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Master Program (for International Students) in the Discipline of Computer Science and Technology

With its postdoctoral research station set up as early as in 1999, the discipline enjoys a rather strong comprehensive advantages and has demonstrated great competence in fundamental and applied researches. With its substantially enhanced research abilities, the discipline is drawing close to the national first level as a whole with part of its achievements coming up as the most advanced in the country. Altogether, cheerful results have been achieved in aspects of discipline orientations, academic teams, discipline platform constructions, scientific researches, cultivation of talents and academic exchanges.

1. Objectives

Masters of the discipline are expected to have a sound grasp of the fundamental theories and systematic expertise, and a thorough knowledge of the trend of the field. As masters of modern experimental approaches and skills of the field, they are enabled to carry out scientific researches or undertake engineering practices in their orientations. On graduation, they are competent in scientific researches related to the computer field, in software developments and analysis of computer application system, and in computer teaching work.

Masters of the discipline are also expected to have a basic knowledge of Chinese history and culture, and be capable of reading Chinese scientific literatures in simple Chinese and communicating with basic skills in the Chinese language.

2. Orientations

1.   Information Security 

2.   Digital Media Technology 

3.   Embedded System

4.   Computer Networks  

5.   Computing Intelligence   

6.   Cloud Computing

3. Duration

The duration set for master candidates is 2-4 years full-time. An extension can be applied for by those who cannot finish their courses in time owing to objective causes, yet altogether 4 years is the last due.

4. Progression and Requirements

The minimum sum total credits for international students of master candidates are 26. Master candidates should complete the course work of no less than a total of 24 credits (out of which at least 15 credits should be acquired from degree courses), compulsory sections of no less than 2 credits, complete the thesis (or a research report) independently, and pass the degree thesis defense.

The training for international students of master candidates adopts the supervisor responsibility system. The supervisor is responsible for the student’s making of personal training plan, the choice of courses, and the completion of the research report or the degree thesis.

During the course work, according to specifications by the discipline, the student is to pass examinations held for the degree courses and examinations or assessments held for the other optional courses. Of all the degree courses, common core courses are compulsory; at least one in core courses should be taken. Master candidates are allowed to choose 1~2 inter-disciplinary core courses as their degree courses under supervisors’ guidance. Degree courses can be taken to substitute non-degree courses, but not vice versa. International students of Chinese language abilities can apply to take courses given in Chinese to local full-time graduate students and acquire corresponding credits if pass.

Those who fail to meet the requirements as described above can fill up the gap by repetition or make-up in the limit of one year. Those who fail to meet the credit requirements even till the end of the due time are to be terminated.

5. Curriculum

Course Categories

Course Number

Course Name

Class Hours

Credits

Semester

Notes

Degree  Courses

Common

Core Courses

611301

Comprehensive Chinese

40

2

1

compulsory

611305

A Survey of China

40

2

2

Core Courses

611001

Stochastic Processes and Applications

60

3

1

at least 1from3

611002

Matrix Theory

60

3

2

611003

Numerical Analysis

60

3

2

Disciplinary Core

 Courses

620601

Network Security△

60

3

1

eaxm

620602

Multimedia Technology and Applications△

60

3

1

eaxm

620603

Software Development Technology△

60

3

1

eaxm

620605

Mobile Computing△

40

2

1

eaxm

620609

Embedded Operating System

and Application△

40

2

2

eaxm

Non-degree

Optional

Courses

Disciplinary Optional Courses

630601

Foundation of Cryptography

60

3

2

 

630602

Security Protocol△

40

2

1

 

630604

Mathematical Fundamental of Information Security

40

2

1

 

630606

Operating System and

Application Programming△

40

2

2

 

630607

Internet Programming Design

40

2

2

 

630608

Database Technique

40

2

1

 

630609

Object Oriented Technology

40

2

1

 

630620

Computer Graphics

40

2

2

 

630621

Design of Embedded Systems

40

2

2

 

06017012

Mining of Massive Datasets△

20

1

2

 

06017013

Cloud Computing△

20

1

1

 

Other

Optional Courses

641301

Chinese Reading &Writing

40

2

2

 

Inter-disciplinary Optional Courses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Compulsory Sections

650003

Academic Activities

(no less than 5 times)

0

1

1/2

check

65XX0X

Elective Competence Development Courses

20

1

1/2

eaxm

Directions: 1.All courses, except for the Chinese ones specified by the requirements, are totally given in English. 2.△ means which can be selected by both Masters and Ph.Ds.

6.Compulsory Sections

The compulsory sections for international students of master candidates include two parts, a candidate is required to complete the following aspects:

1) Elective Competence Development Courses: through introducing the academic cutting edge knowledge, culture and arts, etc, such courses are given to improve the master candidates’ comprehensive competence. A candidate should take at least one course and get one credit after assessment.

2) Academic Activities: to enliven academic atmosphere and to further and broaden master candidates’ scope of knowledge, a candidate should attend at least five academic lectures within and out of UESTC, and fill in the Academic Activities Registration Form and get the official stamp upon attendance. One credit can be granted to the candidate when he/she succeeds in completing the above procedures.

7.   Degree Thesis (or Research Report)

1) General requirements

The degree thesis or research report should be of theoretical or practical values to some extent, which indicates the author has a grasp of the fundamental theories and specialized knowledge in his/her discipline and is capable of further scientific researches and empowered with the ability to apply his/her theories and knowledge comprehensively into practical problems. The research report should be of investigations on certain topics, engineering designs or case studies.

2) Degree thesis (or research report) job

To fulfill graduation requirements, a student working for master degree should write a thesis (or research report) on a research topic selected under the guidance of his/her academic supervisor.

A. Research proposal

a. Schedule. Research proposal presentation should be scheduled no later than the end of the third semester. Topic of the proposal should be carefully chosen on the basis of a comprehensive literature review.

b. Form. The proposal should be presented in public at a meeting of the research team with an attendance of a panel of at least three associate professors in the field of study or in the related field of study, who are obliged to evaluate the proposal.

c. Submission. Contents of the proposal are specified in the “Proposal Form”. The student should fill in the form immediately after the proposal presentation meeting and submit it to the graduate office of his/her school for conservation and later inspection.

d. If the first version of a proposal is not qualified, the student should write a new version and submit it three months later. If the second version is still unqualified, the student should quit from the master program.

e. If the student needs to change the topic of his/her thesis (or research report) with justified reasons, he/she should present and submit a new proposal in accordance with the above requirements.

f. In principle, the student cannot apply for graduation thesis defense until one year after his/her submission of a qualified proposal on his/her thesis (or research report).

B. Thesis (or research report) writing

The thesis (or research report) can be written in either Chinese or English. The abstracts (about 800 words long) should be written in both languages. For detailed requirements, please refer to UESTC Format and Specification Manual for Postgraduate Thesis Writing.

3) As for problems regarding the degree thesis defense, from its application, evaluation and holding to the final award of the degree, all shall refer to UESTC Regulations for Postgraduate Degree Conferring.