Research Guide

The goal of this page is to provide guidelines for research students namely for PhD, DBA and Master of Science (Research) programmes. The School of Graduate Studies (SGS) have come up with step by step process in all aspects of research for you.

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Programme Structure

There are three main types of postgraduate courses offered at AeU – research (Structure I), coursework and research (Structure II), and coursework only (Structure III). Read more.


This page talks about the supervisor appointment process, the required qualifications of a supervisor, additional requirements and also when a student wants to change his / her supervisor. Read more.

Research Proposal Process

During the Stage 1 of Structure I, the research proposal should be submitted within the stipulated period from date of registration of the first semester to the School of Graduate Studies. Read more.

Data Collection

Data collection is a term used to describe a process of preparing and collecting data - for example as part of a process improvement or similar project. Read more.

Writing Your Thesis

There are many styles of writing theses and dissertations. For consistency, students are encouraged to conform to the format approved by AeU. Read more.