Deliberation CEPE-A-017/2014, of 02/09/2014
President: José Tadeu Jorge
General Secretary: Lêda Santos Ramos Fernandes
It sets forth the Institute of Chemistry’s Graduate Program in Chemistry Regulation.
The President of the University of Campinas, in the use of his legal attributions, in view of what was approved by the Teaching, Research and Extension Chamber, in its 294th Ordinary Session, of 02/09/2014, decides as follows:
Article 1 – The Master’s and Doctor’s Graduate Program in Chemistry, provided by the Institute of Chemistry, is ruled by the General Ruling Norms of UNICAMP Graduate Courses, Resolution CONSU-A-008/2008, by this Regulation and specific legislation in force.
Goals and Titles
Article 2 – The Stricto Sensu Graduate of the Institute of Chemistry aims the qualification of researchers, professors and other professionals in the Chemistry Area.
Sole paragraph – The Graduate Program in Chemistry focuses the following areas: Physical Chemistry; Analytical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry and Organic Chemistry.
Article 3 – The Graduate in Chemistry is composed by the Master degree and PhD degree, which lead to the titles of Master of Chemistry, in the areas above described, and of Doctor in Sciences respectively, and the first is not a pre-requisite for the latter.
§ 1 – The Master’s degree aims to enhance the scientific-professional qualification of the graduates and can be seen as the preliminary phase of the PhD degree or as a terminal level.
§ 2 – The Doctoral degree aims to provide a wide and deep scientific and cultural preparation and develop a skill of research in Chemistry.
Article 4 – The Stricto Sensu Graduate courses are free.
Article 5 – The Institute of Chemistry’s Graduate Program activities will be inspected by the Graduate Committee – CPG, a Congregation’s auxiliary department.
§ 1 – The Graduate Committee (CPG)’s Chairman, professor with at least the title of doctor, will be the Graduate in Chemistry Program General Coordinator.
§ 2 – The Congregation will constitute the Graduate Committee – CPG, whose composition includes the Graduate Program General Coordinator, a faculty representative of each department and two students’ representative, with their respective alternates.
§ 3 – The mandate of the faculty, full and substitute members, as well as the General Coordinator will be two years, and that of the student’s representatives will be one year, in each case a successive term will be enabled.
§ 4 – The Institute of Chemistry’s Congregation that maintains the Graduate in Chemistry Program must communicate the Graduate Central Committee – CCPG the constitution of the Graduate Committee – CPG and its changes.
Article 6 – The Graduate Committee (CPG) must assist the Unit Congregation in the activities specified in the Resolution CONSU-A-008/2008.
Article 7 – The Master’s and Doctoral degree courses will have the minimum term of 12 and 24 months, respectively.
Sole paragraph – The minimum term requirement will be deemed fulfilled if the student has attended two and four full regular teaching terms, respectively.
Article 8 – The Master’s degree maximum term will be of 36 months and the Doctoral degree of 72 months, and this defines the Program completion term, which, if exceeded, will result in automatic cancellation of the student’s enrollment with the course.
§ 1 – The time is counted from student start at the respective course.
§ 2 – For exceptional reasons, with the supervisor’s agreement and at discretion of the Graduate Committee, the student can leave the course for up to 2 semesters, not calculated for the effect of what is set forth in the title of this article.
§ 3 – The total leave time cannot exceed the remaining completion time upon the first request.
Application and Enrollment
Article 9 – There are two categories of Graduate students: regular and special.
§ 1 – Regular students are those admitted through the selection process as candidates to a title offered by the Master’s or Doctoral degree.
§ 2 – Special students are those not enrolled as regular students with the Graduate in Chemistry Program, but whose enrollment with one or more isolated courses of this Program is accepted by CPG.
Article 10 – The minimum requirement to be admitted as regular student in the Program is to hold a higher level diploma.
§ 1 – The evaluation of admission requests of students for the Graduate Program will be made by CPG.
Article 11 – The admission in the Chemistry Graduate course will be through selective process to be conducted by the Graduate Committee – CPG.
§ 1 – The Graduate Committee (CPG) must establish and disclose the application periods and selection criteria of regular and special students.
§ 2 – The special students can be authorized by the Graduate Committee (CPF) to enroll with one or more Graduate courses, after agreement of the professor responsible for the course.
Article 12 – Upon initial enrollment, the regular student must submit the acceptance from one supervisor accredited by the Program.
§ 1 – The supervisor attributions are those defined in Article 50 of Resolution CONSU-A-008/2008.
§ 2 – The supervisor chosen by the student must declare his/her acceptance in a suitable document.
§ 3 – The Program General Coordinator can sign the first student’s enrollment, in the absence of a supervisor, however, the supervisor must be defined within at most two months after the enrollment.
Article 13 – The supervisor can count on the collaboration of accredited co-supervisors, duly approved by CPG and the Congregation.
Article 14 – It is permitted to replace one supervisor or co-supervisor with another provided that approved by CPG.
§ 1 – They can be replaced up to 9 months after the admission, in case of Master’s Degree students, and up to the General Qualification Exam, for PhD students.
