As a non-thesis (coursework-only) student the committee holds two main responsibilities:
(1) Committee members ensure the coursework you select will provide for you the education needed to be a successful Master's-Level Engineer.
(2) Committee members will evaluate the non-technical comprehensive exam completed in the student's final semester of study.
The supervisory committee is responsible for:
- approving the student’s academic program,
- approving the thesis or dissertation subject,
- reading and approving the thesis or dissertation,
- administering and judging the final oral examination (thesis or dissertation defense).
The chair of the supervisory committee directs the student’s research and writing of the thesis or dissertation.
- The final oral examination may be chaired by any member of the supervisory committee consistent with departmental policy.
- If a student’s preliminary work is deficient, the supervisory committee may require supplementary courses for which no credit is granted.
- Decisions concerning program requirements, examinations, and the thesis or dissertation are made by majority committee vote.