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Ph.D. Requirements & QE


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Refer to the following announcement for CS PhD Graduation requirements and PhD Proposal, PhD Qualifying Exam, Enrollment Period and so on. 
 
1. CS PhD Graduation requirement (for all Students)
- Follow the current department CS Journal list for PhD degree
- Other accomplishments may be accepted under the confirmation of  “CS Department PhD committee”

2. Enrollment Period for Students who entered after 2009 Spring
- Enrollment Period : 
  MS Degree- 2 years (within term)/ 3 years(term exceeded)/ 4 years (extension after recognition)
  PhD Degree- 4 years (within term)/ 5 years(term exceeded)/ 6 years (extension after recognition)
  MS&PhD Integrated Degree- 6 years (within term)/ 7 years (extension after recognition)
- PhD Proposal: within 2 years ("Request for Appointment of Dissertation Committee for PhD" at least 2 weeks before the proposal date)
- PhD Qualifying Exam: within 1.5 years
 

■ Qualifying Exam

(1)  PhD students (Entered after March 1996)
(2)  Written Exam on Three Areas: Theory, Software, Computer Systems
(3)  Courses for the Areas:

Theory CS500 Design and Analysis of Algorithms(2009.06, 2010.01, 2011.01, 2012.01, 2012.06, 2013.02, 2013.07, 2014.01, 2014.07, 2015.01, 2015.07, 2016.01, 2016.07)
CS504 Computational Geometry(2015.07, 2016.07)
CS522 Theory of Formal Languages and Automata (2011.01, 2012.01, 2012.06, 2013.02, 2013.07, 2014.07, 2015.07, 2016.07)
CS579 Computational Linguistics(2015.01)
Software CS520 Theory of Programming Languages(2012.01, 2013.02, 2014.01, 2014.07, 2015.01, 2015.07, 2016.01, 2016.07)
CS550 Software Engineering ( 2012.06, 2013.07, 2014.01, 2014.07, 2015.07, 2016.07
CS552 Models of Software Systems (2013.02, 2014.07, 2015.01, 2015.07)
CS554 Designs for Software and Systems (2011.01, 2013.02)
CS560 Database System or CS562 Database Design (2009.06, 2010.01, 2011.01, 2011. 06, 2012.01, 2012.06, 2013.02, 2013.07, 2014.01, 2014.07, 2015.01, 2015.07, 2016.07)
CS570 Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (2011.06, 2013.07, 2014.07, 2015.07, 2016.01, 2016.07)
CS572 Intelligence Robotics(2015.01, 2015.07, 2016.01)
CS574 Natural Language Processing 
CS576 Computer Vision
CS580 Interactive Computer Graphics(2014.07, 2016.07)
CS590 Semantic Web
Computer systems CS510 Computer Architecture (2011.01, 2011.06, 2012.01, 2012.06, 2013.02, 2013.07, 2014.01, 2014.07, 2015.01, 2015.07, 2016.01, 2016.07)
CS530 Operating System (2009.06, 2010.01, 2011.01, 2013.07, 2014.01, 2014.07, 2016.01, 2016.07)
CS540 Network Architecture (2012.01, 2013.02, 2013.07, 2014.01, 2015.01, 2015.07, 2016.07)
CS542 Internet System Technology (2011.01, 2012.06, 2013.07, 2013.07, 2014.01, 2015.01)
CS543 Distributed Systems(2011.06, 2015.01, 2016.01
CS546 Wireless Mobile Internet (2011.01, 2012.06, 2013.02, 2013.07, 2014.07, 2015.01, 2015.07, 2016.01, 2016.07)
CS548 Advanced Information Security (2013.02, 2016.01)

(4) Professors will make questions on the courses stated above
(5) Examinee choose one course for each area to take the exam. (three exams total)
(6) Student must have taken the course to apply for test
(7) For each exam, examinee must receive more then 60/100. (Exemption is possible for students who earned an A- or higher grade during the semester course.) 
(8) Examinees may re-test for each area.
(9) Although a student was exempted by receiving more than A- , submit the application form to the Department office.
(10) Students who entered after 2009 Spring must pass the Exam within 1. 5 years
(11) Students must pass all three areas. There is no interview, since 2011 Spring semester.
(12) Test will be taken on the second Friday after the end of every semester.