Qualifiers

Ph.D. QUALIFYING EXAM – Fall 2018

Announcement and Policies

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Virginia Tech

 

The Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. Qualifying Examination is required for students entering the Ph.D. program.  The exam is offered twice each year.  Students may request to take the exam by submitting Form A attached to this document.

 

Important Dates for Fall 2018 Qualifying Exam

 

Exam Dates:   Friday, Oct. 26, and Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018.

 

Time:     FRIDAY:                                                     SATURDAY:

8 am – 10 am Thermodynamics                   8 am – 10 am Fluid Mechanics

10:30 am – 12:30 pm Heat Transfer           10:30 am – 12:30 pm Mathematics

1 pm – 3 pm   Control Theory                       1 pm – 3 pm   Vibrations & Dynamics

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm   Machine Design

Times for Special Problems will be arranged with students individually.

 

Place:    FRIDAY:                                                     SATURDAY:

440 Goodwin Hall                                       440 Goodwin Hall

635 Prices Fork Road                                  635 Prices Fork Road

Blacksburg, VA 24061                                 Blacksburg, VA 24061

 

 

Important Dates and Deadlines

Event

Deadline

Request to take the exam··············································································· Oct. 12, 2018

Changing problem area selection····································································Oct. 12, 2018

Revoking a request to take the exam*·····························································Oct. 19, 2018

Announcement of exam results······································································Nov. 9, 2018

Request to take the exam with a special problem···········································Sept. 21, 2018

Decision of Qualifying Exam Committee on special problem requests·········· Sept. 28, 2018

Submit a request for re-scoring······································································Nov. 26, 2018

Decision of faculty on re-scoring requests by·················································Dec. 24, 2018

 

* Except for a medical excuse or in other special circumstances