[G] (2019 Enrolled~) 2023-1 Qualifying Exam

I’d like to notify you of Qualifying Exam schedule and process for 2023-1st semester as below.


* For students who entered from 2019 (including 2019): The Qualifying Exam (Q.E) is replaced with Pre-defense

(It applies to all majors (ENE + BST + ACE))


– Concept: Q.E = Pre-defense = Presentation for research proposal


  1. Application: [Portal] – [Academic Affairs] – [Graduation] – [Qualifying Exam] – [Application for Q.E]


  1. Application period: ~ 2023.05.31.(Wed) 18:00


  1. Process and period

1) Submission of Research proposal within 2 years (4th semester)

2) Application/Taking/Passing the Q.E (=Pre-defense) within 2 years (4th semester)

– UNIST’s official Q.E result report: End of June ~ Early July, 2023

-> Students should be done with Q.E as of 2023.06.16.(Final day)

* If failed, one more chance will be given in 5th semester / Failing again, students may graduate with MS degree


  1. Time: Presentation 15~20 minutes + Q&A 30 minutes



– PASS: Average of 3 committee members’ score should be over 70 (including 70), and NO “F” among 3 evaluation categories

– FAIL: Average of 3 committee members’ score is below 70 (from 69), and any “F” among 3 evaluation categories


  1. Composition of Committee

– 1st Exam: 3 members excluding the advisor

* Must be selected after discussing with the advisor / UNIST Faculty / faculty from other university can be included in the committee

– 2nd Exam: 4 members including the advisor

* Advisor + 3 members from the 1st exam


  1. Evaluation Guideline: Refer to attachment


  1. Evaluation form: Refer to attachment

– Committee members may submit the results directly to Jina Yoon, College of Engineering. ([email protected]/Room U203-2, Bldg 108)


  1. Notice of result: End of June ~ Early July, 2023

* Notice: through email

* Check out the result: [Portal] – [Academic Affairs] – [Graduation] – [Qualifying Exam]


  1. Remark (FAQ)

1) The form for nominating committee members will not be used anymore

2) Committee members used to be 5 people including the advisor till 2021,but it has been changed to 3 without the advisor from 2022.

3) Providing 5 committee members with the Q.E evaluation form for each printing out the form attached above on the Q.E day

4) Providing 5 committee members with the brief Q.E presentation materials for each

5) In usual, the pre-defense means the pre-step of the final defense, so you might have pre-defense around 6 months before the final one apart from the Q.E.

(It’s not a must, but you might have one if it is needed discussing with your advisor)


  1. Inquiry: Yoon, Jina (052-217-1806 / [email protected] / Bldg.108, Rm.U203-2)