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2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Engineering

Wayne T. Davis, Dean
William M. Dunne, Associate Dean for Research and Technology
Veerle Keppens, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
Masood Parang, Associate Dean for
Academic and Student Affairs
Richard Bennett, Director, Engineering Fundamentals Division

Travis T. Griffin, Director, Engineering Diversity Program
J. Roger Parsons, Director, Engineering Outreach Program
Chris Pionke, Director, Engineering Honors Program

Todd Reeves, Director, Engineering Professional Practice
Margaret Russell, Director, Engineering Advising Services


Engineering Science MS, PhD
    Aerospace Engineering concentration MS, PhD
    Biomedical Engineering concentration MS, PhD
    Civil Engineering concentration MS, PhD
    Energy Science and Engineering concentration PhD only
    Environmental Engineering concentration MS, PhD
    Flight Test Engineering concentration  (UTSI only) MS only
    Mechanical Engineering concentration MS, PhD
Engineering Science MS-MBA


The college had its beginnings in the university when surveying was introduced into the curriculum in 1838. The first two professional degrees, Civil Engineer and Mining Engineer, were established in 1879 at the same time that the Board of Trustees authorized the establishment of a graduate school. Known as Mechanic Arts originally, Engineering became a college in 1904.

The purpose of the College of Engineering is to educate men and women to the high levels of research, technical competence, and social understanding that will enable them to fulfill their responsibilities as professional engineers.

Graduate programs of the College of Engineering provide opportunities for advanced study leading to the Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees. For a listing, consult majors and degrees available on the chart at the front of this catalog.

Research Centers in the College of Engineering are Center for Materials Processing, Center for Transportation Research, Maintenance and Reliability Center (MRC), and the Scintillation Materials Research Center (SMRC).


Detailed minimum university requirements for the doctoral degree are listed at the front of the catalog under the Graduate School. Most departments have additional specific requirements listed in their portion of the catalog. The College of Engineering requires a minimum of 36 hours of graduate course work. Departments, programs, and/or dissertation committees may impose a higher minimum. A minimum of 24 hours of Doctoral Research and Dissertation and a minimum of 72 hours of graduate credit (course work plus research and dissertation) are required.


At the University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI) near Tullahoma, graduate-level courses are offered in engineering fields such as aerospace engineering, biomedical engineering, engineering science, industrial engineering with a concentration in engineering management, and mechanical engineering.  Also offered are courses in physics. All programs lead to the Master of Science degree. Also, PhD programs are available in many of these fields. Information may be obtained from the Admissions Office at the University of Tennessee Space Institute, Tullahoma, Tennessee 37388.


Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

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Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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Industrial and Systems Engineering

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Materials Science and Engineering

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Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering

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Nuclear Engineering

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