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Re: Guidelines for a PhD

Started by Rune Allnor August 29, 2003
vimal_bhatia2@yahoo.com (Vimal) wrote in message news:<b6fc6dda.0308280957.62444eaa@posting.google.com>...
> Rune, I have found a course on Financial Topics in Product Design > (talks about profit/loss/cash-flow/budget etc) in my department. > Sounds good, however I may not get paper for doing taking up this > course!!
Over here, students that are presently enrolled at the university are admitted to take any course offered by the university, and to take an exam. Which means that you basically can take any number of courses you want, in addition to those you have signed up for as part of your degree, as long as you keep up with the regular program. Also, any person, out of university, who has a university degree has the right to take (almost) any course he or she likes, at his or her own time and expence, though for an administrative fee. Upon taking an exam on such extracurricular courses, a grade is granted. If you are a regular student taking an extra course, this grade will be written with all the other grades, though tagged as "extracurricular, not part of the PhD degree" or something to that effect. Which, of course, is good since it shows a prospective employer that you have the capacity to take extra courses even in the turmoil of a PhD scholarship. If you are not a full-time student, a letter is issued that states what course was taken, when, and the grade. Such a course may or may not form part of a degree program later, but usually the students at least want to put such courses on their CVs. So, if you take an exam in this course, the grade will be written somewhere, either with your other grades or on a separate piece of paper. That's sufficient for you to state on your CV that you have taken this course, and that's what you want. Apart, of course, from the fact that you may learn something... Rune