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Degree requirements, PhD

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Studying at the Plaza, an outdoor seating area at the Union South on the engineering campus similar to the Memorial Union Terrace.

Studying at the Plaza, an outdoor seating area at the Union South on the engineering campus similar to the Memorial Union Terrace. Photo: Jeff Miller.

PhD Plan of Study

 

Plan of Study: Leading to the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy

Option A-PhD Minor in ___ for ISyE PhD Students

Option B-Distributed Minor for ISyE PhD students

 

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 registration deadline for the Fall 2014 ISyE Qualifying Exams for all areas is 4:00pm, Friday, September 5, 2014. Please complete the Qualifying Exam Registration Form and return it to the Student Services office, 3182 Mechanical Engineering Building. Location and further details for the exam will be given after registration.

 

  • The Fall 2014 Qualifying Exam for Health Systems, Decision Science / Operations Research and Manufacturing Production Systems will be given on Friday, September 26, 2014, 1-5 p.m.
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  • The Fall 2014 Qualifying Exam for Human Factors and Ergonomics will be given mid/ late September, 2014.

 

Please contact the area conveners below or your ISyE faculty advisor for further information.

 

 

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

 

Effective for Fall 2012: Decision Science/Operations Research Qualifying Exam Policy optional for Fall 2012

 

Decision Science and Operations Research Fall 2013 Examination

Decision Science and Operations Research Fall 2012 Examination

 

 

Effective for Fall 2009: Health Systems Qualifying Exam Policy

 

Health Systems Fall 2012 Qualifying Examination

Health Systems Fall 2011 Qualifying Examination

Health Systems Fall 2010 Qualifying Examination

 

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Area Convener, Professor John Lee

Effective for Spring 2013: Human Factors Exam Policy

Effective for Spring 2010: Human Factors Exam Policy

Examples of Reading Lists:

 

  • Manufacturing and Production Systems Area Convener, Professor Jingshan Li

Effective Fall 2012: MPS Qualifying Exam Policy

 

MPS Fall 2013 Qualifying Examination

MPS Fall 2012 Qualifying Examination

MPS Fall 2011 Qualifying Examination

MPS Fall 2010 Qualifying Examination

 

 

  • Optimization

Optimization qualifying exams are offered by the Department of Computer Sciences. Please contact Angela Thorp.

Past example exams: