Qualifiers

Ph.D. QUALIFYING EXAM – Fall 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, October 30 and Saturday, October 31, 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.

Friday and Saturday tests will both be conducted online.

Important Dates and Deadlines

  • Request to take the exam: October 16, 2020
  • Changing problem area selection: October 16, 2020
  • Revoking a request to take the exam: October 23, 2020
  • Announcement of exam results: November 23, 2020
  • Request to take the exam with a special problem: September 25, 2020
  • Decision of Qualifying Exam Committee on special problem requests: October 2, 2020
  • Submit a request for re-scoring: December 10, 2020
  • Decision of faculty on re-scoring requests by: January 7, 2021