PhD in Individualized Interdisciplinary Program (Research Area) The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Programs in Individualized Interdisciplinary Program (Research Area) is designed for students who have well-articulated research goals which cannot be reached through established research postgraduate programs. They aim to create an organic study curriculum pattern to facilitate students’ intellectual growth, an exploration into a novel research direction, and a long term commitment in an interdisciplinary research field.
The programs offer students the broad academic freedom to create a unique research postgraduate program focused on a specialized area of research in ways that best suit their own intellectual interests and passions, by working on an interdisciplinary research topic and using courses from different Departments/Divisions to fulfill the curriculum.
Students have to develop a research plan and framework which allows them to explore their unique research interests and to work with their supervisors from different research areas to pursue and complete their degree.
On completion of the program, students will be conferred a Ph.D. degree in Individualized Interdisciplinary Program. The chosen area of research will also be specified in the degree title (e.g. Ph.D. in Individualized Interdisciplinary Program (Bionics Engineering)).