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  Jul 27, 2017
 
2011-2012 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering


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http://www.engr.utk.edu/mabe/

William R. Hamel, Head
J.A.M. Boulet,
Director of Graduate Studies

Professors
Antar, B.N. (UTSI), PhD - Texas
Arimilli, R.V., PhD - Virginia Tech
Dareing, D.W., PhD, PE - Illinois
Frankel, J.I., PhD - Virginia Tech
Hamel, W.R., PhD - Tennessee
Keyhani, M., PhD - Ohio State
Kihm, K.D., PhD - Stanford
Komistek, R.D., PhD - Memphis
Landes, J.D., PhD, PE - Lehigh
Majdalani, J.C. (UTSI), PhD - Utah
Mench, M.M. (Condra Chair of Excellence Professor), PhD - Penn State
Parang, M. (Associate Dean), PhD, PE - Oklahoma
Parsons, J.R., PhD, PE - North Carolina State
Smith, G.V., PhD, PE - Penn State
Soliman, O., PhD, PE - Tennessee
Steinhoff, J.S. (UTSI), PhD - Chicago
Vakili, A. (UTSI), PhD - Tennessee
 
Associate Professors
Boulet, J.A.M., PhD - Stanford
Johnson, J.A. (UTSI), PhD - University of Liverpool (UK)
Lin, C.X., PhD - Chongqing (People’s Republic of China)
Lyne, J.E., MD, PhD - North Carolina State
Madhukar, M.S., PhD - Drexel
Mahfouz, M.R., PhD - Colorado School of Mines
Moulden, T.H. (UTSI), PhD - Tennessee
Nguyen, K., PhD - Colorado
Pionke, C.D., PhD, PE - Georgia Tech
Zhang, M., PhD - Washington (St. Louis)
 
Assistant Professors
DeSmidt, H.A., PhD - Penn State
Ekici, K., PhD - Purdue
He, W., Phd - Connecticut
Moeller, T. (UTSI), PhD - Tennessee
Reinbolt, J.A., PhD - Florida
Zharng, Z., PhD - Princeton
Zhao, X., PhD - Virginia Tech
 
Emeriti Faculty
Baker, A.J., PhD, PE - New York
Carley, T.G., PhD, PE - Illinois
Caruthers, J. (UTSI), PhD - Georgia Tech
Collins, F. (UTSI), PhD - UC Berkeley
Crawford, R. (UTSI), PhD - Tennessee
Engels, R. (UTSI), PhD - Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Flandro, G.A. (UTSI), PhD - California Institute of Technology
Forrester, J.H., PhD, PE - Iowa State
Hodgson, J., PhD, PE - Georgia Tech
Johnson, W.S., PhD, PE - Clemson
Keefer, D. (UTSI), PhD - Florida
Kim, K.H., PhD - North Carolina State
Mathews, A., PhD, PE - Illinois
Milligan, M.W., PhD, PE - Tennessee
Peters, C. (UTSI), PhD - University of Brussels
Schulz, R.J. (UTSI), PhD - Tennessee
Shannon, T.E., PhD, PE - Tennessee
Snyder, W.T., PhD - Northwestern
Wasserman, J.F., PhD, PE - Cincinnati
Wu, J-M (UTSI), PhD - California Institute of Technology
Wu, S. (UTSI), PhD - California Institute of Technology
 
 
MAJORS DEGREES
Aerospace Engineering MS, PhD
  Applied Mechanics concentration  
  Energy Science and Engineering concentration PhD only
  Systems and Controls concentration  
  Thermal-Fluid Mechanics concentration  
Aerospace Engineering MS-MBA
Biomedical Engineering MS, PhD
  Biomechanics concentration  
  Biomedical Systems concentration  
  Energy Science and Engineering concentration PhD only
Biomedical Engineering MS-MBA
Engineering Science MS, PhD
  Applied Mechanics concentration  
  Energy Science and Engineering concentration PhD only
  Flight Test Engineering concentration (UTSI only) MS only
  Systems and Controls concentration  
  Thermal Fluid Mechanics concentration  
Engineering Science MS-MBA
Mechanical Engineering MS, PhD
  Applied Mechanics concentration  
  Energy Science and Engineering concentration PhD only
  Systems and Controls concentration  
  Thermal-Fluid Mechanics concentration  
Reliability and Maintainability Engineering MS
  Aerospace Engineering concentration  
  Biomedical Engineering concentration  
  Mechanical Engineering concentration  
Graduate Certificate Program  
  Computational Fluid Dynamics  
  Reliability and Maintainability Engineering  


Important Note: Not all Aerospace Engineering or Mechanical Engineering courses are available at both the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and UTSI campuses.

