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★Application for thesis qualifying Exam of 1st semester, 2017

2017-02-28l Hit 96

Application for thesis qualifying Exam of 1st semester, 2017

( substitute for core course and written examination )

 

@ students who are under substitute for core course also need to ★online-enrollment to hold qualification.

 

-Application period

 

1.

 

Period – 2017.2.March (Thur) ~ 2017.6.March(Mon)

 

2.

 

1) student ID# ~ 2010 : written test

 

2) student ID# 2011 ~ :

 

 

(grade for common core subject, estimated grade for research plan)

 

(including student who entry as MS/phD integrated program after enrolled 2009’s as master. )

 

3.

-Schedule of Major Exam

 

1) Student ID# ~ 2010: March 17 (friday) 15:00 ~ (Rm 105 Bldg 504)

 

you need to come 10 minutes early.

 

2) Student ID# 2011 ~ :

 

Due date - March 21 (tue)

 

-please submit ( a core subjects, oral test , research plan transcript) at the school of biological sciences admin office.

 
- > process

 * reasearch plan presentation for doctoral (Dissertation Advising Committee) -> submit thesis qualifying exam transcript

 

4.

 

announcement of a successful applicant : April 6 (thursday) 17:00

 

( you could check this information either natural sciences homepage or Portal(my-snu) )


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Rules on Qualification Exam for Dissertation Proposal Submission (Regarding Major Evaluation)

(1) Process

Online (required) submission of application > Submission of grade table, research plan, and original transcript > Announcement of passed applicants

(2) Qualification Exam

 

Master

Doctoral

Committee Members and Time of Evaluation

2 people, a Dept. professor as chair and the advisor professor are chosen as members of the committee before the time of the qualification exam

• Applicants are to submit a filled-out evaluation form at the time of submission of grade table (Mar. & Sep.)

3 people, 2 Dept. professors including a chair, and the advisor professor are chosen as members of the committee before the time of the qualification exam

• Applicants are to submit a filled-out evaluation form at the time of submission of grade table (Mar. & Sep.)

Evaluation Criteria

Grades of 2 courses taken in Common Core Courses are converted to points based on a 50-point full grade converting tables. (Refer to the form of grade table)

• Grades will be given for Research plan based on the written evaluation criteria of a 50-point full grade (10 for validity of research plan, 10 for presentation and analysis of relevant literature, 20 for creativity, and 10 points for research contents)

• The form of research plan will follow the form of individual research plan provided by the NRF (National Research Foundation)

• Score will be determined as the average points of the two Committee.

• The sum of the grades from the coursework and the research plan needs to exceed 60 points to pass.

Grades of 3 courses taken in Common Core Courses are converted to points based on a 20-point full grade converting tables. (Refer to the form of grade table)

• If the average point of 3 common core courses is less than 12 points, the applicants cannot pass.

Evaluation for Research plan will be done by applicant's verbal presentation (a 20 full point) and the written evaluation criteria of a 60-point full grade (10 for validity of research plan, 10 for presentation and analysis of relevant literature, 30 for creativity, and 10 points for importance of research contents)

• Each course should give B0 & lower grades to more than 30% of students.

• The sum of the grades from the coursework and the research plan needs to exceed 70 points to pass.

(3) Applicable Students for the Rule

This rule is applied to graduate students entering 2011 (including students of entering year 2009 in master program who came to enter the combined master and doctor program afterwards.)

Qualification Exam (Regarding evaluation on major)

* List of Common Core Courses

 

Course

Criteria of Evaluation

Pass Line

Master

(Common Core Courses)
3344.603 Advanced Developmental Biology
3344.610 Advanced Ecology
3344.617 Molecular and Cellular Biology 1
3344.618 Molecular and Cellular Biology 2
3344.632 Advanced plant science
3344.633 Advanced microbiology
3344.634 Organismal biology
3344.770 Advanced Evolutionary Biology

50 full point scale on 2 Common Core Courses

50 full point scale on Research Plan

60 /100

Ph.D

(Common Core Courses)
3344.603 Advanced Developmental Biology
3344.610 Advanced Ecology
3344.617 Molecular and Cellular Biology 1
3344.618 Molecular and Cellular Biology 2
3344.632 Advanced plant science
3344.633 Advanced microbiology
3344.634 Organismal biology
3344.770 Advanced Evolutionary Biology

20 full point scale on 3 Common Core Courses

20 full point scale on verbal presentation of Research Plan

60 full point scale on written evaluation of Research Plan

70/100

Qualification Exam for Dissertation Proposal Submission (Foreign Language and Major)

(1) Eligibility

 

Prerequisites

Foreign Language Exam

- Student with minimum 1 semester enrollment

- English

- 2ndforeign language :N/A
- Korean : foreign students

Qualification Exam for Dissertation Proposal Submission (regarding foreign language exam)

- Korean Students : Score of English exam in entering year can be a substitute for Qualification Exam

- Foreign students who speak English as mother tongue : Score of Korean exam at the time of Qualification Exam is required or;

- The substitute courses of Korean language (Korean and Korean Culture 1,2) is required

- Foreign students whose mother-longue is not English : English score (TEPS or TOEFL) or score of Korean exam at the time of Qualification Exam or the substitute courses of Korean language (Korean and Korean Culture 1 or 2) is required

* SNU students who have obtained a sufficiently high TEPS/TOEFL score are exempted from English language course requirements, for students beginning after 2006. Evidence of TEPS/TOEFL scores should be submitted before submitting documents for qualification exam (early April/first semester, early October/2nd semester).

Eligibility for thesis examination

Master

- Students who have completed minimum 2 semesters with minimum 9 credits

Doctor

- Students who have completed minimum 2 semesters with minimum 9 credits

- Students in combined Master's and Doctoral program with completion of minimum 4 semesters and minimum 36 credits




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