Procedure for the DGA1032 written exam
1. Specific structure and process
At this stage of the doctoral exam, the research supervisor must have sent jury members the research proposal prepared by the student as part of the DGA1031 activity (Research Problems). Jury members will consult this proposal to prepare their exam questions.
The written exam is composed of a controlled exam and a take-home assignment. Each segment counts for 50% of the written exam.
The controlled exam must include, for a total of 50 points:
- Questions about core subjects in the field of activity related to the dissertation (35% to 45%)
- General questions about current topics or topics of general interest in the field of science and technology (5% to 15%).
The controlled exam takes place in the classroom during the final exam period on the university calendar. Students have a maximum of three hours and 30 minutes to answer the questions, which they receive on the day of the exam.
As it is an open-book exam, students can consult the required reading materials to answer questions and demonstrate their mastery of the field. Calculators are allowed, but devices with Internet access are not (except for student groups who have obtained explicit permission from their research supervisor).