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Degree Examination

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A.  Application for Degree Examination

1. Students who passed the comprehensive examination may apply the degree examination.

2. One month prior to the degree examination, students need to make 4 copies of the research thesis and thesis summary and submit them to the Degree Examination Committee members for review.

3.       Students who failed in LEGAL ETHICS SEMINAR(1) or LEGAL ETHICS SEMINAR(2) may not apply the degree examination.

B.  Procedures for Degree Examination

1. The degree examination is held once per semester.

2. The date and place of degree examination will be announced one week prior to the degree examination’s date after the Department Chair signed for the Dean of Studies to approve.

3. The time of degree examination will be limited to 2 hours.

4. The extension of degree examination should be related in the content of student’s thesis. The degree examination is in an oral examination form usually, but sometimes in paper examination form if necessary.

C.      Grade calculations for Degree Examination

1. The total score of the degree examination is 100 points and the passing grade is 70 points. The score is calculated as an average of each member’s score of the committee of degree examination appointed in a secret form of no-name-listed. If one half or more members did not give a passing grade to the student, the student fails the examination. Only one score marking allowed for each member.

2. If failing with the first time degree examination while allowed study time frame has not expired, student may re-take the examination in the next semester. Re-take can only be done once. If student still did not pass, the study program is terminated. Those who pass the Degree Examination the second time would receive a grade of 70 for their thesis.

D.  The Committee for Degree Examination

1. The committee of degree examination is formed to deal with the affairs of degree examination. The members of the committee of degree examination are invited by the Principal of FCU.

2. Members of the committee of degree examination should have expertise in the area related to the student’s thesis, creation, display, or technology report. Furthermore, Committee members must possess one of the following qualifications:

a. Professor or Associate Professor in universities.

b. Academician , Research Fellow, or Associate Research Fellow of Academia Sinica.

c. Ph.D. with significant contribution in specialized field.

d. Persons with expertise in an exceptional field, and have achieved significant contribution in the chosen field.

The qualifications mentioned in item c and item d will be granted according to definitions made by the Department Affairs Committee.

3. The committee of degree examination consists with 3 members. The committee chair will be appointed by the Principal of FCU. The thesis advisor should not be the committee chair.

4. All the members of the committee of degree examination should be attended in the degree examination in person. Proxy is not allowed.