Program Reqirements

To be completed by

A Thesis supervisor form completed and signed by the Thesis Supervisor(s) and submitted to the SCS Grad Administrator. 1st Term
PhD Progress Form signed by the supervisor(s) to the SCS Grad Administrator in each Fall and Winter Term of Full or Part Time studies. First week of December for each Fall Term. First week of April for each Winter Term.
Formation and Confirmation of a Comprehensive Advisory Committee (including the reading list) and the Comprehensive Advisory Committee Forms to be submitted to the SCS Grad Administrator. The committee consists of supervisors(s), an OCICS-SCS member, an OCICS-EECS member. 3rd Term
A minimum of 1.5 credits in courses at the graduate level (COMP 5xxx) in at least three different research areas (see OCICS course grouping in the Grad Calendar by research areas). The admission committee may impose additional program requirements according to the student’s background and research topic. 4th Term
0.0 credits in COMP 6907 Doctoral Comprehensive (involving breadth and depth components) 4th Term
Formation and Confirmation of the Doctoral Proposal Committee and the required form(s) submitted to the SCS Grad Administrator. The membership of the committee must include Thesis Supervisor(s), an OCICS-SCS member, an OCICS-EECS member, a chair, and preferably a non-SCS faculty member from Carleton. 5th Term
0.0 credits in COMP 6908 Doctoral Proposal (defended at an oral examination) 6th Term
Formation and Confirmation of Doctoral Thesis Committee. This requires several forms to be submitted by the student and his/her supervisors to the SCS Grad Administrator as well as to the FGPA. The membership includes an External Examiner (at arm’s length from supervisor(s) and the student), Thesis Supervisor(s), an OCICS-SCS member, an OCICS-EECS member, a chair appointed by FGPA, and a non-SCS faculty member from Carleton. 9-12th Term
8.5 credits in COMP 6909 Ph.D. Thesis (defended at an oral examination) 9-12th Term
Presentation of two seminars in OCICS graduate seminar series or Presentation of at one seminar in the OCICS graduate seminar series, and one presentation either at a departmental seminar or a venue (typically refereed international conferences/workshops) approved by the Thesis Supervisor(s) and the Graduate Director. Seminar requirements must be fulfilled before FGPA approves the Thesis Defense Committee.

Note: It is the responsibility of each student to adhere to the above timelines to finish all the program requirements in a timely fashion. In case there is a possibility that certain deadlines will not be met, it is extremely important that this is brought to the attention of the students Supervisor(s), the SCS Graduate Director, the SCS Director and the Dean of FGPA for appropriate actions. The mechanism to convey this information is the “Missed Milestones” in the PhD Progress Form,. In any case, every student is required to submit the progress form at the end of each Fall and Winter Term of their (full or part-time) studies.