§ 2 – Special cases must be assessed by CPG/IQ.
Article 15 – The supervisor’s leave for a period exceeding 30 days must be communicated to CPG in writing, informing the name of a Program professor that has agreed to take the responsibility for his/her students during the leave.
Article 16 – According to the criteria established by the Graduate Committee (CPG), transfers from the Master’s Degree to the PhD can be allowed, as well as from the PhD straight to the Master’s Degree, with utilization of the credits already obtained.
§ 1 – The regulation and the norms of the new course, in force on the transfer date, must be complied with.
§ 2 – For the effect of completion time count, the first course admission date will be deemed.
§ 3 – The course transfer will be allowed only once.
Article 17 – To obtain the Master’s degree the student must:
I – pass in the Master’s degree qualification exam;
II – have approved the annual activity report, handed out to the Graduate Secretariat up to the last business day of February and of July for those entering the first and second terms, respectively;
III – draw a Dissertation, present it and be approved in its defense. Master’s Degree Dissertation is the monitored work that evidences capacity of suitable handling of scientific investigation techniques, available in domain of certain knowledge;
IV – take and pass in courses that enable to obtain the minimum number of credits established in the catalogue followed by student. Each unit of credit corresponds to 15 hours/class for the courses set forth in the catalogues published annually, given per term, with duration of 15 weeks;
V – pass in the foreign language (English) exam to be held once each teaching term and consisting of translation into Portuguese and/or interpretation of a scientific text.
Article 18 – To obtain a Doctoral degree, the student must:
I – pass in the PhD General Qualifying Exam (EQGD) and in the PhD Area Qualifying Exam (EQAD);
II – have approved the annual activity report by CPG, handed out to the Graduate secretary up to the last business day of February and of July for those entering the first and second terms, respectively;
III – have taken the PhD General Qualification Exam;
IV – draw a Thesis, present it and be approved in its defense. PhD Thesis is the monitored work that results in original contribution in domain of certain knowledge;
IV – attend and pass in courses that enable to obtain the minimum number of credits established in the catalogue followed by student.
VI – pass in the foreign language (English) exam to be held once each teaching term and consisting of translation into Portuguese and/or interpretation of a scientific text
Sole paragraph – The PhD thesis defense relies on the submission of a document certifying the acceptance for publication of a work related to the thesis theme.
Article 19 – The student can pass or fail each Qualification Exam, without attribution of concept, according to the majority of members of the Exam Committee.
§ 1 – The student that fails the Qualification Exam can redo it only once.
§ 2 – The Exam Committee will be constituted by professors, with the minimum title of doctor, indicated by the Graduate Committee (CPG).
Article 20 – The courses attended at UNICAMP or in other institutions will be evaluated for transfer of credits. After analysis by the Graduate Committee (CPG), which will evaluate such utilization for Dissertation or Thesis projects, the result will be forwarded to the Academic Directorate.
Sole paragraph – The transfer of credits in such courses attended out of UNICAMP will be analyzed individually by CPG.
Article 21 – The curriculum to be developed by the student, in activities of courses and research, will be proposed by the supervisor responsible mutually with the student, taking into account the nature of its research and the student’s formation stage, and approved by CPG.
Sole paragraph – The total of credits required for Master’s and Doctorate’s degree will be established in the catalogue followed by the student.
Article 22 – The attendance to the courses is mandatory. The minimum attendance cannot be lower than 75% of the total hour load programmed.
Article 23 – The evaluation in each Graduate activity will be expressed by the following concepts:
I – A – Excellent (weight 4) / Passed;
II – B – Good (weight 3) / Passed;
III – C – Regular (weight 2) / Passed;
IV – D – Insufficient (weight 1) / Failed;
V – E – Drop-out (weight 0) / Failed per Attendance;
VI – S – Sufficient / Passed.
§ 1 – The concept “S” in item VI will be attributed when a Graduate activity is computed by means of specific evaluation criteria, defined by the Graduate Committee (CPG) and that do not result in the concepts established in items I to V.
§ 2 – The activity with concept “S” will have credits considered, but these will not be included in the Outcome Coefficient calculation as defined in Article 25 of this Regulation.
Article 24 – The following specific measures can be used:
I – M – Waiver of Enrollment in course: attributed when approved by the Graduate Committee (CPG), upon student’s request, in the periods established by the Graduate Course School Calendar and in mutual agreement with his/her supervisor;
II – T – Transferred: attributed when the courses attended in another Institution are accepted by the Graduate Committee (CPG);
III – G – Adaptation: attributed to adaptation courses, in case of approval, without right to credits;
IV – R – Adaptation not Completed: attributed to adaptation courses in case of non-approval.
Article 25 – A Graduate student’s global outcome will be expressed by an Outcome Coefficient (CR), which is the pondered average of concepts obtained in several courses, taking as weight for each course its corresponding number of credits.
Sole paragraph – The Outcome Coefficient will be calculated from the student admission into the Course and include also the credits and concepts of courses accepted attended at UNICAMP before the student’s admission.
