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2010-2011 Graduate Catalog 
2010-2011 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Dayakar Penumadu, Head
Chris D. Cox,
Director of Graduate Studies

Bennett, R.M. (Director, Engage Engineering Fundamentals Division), PhD, PE - Illinois
Burdette, E.G. (Fred N. Peebles Professor), PhD, PE - Illinois
Cox, C.D. (Associate Head), PhD, PE - Penn State
Davis, W.T. (Dean), PhD - Tennessee
Loeffler, F. (Governor’s Chair Professor), PhD, Harburg (Germany)
Penumadu, D. (Fred N. Peebles Professor), (JIAM Chair of Excellence), PhD - Georgia Tech
Reed, G.D. (Associate Vice Chancellor), PhD, PE - Arkansas
Associate Professors
Fu, J., PhD - North Carolina State
Gentry, R. (President, University of Tennessee Research Foundation), PhD, PE - Memphis
Han, L.D., PhD - California (Berkeley)
Huang, B., PhD, PE - Louisiana State
Ma, Z., PhD, PE - Nebraska
Miller, T.L., PhD, PE - Tennessee
Richards, S.H., PhD, PE - Tennessee
Robinson, K.G., PhD - Virginia Tech
Schwartz, J., PhD, PE - Illinois
Assistant Professors
Agnihotri, S., PhD - Illinois
Attard, T.L., PhD - Arizona State
Cherry, C., PhD - California (Berkeley)
He, Q., PhD - Illinois
Tootle, G., PhD - Nevada (Las Vegas)
Zhao, Q., PhD - California (Berkeley)
Emeriti Faculty
Chatterjee, A., PhD, PE - North Carolina State
Deatherage, J.H., PhD, PE - Tennessee
Goodpasture, D.W., PhD, PE - Illinois
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    
  Geotechnical/Materials Engineering     
  Public Works Engineering    
  Structural Engineering    
  Transportation Engineering    
Civil Engineering   MS-MBA
Environmental Engineering   MS-MBA
Environmental Engineering   MS
  Water Resources Engineering    


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.

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.


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