Doctoral Studies Information

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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.

Detailed terms for doctoral students at the Department of Materials (German, PDF, 110 KB) (PDF, 110 KB) / EN (PDF, 101 KB)

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

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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.

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