To develop our research postgraduate students all-round capabilities and to enhance their personal growth and career development, all research postgraduate students are required to take two Professional Development Courses (PDCs) as part of their program requirements.
University-level Professional Development Course
The university-level professional development course is composed of a series of workshops and the modules cover the following themes:
- Professional Conduct
- Responsible Conduct of Research
- Communication Skills
- Research Competency
- Career Development
Students admitted in Spring 2021/22 and thereafter are required to complete 3 hours of online modules on Professional Conduct in first year of studies; and 12 hours of activities covering 1 hour of mandatory training on prevention of sexual harassment and various electives under the designated themes.
Discipline-specific Professional Development Course
Students are also required to attend at least 13 hours of discipline-specific workshops/ seminars to equip themselves with the knowledge and skills required for development of their professional career. Please click here for more details.