Qualifying exam aims to measure student's ability to link events and explain scientific concepts related to his academic program and to measure his thinking skill. Thus, qualifying exam does not aim to re-test student in courses he has already successfully passed.
The student applies for the qualifying exam after registration for the research plan or thesis subject at any time but not to discuss the thesis only after successfully passing the qualifying exam.
Qualifying exam committee consists of an odd number of three or five professors to be among them Professor of student supervisors.
- If student does not pass the qualifying exam he should request to the department to allow him to apply for the exam again and this to be three months at least from the date of entering the previous exam and in front of the same committee. In case of repeated fail, student is allowed to apply to a new committee formed by a new proposal from the department board and approved by specialized councils.