4. Training activities

With regard to temporal development, considering that a full-time student will be enrolled in the Programme for three academic years, the recommended sequence of compulsory activities is the following:

Year 1:

  • May-June: First "Research Plan Defence"

Year 2:

  • Second four-month term: "Submission of papers to international scientific conferences"
  • • May-June: Second "Research Plan Defence"

Year 3:

  • First four-month term: "Preparation of an international scientific paper"
  • May-June: Presentation of the PhD thesis

With regards to optional activities, the sequencing recommended by the Academic Committee of the PhD Programme is:

      • Activity "Transversal training courses"
      • Activity "Advanced training courses"

Any deviation from this schedule must have the approval of the Academic Committee and will be reflected in the "Record of Activities". Part-time activities shall extend this schedule in proportion to their dedication.

1. RESEARCH PLAN DEFENCE 

Number of hours (duration)

25 hours

Details and planning

At the end of each academic year, students shall defend the activities carried out during the course and they shall submit the planning for the following academic year.

The defence will take place in the time and manner established by the Academic Committee of the Doctoral Program. It will be assessed the Research Plan and the document of activities together with the reports that, to that effect, the tutor and the director should issue.

This activity will annual and compulsory.

The compulsory language used will English.

Control procedure

 The assessment will be made according to the rules  established by the Academic Committee of the PhD  Programme. 

Actions and mobility criteria 

Efforts will be made to count on the presence of national and international experts from other universities and research centres. 

 

 

 

2. RESEARCH STAYS

Number of hours (duration)

625 hours

Details and planning

The students will carry their research stays in accordance with their director and tutor, their teaching plan and according to the rules established by the Academic Committee.

Optional activity.

Control procedure

The student must provide the relevant certification of the research stay, a summary of the work done, signed by the responsible at the remote institution, with express indication to their relation with the Thesis Plan and/or a possible joint publication.

Actions and mobility criteria 

The appropriate means shall be provided to the students for travelling to and from the place of the research stay,  according to the relevant rules established by the Academic Committee.

It will be encouraged the stays abroad and that they have a minimum of three months (25 ECTS), which facilitates the obtainment of the “International Thesis” seal. 

 

3. PREPARATION OF AN INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATION

Number of hours (duration)

50 hours

Details and planning

The idea is that before submitting the doctoral thesis, each student has had written and submitted a paper to a scientific journal. The language will be the working language of the journal, being usually English in the ICTs field.

All students must complete this activity preferably in the first four-month term of the third year of the doctorate.

Control procedure

Copy of the paper and documentary evidence of the shipment to the journal.

Actions and mobility criteria 

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4. SUBMISSION OF PAPERS TO INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCES

Number of hours (duration)

75 hours

Details and planning

The students shall plan this action in accordance to their director/s and tutor/s, according to their plan of activities and following of the Academic Committee in this regard.

The language used will be the same as the conference language, being frequently English.

For the calculation of the duration of this activity it has been taken into account both the preparation of the talk (50h) as well as the attendance to the conference with an average duration of 3 days (25h).

All of the students must complete this activity preferably in the second four-month term of the second year of the doctorate

Compulsory activity. 

Control procedure

The student must provide the appropriate certification of attendance and presentation of communication, in the terms set out in the rules of the Academic Committee. 

Actions and mobility criteria 

The appropriate means shall be provided to the students for travelling to and from the place of the conference, under the terms set out in the rules established by the Academic Committee.

 

5. TRANSVERSAL TRAINING COURSES 

Number of hours (duration)

25 hours

Details and planning

Optional courses with the clear aim of training students in transversal methodologies and tools.

 

The offer will be published annually and, as far as possible, in collaboration with other PhD Programmes from the University of Vigo.

 (see tentative list at the end of the section)

Control procedure

The assessment will be made according to the provisions of the Teaching Guide of the course.

Actions and mobility criteria 

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6. ADVANCED TRAINING COURSES

Number of hours (duration)

225 hours

Details and planning

Optional activity including the recognition of courses or seminars from other national or international PhD programmes, by the Academic Committee. If the course or seminar is not based in ECTS credits, the Academic Committee will establish the appropriate equivalence.

Maximum of 3 ECTS per course to a maximum of 9 ECTS

 

Control procedure

Attendance certificate.

They will not be assessed

Actions and mobility criteria 

The appropriate means shall be provided to the students for travelling to and from the place of the course, under the terms set out in the rules established by the Academic Committee.

 

 

 


TRANSVERSAL COURSES' TENTATIVE LIST ( it will be updated each academic year)

 

NAME DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE Collaboration with other PhD Programmes
STATISTICAL APPLICATIONS FOR EXPERIMENTAL AND TECHNICAL  DESIGN AND DATA ANALYSIS Provide knowledge about statistical tools used for problem solving inITC Do*MAR 
SEMINAR ON SCIENTIFIC WRITING  Conceptual and practical contribution towards gaining efficiency and communication in research. It will include techniques for writing scientific proposals and scientific papers.

 Do*MAR

DESIGN AND PROPOSAL FOR PATENTS IN SCIENTIFIC WORKS

 

Inventions, utility models and general fundaments about patents. Patent and utility models requisites in several contexts: EU, USA. Methodology and technical aspects for registering patents.

 Do*MAR