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People with a Ph.D. degree should be able to do independent research/projects and lead a team. They should be able to tackle most problems not restricted in the fields of their Ph.D. studies. Therefore, Ph.D. students need to pass the writing preliminary qualifying exam so that their knowledge is not restricted to their project. In addition to the training for master students, the first project may be assigned by the advisor. However, they should come out with their own projects with some guidance afterward. Two to three projects, i.e., two to three publications in SCI journals, are required during their Ph.D. studies. It’s to train their capabilities in independent research. Also, they will be trained to lead a small team and writing grant under the proper mentored in the last year before graduation. I also strongly encourage students to do research aboard for at least one year before graduation. You may expect at least 5 years to finish all the training before getting a Ph.D. degree.
People with a Master’s degree should be able to give good presentations, reading and writing good reports, and solving a given problem independently. Students will be well trained for hands-on experiments or developing codes. Besides the research skills, students will learn how to cooperate with each other. They will be trained to have good communication skills between students at present as well as skills in reading and writing biannual progress reports and thesis to continue the works from the former students and pass the knowledge to the new coming students. Presentation skills will also be trained via presenting their work at national or international conferences.
People with a Bachelor’s degree should have good basic skills/knowledge as well as capable of giving good presentations and writing good reports. Students will spend most of the time reading and practicing either doing hands-on experiments or developing code. A small project will be assigned and conducted with good guidance.