Thesis examinations follow the procedure described in Regulation 6.6 of the Calendar, with additional steps as described below.
Note that regulation 6.6 requires the student to provide a the examination copy of the thesis to the supervisor six weeks prior to the proposed examination date.
When a thesis is ready for examination, the supervisor proposes appropriate candidates as external, internal, and internal-external examiners. A cross-appointed faculty member from another department may be used as the internal-external examiner. The supervisor is responsible for selecting an examination time suitable to the committee members.
The supervisor then sends a memo to the Division of Graduate Studies and Research through the Chair of the ECE Graduate Studies Committee (GSC) committee and the Department Head. This memo should include:
The Division of Graduate Studies and Research will review and approve the examination committee, possibly with changes, and appoint a chair for the examination.
The external examiner for a PhD thesis must be at arms-length to the College, as defined below.
For a PhD examination, arms-length means that the external examiner, in relation to the supervisor: must not be a close friend, must not be a regular and current collaborator, must not be a former colleague, and must not have been supervised recently by. In addition, the external examiner must not have been a visitor or teacher for some time at RMCC.
The supervisor may request an exception to the “arms-length” rule.
For more information about our graduate program, please contact the Chair of the ECE Graduate Studies Committee, Dr Mostafa Hefnawi.
Any suggestions for updates or improvements to this page should be directed to Dr Sylvain Leblanc.
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