Planning the Dissertation Process Planning the Dissertation Process

When you start planning your dissertation process check the important dates (Dissertation Committee and Academic Council meetings and deadlines) below.

Autumn 2017

LUT Dissertation Regulations

Study carefully the instructions concerning dissertations. The updated instructions come into force on August 1, 2017.

Please note that before submitting the manuscript to the Dissertation Committee content and layout of the manuscript should be in its final form. This means for example that the language check should already be done.

Approval of Studies for Graduation

The final check of studies is done at LUT Doctoral School before the manuscript of the dissertation is submitted for preliminary examination. Possible supplementary studies (extra studies required) have to be completed before the start of the preliminary examination.

Please note! Students starting their dissertation process in 2018 or later must have all their studies for the degree registered before the permission to print is given by the Academic Council.

Further instructions (please see section Approval of Doctoral Studies for Graduation).

Turnitin

The manuscript of the dissertation must be checked with Turnitin (a web-based service for checking the originality of the text). Further information opetushelp(at)lut.fi.

The student takes care of submitting material for the check by using a Moodle-course (Turnitin-originality check for doctoral students). The supervisor is responsible for the interpretation of the originality report.

Members and Meetings Members and Meetings

Meeting Deadline
Tue 29.8. Mon 21.8. at noon
Tue 26.9. Mon 11.9. at noon
Tue 11.10. Mon 26.9. at noon
Tue 14.11. Mon 30.10. at noon
Tue 12.12. Mon 27.11. at noon


Members:
Prof. Jari Hämäläinen (chair), Prof. Kaisu Puumalainen (vice chair), Prof. Pertti Silventoinen, Prof. Heikki Haario

Deputy members:
Prof. Janne Huiskonen, Prof. Aki Mikkola, Prof. Mika Mänttäri

Meeting preparations are done at LUT Doctoral School (office 2318).

Documents Required

The student submits to LUT Doctoral School (see contact information)

  • one printed copy of the manuscript and the manuscript in electronic format (single pdf-document)
  • the application for starting the dissertation process
     

Please make sure that the information concerning the supervisors (including supervisors' organisation) are correct.
 

The supervisor submits

  • the proposal for preliminary examiners (instructions, link to intranet)


After the meeting LUT Doctoral School delivers the preliminary examiners

  • an announcement of the decision
  • an electronic version of the dissertation manuscript (from February 1, 2017 onwards)
  • general instructions concerning the preliminary examination and the dissertation process
  • the forms regarding the reward for the examination work


The preliminary statements are submitted to LUT Doctoral School. Based on the statements from the preliminary examiners, the Academic Council will decide on granting the permission to print the dissertation.

Research Ethics Issues

If you need an ethical review or statement for your research, please contact Ms. Victoria Kompanets. Further information is available on LUT intranet.