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Duties of supervisor

  • Making sure that the research project suggested is suitable for the degree and time duration assigned by SAS regulation for M.Sc. or Ph.D. degrees.
  • Making sure of the availability of the facilities (equipments, materials and consumables) required by the research project suggested.
  • Briefing the student on the project, its importance, the difficulties which can be faced and possible solution to these difficulties.
  • Looking into the project tentative plan, inspecting its objectivity, objectives and justifications of the research, materials and methods, analytical aids, and the expected research outcome. That is before sending the research project plan to the relevant Council for approval.
  • The student is allowed to attend the meeting of the relevant Council when discussing the student's research plan. This is in order that the student can follow up the ensuing Council members' comments and positive suggestions pertinent to the presented research plan.
  • Follow- up of the student's performance in relation to the following:
    • Formulation of the detailed plan of the study and practical program, in accordance with the research plan approved by the relevant Council.
    • Execution of the detailed research plan, within the agreed upon time table of the prescribed study duration; (24 months for M.Sc. and 33 months for Ph.D.).
    • Continuous revision of all the study stages, including the objectives, the expected outcome, previous relevant studies, research literature, materials and methods, tests and measurements, results, analysis, discussion, recommendations, observations and references and knowledge origin, and other thesis (or dissertation) contents.
    • Revision of the written language of all sections of the thesis (or dissertation), before the final endorsed recommendation.
  • Assurance that the student has published a research paper extracted from his thesis (or dissertation), or presented his findings in a seminar or a series of seminars attended by specialists, professors and students, under the supervision of SAS Academic Affairs Secretariat and the concerned Council.
  • Presentation of half- year student performance report, regularly, to the SAS Academic Affairs Secretariat, through the concerned Council; (4 reports for M.Sc. and 6 reports for Ph.D.).
  • The formation of the students' Examiners' Committee is submitted with a recommendation to the relevant Council. Brief curriculum vitae of each examiner are attached. The concerned Council presents its approved selection to the Central Examination Committee.
  • Under certain condition a student can be exempted from completing the stipulated time-duration, thus graduating in a shorter period of time. This has to be considered under certain justifications for example; a scientific discovery, a patent or scientific excellence. This is to be considered by the relevant Council and approved by the Academic Committee or Senate, before the end of the students, research work.
  • Presentation of a final report on the research project, the examination, comments and recommendations, to the SAS Academic Affairs Committee and the Central Examination Committee.
  • Assurance that the student has carried out the required corrections and suggested alterations in the thesis (or dissertation). A letter of confirmation is sent to the SAS Academic Affairs Secretariat.
  • Keeping one copy of the approved thesis (bound copy or electronic copy) to be shown to future research student's, if academic ethics allow. General notes:
    • The Councils' Registrar has to make sure that the student reported the required information and filled the appropriate forms pertinent to admission and registration, and that his registration in the relevant program for the particular degree has been approved by the Admission and Registration Committee and by SAS Senate.
    • The relevant Council is required to specify research projects in accordance with the Councils' approved research plan, observing the importance of the research project and its relevance to development, production and transfer of technology.
SAS Academic Affairs Secretariat is to notify the student of his exemption from the fixed time- duration, if approved by the Academic Committee and Senate. The exempted student has to pay the prescribed fees in full. SAS has to make sure of the receipt of the examination form by the external and internal examiners, in addition to other official forms, and also receipt of a full report from each of the examiners and supervisor of the student thesis approved by the relevant Council.