The formats of doctoral dissertations at the School of Engineering are The articles included in the article-based doctoral dissertation are published or submitted for publication in a peer-reviewed forum in the discipline.
The number of publications required for the dissertation depends on their extent, scientific significance and quality as well as on the weight of the independent contribution of the doctoral candidate to the publications.
The articles may also include co-authored publications if the author's independent contribution to them can be demonstrated.
An article can be included in several dissertations if the separate contribution of the doctoral candidate can be demonstrated.
In the field of art and design, a doctoral dissertation may also include joint productions if the doctoral candidate has made an independent contribution to them.
The summary shall contain a list of the publications included in the thesis and describe the independent contribution of the candidate in each publication separately.
An essay-based doctoral dissertation consists of scientific essays and a summary.
The doctoral dissertation describes the research problem, the research goals, the used methods and results, and presents a summary of the key findings.
The summary shall assess the significance of the study for the discipline.
In such a case, a sufficiently detailed report of the contributions of all authors in the separate publications must be included in the summary.
A doctoral dissertation is a public document and shall be available 10 days before the defence at the School of Engineering's office noticeboard in Otakaari 4.