Qualifiers

Ph.D. QUALIFYING EXAM – Spring 2020

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 2020 Qualifying Exam

Exam Dates:   Friday, March 27, and Saturday, March 28, 2020.

Time:     FRIDAY:                                                     SATURDAY:

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

10:15 am – 12:15 pm Heat Transfer            10:15 am – 12:15 pm Mathematics

12:45 pm – 2:45 pm   Control Theory         12:45 pm – 2:45 pm   Vibrations & Dynamics

3 pm – 6 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··············································································· March 13, 2020

Changing problem area selection····································································March 13, 2020

Revoking a request to take the exam*·····························································March 20, 2020

Announcement of exam results······································································April 17, 2020

Request to take the exam with a special problem···········································February 21, 2020

Decision of Qualifying Exam Committee on special problem requests·········· February 28, 2020

Submit a request for re-scoring······································································May 4, 2020

Decision of faculty on re-scoring requests by·················································June 1, 2020

* Except for a medical excuse or in other special circumstances