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Subsequent years are devoted to seminars, research, and the preparation of a dissertation.
Students are required to serve as teaching assistants or instructors for four years beginning with the second year of study.
It cannot be guaranteed that everybody will get exactly what he or she wants, but every effort will be made to achieve reasonably satisfactory arrangements.
If students have their own contacts in the industry, or specific ideas for project topic, these should be discussed with tutors as early as possible, so that these can be taken into consideration.
Allocation of supervisors and project topics usually takes place during the Spring Term.
As you will appreciate, arranging these projects is a complex process where we are ultimately dependent on the goodwill of our industrial partners and on market conditions.
Most department members live within a short walk of the University.
Since receiving its charter from King George II in 1754, Columbia University has played an eminent role in American education.