Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science



PhD Qualifying Exam

Please complete the FALL 2014 EECS Ph.D. QUALIFYING EXAMINATION Registration Form and return it to Ms. Dana Bryson.


As of the 2014-2015 academic year, the Ph.D. qualifying exam structure has been revised.  The examination is administered by a panel of three faculty members, selected by the graduate committee and not including the student’s major advisor. It comprises

i)    a written critical review of current literature on a research topic approved by the administering faculty

ii)   a presentation on the approved topic including an oral examination covering the topic and related fundamental knowledge.

 A student must take the qualifying examination within twelve months of entering the Ph.D. program. A second and final attempt is allowed within 24 months of entering the Ph.D. program.  Attendance of the examination is limited to the student and the administering faculty.

The graduate committee advises that the written report is no more than 10 pages, which should be submitted to the examination committee at least one week prior to the oral examination, and the oral examination is one hour long, including student presentation and Q&A.

PhD students in computer engineering, computer science or electrical engineering are required to take and pass the Qualifying Exam.  Please consult your major professor and the departmental catalog for further instructions.

For information on the qualifying exam prior to the 2014-2015 exam, please see the following link

 


 

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