University of Tennessee, Knoxville - 2016

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Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Mailing Address: College of Engineering
124 Perkins Hall
City: Knoxville
State: TN
Postal Code: 379962000
Country: United States
Phone 865-974-5321
Fax: 865-974-8890
Website: http://www.engr.utk.edu

Head of Institution

Joseph DiPietro
President
Office of the President
University of Tennessee System
800 Andy Holt Tower
Knoxville, TN 379960180
Phone: 865-974-2241
Fax: 865-974-3753
dipietro@utk.edu

Undergraduate Admission Inquiries

Masood Parang
Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs
Engineering Academic and Student Affairs
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
101 Perkins Hall
1506 Middle Dr.
Knoxville, TN 379962011
Phone: 865-974-2454
Fax: 865-974-9879
mparang@utk.edu

Graduate Admission Inquiries

Masood Parang
Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs
Engineering Academic and Student Affairs
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
101 Perkins Hall
1506 Middle Dr.
Knoxville, TN 379962011
Phone: 865-974-2454
Fax: 865-974-9879
mparang@utk.edu

Institution Information

General Information


Type of institution: PUBLIC
Academic Year: SEMESTERS
Setting of Main Engineering Campus URBAN

Main Campus Information

Is the main campus located in a city with a population greater than 100,000?: Yes
Name of this city, or if no, the name of the nearest city of any size?: Knoxville
This city's population (approx.): 185,291
Distance from Main Campus: 0

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 22,139
Total Graduate enrollment: 5,244
Total Professional and other enrollment: 669

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Business, Communications, Law, Liberal arts, Nursing, Architecture, Education, Health, & Human Sciences, Social Work, Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources

Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

UT has a competitive admissions process. Our holistic admissions review process takes many different factors into account.

Freshman admissions decisions are based on:

1. Completion of core academic subjects comprising the 14 units required for college admission:

4 units of English
2 units of algebra
1 unit of geometry
1 unit of trigonometry, calculus, statistics, or other advanced math
1 unit of biology
1 unit of chemistry or physics
1 unit of additional science
1 unit of American history
1 unit of European history, world history, or world geography
2 units of a single foreign language
1 unit of visual or performing arts

2. GPA in these core academic subjects, weighted by UT to reflect honors and dual-enrollment courses (0.5 quality points added), and Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses (1.0 quality points added). UT will use unweighted high school course grades as the basis for the core GPA calculation.

3. Standardized test scores, either ACT or SAT (UT does not require the essay). UT uses "super scoring" and combines test scores from different administrations for a new composite score.

4. Other relevant factors include:

Rigor of your high school curriculum
Difficulty of senior-level course work
Extracurricular or leadership activities
Awards
Special talents or skills
Your personal statement
Letters of recommendation from teachers and counselors

Deadlines: Fall semester admission deadline is November 1 for Early Action priority, December 15 for all applicants. Fall semester scholarship application deadline is December 15 (November 1 for Competitive Scholarships). Admission deadline for Spring term is November 1 and for Summer term is December 15. Application fee is $40.00.

Recommendations

none provided

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

Wayne Davis
Dean of Engineering
College of Engineering
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
124 Perkins Hall
1506 Middle Drive
Knoxville, TN 379962000
Phone: 865-974-5321
Fax: 865-974-8890
wtdavis@utk.edu

Engineering Information

Engineering Degrees Offered

Types of Engineering Degrees

Bachelor's:B.S.
Master's:M.S. with thesis, M.S. without thesis, but with project or report
Doctoral:Ph.D.

Computer Science Degrees Awarded Outside the College/School of Engineering

Engineering Information

Engineering Departments

Engineering Department(s) Degree Granting Level Department Chair Discipline
Biosystems Engineering & Soil Science Both Julie Carrier Biological Engr. and Agricultural Engr.
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Both Bamin Khomami Chemical Engineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering Both Chris Cox Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Both Leon Tolbert Electrical/Computer Engineering
Engineering Fundamentals Undergraduate Richard Bennett Other Engineering Disciplines
Industrial & Systems Engineering Both John Kobza Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Materials Science & Engineering Both Veerle Keppens Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical Engineering Both Matthew Mench Mechanical Engineering
Nuclear Engineering Both Wes Hines Nuclear Engineering
UTSI Graduate Mark Whorton Other Engineering Disciplines

