Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology


Ph.D Qualifying Exam Announcement, January 2014

Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

PhD. Qualifying Exam Announcement



1. Applicant: PhD candidates who have not passed the qualification exam


2. Schedule


Date & Time




January 6 (Mon) - 9 (Thu)

Dept. Office

Serim Kim (x3902)

Written Exam

January 13 (Mon) 10AM

Room 2122

Oral Exam

February 4 (Tue) - 5 (Wed)


Result Announcement


The results will be notified individually


3. Documents to Submit

     Application (prescribed form)

     Dissertation Plan (No specific format please include your name, student number, name of your advisor on the first page)

     List of Published Scientific Articles (Domestic/International) with Documented Evidence (the first page of the published article)

     A Copy of Transcript (MS degree)


4. Evaluation and distribution:




Written Exam


          Written exam will be set based on the contents of CBE602 <Problem Solving in CBE>.

          Written exam is exempt for those who receive higher grade than A- in CBE602.

          Those who fail in written exam are considered disqualified from document/oral exam, and fail in the PhD Qualification accordingly.

          Written exam is applicable to students who entered in 2013 and onward. Therefore, those who entered in 2012 and before are exempted from written exam.

Document Evaluation

400 points

Dissertation Plan, Published Scientific Articles, Grade(MS)

Oral Exam

400 points

Conducted by the evaluation committee of 3 professors under the supervision of the applicants advisor


Important Note

Students on leave of absence cannot apply for the qualification exam.

Leave of absence is limited to 2 years (exclusive).

PhD students who entered in 2009 and onward must pass the qualification exam within 1 and a half years of admittance. Integrated MS/PhD degree students calculate the period from the beginning of the Integrated MS/PhD degree program. Theres no limit to the number of times you can apply for the exam. Students of CBE must apply for the qualification exam within 1 year of admittance, or will be considered disqualified.

Students failing to pass qualifying exam within the given period are subject to expulsion.

It is recommended to pass the qualification exam before the proposal screening.




2013. 12. 17

Department Chair

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, KAIST


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