Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
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Master's Exam Process

Both Master's Plan A and Plan B require a final oral examination. The final oral examination is a closed examination open only to the final oral examination committee and the student.

Students must provide the reviewers with a copy of the Plan A thesis or project submitted in lieu of a thesis at least 14 days before the scheduled date of the final examination.

Every member of the final examination committee must certify on the master's thesis reviewer's report that the thesis or project submitted in lieu of a thesis is ready for defense before the final examination may take place. A majority vote of an examining committee is required to pass the master's final examination.

Final Exam Forms

All forms required for the Master's Final Exam will be in the student's grad packet.

Plan A
  • Thesis Reviewers Report form
  • Final Examination form
  • Students can turn in both the Reviewer's Report and the Final Exam Report at the same time.
Plan B
  • Final Examination form
Plan C
  • Final Examination form
  • Note: Plan C does not have a final oral exam. Students do however need to submit a Plan C final exam form. This form should be brought to the Graduate Program Assistant in 107 AkerH for DGS approval.

If you should have any questions about the masters exam process:

Graduate Student Services and Progress Office

333 Robert H. Bruininks Hall, 222 Pleasant St SE, Mpls 55455
Office Hours: Monday-Friday,8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Phone: 612-625-3490
Fax: 612-626-1754

Aerospace Graduate Program Coordinator

107 Akerman Hall
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 612-626-2689
Email Molly Schmitz at: or

Last Modified: 2017-12-29 at 13:26:20 -- this is in International Standard Date and Time Notation