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University of Tennessee, Knoxville    
 
    
 
  Nov 24, 2017
 
2011-2012 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering Science Major, MS


Requirements
In aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, and engineering science, two MS options are offered. Option I requires a thesis. Option II does not require a thesis and provides graduate students, including co-op and other off-campus students, the opportunity to focus their programs in special areas through extended course work.

Engineering Science Major • Option I (Thesis) 

                                                     Hours Credit   
1 Course work total   24  
Thesis    6
 
    Total 30  

1 Engineering courses – 12 hours minimum (major concentration may include, but is not restricted to, courses offered by the department). Mathematics (400-level or above) – 6 hours minimum. Related courses – 6 hours maximum (may include additional courses in mathematics, computer science, or the physical and life sciences).

Engineering Science Major • Option II (Non-Thesis) 

                                                     Hours Credit   
1 Course work total   30  
    Total 30  

1 Engineering courses – 15 hours minimum (major concentration may include, but is not restricted to, courses offered by the department). Mathematics (400-level or above) – 6 hours minimum. Related courses– 9 hours maximum (may include additional courses in mathematics, computer science, or the physical and life sciences). Selected Engineering Problems AE 590 , BME 590 , or ME 590  – 6 hours maximum.

For all program options, other 500-level engineering courses that are approved by the student’s master’s committee and the graduate programs committee may be substituted for the mathematics courses. All program options require participation in the departmental graduate seminars program and passing a final examination on all work submitted for the degree. The final examinations in Option II (non-thesis) will cover all course work. The thesis option, Option I, requires submission and defense of a written thesis that demonstrates the ability to conduct and report an independent investigation.