Assesment and grading details for each courses offered in CMM Program can be found in course application forms. After completion of required coursework , students should pass qualifying examination in order to advance to candidacy. A doctoral committee will be established once candidacy has been attained. Each Ph.D. candidate must conduct research of sufficient originality, publish a journal article in SCI and prepare and defend (an oral examination) a dissertation (thesis) covering canditdate’s graduate work. The oral defense of the student´s dissertation will be scheduled in accordance with the Institute of Science and Technology (Graduate School of Engineering and Science) rules.