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University of Tennessee, Knoxville    
 
    
 
  Oct 23, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Datacenter Technology and Management Minor


The Tickle College of Engineering offers a minor in datacenter technology and management to establish broad awareness of datacenter requirements, design and management technologies and methodologies, including reliability, security, network systems, storage systems, industrial design, systems management, application environments/management, operations, logistics and energy efficiencies. The program is not expected to deliver deep knowledge in a specific area, but to give a student sufficient basic insight on datacenter operational characteristics and requirements.

Disciplines appropriate for entry into this program include Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.

The NSA will process clearances for anyone in the program who applies for the NSA's internship program. There will also be opportunities for students to complete the program and intern at commercial companies interested in this skill set.

Minor Requirements


The minor requires the completion of six to seven courses (18 to 22 credits). Students are strongly encouraged to complete two semesters of internships.

Note: Internships should occur at the end of a student's sophomore year and at the end of a student's junior year, primarily during the summer semester. Internships will be hosted at ORNL, NSA datacenters, and commercial datacenters (where appropriate).