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Degree Thesis

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Thesis plan

Qualification to submit and time to submit
  • Master's program and integrated program : A person with 12 credits or more in major courses is recommended to submit in the early part of the third semester.
  • Doctorate program : A person with 9 credits or more in major courses is recommended to submit in the early part of the second semester.
  • Procedure : Apply on the website (login to AIMS2 website) → ‘Academic Information for Graduate School' [학사(대학원)]→ 'Graduation'(on the upper side)[졸업] → 'Register Thesis Plan'(on the left side)[논문계획서 등록] → enter the title of the thesis
  • Time of submission : In April or October
    ※ Refer to a separate notice on the website

Thesis for degree

Qualification : Any student who has satisfied the following
  • A student who has completed each of the degree courses or is scheduled to complete them
  • A student who passed the qualifying examinations (foreign language test and comprehensive examination)
  • A student who completed courses for nonsubject based on research study (Those who entered after 2014)
  • A student who received thesis advisement for two or more semesters or a student scheduled to have the thesis advisement
  • A student who has yet to have passed six years after admission to the Master's program or 10 years for the Doctorate program and integrated program  (excluding the period of leave)
  • A student in the Doctorate program who contributed (or is scheduled to contribute) to the academic publication of the contents of the degree thesis as follows
    • - Science, Engineering fields : Two domestic articles or one overseas article
    • - Medical fields : Two or more articles published in SCI journal, or a journal of equal grade
    • - Humanities and social science fields : One article or more at home or abroad
  • A student in the integrated program who contributed (scheduled) to the academic publication on the contents of the degree thesis as follows.
    • - Science and engineering fields : One or more overseas articles
    • - Medical fields : Two or more articles published in SCI journal, or a journal of equal grade
    • - Humanities and social science fields : Two or more domestic articles
    • - Biomedical Science fields : Two or more overseas articles
    • ※ Standard of contribution for academic publication for Doctorate and Integrated Courses
    • Classfication Students who entered before 2014 Students who entered after 2015
      Scope of Recognition of writer with no distinction of writer

      - Students will be recognized only in case of thesis that published as the First writer or co-author in the academic journal.

       * Certain exceptions will be allowed only in case of unavoidable circumstances of academic field.

       ** In case of mathematics and financial engineering department, insert in an academic journal in alphabetical order without division of writer.

      Scope of Recognition of overseas article Academic Journal that recognized from department

      - In Science and engineering fields, make it a rule to publish on academic journal that listed on SCI(E), A&HCI.

      - In Humanities and social science fields, make it a rule to publish on academic journal that listed on SSCI, SCIE, A&HCI.

       * Academic journal that published from G7 countries or SCOUPUS(limited in English academic journal) will be allowed only in case of unavoidable circumstances of academic field.(with statement of reasons)

      Scope of Recognition of domestic article Academic Journal that recognized from department - Academic Journal that registered in National Research Foundation of Korea

       

Period of submitting the thesis for degree
  • Master's program : Period of submitting in the academic affairs schedule in May and November
  • Doctorate program : Period of submitting in the academic affairs schedule in April and October
 
Organization of thesis review memebers
  • Dean of graduate school appoint thesis review member who recommended academic advisor and dean of department after confirming from committee of graduate school.
  • Thesis review members for master's have to be composed at least 3 people or more (including 2 full-time professors of Ajou University and 1 external review member (external professor or expert) or 1 honorary professor) 
  • Thesis review memebers for doctorate have to be composed at least 5 people or more with doctorate degree and have to include 3 full-time professors of Ajou University and 1 external review member(external professor or expert).(In case of medical department, associate professor or assistant professor with doctorate degree will be appointed as a internal thesis review member.)
  • Professor of each departments will be appointed fisrtly as internal thesis review memeber, and Thesis review members can be composed including professors who assigned in related fields.

 

Procedure : Refer to the attached
  • Submission of petition for review of thesis for degree (affixation of seal from student, academic advisor, and dean of department) → Review of thesis for degree (Review once or more for Master's degree and twice or more for Doctorate degree, make sure to open at lease for once) → Submit the review result → Submit the printed copy of thesis.

Required document

1) When submitting the petition for review
  • Petition for review of thesis for degree
  • Thesis for review (four copies for Master's degree and six copies for Doctorate degree)
  • Recommendation from the academic advisor
  • Fees for thesis review
  • Personal resume (limited to Doctorate degree)
  • Verification of publication in academic article (or scheduled) and printed copy of the dissertation (limited to Doctorate degree)
  • Research Ethics Compliance Statement
2) When submitting the outcome
  • Master's degree : Report of final review result for thesis, public announcement result report
  • Doctorate degree : Report of (first, second and final) review result for dissertation and report of open announcement result, public announcement result report
  • Common : Certificate of checking plagiarism(similarity) of dissertation and Related materials
  • ※ Application and Procedure can be noticed on the website of graduate school

 

Instruction of thesis for degree
  • Graduate School homepage → Information on academic affairs → Confirm in the data room

 

Confirmation of the thesis plan and thesis for degree (Internet inquiry)

Apply on the website (login to AIMS2 website) → ‘Academic Information for Graduate School' → 'Graduation' (on the upper part) → 'Register Thesis Plan' (on the left side) → enter the title of the thesis

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