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    University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    Sep 28, 2022  
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Chris D. Cox, Head
Khalid Alshibli, Director of Graduate Studies

Alshibli, K.A. (Associate Head for Graduate Programs), PhD, PE – Colorado
Bennett, R.M. (Director, Engage Engineering Fundamentals Division), PhD, PE – Illinois
Burdette, E.G. (Fred N. Peebles Professor), PhD, PE – Illinois
Cox, C.D. (Robert M. Condra Professor), PhD, PE – Penn State
Davis, W.T. (Dean), PhD – Tennessee
Eighmy, T.T. (Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement), PhD – New Hampshire
Fu, J., PhD – North Carolina State
Han, L.D., PhD – California (Berkeley)
Hazen, T.C. (Governor’s Chair Professor), PhD – Wake Forest
Huang, B. (Edwin G. Burdette Professor), PhD, PE – Louisiana State
Khattak, A.J. (Beaman Professor), PhD – Northwestern
Loeffler, F. (Governor’s Chair Professor), PhD, – Harburg (Germany)
Ma, Z., PhD, PE – Nebraska
Nambisan, S., PhD – California (Berkeley)
Papanicolaou, T. (Goodrich Chair Professor), PhD – Virginia Tech
Penumadu, D. (Fred N. Peebles Professor), (JIAM Chair of Excellence), PhD – Georgia Tech
Schwartz, J. (Associate Head for Undergraduate Programs), PhD, PE – Illinois

Associate Professors
Cherry, C., PhD – California (Berkeley)
El-adaway, I.H., PhD – Iowa State
He, Q., PhD – Illinois

Assistant Professors
Carter, K.E., PhD – Arizona
Hathaway, J.M., PhD, PE – North Carolina State
Palomino, A.M., PhD – Georgia Tech
Rashidi, A., PhD – Georgia Tech
Truster, T., PhD – Illinois
Wierschem, N.E., PhD – Illinois

Amoah, J., PhD, PE – Florida State
Retherford, J., PhD, PE – Vanderbilt

Emeriti Faculty
Chatterjee, A., PhD, PE – North Carolina State
Deatherage, J.H., PhD, PE – Tennessee
Goodpasture, D.W., PhD, PE – Illinois
Reed, G.D., PhD, PE – Arkansas
Robinson, R.B., PhD, PE – Iowa State
Tschantz, B.A., ScD, PE – New Mexico State
Wegmann, F.J., PhD – Northwestern

Civil Engineering   MS, PhD
    Construction Engineering concentration    
  Geotechnical/Materials Engineering concentration     
  Public Works Engineering concentration    
  Structural Engineering concentration    
  Transportation Engineering concentration    
  Climate Impacts Engineering concentration   PhD only
  Energy Science and Engineering concentration   PhD only
  Environmental Engineering concentration   PhD only
  Water Resources Engineering concentration   PhD only
Civil Engineering   MS-MBA
Environmental Engineering   MS-MBA
Environmental Engineering   MS
  Water Resources Engineering concentration    


Five-Year BS-MS Program

Civil Engineering (BS)
Civil Engineering or Environmental Engineering (MS)

The department offers a 5-year BS-MS program with a BS (major in civil engineering) and an MS (major in civil engineering or environmental engineering) for qualified students. The primary component of the program is that qualified students may take up to 6 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 3.4 in required course work. Conditional admission to the 5-year program may be granted after completion of 64 hours of required course work, while full admission may be granted after the completion of 96 hours of required course work with a minimum GPA of 3.4.
  • Admission must be approved by the department and the Graduate School.
  • Students must at least be conditionally admitted to the program prior to taking courses that receive credit for both the BS and MS degrees. All courses taken for graduate credit must be approved by the director of graduate studies. 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.
  • Students will not be eligible for assistantships until they are enrolled as graduate-level students in the Graduate School.

Interdisciplinary Graduate Minor in Computational Science (IGMCS)

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering participates in the interdisciplinary graduate minor in computational science (IGMCS) program. Any student pursuing a MS or PhD with a major in civil engineering or an MS with a major in environmental engineering can receive a minor in computational science by completing the appropriate IGMCS requirements. For additional information, see the description of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Minor in Computational Science  listed under Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science or visit the IGMCS website at The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering also contributes courses to the IGMCS program curriculum.

Environmental Policy Minor

The department participates in a program designed to give graduate students an opportunity to develop an interdisciplinary specialization in environmental policy. See Environmental Policy Minor  for program description.

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