Engineering Information

Research Centers

  • INCOLL - Research center WITHIN the college of engineering
  • INDEPT - Research center WITHIN an engineering department
  • INUNIV - Research center WITHIN university system
  • OUTUNIV - Research center OUTSIDE the university
Center/Lab Discipline Research Class Head Chair
Center for Materials Processing Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering INCOLL Claudia Rawn
Center for Transportation Research Civil Engineering INCOLL David Clarke
Center for Ultra-Wide-Area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Networks Electrical Engineering INCOLL Kevin Tomsovic
Engineering Fundamentals Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL Richard Bennett
Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment Environmental Engineering INCOLL Terry Hazen
Reliability and Maintainability Center Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL Klaus Blache
Scintillation Materials Research Center Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering INCOLL Charles Melcher

Engineering Information

Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Biosystems Engineering & Soil Science Biosystems Engineering (B.S.) Biological Engr. and Agricultural Engr.
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Chemical Engineering (B.S.) Chemical Engineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (B.S.) Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Computer Science (B.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Electrical Engineering (B.S.) Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Computer Engineering (B.S.) Computer Engineering
Engineering Fundamentals Undecided Students Other Engineering Disciplines
Industrial & Systems Engineering Industrial Engineering (B.S.) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Materials Science & Engineering Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.) Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) Biomedical Engineering
Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical Engineering Aerospace Engineering (B.S.) Aerospace Engineering
Nuclear Engineering Nuclear Engineering (B.S.) Nuclear Engineering

Master's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Master's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Biosystems Engineering & Soil Science Biosystems Engineering (M.S.) Biological Engr. and Agricultural Engr.
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Chemical Engineering (M.S.) Chemical Engineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (M.S.) Civil Engineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering Environmental Engineering (M.S.) Environmental Engineering
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Electrical Engineering (M.S.) Electrical/Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Computer Science (M.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Computer Engineering (M.S.) Computer Engineering
Industrial & Systems Engineering Industrial Engineering (M.S.) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Industrial & Systems Engineering Reliability and Maintainability Engineering (M.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Materials Science & Engineering Polymer Engineering (M.S.) Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Materials Science & Engineering Materials Science and Engineering (M.S.) Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical Engineering Aerospace Engineering (M.S.) Aerospace Engineering
Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) Biomedical Engineering
Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical Engineering Engineering Science (M.S.) Engr. Science and Engr. Physics
Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) Mechanical Engineering
Nuclear Engineering Nuclear Engineering (M.S.) Nuclear Engineering
UTSI Aviation Systems (M.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Doctoral Degree Program(s) Discipline
Biosystems Engineering & Soil Science Biosystems Enginering (Ph.D.) Biological Engr. and Agricultural Engr.
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) Chemical Engineering
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Energy Science and Engineering CBE (Ph.D.) Chemical Engineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering Energy Science and Engineering CEE (Ph.D.) Civil Engineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Energy Science and Engineering EECS (Ph.D.) Electrical/Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) Electrical/Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Computer Science (Ph.D.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Industrial & Systems Engineering Industrial Engineering (Ph.D) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Industrial & Systems Engineering Energy Science and Engineering ISE (Ph.D.) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Materials Science & Engineering Energy Science and Engineering MSE (Ph.D.) Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Materials Science & Engineering Materials Science and Engineering (Ph.D.) Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Materials Science & Engineering Polymer Engineering (Ph.D.) Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical Engineering Aerospace Engineering (Ph.D.) Aerospace Engineering
Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical Engineering Engineering Science (Ph.D.) Engr. Science and Engr. Physics
Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical Engineering Energy Science and Engineering MABE (Ph.D.) Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.) Biomedical Engineering
Nuclear Engineering Nuclear Engineering (Ph.D.) Nuclear Engineering
Nuclear Engineering Energy Science and Engineering NE (Ph.D.) Nuclear Engineering

