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2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Reliability and Maintainability Engineering Major, MS

A Master of Science degree with a major in reliability and maintainability engineering is offered through an interdepartmental program. Both thesis and non-thesis options are available. See the catalog listings for the appropriate department in the Tickle College of Engineering and the Department of Business Analytics and Statistics for more information about the courses offered. The program can be completed on campus or through distance delivery. The Reliability and Maintainability Engineering Program Director is the contact for all students interested in the reliability and maintainability engineering major.

Concentrations (Optional) and Options Available

Aerospace Engineering — Thesis, Project

Biomedical Engineering — Thesis, Project

Chemical Engineering — Thesis, Project

Computer Engineering — Thesis, Project

Electrical Engineering — Thesis, Project

Industrial Engineering — Thesis, Project

Materials Science and Engineering — Thesis, Project

Mechanical Engineering — Thesis, Project

Nuclear Engineering — Thesis, Project

Campus Code

Knoxville Campus

Distance Education

Admissions Standards/Procedures

Applicants for admission to the MS program with a major in reliability and maintainability engineering are expected to have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited undergraduate program in engineering or physics. Students from other appropriate disciplines (e.g. chemistry, mathematics, etc.) can be admitted but additional engineering courses may be required. Entering students must have, as a minimum, competency in mathematics through ordinary differential equations. Submit online application to Office of Graduate Admissions.

Credit Hours Required

Minimum of 30 graduate credit hours

Required Courses

*Currently offered through distance education. 
All courses are 3 credit hour courses.

Note: For both the thesis and project option, at least two-thirds of the minimum required credit hours must be taken in courses numbered at or above the 500 level.

Additional Course Requirements

  • Concentration Specific Courses: Courses taken for each of the concentrations come from the various subject areas in the Tickle College of Engineering and selected in consultation with the major professor and guidance committee. The concentrations represent the area of research for the thesis or project.
    • Aerospace Engineering
    • Biomedical Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Computer Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Industrial Engineering
    • Materials Science and Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Nuclear Engineering

Non-Course Requirements

  • Thesis Option: A final oral examination covering the thesis and related course work.
  • Project Option: A final oral examination covering the project and related course work.