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Qualifying Exams

Each student who wants to be a PhD candidate in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering must satisfy the department's qualifying examination requirement within their seventh semester of graduate study. Extensions can be granted in special cases, but you must discuss with your advisor and the extension must be approved by the Chair of Academic Affairs.

To satisfy this requirement, a student must pass the qualifying exam within their focus area, as well as complete the Breadth Requirement. The details of the Qualifying Exam requirements can be found in the following document:

Industrial and Systems Engineering Department Policy for Qualifying Examination Requirement.

The Fall 2012 Qualifying Exam will be given on Friday, September 21, 2012, 1-5 p.m. The registration deadline is September 4, 2012. Please complete the Qualifying Exam Registration Form and return it to the Student Services office, 3182 Mechanical Engineering Building.

Qualifying Exams are offered in the following focus areas and are written and graded by the area group:

Past examples are for content review purposes only. Past example exams used a different examination policy. Please see the new policy above for fall 2009 exams and beyond, for recommended reading and other details.