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Faculty of Engineering | Lund University

Details for the Course Syllabus for Course IDE020F valid from Autumn 2022

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  • The aim of the course is to enable students to develop an understanding of publishing traditions within their field of study and adjacent fields.
  • The course consists of two modules, the first of which deals with the conventions for publishing research results in the research field and adjacent fields. The publishing traditions of other disciplines are also addressed. The students are to study the required texts and produce a written reflection, followed by a critical discussion between the supervisor and student on the reading and written reflection. In the second module, the students are to critically read two PhD theses and produce a written report of views and reflections on the theses. The assessment is based on the student’s oral report of the written views and reflections.
Knowledge and Understanding
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • demonstrate knowledge of the publishing traditions of his or her field of study
    demonstrate insight into the different publishing traditions of other fields of research studies
    demonstrate understanding of the requirements of PhD thesis design in their field of study and in adjacent fields

Competences and Skills
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • be able to structure a text based on their research results in accordance with the publishing traditions within their field of study
    demonstrate the ability to critically discuss a research study within their field
    be able to design a PhD thesis in accordance with prevailing publishing traditions
Judgement and Approach
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
Types of Instruction
  • Seminars
  • Self-study literature review
Examination Formats
  • Oral exam
  • Failed, pass
Admission Requirements
  • To be admitted to the course, students must be admitted to research studies in the field.
Assumed Prior Knowledge
Selection Criteria
  • Gastel, B. & Day, R. A.: How to write and publish a scientific paper, 9:e upplaga. Greenwood, 2022.
Further Information
Course code
  • IDE020F
Administrative Information
  • 2022-08-29
  • Åsa Håkansson

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