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Doctor of Engineering in Information and Communication Engineering

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Information and Communciation Engineering of UESTC is the national key discipline, which constitued by 2 sub-disciplines, Communication and Information System, Signal and Information Processing. The disciplines related to Information and Communication Engineering of UESTC are the first batch of disciplines which were authorized to confer doctoral degree and to establish postdoctoral position, and also the first batch of Project 211, Project 985, Double First-Class key disciplines. The discipline was ranked as 2nd in National Discipline Evaluation from Ministry of Education in 2012 and was accredited as A+ in the fourth round of National Discipline Evaluation from Ministry of Education in 2017. The school has 2 academicians of Chinese Academy of Engineering, 8 awardees of National Thousand Talents Program, 2 National Renowned Professors, 5 awardees of Cheung Kong Scholars Program, 2 awardees of National Natural Science Foundation for Distinguished Young Scholars, 9 awardees of Thousand Talent Program for Young Outstanding Scientists and 1 awardees of National Youth Top-notch Talent Support Program. The research team of this discipline enjoys a good reputation both at home and abroad. The discipline has many international first-class academic research and talents cultivation platforms such as National key laboratories, Ministry key laboratories and Overseas Expertise Introduction Project for Discipline Innovation.

The research fields of this discipline are closely related with those of Electronics Science and Technology, Computer Science and Technology, Control Science and Engineering, Instruments Science and Technology.

1.   Objectives

Ph. Ds of the discipline are expected to have a profound knowledge of the cutting-edge research and trend of the field and a solid and extensive grasp of the theoretical and systematic expertise, as are able to complete experiments and studies of the filed independently, to know the new technology and development trend in a certain field of information and communication engineering at home and abroad and to solve the academic or technical issues innovatively, to be proficient in the use of computers, able to contribute high-level academic papers and exchange views in international conferences, and to demonstrate rigorous spirits in scientific approaches and independence in scientific pursuits with in-depth studies and innovative achievements, so as to have the competency of undertaking researches and developing projects independently and qualities of being academic leaders or project leaders.

2.   Orientations

1)        Wireless and Mobile Communication System

2)        Anti-jamming and Secure Communication System

3)        Radar Detection and Imaging Recognition

4)        Intelligent Communication Network and Information Processing

5)        Optical Fiber Sensing and Communication

6)        Image and Video Processing

7)        Communication Integrated Circuit and System

8)        Intelligent Perception and Information System

9)        Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

10)    Signal and Information Intelligent Processing

3.   Duration

The duration set for Ph.D candidates is three years full-time. An extension can be applied for by those who cannot finish their courses on time owing to objective causes, yet altogether six years is the last due.

4.   Progression and Requirements

International students of Ph.D candidates can take 1) full-time training, i.e. the whole progression is done at UESTC, or 2) on-the-job training, i.e. finishing the course work at UESTC and completing the dissertation in their home country, with no less than 1 year to be spent at UESTC for the research work around the dissertation. Either way chosen, the dissertation defense should be done at UESTC.

The supervisor responsibility mechanism is adopted in the education for international Ph.D candidates. The supervisor is responsible for the student’s making of personal study plan, the choice of courses, and the completion of the degree thesis.

The minimum total credits for international students of Ph.D candidates is 14, Ph.D candidates should complete the course work of no less than a total of 12 credits (out of which at least 8 should be of the degree course categories), compulsory sections of no less than 2 credits. During the course work, according to specifications by the discipline, the student is to pass examinations held for the degree courses and examinations or assessments held for the other optional courses. Of all the degree courses, common core courses are compulsory. Ph.D candidates are allowed to choose 1~2 inter-disciplinary core courses as their degree courses under supervisors’ guidance. Degree courses can be taken to substitute non-degree courses, but not vice versa. International students of Chinese language abilities can apply to take courses given in Chinese to local full-time graduate students and acquire corresponding credits if pass.

Those who fail to meet the credit requirements will be denied the thesis defense.

