The comprehensive examination is an oral presentation. Students should take their comprehensive exam after finishing the 45 least coursework or at least when 2-3 semester is left in the program. This exam will be based on core courses taken for this degree and their application to the student’s research.
- The exam will be administered by at least three graduate faculty members from the CEM Energy Studies Department and its Faculty Affiliates. Candidates who fail the exam will be allowed one opportunity to repeat the exam.
- The re-examination must take place no later than 13 months after the initial exam attempt. Therefore, students are required to apply principles and methodologies, and understanding from CEMES courses to assess and analyze the research problem statement.
- The Advisory Committee Chair will coordinate the design of the examination.