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Comprehensive Examinations Policy for the Department of Mining Engineering

Summary: Comprehensive Examinations
Policy for the Department of Mining Engineering
modified by
J. F. Archibald, Coordinator of Graduate Studies
October 27. 2008
Department of Mining Engineering Ph.D. Comprehensive Examination Policy
Ph.D. graduates in the Department of Mining Engineering are expected to possess a
sufficient breadth of knowledge to be able to understand and propose solutions to a
variety of problems in mining engineering that may be faced during their academic
studies and in their research efforts. Furthermore, Ph.D. candidates within their programs
must demonstrate that their research approach is sound and original, and that their
background preparation is sufficient to define the research problem and propose
To accomplish these goals, two levels of comprehensive examinations have been required
in the past to test a candidate's general knowledge in a variety of mining engineering
fields and to evaluate the candidate's preparation for his/her specific field of research. In
the current and future academic sessions, a first level comprehensive examination will no
longer be mandatory for Ph.D. candidates in Mining Engineering unless they are deemed
to lack satisfactory undergraduate or graduate training at recognized institutions in


Source: Abolmaesumi, Purang - School of Computing, Queen's University (Kingston)


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