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Ph.D. Degree Program in Environmental Science and Engineering

I.ADMISSION 

School of theEnvironment and Safety Engineering atJiangsu University (JU) offers graduate students with a wide range of classroomexperiences, field research opportunities, and interactions with decisionmakers facing real-world environmental challenges; and we provide the opportunities for graduate studentswho intend to pursue a professional degree in Ph.D. degree. The faculty membersin this school are committed to the holistic development of the next generationof environmental leaders in academia, business, public agencies, andnon-governmental organizations (NGO’s). 

For a successfulapplicant who intends to study in School of the Environment and SafetyEngineering for Ph.D. degree at JU, he/she should satisfy the followingrequirements:

•M. S. degree in the field of environmental science/engineering,or the relevant disciplines, such as Microbiology, Chemistry, Ecology, Bioengineering,etc., from an accredited university. 

•The transcripts from all accredited universities attended verifying anddocumenting graduation with GPA at least 3.0.

•Two recommendation references to support your application from persons who knowyou well in your professional career.

•English capability to meet the minimum requirements for a degree study at JU,including the skills in reading, oral communication, as well as writing, isalso required.

•Meet other university’s admission requirements (Surf onhttp://oec.ujs.edu.cn/pub/eng/Admission/ChoosingAProgram/DegreeProgram/).

 

Ⅱ. GOAL  

1.      To understand the coreproblems relevant to environment science and engineering and possess theessential knowledge and capability to deal with the real-world environmentalchallenges

2.      To possess a capability tocommit the independent scientific/industrial research in a field of Environmental Science andEngineering or other relevant disciplines.

Ⅲ. MAIN RESEARCH FIELDS/DIRECTIONS AVAILABLE INHTESCHOOL

The Ph.D. Programs available in Environmental Science andEngineering are mainly focused on:  

1. Environmental Chemistryand Toxicology

2. EnvironmentalPollution Control and Novel Materials for Environmental Protection

3. EnvironmentalEcology and Agricultural Environmental Protection

4. Equipmentand Engineering for Pollution Control

5. Recycle,Reuse, and Recovery of Waste Biomass for Biofuels and Bioproducts

6.Environmental planning and management

 

Ⅳ. DEGREE COURSE REQUIREMENTS AND EVALUATION

The graduatestudents for Environmental Science and Engineering major should finish therequired course credits that must be at least a total of 15 credits, and thecredits for degree courses should be more than 10. Thecompletion of these courses is usually within 1 to 2 years, while the additional3 to 4 years is used to complete the dissertation research and thesis oraldefense. Moreover, every student is also required to commit severalpresentations/lectures that are closely relevant to his/her research project, whichwill be counted for one credit of this seminar course. In addition, therequired course credits can be added beyond the total required course creditsif that is necessary in terms of your knowledge background and the researchproject in which you will involve.

 

Ⅴ. CURRICULUM

Course  Category

Course  Name

Credit

Term

Course From

the School

Remark

Degree  Courses

Compulsory Subjects for  all Students

Overview ofChina

2

1

OverseasEducationCollege

 

Compulsory

Chinese

3

1, 2

OverseasEducationCollege

Fundamental Theories

Mathematic Model

2

1

School ofScience 

Seminar

2

1

School of the  Environment and Safety Engineering

Statistics

2

1

School ofFinance and Economics

Professional Foundation or  Specialized Courses

Advanced  environmental ecology

2

1

School of the  Environment and Safety Engineering

At least two of  them

Advanced environmental  analytical technology

2

1

School of the  Environment and Safety Engineering

Advanced  environmental microbiology and Engineering

2

1

School of the  Environment and Safety Engineering

Modern environmental  chemistry

2

1

School of the  Environment and Safety Engineering

Advanced  biotechnology in environmental science

2

1

School of the  Environment and Safety Engineering

Specialized  Elective Courses

Advanced  oxidation engineering

2

2

School of the  Environment and Safety Engineering

At least one of them

Environmental  toxicology

2

2

School of the  Environment and Safety Engineering

Advance in water pollution  control

2

2

School of the Environment  and Safety Engineering

Modern  Environmental Analysis and Technology

2

2

School of the  Environment and Safety Engineering

Environmental  remediation technology

2

2

School of the  Environment and Safety Engineering

Advanced  Enzymology

2

2

School of the  Environment and Safety Engineering

Advances in  bioresources and bioengineering

2

2

School of the  Environment and Safety Engineering

Plant fiber  chemistry and physics

2

2

School of the  Environment and Safety Engineering

Development and  utilization of energy plants

2

2

School of the  Environment and Safety Engineering

Environmental  ethics

2

2

School of the  Environment and Safety Engineering

Public  Elective

Courses

Research and Information  Literacy 

Literature Retrieval &  Utilization

2

1

Graduate School 

OverseasEducationCollege

Selective

Paper Writing

1

Research and Information  Literacy 

Patent Application

1

2

 

