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    Jan 27, 2023  
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Tickle 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
Kevin Kit, Director, Engineering Honors Program
Todd Reeves, Director, Engineering Professional Practice
Margaret Russell, Director, Engineering Advising Services

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 Tickle 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 Tickle 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 Tickle College of Engineering are Center for Materials Processing, Center for Transportation Research, Reliability and Maintainability Center (RMC), the Scintillation Materials Research Center (SMRC), Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment, Center for Ultra-wide-area Resilent Electric Energy Transmission Networks, and the Joint Institute of Advanced Materials, which is a center shared with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).


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 Tickle 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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