Article 26 – The student will be automatically disqualified from the Graduate in Chemistry Program in the following events:
I – if, from the second period attended, the student gets Outcome Coefficient inferior to 2,5;
II – if the student does not submit the higher level diploma as established in Article 14 of the General Rules of Graduate;
III – if the student does not comply with what is established in Article 15 and § 6 of Article 50 of the General Rules of Graduate;
IV – if the students waives and/or request a justified drop-out from all courses in which he/she is enrolled in certain period;
V – if the student get concept D or E in any repeated activity or in more than one course;
VI – if the student fails twice in the same Foreign Language Proficiency Exam;
VII – if the student fails twice in the same Qualification Exam;
VIII – if the completion maximum time established in the Program Regulation is exceeded, respected the provisions of Article 12 of the General Rules of Graduate;
IX – if the student’s performance is unsatisfactory in research activities duly certified by the supervisor and endorsed by the Graduate Committee (CPG);
X – if the student does not take part in the Individual Protection Equipment and Residue Management training provided by the Safety and Environmental Ethics Committee of Institute of Chemistry;
XI – if the student does not hand in the activity reports to the Graduate Secretariat up to the last business day of February and of July for those entering in the first and second terms, respectively;
XII – if the Activity Annual Report is failed twice;
XIII – if the student does not take the PhD General Qualification Exam until the end of third term in course.
Sole paragraph – Any Graduate student disqualified from his/her respective Course can be readmitted by means of a new selection process. The entering student must enroll as established in the Graduate Course School Timetable.
Article 27 – In order to obtain the title of Master or Doctor, the activities set out in articles 17 and 18 must be fulfilled, as well as the compliance with the Ruling requirements and a public defense must be provided to the Exam Committee, with approval, of a Dissertation or Thesis, respectively.
§ 1 – The titles of Master and Doctor will be those defined in article 3.
§ 2 – The dissertations and thesis must follow the format defined by the Graduate Central Committee.
Article 28 – The Dissertation or Thesis defense Exam Committee, in the terms of Deliberation CONSU-A-008/2008, will be chosen as follows:
§ 1 – For Master’s Degree, three (03) full members, being the supervisor – who will be the chairman of the Examining Committee – and 02 alternates. With exception of the supervisor, at least half of the Examining Committee members must come from outside the Program and Institute of Chemistry.
§ 2 – For Doctoral Degree, 05 full members, being the supervisor – who will be the chairman of the Examining Committee – and 03 alternates. With exception of the supervisor, at least half of the Examining Committee members must come from outside the Program and UNICAMP.
§ 3 – The members, with at least the title of doctor, who comply with the principles of impersonality and ethics as regards the student, his/her supervisor and other Committee members, can compose the qualification, master’s degree dissertation and PhD thesis Examining Committees.
§ 4 – The co-supervisors cannot take part in the Examining Committee and their names must be recorded in the samples of Dissertation/Thesis and Defense Minutes. If the supervisor cannot take part, he/she will be replaced with a co-supervisor.
§ 5 – At discretion of the Graduate Committee (CPG), members coming from outside the Examining Committee can take part through videoconference, and in master’s degree the participation will be limited to a member and in PhD to at maximum two members.
Faculty and Professors
Article 29 – The Program professor will be that member of UNICAMP Institute of Chemistry faculty authorized to work there.
Sole paragraph – Other professionals, regularly employed by UNICAMP or not, will be deemed Program professor provided that authorized by the Program.
Authorization and Cancellation
Article 30 – The authorization of professors or researchers to work in the Graduate in Chemistry Program activities will be called Full, Participant or Visitor, defined as follows:
I – Full Professor is the one that works in the Graduate Program in all activities, that is, advising, providing courses and contributing with his/her academic-scientific production;
II – Participant Professor is the one that works in the Graduate Program in specific activity;
III – Visitor Professor is the one that works in the Graduate Program in a specific activity and for a limited time.
Article 31 – For the effect of authorization and cancellation of professors or researchers with employment bond with UNICAMP, the following rules must be observed:
§ 1 – The authorization and cancellation will be approved by the Institute of Chemistry Congregation, by suggestion of the Graduate Committee, with further homologation by the Graduate Central Committee (CCPG) and will be subject to a quinquennial evaluation.
§ 2 – Those carrying out activities in the System of Full Dedication to Teaching and Research (RDIDP) cannot be authorized for Graduate programs outside UNICAMP to carry out activities equivalent to those set forth in this Regulation for the Full Professor.
Article 32 – The authorization of professors or researchers without employment bond, and without any financial burden to UNICAMP, will observe the rules defined in the Deliberation CONSU-A-008/2008.
General and Transitory Provisions
Article 33 – This Regulation changes must be approved by the Graduate Central Committee (CCPG).
Article 34 – Omissions will be decided by the Graduate Central Committee (CCPG).
Article 35 – This Regulation become effective on the data of its publication, and the provisions in contrary are revoked. (Case no. 11-P-15630/09)
Published in the State Official Gazette of 23/09/2014. Pages 62 and 63.