Course Syllabus for

Introductory Workshop for Newly Admitted PhD Students at Faculty of Engineering at Lund University
Introduktionskurs för nyantagna doktorander vid LTH

GEM056F, 2 credits

Valid from: Autumn 2013
Decided by: FN1/Anders Gustafsson, FN2/Eva Nordberg Karlsson , FN3/Per Tunestål
Date of establishment: 2013-05-28

General Information

Division: Doctoral Research Training
Course type: Third-cycle course
Teaching language: English


The course aims to welcome all newly admitted PhD students to LTH, and to contribute to a smooth start of the participants PhD programme.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Judgement and Approach

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Course Contents

The course includes brief sessions on the LTH organisation, objectives of PhD training, general and individual study plans, student - supervisor mutual expectation questionnaire/interviews, PhD courses at LTH, the supervision process, scientific information management – first aid, procedures – rights – support - obligations in PhD training at LTH, presentation of student representatives, international mobility, academic conduct in research, introduction to outreach activities.

Course Literature

Reading will be available on a separate course website.

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, exercises. The course consists of three threequarter-day workshop sessions one week apart. Study tasks have to be prepared prior to session 2 and 3.

Examination Details

Examination format: Written assignments. For a Pass on the course, the participant must have attended all of the scheduled activities and completed and passed all assignments in the course.
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Admission requirements: To be admitted to the course applicants have to be newly (within one year) admitted to a PhD programme at LTH.
Selection criteria: All eligible applicants are accepted to the next available course.

Further Information

Lunch is catered during the meetings (working lunch sessions).

Course Occasion Information

Contact and Other Information

Course coordinator: Anders Ahlberg <>
Web page:

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