Appendix I

 PROGRAM CONTENTS

 Subjects with credits

 

IPN

Credits

UEC

Credits

Research Project I (Compulsory)

6

Seminar (Compulsory)

4

Research Project II (Compulsory)

6

Selected topics of research

(Compulsory)

9

Selected topics *4

 (Compulsory)

2

Subject related to research theme (Optional)*1

9

Subject related to research theme*5

(Optional)

2

IPN Departmental Seminar I *2

(Compulsory)

2

 

 

IPN Departmental Seminar II*2

(Compulsory)

2

 

 

IPN Departmental Seminar III*2

(Compulsory)

2

 

 

Complementary Activities I*3

(Compulsory)

9

 

 

Complementary Activities II*3

(Compulsory)

9

 

 

PhD Thesis

108

 

 

 

162

 

8

 The 8 Credits obtained in UEC can be transferred to IPN Credits, which is equivalent to 162 credits of IPN.

 *1:  This subject must be selected among the subjects offered by the PhD in Communications and Electronics (DCE), Master course of the Microelectronics Engineering, Master course of the Energy Systems and Master course of Security and Information Technology. IPN indicates which subjects are conducted in English.

 *2: These three subjects can be conducted by video conference.

 *3: The complementary activities are related to PhD Research activities

 *4:  The subject depends on research specialty of enrolled students.

 

Specialty

Selected Topics

Informatics

Selected topics of Informatics

情報学特論

Computer and Network Engineering

Selected topics of Computer and Network Engineering

情報・ネットワーク工学特論

Mechanical and Intelligent Systems Engineering

Selected topics of Mechanical and Intelligent Systems Engineering

機械知能システム学特論

Engineering Science

Selected topics of Engineering Science

基盤理工学特論

 

 *5: UEC indicates which subjects are conducted in English.

  

Grade equivalence

 

UEC

IPN

A

10

B

9

C

8

D

< 8  Failed

 

Note

Accordance with IPN’s regulation:

 

(1)   A student with more than two failed subjects will be out automatically from IPN program.

       (2)   The CONACyT cancels the scholarship to a student with one failed subject.

 Academic activities without credits

 

·       Middle Term presentation

  

The progress of each student of the DD-Program must be evaluated by at least five professors, including supervisors of both institutions before his/her fourth semester is completed.

 

After the evaluation, IPN format SIP-16 must be filled by the five professors composed of the supervisors of both institutions including at least two professors of IPN and one professor of UEC.

The presentation can be conducted by video conference.

·       Submission of the first thesis to UEC

 

After a student of the DD-Program completed a minimum required credits (8 UEC credits) and satisfied the academic requirement indicated by the Appendix II of UEC, the student can elaborate his/her thesis and submit it to each department of graduate school of UEC and have to take preliminary evaluation of each department.

 

The preliminary evaluation of each departmental obeysthe regulation of each department of UEC.

 

·       Submission of the second thesis to IPN

After a student of the DD-Program completed a minimum required credits (54 credits) excluding the thesis and satisfied the academic requirement indicated by the Appendix II of IPN, the student can elaborate his/her thesis and submit it to the evaluation committee according to the Appendix II. 

The evaluation method and formation of the committee obey IPN’s regulation.

 

·       Dissertation and thesis presentation in UEC

 

After the result of the preliminary evaluation of eachdepartment is successful, the student can apply his/her dissertation and thesis presentation to UEC.

 

The evaluation method and formation of the committee obeys UEC’s regulation.

 

·       Dissertation in IPN

After the result of the evaluation of the thesis is successful, the student can apply his/her dissertation to IPN.

The evaluation method obeys IPN’s regulation.

 

Examples of student academic trajectory

 

IPN Student

 

Semester

Place

Activities

Equivalent for credit transfer

1 SEM

 

IPN

Enrollment to IPN (20XX.08)

Enrollment to UEC (20XX.10)

 

Academic activities

·  Assignment of PhD thesis theme

·  Assignment of supervisors (one supervisor of IPN and one supervisor of UEC).