* Engineering science degree may also be used for interdisciplinary fields in all graduate engineering programs.

Graduate programs leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy are available with majors in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, biomedical engineering, and engineering science. Changing from one of these programs to another requires departmental approval. Each applicant is advised as to any prerequisite courses before entering a program.

Within the engineering science concentrations interdisciplinary programs are arranged to meet individual needs or interests. The flexibility and interdisciplinary aspect of the program concentrations are intended to be of particular interest to prospective students currently employed in research, development, or design activities and whose interests in continuing education (either full-time or part-time) lie at one of the interfaces between science and engineering or can best be met by interdisciplinary study in engineering. The program’s course offerings and research activities are also intended to meet the needs of students who seek preparation for employment in engineering areas requiring specialization in mechanics or in related interdisciplinary studies such as bio-mechanics.

In mechanical engineering or aerospace engineering, entrance into the Master of Science program is available to qualified graduates of recognized undergraduate curricula in mechanical or aerospace engineering and to qualified graduates of other curricula who satisfy the necessary prerequisites. A program application is required in addition to the Graduate Application for Admission. Admission into the doctoral program will be granted to those applicants who have demonstrated superior achievement in their engineering backgrounds. The general GRE is required of all applicants for admission.

In biomedical engineering, entrance into the graduate program is available to graduates of recognized curricula in engineering, mathematics, or one of the physical sciences who satisfy the necessary prerequisites. A program application is required in addition to the Graduate Application for Admission. The names and addresses of three references must be included with the program application. The general GRE is required of all applicants for admission.

In engineering science, entrance into the graduate program is available to graduates of recognized curricula in engineering, mathematics, or one of the physical or biological sciences. A program application is required in addition to the Graduate Application for Admission. The names and addresses of four references must be included with the program application. The general GRE is required of all applicants for admission.

Each student must satisfactorily complete a program of study that has been approved by his/her advisory committee and complies with the requirements of the Graduate Council. In engineering science, the student’s major professor may be selected from a department other than the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering; however, at least one member of the student’s graduate advisory committee must be on the faculty of the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering.

 

FIVE-YEAR BS-MS PROGRAM  
The department offers a 5 year BS-MS program for qualified students. The primary component of the program is that qualified students may take up to 9 hours of approved graduate courses for their senior undergraduate electives and have them count toward both their bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Tennessee. This program is designed for students attending the University of Tennessee for their Master of Science degree because other universities may not accept these courses for graduate credit since they were used to satisfy requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree.

Significant components of the program are:

  • Students must have an overall GPA of at least 3.4 to be admitted to the program. Conditional admission may be granted after completing 64 hours of required course work while full admission is granted after completing 96 hours of required course work with a minimum overall GPA of 3.4 in required course work.
     
  • Students must at least have conditional admission before taking graduate courses for both their bachelor’s and master’s degrees. All courses taken for graduate credit must be approved by the departmental chair of the program. Students admitted to the program must request permission from the Graduate School to take approved courses for graduate credit. Students admitted to the program must also follow the normal procedure for admission to the Graduate School.
     
  • Admission of students into this program must be approved by the department and the Graduate School.
     
  • Students will not be eligible for graduate assistantships until they are admitted to Graduate School.


Graduate Credit for Undergraduate Courses

Students majoring in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering or biomedical engineering may not normally use more than one 400-level engineering course to meet their advanced degree requirements. Undergraduate courses that are required for the bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering may not be taken for graduate credit by graduate students in mechanical engineering. Undergraduate courses that are required for the bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering may not be taken for graduate credit by graduate students in aerospace engineering. Undergraduate courses that are required for the bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering may not be taken for graduate credit by graduate students in biomedical engineering. For students majoring in engineering science, 400-level graduate courses in engineering may be used to meet requirements at the discretion of the advising committee. However, at least two-thirds of the minimum required hours in a master’s degree program must be at or above the 500-level. With the approval of the student’s major department, a student whose major is outside the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering may take 400-level graduate courses in the department. Such students should consult with instructors regarding prerequisites for undergraduate courses.

 

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