Department of Doctorate and PhD
The preparation of highly qualified scientific and scientific-pedagogical personnel in the Republic of Azerbaijan is implemented through doctorate which is the highest level of the higher education and end with issuance of relevant academic degrees (doctor of philosophy, doctor of science)
Education is carried out on programs of the doctor of philosophy and doctor of science.
Doctoral degree is carried out on a full time (in work) and part time education(out of the work).
Higher education institutions and scientific organizations carrying out PhD education also implement scientific and pedagogical personnel training through the dissertation .
Education is carried out at the expense of state and on a paid basis.
A stint of education in PhD program is accordingly: 3 years in full time education, 4 years in part time education, and 4 years through dissertation.
A stint of education in Doctor of Science degree program is accordingly: 4 years in full time education, 5 years in part time education, and 5 years in through dissertation.
During its activity postgraduate department has helped the preparation of scientifically-qualified specialists for other higher education and scientific research institutions in the region.
Attestation of PhD students and PhD candidates
R U L E S
- 1. General provisions
1.1. These Rules have been prepared in accordance with the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan "On education", and ”Establishment of doctoral faculties and admission rules" approved by the Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan dated July 1, 2010, and defines the rules of single attestation of PhD students and PhD candidate at Baku Engineering University .
1.2.During education, PhD students and PhD candidates work on the basis of individual work plan approved by the Scientific Council of Baku Engineering University.
1.3. PhD students during education:
- have profound professional knowledge;
- acquire skills to conduct an independent scientific research work;
- master the methodology of carrying out scientific researches;
- complete the individual work plan;
- give doctoral examinations in specialty-related course (including other subjects taking into account their relevancy with PhD fields ), informatics and foreign language;
- publish articles reflecting the results of their scientific research;
- approve the results of their scientific research;
- must complete the scientific research work.
1.4. The rights and responsibilities of PhD students who study for earning "Doctor of Philosophy" degree are also applied to PhD candidates.
1.5. PhD students who study for earning Doctor of Philosophy(PhD) degree give doctoral examination in specialty-related course, philosophy, informatics and foreign language in accordance with the established procedure, as well as in other subjects taking into account their relevancy with PhD fields.
1.6. PhD students and PhD candidates periodically reports at the department meetings on the implementation of the individual work plan.
1.7. PhD students and PhD candidates have the right to use the library, labs, available equipments of the Baku Engineering University, as well as to go abroad, participate in expeditions in order to conduct research on the dissertation topic.
1.8. Reports of scientific supervisors of PhD students are periodically listened at the scientific council of relevant faculty.
- 2. Attestation of PhD students and PhD candidates
2.1. PhD students and PhD candidates must undergo attestation process at least once a year in accordance with these Regulations adopted by the BEU in December.
2.2. The continuing education of the PhD students(candidates) in the next academic year is determined according to the results of the attestation.
2.3. The fulfillment of the individual work plan is regularly monitored by the department, faculty and doctorate and PhD department. The schedule of the attestation is prepared by the Graduate Studies and Doctoral Department concerting with the department and dean, and is preliminarily announced to the PhD students and PhD candidates .
2.4. In order to carry out attestation, PhD student(PhD candidate) takes an individual work plan from Graduate Studies and Doctoral Department, makes the necessary notes on the work done for individual work and submits to the relevant department.
2.5.PhD students and PhD candidates who do not pay an annual education fee aren’t allowed to the attestation. Graduate Studies and Doctoral Department informs departments about this .
2.6. At the department meeting, PhD student(PhD candidate) reports on the work done during the current year and the results of the work provided in the individual work plan. PhD student(PhD candidate) also provides information on the work plan for the next year.
2.7. Scientific supervisor must evaluate the work of a PhD student(PhD candidate) during the report.
2.8. After attestation, the individual work plan is signed and submitted to the relevant Scientific Council of the Faculty together with the extraction from the discussion protocol. Attestation is accepted by the department as follows:
- To be positively evaluated (intended work has been fully implemented and it is recommended to continue education in the next year)
- To be positively, but partly evaluated (a part of the intended work has been done and it is required to implement all works within the period determined by the department)
- To be negatively evaluated (the works have not been done for the unreasonable reasons)
2.9. After attestation in the Scientific Council of relevant faculty, the individual work plan is signed and submitted to the Graduate Studies and Doctoral Department together with the extraction from discussion protocol of Faculty Scientific Council.
2.10. Person who does not fulfill individual work for indefinite reasons and does not contact with department are negatively evaluated and dismissed from doctorate studies.
2.11. Individuals who have implemented their individual work plan and completed their research work are admitted to the defence of their dissertation thesis for earning “PhD” degree.