Degree of Doctor of Science in Engineering
The Degree of Doctor of Science in Engineering is awarded under Ordinance 462 (Glasgow No. 128), which came into force in September, 1964. The following are the relevant provisions of that Ordinance.
1. The Degree of Doctor of Science in Engineering (DSc(Eng)) may be awarded by the University of Glasgow.
2. The following categories of persons may be admitted as candidates for the Degree of Doctor of Science in Engineering:
a) A graduate of the University of Glasgow after the expiry of seven years from the date of their first graduation in the University of Glasgow.
b) Any person who has held for a period or periods totalling at least four years such office or offices in the University of Glasgow as the University Court, on the recommendation of the Senate, may approve; provided either that they are a graduate of not less than seven years’ standing of a University likewise approved or that they have held for not less than seven years some other qualification specially recognised by the University Court, on the recommendation of the Senate, as equivalent for this purpose.
c) Any person who has carried out research work, in terms of the Ordinance for the time being in force for the regulation of research, for at least five years in the University of Glasgow (or in a College affiliated thereto); provided always that they are a graduate of not less than seven years’ standing of a University approved by the University Court, on the recommendation of the Senate.
3. All candidates for the Degree of Doctor of Science in Engineering shall present a thesis or a published memoir of work, which shall be a record of original work in relation to engineering science undertaken by the candidate and shall be accompanied by a declaration signed by them that the work has been done and the thesis composed by themself. In the case of collaboration the candidate’s individual contribution must be clearly defined. The thesis, or a major part of it, shall have been published either as a book or in periodicals of recognised standing, and shall be presented in such manner as the Senatemay by regulation prescribe.
4. The thesis shall be examined by one or more examiners appointed by the Senatefrom among the Professors, Readers and Lecturers in the University, and by one or more additional examiners appointed by the University Court on the recommendation of the Senate. The reports of the Examiners shall be submitted independently to the College of Science & Engineering, who shall if they think fit make a recommendation thereon to the Senate. The candidate shall be approved for the Degree only if, in the opinion of the College of Science & Engineering and of the examiners, the thesis constitutes an original and substantial contribution to engineering science.
5. The Senate shall have power to make such regulations governing the award of the Degree as may be approved by the University Court.
6. The Degree of Doctor of Science in Engineering shall not be conferred upon a person who has not satisfied the conditions hereinbefore set forth; provided always that the Senate may, at its discretion, permit a candidate to offer themself for the Degree under the regulations previously in force during a period not exceeding five years from the date on which this Ordinance shall have come into operation.
DSc(Eng) - Regulations
1. Candidates who have been awarded a Certificate of Proficiency in the subjects of an Honours Group will be regarded as having ‘passed the Examination in an Honours Group’ for the purpose of proceeding to the Degree of DSc.
2. Before acceptance of candidature for the degree, applicants must supply to the College Graduate School, two copies of an adequate and informative abstract of the work around 1000 words along with a list of the publications that will support the thesis. The College of Science & Engineering may decline to proceed to examine the candidate if the summary and list of supporting publications does not in its opinion, show evidence of sufficient originality.
3. Each candidate must submit two copies of their thesis. If approved for the degree, one hard-bound copy of the thesis and one electronic copy shall be deposited with the University Library. The electronic copy must conform to University Library specifications published at https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/research/enlighten/theses/formattingyourthesis/. It is the University's normal practice to make the bound copy available for consultation in the Library, and to permit computer download of the electronic copy through its repository service, Enlighten. Such access may, however, be restricted under provisions of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 or the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.
4. In addition to making the declaration required under Section III of the Ordinance a candidate must, if the whole or any part of the subject-matter of the thesis submitted by them has been included in a thesis already approved for a degree in this or another University, make a declaration to that effect, and must lodge together with their thesis either a copy of such previously approved thesis or a precise statement of its scope.
5. Before acceptance for adjudication, a thesis, or an important part of it, shall have been published either as a book or in periodicals of recognised standing. The thesis may be presented in the form of a single memoir or writing containing a connected account of the candidate’s research or work. Published papers under various headings may be submitted in lieu of a single thesis provided that they are accompanied by a statement showing the relationship between the various studies and placing the whole work critically into perspective with the general state of knowledge in the field of investigation to which the candidate’s researches are related. The thesis should also be accompanied by two copies of a separate summary (500-1,000 words) which must be an adequate and informative abstract of the work, suitable for publication by the University.