Engineering Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Biosystems Engineering & Soil Science
  1. Bioprocess engineering
  2. Biological systems engineering
  3. Instrumentation, sensor, and control technology for biologic
  4. Machine systems engineering
  5. Soil and water engineering
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
  1. Biomolecular engineering
  2. Sustainable energy
  3. Micro-and nano-structured materials
  4. Energy storage and conversion
  5. Computational materials science and engineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering
  1. Transportation engineering
  2. Construction, materials, & structural engineering
  3. Environmental engineering
  4. Geotechnical and earthquake engineering
  5. Water resources engineering
  6. Energy sciences and engineering
  7. Climate change and impacts
  8. Engineering Science
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
  1. Machine Learning
  2. Microelectronics, Mixed-signal electronics, VLSI, Bioelectronics, Microfluidics
  3. High Performance Scientific and Distributed Computing
  4. Visualization
  5. Neuromorphic Computing
  6. Computer Vision, Robotics, and Image Processing
  7. Power Electronics, Power Systems
  8. Communications, Sensor Networks, Embedded Systems, Internet of Things
  9. Software systems
  10. Cybersecurity
Engineering Fundamentals
  1. Engineering design
  2. Computer methods
  3. Engineering pedagogy
Industrial & Systems Engineering
  1. Operational Excellence / Lean
  2. Transportation, logistics & supply chain modeling
  3. Operations research
  4. Reliability of systems and organizations
  5. Healthcare systems improvement
  6. Engineering Management
Materials Science & Engineering
  1. Polymer chemistry, processing, and characterization
  2. Advanced structural materials
  3. Functional materials (electronic, magnetic & optical)
  4. Nanomaterials science
  5. Computational materials science
  6. Ceramic science and technology
  7. Mechanical behavior of materials
  8. Neutron materials science
  9. Radiation effects in materials
  10. Biomaterials science
Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical Engineering
  1. Micro/Nano-scale science and engineering for bio-systems
  2. Biomedical sensing & imaging
  3. Musculoskatal Biomechanics
  4. Biomaterials science
  5. Heat transfer, combustion and emissions
  6. Electrochemical energy conversion and storage
  7. Additive Manufacturing and rapid prototyping
  8. Robotics & controls
  9. High performance computing
  10. Unsteady aerodynamics
  11. Autonomous control
  12. Fluid-structure interaction
  13. Composite materials
  14. Fracture mechanics
Nuclear Engineering
  1. Nuclear fuels and materials
  2. Nuclear security and safeguards
  3. Nuclear fuel cycles
  4. Nuclear I&C, reliability, and safety
  5. Advanced modeling and simulation
  6. Nuclear criticality safety
  7. Radiological engineering (health physics & medical physics)
  8. Nuclear Fusion Technologies
UTSI
  1. Advanced fluid mechanics, Aero-thermal and Hypersonic aerodynamics and flow structure interactions modeling
  2. Laser based materials processing and modeling of physical simulation
  3. Carbon fiber production, thermal processing, surface activation and carbon fiber composites
  4. Advanced propulsion, including space electric and diagnostic technologies (air-breathing, rocket electric and space)
  5. Thermal management/heat transfer simulations.

Engineering Information

Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

  • Alpha Pi Mu
  • Chi Epsilon
  • Eta Kappa Nu
  • Pi Tau Sigma
  • Sigma Gamma Tau
  • Tau Beta Pi

Local Groups

  • Alpha Epsilon Omega
  • International Electrical Engineering Society
  • Order of the Engineer

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • ACM
  • Air and Waste Management Association
  • Am. Inst. of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Am. Inst. of Chemical Engineers
  • Am. Nuclear Society
  • Am. Soc. of Agricultural Eng.
  • Am. Soc. of Civil Engineers
  • Am. Soc. of Materials
  • Am. Soc. of Mechanical Engineers
  • Biomedical Engineering Society
  • Health Physics Society
  • Inst. of Industrial Engineers
  • Inst. of Transportation Engineers
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Minerals, Metals, and Materials Soc.
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Soc. of Plastics Eng.
  • Soc. of Women Engineers
  • Society of Automotive Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Local Groups

  • Aerospace Education & Research Organization
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • American Society for Engineering Management
  • Engineering Ambassadors
  • Engineers Without Borders
  • Geophysical Engineering Committee/Geo Institute
  • Institute of Nuclear Materials Management
  • Student Government Association

Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers

Local Groups

  • Systers: Women in EECS @ UTK

Other Student Support Programs

The College provides an orientation program for all new students, both freshmen and transfers. The advising of freshmen is done centrally by Engineering Advising Services. Upper-class students are advised by faculty members in the major department.

The College of Engineering hosts a series of summer engineering programs for rising seventh to twelfth grade students each summer. Each program is a one-week residential experience with the exception of MITES7. Our mission is to provide students who show an interest in engineering studies an early exposure to and preparation for scientific study and research.

The Engineering Diversity Programs (EDP) Office strives to increase the number of underrepresented students, including African Americans, Hispanics, Alaskan Natives, Pacific Islanders, and Native Americans, who graduate with engineering degrees.

The Tennessee Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (TLSAMP), a program sponsored by the National Science Foundation, was created to help double the number of underrepresented students attending college and graduating with degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) from eight participating universities and two participating community colleges in Tennessee.

