course information of Earth Sciences (including outline) by referring web site below: http://courseap.itc.ntnu.edu.tw/acadmOpenCourse/CofopdlCtrl?language=english

*If any ES regulations conflict with those of University, the University regulations are the one to be followed.*

English Proficiency & Graduation Eligibility Policy

  1. Students need to take the standardized English proficiency test before graduation and need to pass the criteria reference (see the table below).
Assessment CategoryCriterion Reference
General English Proficiency Test(GEPT)Intermediate Level or higher
Test of English for InternationalCommunication (TOEIC)Score 550 or higher
Test of English as a Foreign Language –Institutional Testing Program (TOEFL ITP)Score 500 or higher
Test of English as a Foreign Language – Computer Based Test (TOEFL CBT)Score 173 or higher
Test of English as a Foreign Language – Internet-based Test (TOEFL IBT)/Score 61 or higher
International English Language Testing System (IELTS)Score 5.0 or higher
NTNU-based English tests

Score 100 or higher

  1. Supplementary or transfer rule

Notes:Students who fail to pass the above criteria can take the English proficiency test supplementary course. Those who pass the course (600L) will be deemed as passing English proficiency assessment.

Procedure for clearance of University requirement

  1. Please finish your thesis and perform the following:
    1. To get the degree in Fall semester, a student needs to pass the Master/Doctoral Degree Qualifying Examination before the following Jan. 31st. To get the degree in Spring semester, a student needs to pass the Master/Doctoral Degree Qualifying Examination before Jun. 30th.
    2. Students have to pass ”English Proficiency & Graduation Eligibility Policy” before graduation.
    3. The deadline for receiving diploma is Feb. 28th for Fall semester and is Aug. 31st for Spring semester.
  1. Clearance of departmental requirement:
    1. Make sure the oral presentation application document, advisor thesis recommendation document, two copies of your thesis (one is hardcover, the other is soft cover) and a turnitin report with advisor’s signature for printed thesis are ready. The thesis has to include signature page signed by the “Degree Qualifying Examination Committees” (Thesis Oral defense committee members) and “Thesis authorization agreement”.
    2. Fill the clearance of departmental requirement form( *odt, *doc ) , and bring the material listed in step 1 to the department front office to complete the procedure.
  1. Additional clearance of University requirement refer to the web site below:

English: http://www.aa.ntnu.edu.tw/en/graduation/super_pages.php?ID=0graduation2

Or Chinese: http://www.aa.ntnu.edu.tw/graduation/super_pages.php?ID=0graduation2

*If any ES regulations conflict with those of University, the University regulations are the one to be followed.*

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