5.   Curriculum

Course Categories

Course Number

Course Name

Class Hours

Credits

Semester

Notes

Degree  Courses

Common

Core

Courses

6900005001

Comprehensive Chinese△

60

2

1

Compul-

sory

6900005002

A Survey of China△

40

2

2

Discip-

linary

Core

Courses

1107016007

Numerical Algebra

50

2.5

2

At least 1 from 2

0108106001

Optimization Theory and Application△

50

2.5

1

0108106013

Digital Communications△

40

2

2

 

0108106014

Digital Signal Processing△

40

2

1

 

0108106015

Optical Fiber Communication△

40

2

2

 

0808126018

Software Development Technology

60

3

1

 

Non-

degree

Optional

Courses

Discip-

linaryOptional Courses

0108107026

Optical Fiber Technology△

40

2

1

 

0208096101

IC Design△

40

2

1

 

0108107013

Fuzzy Logic△

40

2

2

 

0108106007

Signal Detection and Estimation△

40

2

1

 

0108107027

Computational Intelligence Methods and Application

30

1.5

2

 

1008116004

Theories and Methods of Systems Engineering△

40

2

2

 

0808126007

Big Data Analysis and Mining △

40

2

2

 

Other

Optional

Courses

6900005003

Chinese Reading & Writing△

60

2

2

 

 

Inter-disciplinary Optional Courses

 

 

 

 

Compulsory

Sections

6400006003

Academic Activities (no less than 10 times)

 

1

1, 2

 

 

Elective Competence Development Courses

20

1

1, 2

 

6400006004

Research Proposal and Literature Review of the Dissertation

Unaccounted

in credit system

Assessment

required

6400006005

Comprehensive Examination

for Ph.D Candidates

Unaccounted

in credit system

Examinations

required

 

Directions: 1.All courses, except for the Chinese ones specified by the requirements, are totally given in English. 2. △means which can be selected by both Masters and Ph.Ds.

6.   Compulsory Sections

The compulsory sections for international students of Ph.D candidates include four parts, a candidate is required to complete the following aspects:

1) Elective Competence Development Courses: through introducing the academic cutting edge knowledge, culture and arts, etc, such courses are given to improve the Ph.D candidates’ comprehensive competence. A candidate should take at least one course and get one credit after assessment.

2) Academic Activities: to enliven academic atmosphere and to further and broaden Ph.D candidates’ scope of knowledge, one should attend at least ten academic lectures within and out of UESTC, and fill in the Academic Activities Registration Form and get the official stamp upon attendance. One credit can be granted to the candidate when he/she succeeds in completing the above procedures.

3) Comprehensive Examination for Ph.D. Candidates (hereinafter as CEPC): which is taken upon their completion of all required courses. It mainly tests their understanding of basic theories and professional knowledge, and also checks their mastery of the research directions, of the leading edge, and of the dynamics in relevant fields.

A. Ph.D. candidates should generally take the CEPC at the end of the first year after enrollment. Those who fail in CEPC will have the opportunity to resit in the next year. If one still fails the resit, then she/he cannot participate in the dissertation defense and will terminate the study.

B. The CEPC is implemented by the Examination Committee (hereinafter as EC), which is composed of three experts designated by the Academic Degree Evaluation Committee of the School. The chairman of EC must be a professor, while the other members being professors or associate professors.

C. The CEPC can integrate written and oral patterns with one-hundred-mark system. The written examination should account for at least 50%.

D. According to the actual situation, each discipline should organize two times of CEPC each year in April and October respectively. Having collected the test questions, test papers, oral test records and comments of the CEPC, the Teaching Affairs Secretary of each school should submit all these materials with the results of CEPC to the Section of Teaching Management in Graduate School for filing and preservation.

4) The Research Proposal Rand Literature Review of the Dissertation (hereinafter as RPRLRD): before making the Research Proposal for the dissertation, all Ph.D. candidates should read more than 30 papers in the leading edge of their discipline from the latest literature. Then everyone should finish a literature review report of about 5,000 words as well as the corresponding Research Proposal.

7.   Dissertation

All degree thesis problems shall refer to UESTC Regulations for Postgraduate Degree Conferring.