All students in the PhD stream will be admitted initially in the ‘pre-candidacy’ status. Upon satisfying the Division’s candidacy requirements, a student will be allowed to progress to the ‘post-candidacy’ status.
complete at least 15 units of courses
complete CSCI7600 ‘Seminar for Ph.D. Studies’ in each term throughout the whole normative study period
submit a term paper followed by an oral presentation at the end of each academic year
pass the candidacy examination (2 additional courses taken from any two of the research areas), submit a written thesis proposal and pass an oral examination
submit a doctoral thesis which contains a substantial amount of original research work in the related areas, and to pass an oral defence of the thesis.
Fields of Specialization
Computer Science Programme
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AIML)BioinformaticsComputer and Cyber SecurityComputer Vision, Graphics, Visualization, and AR/VRDatabases, Data Mining, and Knowledge ManagementDistributed Systems and NetworksSoftware TechnologiesTheoretical Computer Science