Doktora Yeterlilik Sınavı

Doktora Yeterlilik Sınavı

The students enrolled in the MFG PhD program must obtain a passing grade in 4 subject areas in order to successfully complete the written part of the qualifying exam. Three of these exams must belong to the set of topics below. The fourth exam may be in any area in one of the FENS PhD programs (including MFG).

  1. Manufacturing Processes
    • Fundamentals and Parameters of Manufacturing Processes
    • Manufacturing Equipment and Tools
    • Machining
    • Additive Manufacturing
    • Biomanufacturing
    • Reference Books
      1. Manufacturing Processes and Equipment. Jiri Tlusty.
      2. Manufacturing Engineering and Technology. Serope Kalpakjian.
  2. Computer Integrated Manufacturing
    • Computer Aided Design (Computational Geometry for Curves and Surfaces, Solid Modelling, etc.)
    • Computer-Aided Process Planning
    • Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CNC, CNC programming, Path Planning, etc.)
    • Industrial Control and Automation
    • Reference Books
      1. Computer-Aided Manufacturing. Chang, T-C. Wysk, R.A. Wang, H-P,
      2. Automation, Production Systems, and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing. Groover, M.P.
      3. Principles of CAD/CAM/CAE. Lee, K.
  3. Mechanics and Materials
    • Thermodynamics
    • Solid Mechanics
    • Mechanical Properties of materials
    • Transport Processes
    • Numerical methods
    • Experiment-based Optimization in Materials Engineering
    • Design Optimization
  4. Production and Service Operations Planning and Control
    • Deterministic and Stochastic Inventory Models
    • Lot Sizing Algorithms
    • Assembly Line Balancing
    • Transfer Lines
    • Scheduling
    • Flexible Manufacturing Systems
    • Reference Books
      1. Modeling and Analysis of Manufacturing Systems. R. G. Askin, C. R. Standridge. (Chapters 2-5)
      2. Manufacturing Planning and Control Systems. T. E. Vollmann, W. L. Berry, D. C. Whybark.
      3. Production and Operations Analysis. S. Nahmias.
      4. Planning and Scheduling in Manufacturing and Services. M.L. Pinedo.
      5. Scheduling : theory, algorithms, and systems. M.L. Pinedo.