·  Review of State of the art

·  IPN Department Seminar I (2 IPN credits)

·  Elaboration of report for UEC supervisor

 

Non-academic activities

·  CONACyT scholarship application

·  Procedure to get student visa for study in Japan

·  Other procedures required for study in Japan

It is indispensable to define the PhD thesis and supervisors before the admission of the student into the program (See IPN DCE admission criteria)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Duration

August to March

2 SEM

 

UEC

Academic activities

·  PhD thesis research

·  Selected topics (2 UEC credits)

·  Seminar with the supervisor of UEC (2 UEC credits)

·  Elaboration of report for the supervisor in IPN

IPN Selected Topics of the Research (9 IPN credits)

 

IPN Research Project I (6 IPN credits)

 

Duration

April to September

 

3 SEM

 

UEC

Academic activities

·  PhD thesis research

·  Subject related to research theme (2 UEC credits)

·  Seminar with the supervisor of UEC (2 UEC credits)

 

 

 

IPN Research Project II (6 IPN credits)

 

IPN Subject related to the research theme (9 IPN credits)

 

IPN Departmental Seminar II (2 IPN credits) (Video Conference)

 

Duration

October to March

4 SEM

 

UEC

Academic activities

·  PhD thesis research

·  Middle Term presentation  (Video Conference)

 

Complementary activities I (9 IPN credits)

 

Duration

April to September

5 SEM

 

UEC

Academic activities

·  PhD thesis research

·  Submission of a scientific paper

·  Elaboration of report for supervisor of IPN

 

 

 

Duration

October to March

6 SEM

 

UEC

Academic activities

·  PhD Thesis research

·  PhD preliminary evaluation by each department of UEC

·  PhD Thesis presentation in UEC

·  PhD Dissertation in UEC

 

 

 

Duration

April to September

7 SEM

 

IPN

Academic activities

·  Departmental Seminar III (2 IPN credits)

·  Complementary Activities II (9 IPN credits)

·  Submission of a scientific paper

 

 

 

Duration

October to January

8 SEM

 

IPN

Academic activities

·  PhD Dissertation in IPN (108 IPN credits)

 

Graduation from UEC PhD course (20XX.06)

Graduation from IPN PhD course (20XX.07)

 

 

Duration

February to July

 

UEC Student

 

Semester

Place

Activities

Equivalent for credit transfer

1 SEM

 

UEC

Enrollment to UEC (20XX.04)

 

Academic activities

·  Assignment of PhD thesis theme of UEC

·  Assignment of UEC supervisor.

·  Search for IPN supervisor

 

Non-academic activities

·  Procedure for Student Visa to Mexico

·  Procedure for enrollment to IPN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Duration

April to July

2 SEM

 

IPN

Enrollment to IPN (20XX.08)

 

Academic activities

·  Assignment of PhD thesis theme of IPN

·  Assignment of IPN supervisor.

·  Review of State of the art

·  IPN Department Seminar I (2 IPN credits)

·  Elaboration of report for the supervisor in UEC

It is indispensable to define PhD thesis and supervisors before admission of student into the program

 

 

 

Duration

August to March

3 SEM

 

UEC

Academic activities

·  PhD thesis research

·  Subject related to research theme (2 UEC credits)

·Seminar with the supervisor of UEC (2 UEC credits)

IPN Selected Topics of the Research (9 IPN credits)

 

IPN Research Project I (6 IPN credits)

 

Duration

April to September

4 SEM

 

UEC

Academic activities

·   PhD thesis research

·   Subject related to research theme (2 UEC credits)

·   Seminar with the supervisor of UEC (2 UEC credits)

·   MiddleTermpresentation(VideoConference)

IPN Research Project II (6 IPN credits)

 

IPN Subject related to the research theme (9 IPN credits)

 

IPN Departmental Seminar II (2 IPN credits) (Video Conference)

 

Duration

October to March

5 SEM

 

UEC

Academic activities

·  PhD thesis research

·  Submission of a scientific paper

·  Elaboration ofreport for supervisor in IPN

Complementary activities I (9 IPN credits)

 

Duration

April to September

6 SEM

 

UEC

Academic activities

·  PhD Thesis research

·  PhD preliminary evaluation by each department of UEC

·  PhD Thesis presentation in UEC

·  PhD Dissertation in UEC

 

Non-academic Activities

·  Procedure for Student Visa to Mexico

·  Other procedures required for study in Mexico, including CONACyT scholarship application.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Duration

October to January

7 SEM

 

IPN

Academic activities

·  Departmental Seminar III (2 IPN credits)

·  Complementary activities II (9 IPN credits)

·Submission of a scientific paper

 

 

Duration

February to July

8 SEM

 

IPN

Academic activities

·  PhD Dissertation in IPN (108 IPN credits)

 

Graduation from IPN PhD course (20XX.01)

Graduation from UEC PhD course (20XX.03)

 

 

 

Duration

August to March

 

Note:
1. PhD Thesis for UEC degree can also be submitted in semester 7 or 8, in that case students has to return temporarily to UEC for the Dissertation.
2. Students have two supervisors. Main supervisor is from Home institution and deputy supervisor is from Host institution.