More information on these programs is available at http://www.engr.utk.edu/diversity/.

Engineering Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

Appropriate design projects are incorporated in engineering courses throughout the 4-year curriculum, from the freshman program through the capstone design experiences in the senior year. Many of the capstone design projects involve real problems brought to the classroom by industry.

The College’s new Innovation Collaboration Studio is a maker space to support design project work for both the freshman classes and the junior/senior design projects. It aims to provide resources to engineering students in the form of technology, tools and knowledge particularly for rapid prototyping. In the ICS, students can turn their ideas into projects and through collaboration with staff and other students these projects will become reality.

In addition to design projects specifically related to engineering course requirements, students have a range of opportunities to participate in regional and national design competitions through the student branches of professional societies and other sponsoring organizations. For example, interdisciplinary UT student design teams have been very successful in national competitions related to design, construction, testing, and operation of vehicles using alternative fuels and hybrid electric drive trains. Other design teams have also competed successfully in national design competitions.

Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, established in 1794, is a public, land-grant institution situated by the Tennessee River in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The UT College of Engineering has a long and distinguished tradition, celebrating its 175th year of engineering education in 2013.

The College of Engineering features an enrollment of over 4,400 students in 12 BS, 16 MS, and 13 PhD programs. All undergraduate engineering programs in the college are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (http://www.abet.org), and UT offers many nationally recognized programs. The college’s seven departments and eight research centers generate annual research expenditures in excess of $60 million, and faculty members include many internationally known experts. College facilities are undergoing a major multi-year upgrade, with newly renovated laboratory space in two existing buildings, completion of the Min H. Kao Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Building and the John D. Tickle Engineering Building, and additional facility construction underway that will add laboratory, classroom, and office space.

The UT College of Engineering’s undergraduate programs are supported by an integrated freshman program and dedicated advising services for first year students, including an optional Living and Learning Community; an Engineering Honors Program; a variety of undergraduate research opportunities; advising, scholarship, and career assistance for underrepresented students through the college’s Office of Diversity Programs; and an active Co-Op program through the college’s Office of Professional Practice. College of Engineering graduates are employed in all 50 states and more than 60 countries around the world.

Engineering Information

Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Biosystems Engineering & Soil Science 9 6 2 17
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering 8 5 4 17
Civil & Environmental Engineering 13 3 6 22
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science 22 9 9 40
Engineering Fundamentals 0 0 0 0
Industrial & Systems Engineering 4 1 4 9
Materials Science & Engineering 16 4 2 22
Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical Engineering 11 8 11 30
Nuclear Engineering 7 4 5 16
UTSI 2 5 1 8
Totals: 92 45 44 181

Teaching, Non-Tenure-Track

Engineering Department(s) FT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel PT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Teach. Personnel
Biosystems Engineering & Soil Science 0 0 0 0.00
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering 1 0 1 0.00
Civil & Environmental Engineering 3 2 5 0.50
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science 2 5 7 1.71
Engineering Fundamentals 0 0 0 0.00
Industrial & Systems Engineering 0 5 5 1.70
Materials Science & Engineering 2 3 5 1.05
Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical Engineering 7 4 11 0.68
Nuclear Engineering 0 13 13 1.74
UTSI 2 5 7 0.14
Totals: 17 37 54 7.52

Non-Teaching, Research

Engineering Department(s) Non-Teach. FT Research Personnel Non-Teach. PT Research Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Non-Teach. Research Personnel
Biosystems Engineering & Soil Science 7 1 8 0.18
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering 14 0 14 0.00
Civil & Environmental Engineering 7 13 20 3.74
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science 17 0 17 0.00
Engineering Fundamentals 0 0 0 0.00
Industrial & Systems Engineering 4 0 4 0.00
Materials Science & Engineering 4 7 11 0.24
Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical Engineering 8 5 13 2.88
Nuclear Engineering 13 8 21 0.49
UTSI 5 2 7 0.02
Totals: 79 36 115 7.55

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

  • American Indian or Alaska Native (Am Ind): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
  • Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • Black or African American (B/AfrA): A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Terms such as "Haitian" or "Negro" can be used in addition to "Black or African American."
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (Haw): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
  • Hispanic or Latino (Hisp): A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. The term, "Spanish origin," can be used in addition to "Hispanic or Latino."
  • White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Full Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Biosystems Engineering & Soil Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1 0 0 8 1
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 8 0
Civil & Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 13 0
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 1 0 0 0 13 1 0 0 19 3
Engineering Fundamentals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Industrial & Systems Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Materials Science & Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 8 1 0 0 15 1
Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 11 0
Nuclear Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0
UTSI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Totals: 0 0 2 0 0 0 22 2 1 0 0 0 62 3 0 0 87 5

