Ph.D. QUALIFYING EXAM – Spring 2017

Note: New qualifying exam policies were implemented last semester. Be sure you understand the new policies.

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 found at the bottom of the page.

Important Dates for Spring 2017 Qualifying Exam
Exam Dates:
Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25, 2017
Time:
FRIDAY: SATURDAY:
8:30 am – 10:30 am Thermodynamics 8:30 am – 10:30 am Machine Design
11:00 am – 1:00 pm Mathematics 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Fluid Mechanics
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm Heat Transfer 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm Vibrations & Dynamics
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Control Theory 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Special Problems

 

Place:
FRIDAY : SATURDAY:
310 Kelly Hall
325 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061
135 Goodwin Hall
635 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24061

 

Important Dates and Deadlines

Event
Deadline
Request to take the exam March 10, 2017
Changing problem area selection March 10, 2017
Revoking a request to take the exam* March 17, 2017
Announcement of exam results April 7, 2017
Request to take the exam with a special problem February 17, 2017
Decision of Qualifying Exam Committee on special problem requests February 24, 2017
Submit a request for re-scoring April 24, 2017
Decision of faculty on re-scoring requests by May 22,2017

*Except for a medical excuse or in other special circumstances

 

Forms

Form A – Ph.D. Qualifying Exam Request

Form B – Ph.D. Qualifying Exam Special Problem Request

Form C – Ph.D. Qualifying Exam Rescoring Request

Ph.D. Qualifier Announcement

Ph.D. Study Guide