2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Aug 26, 2019  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mechanical Engineering Major, PhD


Requirements

All students must complete a minimum of 72 graduate semester credit hours beyond the bachelor’s degree. These must include a minimum of 24 credit hours in Doctoral Research and Dissertation. Specific requirements for required course work are:

  • Students entering with an MS degree will be required to take a minimum of 12 credit hours of graduate course work, exclusive of ME 601 , dissertation credit or seminar courses.
  • Students entering with a BS degree will be required to take a minimum of 42 credit hours of graduate course work, exclusive of ME 601 , dissertation credit or seminar courses.

This course work, including that taken for an MS degree, must include:

  • A minimum of 9 semester credit hours of graduate work in mathematics courses numbered 400 or above with a minimum of 3 credit hours numbered 500 or above. The department may approve other courses with sufficient mathematical content to meet this requirement.
  • A minimum of 21 credit hours of graduate course work in the major in courses numbered 500 and above. The department may approve other departmental courses to meet this requirement.
  • A minimum of 6 semester credit hours of graduate course work is required at the 600 level. These are exclusive of ME 601 , thesis or dissertation credit. The total number of approved course work and dissertation credit hours must meet the university’s requirement of a minimum of 72 credit hours.

Additional requirements for all students include the following.

  • Registration and participation in the graduate seminar in the major program.
  • Meet all departmental examination requirements, which include passing a written and oral comprehensive examination.
  • Presentation of a dissertation proposal to the student’s advisory committee and approval of that proposal by that committee.
  • Successful defense of the dissertation.

 

Energy Science and Engineering concentration


This concentration is offered in collaboration with the Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education (CIRE). The CIRE is a joint effort between the Tickle College of Engineering, other UT colleges, and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The students who wish to pursue this concentration will normally have completed 6 Core credit hours, 3 credit hours of Knowledge Breadth, and 6 credit hours of Knowledge Specialization coursework (minimum 15 credit hours) specified under the Energy Science and Engineering major , (PhD) program section of this catalog.