Master's Graduate Programs-Fermentation Engineering
time: 2015-07-03

Master's Graduate Programs-Fermentation Engineering


1. Training objectives
The major training objectives are to equip student with
i. a solid basic theory in fermentation engineering, biotechnology and professional practice knowledge, 
ii. a strong scientific research ability, 
iii. a strong research design and teaching ability, 
iv. be familiar with the professional scientific and technological developments and
v. enable the Master of Engineering candidate to have a moral, intellectual and physical development in engineering.


2. Study Duration
Three years study program but shall not exceed five years (including leave of absence)

3. Main Research Areas
i. Microbial Engineering
ii. Enzyme Engineering
iii. Biochemical Engineering


4. Mode of Training 
The Master student should work out the development programs within two weeks after start of the academic year and also participate in various assessments in the first 13 to 16 weeks of the third semester in accordance with the “South China University of Technology Master's degree graduate mid phase screening regulation”. The student must complete a community (teaching) practice session by the first 20 weeks of the third semester.

5. Credit Requirements
This master program requires 40 minimum credits in total, of which the taught courses should have a minimum 25 credits (compulsory courses-16 credits, electives-9 credits), literature review and the opening report-1 credit, academic activities-2 credits, thesis-12 credits. 
Opening report (1 credit): requires a literature review of more than 5000 words 
Academic activities (2 credits): student should participate in more than 10 lectures (including two cross-disciplinary) within the study period and fill out each of the "South China University of Technology graduate lecture participation form”. Three of which should have a summary of not be less than 1500 words with signed approval from the student’s supervisor. If a student publishes an English research paper in South China University of Technology unit with himself as the first author, of his supervisor as the first author or he as the second author, that will be considered as having participated in five lectures.

6. Dissertation work
Student should formulate of thesis plan, writing the opening report, read literature not less than 50 before the end of the second semester .Instructor should check the students' progress of examination papers at appropriate time in the fourth semester . Master's thesis requires a high academic level, innovation and good prospects for practical applications, dissertation writing requires specifications. Dissertation carry out as“The relevant provisions on graduate student of South China University of Technology s for the Application for Degree ”Apply for graduate school in the reply, student  should publish at least one research paper (review paper excluded) in the core journals and over as the South China University of Technology signed for the first unit, he as the first author or mentor for the first author, or he as the second author; or publish a SCI paper (except review papers) as South China University of units for the first signature,he as the first author or second author .