For int’l master students (Class 2017/2018) who expect to graduate in December 2020, the defense arrangements are as follows:
I. The basic requirements of defense qualification for master’s degree thesis
1. Complete the course work of no less than a total of 24 credits (out of which at least 15 credits are to be acquired from degree courses), compulsory sections of no less than 2 credits (Academic activities- at least 5 times + Elective competence development courses). The credit of Academic Activities will be earned once you submit the Registration form to our office before 15/09/2020. Please check carefully the credits on your transcript.
2. Complete the thesis independently.
3. The degree thesis should be of theoretical or practical values to some extent, which indicates the author has a grasp of the fundamental theories and specialized knowledge in his/her discipline and is capable of further scientific researches and empowered with the ability to apply his/her theories and knowledge comprehensively into practical problems.
4. His/her submission of a qualified proposal and a mi-term evaluation on his/her thesis.
5. The thesis can be written in either Chinese or English. The abstracts (about 800 words long) should be written in both languages. For detailed requirements, please refer to Format of Graduation Thesis for Master Degree.
6. As for problems regarding the degree thesis defense, from its application, evaluation and holding to final award of the degree, all shall refer to UESTC Regulations for Postgraduate Degree Awarding.
7. All concerned fees are paid off.
II. Schedule for Int’l Students to graduate this June.
Get Defense Application forms
Room 222 (Graduate management office of SISE), main building, Shahe campus)
Get from school the hardcopy of International Students Registration Form for Master Degree of UESTC (I) and (II) to fill in.
Submit Defense materials and thesis
Sep 15 (Defense application will be rejected if the submission is later than this date.)
2. International Students Registration Form for Master Degree of UESTC (I) and (II)
3. One hardcopy of stapled thesis (informal binding), with supervisor's signature on the thesis cover.
5. If your thesis title is different from the one in the proposal, please fill in the form of Title change application (Annex 5) and get signatures as specified in the file.
1. Revise thesis according to Format check feedbacks.
2. Submit your revised thesis on http://www.is.uestc.edu.cn:8080/PMS/
User name/PIN: student ID NO. (Try to put a space after the student No. if you can’t log in.)
Thesis file should be named as: 201824000000-Thesis title
WITHOUT student’s name/ID or supervisor’s info.
Inform supervisor to consent the thesis in system.
3. Duplication check: the defense has to be delayed for 6 months if the rate passes 20%; the student needs to postpone his defense application and modifies the thesis for 1 month if the rate is between 15% and 20%. Meanwhile, the duplication rate of single chapter cannot pass 25%.
Review comments from 2 experts will be sent individually, according to which the students should revise the thesis and complete “Revision description1” document (see annex).
During about 10 days, students revise their work according to 2 pieces of review comments. No need to print any hardcopy or submit anything. Ask for supervisor's consent when the revision is done.
mi-November (1 day before the defense date)
- Each student prints 6 copies of the modified thesis (Student’s name and ID could be presented but NO supervisor’s info; complying with the format specification; informal binding).
- Submit 5 copies of the thesis and 5 copies of Revision description1 (1 description in 1 thesis) to Room 222 before 11.30 am.
- Keep remaining 1 copy of the thesis to answer questions from the Defense team.
You will be informed on QQ if the defense is changed to be done online.
Conference Room, Main Building, Shahe Campus
1. The specific defense time will be notified 3 days in advance, please check school website and QQ group.
2. Use PPT to present main contents of thesis for no more than 15 minutes. Student’s name and ID could be in the PPT, but NO supervisor’s info. Bring pen and paper to note defense team’s questions.
3. Answer experts’ questions about thesis content.
4. Each should carry the student ID card for inspection during the defense.
The defense result will be announced at the end of day/defense. One hour's break at noon is expected.
Submit final thesis/GMIS check
-Revise the thesis according to suggestions of Defense experts. Communicate with your supervisor to have the final version. Finish Revision description 2(see annex).
- Graduation info check in GMIS system (see annex for guide steps).
- Submit 2 hardcopies of final version (formal binding, with applicant and supervisor’s signatures in corresponding position) to room 222.
- Submit softcopy in library system . (Attention: the page with signatures should be scanned.)
Certificate Awarding Ceremony
UESTC Int’l office will be in charge of graduation procedures.
III. Guidance for filling form “International Students Registration Form for Master Degree of UESTC (I) and (II)”
姓名Name：（Same as passport）
所属学院School：School of Information and Software Engineering
申请时间Master Degree Application Date：2020.9.15
Graduate management office
School of Information and Software Engineering
Annex 1: Application for Thesis Defense (Version 2017)
Annex 2: Writing Format of Postgraduate Dissertation
Annex 3: Thesis cover and English title page instructions
Annex 4: Duplication check promise
Annex 5: Title change application
Annex 6: GMIS info check
Annex 7: Revision description 1-after review
Annex 8: Revision description 2-after defense