Qualifiers

Ph.D. QUALIFYING EXAM – Fall 2017

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 2017 Qualifying Exam
Exam Dates:
Friday, October 27, and Saturday, October 28, 2017
Time:
FRIDAY: SATURDAY:
8:30 am – 10:30 am Thermodynamics 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Vibrations & Dynamics
11:00 am – 1:00 pm Mathematics 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Fluid Mechanics
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm Heat Transfer 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Machine Design
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Control Theory
Place:
FRIDAY : SATURDAY:
310 Kelly Hall
325 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Blacksburg Community Ctr.
725 Patrick Henry Drive
Blacksburg, Va 24060

Important Dates and Deadlines

Event
Deadline
Request to take the exam October 13, 2017
Changing problem area selection October 13, 2017
Revoking a request to take the exam* October 20, 2017
Announcement of exam results November 10, 2017
Request to take the exam with a special problem September 22, 2017
Decision of Qualifying Exam Committee on special problem requests September 29, 2017
Submit a request for re-scoring November 27, 2017
Decision of faculty on re-scoring requests by December 25,2017

*Except for a medical excuse or in other special circumstances