Examination

CE/QE

Comprehensive Examination

  • Only Ph.D students are required to take this examination in the semester in which the thesis is enrolled for the first time.
  • The examination is intended to evaluate the student’s ability in analysis, synthesis of information, identifying important issues and making comments, which are important elements in problem solving and foundations to his/her thesis work.
  • The examination may be either a written paper or oral presentation, and must be in English.
  • The student must express his intention to take the examination by attaching the technical papers to the respective division at least 4 weeks before the examination date. The student must prepare copies of the report for each committee member and submit then to the respective Division office.
  • All members of the thesis advisory committee are requested to be present at this examination.
  • In case a student fails the examination, he/she has only one more chance to take a re-examination. Failing the examination twice automatically results in his/her student status being revoked.

Qualifying Examination

  • This examination is required for both Master and Doctoral students and must be taken per the Academic Calendar, The language used is English.
  • The student is required to take this examination in the semester that he/she registers thesis study for the first time. It is imperative that he/she passes the examination before proceeding the thesis work. The examination is intended to evaluate the student’s readiness to undertake the proposed thesis work, which must be original. The work should indicate some initiative, which may lead to new concept, approach or new findings.
  • For a Ph.D student, the examination must be taken after the comprehensive examination. The student may be allowed to take this examination on the same day as the comprehensive examination.
  • A student must express his intention to take the examination by submitting the thesis proposal report to the respective Division at least 4 weeks before the examination date. The student must prepare copies of the report for each committee member and submit them to the respective Division Office.
  • In case a student fails the examination, he/she has only one more chance to take a re-examination. Failing the examination twice automatically results in the student’s status being revolved. For the student who is unable to take a re-examination in the same semester, no credits will be awarded in that semester. The student is then required to pass the re-examination in the following semester.
  • All members of the thesis advisory committee are requested to be present at this examination. If the chairman is not available at schedule period, the examination must be held prior to the scheduled period. Late examinations are permitted only for students facing an unforeseen hardship or emergency. The student is required to fill in the application for late examination with an appropriate reason that is endorsed by thesis supervisor and submit it to the Division Chairperson before the examination date. The application will be passed to the Division Chairperson and the Executive Board for approval.

 

Protocol for Comprehensive Examination