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Associate Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Biosystems Engineering & Soil Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 6 0
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 4 1
Civil & Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 7 2
Engineering Fundamentals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Industrial & Systems Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Materials Science & Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2
Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 8 0
Nuclear Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0
UTSI 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 4 1
Totals: 0 0 1 0 0 0 15 3 1 0 0 0 22 3 0 0 39 6

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Assistant Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Biosystems Engineering & Soil Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Civil & Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 4 2
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 5 1 0 0 7 2
Engineering Fundamentals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Industrial & Systems Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 1
Materials Science & Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1
Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 9 2
Nuclear Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 4 1
UTSI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Totals: 0 0 0 1 1 0 8 1 3 1 0 0 22 6 0 1 34 10

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

The successful engineering undergraduate candidate will have taken high school courses in fourteen areas:

4 units of English;
2 units of algebra;
1 unit of geometry;
1 unit of advanced math (e.g., precalculus, calculus, trigonometry, statistics)
3 units of natural science (biology I, chemistry or physics, and a third lab science);
1 unit of American history;
1 unit of European history, world history, or world geography;
2 units of a single foreign language;
1 unit of visual or performing arts.

Courses in the above list that were taken as Honors or Dual Enrollment are given an additional half-point quality point, and courses that were taken as Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate are given additional quality point in the calculation of the core GPA.

Note: The University of Tennessee offers very few non-credit courses for correction of math deficiencies. Since you may not take any engineering courses until these deficiencies are corrected, you should make every effort to remove any math deficiencies before arriving at the university. Foreign language deficiencies may be corrected by taking courses at The University of Tennessee, but those courses may not be used to satisfy university graduation requirements and must be taken during the first 2 years at the university.

The College of Engineering has established additional admissions criteria for incoming freshmen. In addition to meeting the admission requirements for the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, students must have a Success Prediction Indicator (SPI) of at least 60.0 and a math ACT of 25 or a math SAT of 620 to be considered for admission to the College of Engineering. The SPI is calculated by adding an individual’s ACT mathematics score to 10 times their high school core unit GPA (based on a 4.0 scale). EXAMPLE: A student with a high school core unit GPA of 3.5 and a mathematics ACT score of 28 would have an SPI of 63 = (28 + 10x3.5). SAT scores are converted to an equivalent ACT score to perform this calculation. Students who wish to pursue an engineering degree at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville but do not meet the SPI criterion may enroll as University Undecided students and complete appropriate mathematics, science, and other courses before applying for admission to the College of Engineering.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

In addition to the College of Engineering admission requirements, other requirements may exist and vary by departments.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

If your native language is not English, you must demonstrate English proficiency unless you are a US citizen or a permanent resident. You can do this by:

a) Receiving a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 523 on the paper-based test, 193 on the computer-based test, or 70 on the internet-based (iBT). UT’s code is 1843

b) Completing the University of Tennessee English Language Institute’s (ELI) core intensive curriculum with a recommendation from the ELI faculty

c) Completing two semesters or three quarters of college-level English composition with a grade of “C” or better at an accredited college or university in the United States

d) Taking the ACT (English score of 21 is required) or SAT (critical reading score of 510 is required). Scores must be received from the Educational Testing Service. Copies are not acceptable.

e) Receiving an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) minimum score of 6.5

f) Completing the ELS 112 intensive program

All F-1 and J-1 visa status students must submit financial documentation. Financial documentation must include a completed Financial Support Statement and an official bank statement reflecting a balance of at least $45,396.00 USD that is dated within the last six months. If your government is sponsoring you, you must submit an official letter from the government stating that they will cover all expenses during your academic studies at The University of Tennessee. All international students must declare a specific major.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Same as regular entrance.

Residency Requirements

Sixty hours of credit toward the bachelor's degree must be completed at an accredited senior college. The final 30 hours must be completed in residence at the University of Tennessee.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

A complete and separate official transcript of all work from each college or university attended should be sent by each institution directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Transfer students who graduated from high school prior to 1989 or with 60 or more semester hours of transferable credit are exempt from high school course unit requirements but are still required to submit a transcript. Other transfer applicants with more than one deficiency in high school course unit requirements are not typically admitted to the University.

If a student has 30 or more transferable hours, the admission decision is based on college GPA in only the course work which will transfer to UT. GPA's must be at least 2.0 as figured by UT for admission.

