Doctoral Studies Information
The doctorate is regulated by the Ordinance on Doctoral Studies and the associated Rector's Implementation Provisions. However, since each department has issued detailed terms, different rules may apply for you and your colleagues from a different department. Please contact the student administration of the Department of Materials in case of questions.
Checklist Credits for Doctoral Studies
(see detailed stipulations below table)
|Unit||No. of Credits|
|Courses / Seminars*||as listed in the official Course Catalogue|
|Language Courses**||1 CP per 30h of workload|
|talks / presentation at scientific conferences||1 CP each|
|talks / presentation at a group seminar or an internal event
||1 CP maximum|
|Supervision of students' projects & theses||1 CP each (up to a maximum of 3 CP)|
|Extraordinary engagement at committees of MATL or ETH in general||on individual basis|
* Doctoral students of the D-MATL have to pass the performance assessement as it is listed in the course catalogue. It is not possible to get credits for attendance only.
** Courses for learning one of the Swiss national languages are highly recommended.
* & ** At least 8 out of the necessary 12 CP has to be earned with courses, seminars, or similar activities.