2009-2010 Graduate Catalog 
    Mar 18, 2018  
2009-2010 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Industrial and Information Engineering

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R. Bruce Robinson, Head
Rupy Sawhney, Graduate Program Director

Garcia, A., PhD - Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)
Sedrick, G.A. (UTSI), PhD, PE - Missouri (Rolla)
Associate Professors
Aikens III, C.H., PhD - Tennessee
Jackson, D.F. (UTSI), PhD, PE - Tennessee
Sawhney, R.S., PhD - Tennessee
Assistant Professors
Dai, Y., PhD - National University of Singapore
Li, X., PhD - Arizona State
Wilck, J., PhD - Penn State
Zhu, X., PhD - Texas A&M
Ford, R.E., PhD - Tennessee
Research Faculty and Staff
Halstead, P.D., MS - Almeda College and University
Emeritus Faculty
Garrison, G.W. (UTSI), PhD - North Carolina State
Industrial Engineering   MS
    Engineering management concentration    
Industrial Engineering   MS-MBA
Industrial Engineering   PhD
  Engineering management concentration    
Reliability and Maintainability Engineering   MS
  Industrial engineering concentration    
Graduate Certificate Program    
  Engineering management    

The Departmental Graduate Committee is responsible for administering, promoting, and advancing the general well being of the graduate program. Departmental actions regarding a graduate student may be appealed in writing, first to the departmental graduate committee and then to the departmental faculty.

Applicants must first submit a formal Graduate Application for Admission. In addition to the minimum requirements of the Graduate Council, the Department of Industrial and Information Engineering requires

  • Three rating forms or letters of reference.
  • GRE scores.
  • Essay (two double-spaced pages – contact department for current topic).

The Departmental Graduate Committee sets any prerequisite courses or other measures that apply to the particular situation of the applicant. The department and the Office of Graduate and International Admissions must be notified of any change in the entering date after admission has been granted.

Five-Year BS-MS Program
The department offers a 5-year BS-MS non-thesis program with a major in industrial engineering for qualified students. The primary component of the program is a qualified student may take up to 9 hours of approved graduate courses for their senior undergraduate courses and have them count toward both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Qualifications for admission to the program are:

  • The student must have an earned minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.40 to be considered for admission to the program.
  • Conditional admission may be granted after completing 64 hours of the requirements for the bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering as specified by any industrial engineering curriculum (undergraduate catalog) in effect during that student’s attendance at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville provided the curricula has been in effect within six years of the date of graduation.
  • Conditional admission must be obtained before taking a graduate course that is to be used to satisfy the requirements of both the bachelor’s and master’s degree.
  • Full admission may be granted after completing 96 hours of required course work as previously defined and with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.40 in the required coursework.
  • Conditional and full admission of a student into this program must be approved by the Department of Industrial Engineering, the College of Engineering, and the Graduate School.
  • Any course taken for graduate credit prior to satisfying all requirements for the bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering must be approved by the department head or designee and the Graduate School.
  • A student will not be eligible for a graduate assistantship until the student has satisfied all of the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

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