.ADVISORYCOMIMITEE AND SUPERVISORY

The Ph.D. students should be directed by a qualifiedmajor supervisor (Ph.D. graduate faculty), as well as a committee panelcontaining several qualified co-advisors/committee members. The initiatedadvisory committee consists of at least four members of the graduate faculty,including the major advisor, who acts as the chair. At least two of thecommittee members must come from the School of the Environment and SafetyEngineering, with at least one of them being a full time position to serve asthe graduate faculty at JU. The remaining two members may come from School of theEnvironment and Safety Engineering or from other colleges at JU (at least one withthe full time position to serve as the Graduate Faculty at JU). If a studentdeclares a minor, one of the committee members must be invited from the declaredminor department/college. In general, the committee panel should be establishedby end of the second semester in a student’s graduate career.

 

VII. OTHERISSUES AND REQUIREMENTS  

All graduatestudents are required to initiate their dissertation study project prior to endof the second semester. The medium-term examination for dissertation project isgenerally scheduled in the fourth semester. Other following schedules relevantto your graduate study could be found from the Overseas Education College (OEC)at JU. By end of the first year, students are required to have a researchproposal and program of study accepted by his/her Graduate Advisory Committee.A list of completed courses taken in other accredited universities and those tobe proposed for PhD grogram should also be prepared before the first committeemeeting. A meeting of the advisory committee should be scheduled by the studentto discuss his/her proposal and course work.

Every graduate student is required to publish scientificpapers in the relevant field prior to being eligible to apply a dissertationdefense. The published academic papers and research achievements should meetother university’s requirements < apply for degree ofjiangsuuniversity graduate student academic papers published during the period of learning>. The dissertation mustdemonstrate a mastery of research innovation, ability to perform original andindependent research, and skills in formulating conclusions that enlarge uponor modify accepted ideas.

 

VIII. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Applicants from a foreign country can apply a varietyof Chinese central government/ local government, and other sources of the scholarshipsthat may fully or partially support your degree study at JU. For furtherinformation regarding these scholarships provided by Chinese government and JU,you can surf on the website of OEC, JU, at http://oec.ujs.edu.cn/pub/eng/Scholarship/GS/.In addition to these funding resources, your advisor from School of theEnvironment and Safety Engineering at JU may potentially have a financialassistance for each enrolled graduate student upon funding availability andyour research performance.

 

IX. DISSERTATIONRESEARCH

The level of the quality of doctoral thesis is acomprehensive measure of doctoral training quality received from JU and its relevantacademic standards being established at JU. Dissertation research project canbe a basic, applied basic, or an applied engineering project, which should mainlyfocus on one of the frontier disciplines or an importantscientific/technological challenge that would significantly contribute to eitheracademic or industrial advances with its new concepts/theories/methods, as wellas its novel technologies. Students are generally required to participate insolving a major theoretical or technological problem, and, as the best, willdeeply involve in an important research grant that is currently undertaken by yoursupervisor. The thesis should indicate a matter of fact that the student has beenwell trained in the relevant disciplines and contribute significantly either inscience or in industrial application. Dissertation should be completed by a studentto demonstrate his/her capability to conduct a scientific research project independently.As for the details, please see the OEC website related to some importantrequirements of your dissertation development, submission, defense, as well asits approval procedures.

 

X.ATTACHMENTS

Guide forthesis and dissertation research proposal and plan of study

 

School of the Environment and Safety Engineering, JiangsuUniversity 

Zhenjiang,JiangsuProvince

(Date)

TITLE: A brief, clear, specific designation of thesubject of the research. The title, used by itself, should give a goodindication of the project.

OBJECTIVES: A clear, complete, and logically arrangedstatement of specific objectives of the project. If several objectives areproposed, they must be closely related. List them as 1, 2, 3, etc.

JUSTIFICATION: Should present the motivation andimportance of the research.

PREVIOUS WORK AND PRESENT OUTLOOK: A brief summarycovering pertinent previous research on the problem, citing important andrecent publications, the status of current research, and additional informationneeded, to which the project is expected to contribute. This review will helpto determine work already accomplished.

PROCEDURE: A statement of essential work plans andmethods to be used to attain each of the stated objectives. The procedureshould correspond with objectives, and follow the same order. Phases of thework to be undertaken should be designated.

RESEARCH METHOD: should specify the research method ofthe project, if the theoretical analysis is conducted, the basic modeldescription should be given, if the empirical study is conducted, the possiblesource of data should be indicated.

PROBABLE DURATION: An estimate of the maximum timelikely to be required to complete research and publish results.

LITERATURE CITED: List important and recentpublications involving this field of work.

 

APPLICATION FORM FOR THE SCHEDULE

 

Comments  of Discipline 

 

 

 

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