Engineering students must have a minimum 2.80 cumulative average and a C or better in each of these specified courses or their equivalent: English 101, Chemistry 120, Mathematics 141 (and subsequent courses in the three sequences, if taken). Specific additional requirements vary by department. Students must also have met the 14 core academic requirements from high school.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 66
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 72

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Undergraduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $12,724
Room & Board: $10,238
Books & Supplies: $1,598
Other Expenses: $5,666
Estimated avg. course load per term: 15
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Institution's Own Application Form

Additional Financial Aid Information

Types of financial aid include scholarships, work study, loans and grants. Most Tennessee residents also qualify for the HOPE scholarship.

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 2,672
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 2,257
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 998
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: n/a

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range: 710 550
Reading Range: 670 550
Writing Range:
Combined Range: 1360 1170
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range: 32 27
Composite Range: 32 27

Undergraduate

Enrollments by Class

Undergraduate Engr. Programs Fresh
1st Year
Soph
2nd Year
Junior
3rd Year
Senior
4th/5th Year
Full Time Total Part Time Total
Aerospace Engineering (B.S.) 71 46 25 43 185 5
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) 111 50 32 54 247 5
Biosystems Engineering (B.S.) 14 11 12 22 59 3
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 112 92 89 135 428 32
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 80 59 58 91 288 16
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 74 24 15 36 149 6
Computer Science (B.S.) 110 62 76 100 348 46
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 43 47 43 78 211 29
Industrial Engineering (B.S.) 26 38 31 55 150 14
Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.) 26 28 13 29 96 7
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 169 143 168 221 701 61
Nuclear Engineering (B.S.) 63 36 37 68 204 7
Undecided Students 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 899 636 599 932 3066 231

Freshmen

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Aerospace Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 54 0 2 0 64 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 40 0 1 0 53 0
Women 3 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 42 1 3 0 58 1
Biosystems Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 10 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 4 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 8 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 5 0 3 0 0 0 53 0 2 0 77 0
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 4 0 0 0 26 0 1 0 35 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 54 1 0 0 64 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 16 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 0 8 0 0 0 50 0 3 0 70 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 4 0 4 0 5 0 0 0 10 0 4 0 0 0 68 1 2 0 97 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 13 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 6 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 26 0 1 0 38 0
Women 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 5 0
Industrial Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 12 0 1 0 17 0
Women 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 9 0
Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 11 0 1 0 17 0
Women 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 9 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 2 0 4 0 1 0 10 0 4 0 0 0 121 1 8 0 152 1
Women 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 12 0 1 0 17 0
Nuclear Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 48 0 2 0 55 0
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 8 0
Undecided Students
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 25 0 23 0 42 0 1 0 59 0 37 0 1 0 679 4 32 0 899 4

Sophomores

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Aerospace Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 30 0 2 0 39 0
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 7 0
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 19 0 0 0 24 0
Women 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 17 0 1 0 26 0
Biosystems Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 9 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 4 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 40 0 2 0 57 1
Women 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 29 1 0 0 35 1
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 45 0 0 0 51 0
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 8 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 18 1 1 0 22 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 2 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 2 1 0 0 44 1 1 0 58 2
Women 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 4 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 36 2 1 0 43 2
Women 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 4 1
Industrial Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 18 0 1 0 25 2
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 11 0 0 0 13 1
Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 2 0 0 20 2
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 8 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 7 1 8 0 0 0 106 3 3 0 132 4
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 2 0 11 0
Nuclear Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 21 1 0 0 26 1
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1 0 0 10 1
Undecided Students
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 19 1 31 1 16 0 0 1 32 1 23 2 0 0 500 13 15 0 636 19

Juniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Aerospace Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 18 2 0 0 24 2
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 15 1 1 0 17 1
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 12 1 0 0 15 1
Biosystems Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 9 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 7 0 2 1 0 0 42 5 5 0 63 6
Women 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 22 1 0 0 26 1
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 41 8 2 1 49 9
Women 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 9 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 9 2 0 0 12 2
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 1 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 53 6 4 0 68 6
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 8 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 26 5 1 0 38 6
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 5 2
Industrial Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 16 2 0 0 17 2
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 1 0 14 0
Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 9 0
Women 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 4 1
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 7 0 6 0 0 0 128 15 4 2 151 17
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 15 1 0 1 17 4
Nuclear Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 24 1 0 0 30 1
Women 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 7 2
Undecided Students
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 12 0 27 1 19 0 0 0 29 2 19 1 1 0 473 55 19 4 599 63

Seniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Aerospace Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 26 3 3 0 37 3
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 6 0
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 27 0 0 0 34 0
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 18 1 0 0 20 2
Biosystems Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 3 0 0 18 3
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 11 1 0 0 0 0 71 10 1 0 91 11
Women 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 1 2 1 0 0 36 9 1 1 44 12
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 64 4 0 0 73 5
Women 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 1 0 0 18 1
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 3 0 3 1 0 0 24 1 0 0 35 2
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 1 0 3 3 2 0 0 0 10 2 5 2 0 0 64 22 3 2 88 31
Women 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 7 2 1 1 12 6
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 60 16 0 0 71 17
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 7 1
Industrial Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 33 6 0 0 38 7
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 10 2 1 0 17 2
Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 20 3 2 0 27 4
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 8 0 4 0 6 2 1 0 7 2 5 1 0 0 152 25 4 1 187 31
Women 0 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 25 3 0 0 34 4
Nuclear Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 52 1 0 0 59 2
Women 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 9 0
Undecided Students
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 18 2 36 4 30 4 1 0 48 8 36 9 1 0 745 113 17 5 932 145

Undergraduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Aerospace Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 23 0 27 25 2
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 22 1 27 20 7
Biosystems Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 1 9 6 3
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 0 3 1 0 3 3 0 46 2 58 45 13
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 63 2 70 59 11
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 21 1 24 22 2
Computer Science (B.S.) 0 1 1 0 3 1 0 53 4 63 62 1
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 3 1 2 0 2 1 0 40 1 50 41 9
Industrial Engineering (B.S.) 1 1 1 0 1 2 0 19 3 28 19 9
Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 12 0 13 12 1
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 3 1 1 0 2 4 0 107 2 120 109 11
Nuclear Engineering (B.S.) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 25 3 30 22 8
Undecided Students 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 10 7 10 0 15 19 0 438 20 519 442 77

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Aerospace Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 21 2 0 0 27
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 17 5 0 1 27
Biosystems Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 3 1 0 9
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 3 0 0 0 35 11 2 0 58
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 53 10 1 1 70
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 2 1 0 24
Computer Science (B.S.) 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 53 0 4 0 63
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 34 6 1 0 50
Industrial Engineering (B.S.) 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 13 6 2 1 28
Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1 0 0 13
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 3 1 0 0 99 8 1 1 120
Nuclear Engineering (B.S.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 18 7 2 1 30
Undecided Students 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 8 2 5 2 8 2 0 0 11 4 18 1 0 0 377 61 15 5 519

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

None.

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded

Undergraduate

Program Comparisons

  • ABET - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • CEAB - Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board
Degree Program ABET/CEAB Accred. Nominal Program Length
(yrs.)
Average Program Length
(yrs.)
Time: Day/Even./
Both
Co-op: None/Opt./
Required
Grads in Co-op Progs.
Aerospace Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.60 Day Optional 9
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.50 Day Optional 4
Biosystems Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.80 Day Optional 3
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.60 Day Optional 34
Civil Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.40 Day Optional 16
Computer Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Day Optional 8
Computer Science (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.30 Day Optional 8
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.50 Day Optional 30
Industrial Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.80 Day Optional 15
Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.50 Day Optional 6
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.80 Day Optional 75
Nuclear Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.60 Day Optional 11
Undecided Students no 0.00 0.00 Both None

Graduate

Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

College requires GRE for PhD candidates and MS students pursuing research thesis.

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

College requires GRE for PhD candidates and MS students pursuing research thesis. Other requirements vary by department.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Applicants whose native language is not English are required to take and pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Passing marks are 550, 213, 80, and 6.5 for paper-based, computer-based, internet-based (iBT) TOEFL, and IELTS respectively. Official scores must be received directly from the appropriate testing service. The University of Tennessee’'s score reporting code for TOEFL is 1843. The score must not be older than two years. Applicants who have received a degree from an accredited US institution in the past two years are exempt from the TOEFL or IELTS requirement. This test determines if more English is needed and, if so, at what level.

All departments also require results from the GRE general test plus graduate rating forms from references.

All F-1 and J-1 visa status students must submit financial documentation to demonstrate that they have adequate financial resources to provide for their expenses and the expenses of dependents. Financial documentation must include a completed Financial Support Statement and an official bank statement reflecting a balance of at least $61,898.00 USD that is dated within the last six months. If your government is sponsoring you, you must submit an official letter from the government stating that they will cover all expenses during your academic studies at The University of Tennessee. A graduate appointment within the college may provide a significant portion of the required finances.

