|| May, November (In the week of the third quarter of each semester)
|Times per Year
|| Twice per year
||Choose 3 out of 9 subject areas:
Committees for each subject area are formed to write exam problems and grade the answers of applicants. Each committee consists of at least three faculty members.
|✔Engineering Math (MTH)
||✔Fluid Mechanics (FLM)
||✔Heat Transfer (HT)
|✔Mechanics of Materials (MM)
||2 hours for each subject area
||Knowledge and understanding of each subject is graded on pass/fail basis.
Students must pass 3 subjects from the exam areas.
|Measures on Unsuccessful Students
||The student may take one more examination if he/she fails in the first examination. Students not passing the Ph.D. Q.E. at the first sitting may be allowed to take the examination one more time for the one or more area exams that were failed (as long as the students are within the allowed duration). In retaking the qualifying exam, students may choose to be tested in a different area, in which case only one chance is allowed. If the student fails again after retaking the exam, the final pass or fail decision will be made by evaluating student’s overall research performance in the Q.E. committee meeting.
||One week from the result notification.
*During the period above, you can make an objection to your result by submitting the related document. If you're justified, correction can be made by Q.E. committees.
||Students must be registered for the semester in which they take the Ph.D. Q.E. and have full graduate standing. Students must pass the Ph.D. Q.E. within the 6th semester after enrolling in the Ph.D. or M.S-Ph.D. program.
||The guideline is effective from Fall 2020 and applies to all Ph.D. and M.S.-Ph.D. students.