PhD Qualifying Exams

 

Dates

The upcoming PhD qualifying exam timelines are provided below.

Last day to sign up for the Qualifying Exam Subjects.

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May 15, 2017

Spring 2017 exam descriptions

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Exam dates

During the week of UNM Fall Break (October 12-13, 2017)

 

Note: The above sign-up deadline applies to students who were enrolled in the PhD program beginning in Spring 2017; students entering the program in Fall 2017 must first discuss with the ME Graduate Director if they are interested in taking the Exam in Fall 2017.

 

Latest Descriptions and Previous Exams

Follow this link to access the latest updated exam descriptions (Spring 2017).

Note that the exam descriptions rarely change from one semester to another, because of the nature of these exams. In the full exam texts shown below, the dates indicate the last semester that a student took the exam in that particular area. Accordingly, if you are interested in the description of an exam that is not offered in the current semester, you can find it in the exam test below.

Mathematics is a required subject. The remaining three exams need to be across at least two different categories highlighted in red (e.g., Thermodynamics, Dynamics, and Mechanics of Materials).

Mathematics

Thermal Sciences and Engineering

Thermodynamics

Fluid Mechanics

Heat Transfer

Mechanical Sciences and Engineering

Dynamics

Mechanics of Materials

Controls 

Other Physical Sciences

Materials Science

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