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Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering Program Milestones

The major milestones in completing a PhD in mechanical engineering at Oregon State are charted in the following table. For more information about these milestones, click on the corresponding table links.

University-wide requirements for earning a doctoral degree at Oregon State are detailed on the Oregon State Graduate School Website.

 

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   Meet with the MIME graduate advisor Meeting should occur prior to end of first term in graduate school.

Lynn Paul profile

Schedule appt

Meet with Lynn via Zoom (after scheduling an appointment)

   Major professor selection and graduate committee formation Must be completed prior to program meeting. Major professor selection should occur prior to end of first term in graduate school.

Graduate program area leads

MIME Graduate Research Faculty Directory

   Complete appropriate safety training As needed  
   Make a rough sketch of proposed graduate coursework Core coursework must be done prior to qualifying examination. Should occur prior to end of first term in graduate school.

Transferring credits

MIME Proposed Graduate Level Courses [Excel]

   Ethical research training Can be completed at ANY time, but it MUST BE COMPLETED before program of study approval.

www.citiprogram.org

Step by step instructions for finding the correct ethical research training

   Finalize program of study (POS) Must be completed prior to program meeting.

Program of study form

Grad School Program of Study information

ME coursework/credits

 

   Ph.D. program meeting This meeting must be convened but need not be scheduled through the graduate school.

Grad School Program of Study information

Ph.D. Program Meeting

Program Meeting Checklist

   Qualifying examination With MS: Before third term of Ph.D. program.
With BS only: Before sixth term of Ph.D. program.
   Preliminary examination At least six months after completing qualifying examination, and
At least one full academic term before final oral examination.
OSU Grad School exam scheduling form
   Thesis/dissertation completion Must be completed prior to final oral examination. OSU Grad School Thesis Guide
OSU ScholarsArchive
Step by step instructions for ScholarsArchive
Instructions and considerations for data sets
    Arrange a final defense date and time PLAN AHEAD! To find a time that works to get your five or more committee members and yourself together at the same time, in the same place may be challenging. Communicate with them often and early about how your research and thesis writing is progressing so that your committee members can let you know if they have a conference or other commitment you need to work around.  
   Schedule a final defense of your thesis/issertation (Final Oral Exam) No more than five years after completing preliminary examination. OSU Grad School exam scheduling form