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Education Program for Doctoral Students of Zhejiang University-General and Fundamental Mechanics

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Education Program for Doctoral Students of Zhejiang University

School of Aeronautics and Astronautics   General and Fundamental Mechanics(code: 080101    
(first level discipline:Mechanics)
一、    Program Goal
This program aims to train students to have high-quality and compound talents with all round development of moral, intellectual, and physical education. They would obey the laws and disciplines, and serve the country. They will firmly grasp the basic theoretical knowledge of mathematics and mechanics, systematic engineering mechanics expertise and strong research capacity. They will also master computer application technology, be capable of working on research independently, and teaching mechanics and related subjects. With this program, students are expected to apply mechanics theories to solve real technical problems in the future.
二、Duration:3.5 years
三、Main Research Direction
1、Nonlinear dynamics and control;2、statistical mechanics;3、random vibration
四、 Required Credit
The credits can’t be lesser than 14, of which 4 credits for degree general courses, 4 credits for degree specialized courses, 4 credits for optional courses, and 2 credits for book reports.
五、Training Requirements:
1) Book ReportEach doctoral student should write book reports or take seminar at least 6 times, of which 1~2 should be publicly reported on academic forum of the discipline or college. There are 2 credits for the 6 reports.
2)  Opening ReportOpening Report is an important link in doctoral candidates′ theses. The doctoral students should write the opening report by prescribed form. It should be approved open-door and centralized by the instructor(s) and other teachers together. The time of the report depends on the research progress of the students, but shouldn’t be later than the end of the second academic year.
3) Professional EnglishIt aimsto improve the foreign language level of doctoral students, with most of the reference papers being foreign literatures. The doctoral students are asked to write academic papers in English, and join academic symposiums by abroad experts of relevant disciplines.
4) Regulations for Paper PublishingDoctoral students can’t apply for their thesis defense, unless they have their papers published publicly. The paper publishing, thesis defense and academic degree awarding should follow relevant prescription of Graduate school of Zhejiang University.
Doctoral students are required to attend colloquiums organized by the Institute for more than 15 times.