Admission to the Third Year of The Ph.D. Course
Second-Year Students and Supervisors
The procedure to be admitted to the third year of the Ph.D. Course in Information Engineering requires each student: 1) to deliver a written report on the second-year activity (research, courses/seminars, publications); and 2) to present the progress of the research activity related to his/her thesis to an ad hoc committee during a session open to the public
The committee shall include the student supervisor and one additional member. After the presentation, the committee shall submit to the PhD Course’s Coordinator a short report on the student’s work and a proposal regarding the admission of the student to the third year of the Ph.D. Course.
The deadlines listed below refer to the standard PhD Program timeline, starting on October 1st. In the event of a delayed start (e.g., due to admission through a specific project like MSCA, PON, CSC, delay in visa release, etc.) or of a PhD Program Suspension longer than three months, PhD Students and their Supervisors should comply with the following deadlines:
- PhD Program started between January 1st and March 31st: add three months to the deadlines below
- PhD Program started between April 1st and June 30th: add six months to the deadlines below
Deadlines for Students
Between July 1st and August 31st: presentation by the student of his/her thesis work in front of the committee and delivery of the second-year report. The students should follow the report template:
The report (revised, approved and duly signed by the supervisor) and the slides used for the presentation, shall be uploaded to the Ph.D. Course eLearning area using the Upload 2nd year annual report and Upload 2nd year presentation to Department Committee resources available on eLearning platform at:
Deadlines for Supervisors of Second-Year Students
By August 26th (and in any case at least 5 days before the presentation): send composition of the evaluation committee and date, time, place, and title of the presentation to:
By August 31th: revise and sign the candidate’s second-year report; in case the supervisor decides to deny the approval of the report, he/she shall annotate “NOT APPROVED” above the signature and motivate the decision in the evaluation committee report (see item 3 below).
By September 6th: send a short report (co-signed with the other member of the evaluation committee) on the work presented by the Ph.D. student to:
Supervisors may want to use the report template: