Co-Supervisor and Other Supervisors
The co-supervisor meets essentially the same requirements (with the exception
of the requirement of publishing three/five papers in the field) for the main
supervisor but may be drawn from outside academia. This will ensure that the
direction and monitoring of the student’s progress is informed by up to date
subject knowledge and research developments in the relevant industries.
A third (non-technical) supervisor may be added for providing advisement to
the research student in matters such as preparation for and management of
graduate studies, general principles of research method, and writing papers
and the thesis.
Approval of Panel of Supervisors
Members of graduate research degrees supervisory panels must be approved by
the Faculty Graduate Studies Research and Entrepreneurship Committee for
their specific role on the panel on submission of curriculum vitae. Students
may recommend particular persons to be considered as members of their super-
visory panel, and, similarly, qualified members of the University may request
assignment to a particular supervisory panel. The Board of Graduate Studies
Research and Entrepreneurship, guided by the Faculty GSRE committees, holds
final responsibility for approving the appointment of the best supervisory
panel for the student’s research project.
The full panel must together meet with the student being supervised at least
three times during the period that the student is pursuing the graduate research
degree: Once at the start of the course, once when the thesis is being finalized
for presentation for examination, and once in the course of the course at a
time to be determined by the lead/chief supervisor. A Supervisor’s Report (see
Appendix II) must be completed at each meeting.
R E GU L A T I ON S GOV E R N I NG H I GH E R D E G R E E S B Y R E S E A R CH
SCHOOL OF GR ADUA T E S TUD I E S R E S E A RCH AND ENT R E P R ENE UR SH I P