Residency Requirements

Two consecutive semesters in residence for PhD program only.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Same as UTK admission requirements.

Graduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Graduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $12,834
Room & Board: $12,780
Books & Supplies: $1,880
Other Expenses: $6,180
Estimated avg. course load per term: 9
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Institution's Own Application Form

Graduate

New Applicants

New Graduate Applicants

A. Number of graduate applicants to the engineering college: 1,284
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 445
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 248

Graduate

Enrollments by Class

Master's

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Aerospace Engineering (M.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 14 6 1 0 20 6
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1
Aviation Systems (M.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 9 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Biosystems Engineering (M.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 1
Women 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1
Chemical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Civil Engineering (M.S.)
Men 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 20 28 0 1 27 35
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 10 0 0 4 11
Computer Engineering (M.S.)
Men 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 3 0 0 12 3
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science (M.S.)
Men 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 14 5 0 0 14 7
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 1
Electrical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 16 5 1 0 29 6
Women 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 8 0
Engineering Science (M.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Environmental Engineering (M.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 0 0 3 6
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 1 0 7 1
Industrial Engineering (M.S.)
Men 18 3 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 19 31 1 0 40 38
Women 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 7 5 0 0 15 9
Materials Science and Engineering (M.S.)
Men 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 3
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 15 11 0 0 20 13
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Nuclear Engineering (M.S.)
Men 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 11 8 0 0 17 8
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Polymer Engineering (M.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Reliability and Maintainability Engineering (M.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 10
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Totals: 58 9 2 2 8 4 2 0 14 7 5 11 0 0 156 133 5 1 250 167

Doctoral

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Aerospace Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 6 4
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 9 1
Women 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 7 0
Biosystems Enginering (Ph.D.)
Men 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 2
Women 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 13 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 1 1 0 34 1
Women 11 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 15 0
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 38 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 3 0 0 46 4
Women 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 21 1
Computer Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 16 1
Women 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 6 1
Computer Science (Ph.D.)
Men 16 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 12 4 1 0 34 6
Women 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 11 1
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 67 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 12 3 0 0 81 5
Women 25 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 28 1
Energy Science and Engineering CBE (Ph.D.)
Men 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 8 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Energy Science and Engineering CEE (Ph.D.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 6 0
Energy Science and Engineering EECS (Ph.D.)
Men 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0
Energy Science and Engineering ISE (Ph.D.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Energy Science and Engineering MABE (Ph.D.)
Men 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Energy Science and Engineering MSE (Ph.D.)
Men 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Energy Science and Engineering NE (Ph.D.)
Men 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 9 0
Women 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 5 0
Engineering Science (Ph.D.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Industrial Engineering (Ph.D)
Men 21 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 6 12 0 0 30 19
Women 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 1
Materials Science and Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 26 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 25 1 0 0 55 1
Women 10 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 19 1
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 34 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 16 6 1 0 60 6
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
Nuclear Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 11 0 3 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 45 11 2 0 67 14
Women 4 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 13 2
Polymer Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 342 11 31 5 20 1 0 0 10 3 4 3 0 0 212 53 6 0 625 76

Graduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Aerospace Engineering (M.S.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 8 7 1
Aviation Systems (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 6 3 3
Biosystems Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 4 3 1
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 2 2
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 2 1 2 0 1 0 0 20 1 27 24 3
Computer Engineering (M.S.) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 6 5 1
Computer Science (M.S.) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 8 5 3
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 5 1 0 0 2 0 0 5 0 13 10 3
Engineering Science (M.S.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 0
Environmental Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 4 0
Industrial Engineering (M.S.) 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 19 0 26 22 4
Materials Science and Engineering (M.S.) 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 14 0 19 15 4
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 13 1 18 16 2
Nuclear Engineering (M.S.) 3 3 2 0 0 1 0 24 0 33 27 6
Polymer Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Reliability and Maintainability Engineering (M.S.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 3 0
Totals: 28 10 5 1 6 2 0 126 3 181 148 33

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Aerospace Engineering (M.S.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 1 0 8
Aviation Systems (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 6
Biosystems Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 18 2 1 0 27
Computer Engineering (M.S.) 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 6
Computer Science (M.S.) 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 8
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 13
Engineering Science (M.S.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Environmental Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Industrial Engineering (M.S.) 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 15 4 0 0 26
Materials Science and Engineering (M.S.) 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 13 1 0 0 19
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 11 2 1 0 18
Nuclear Engineering (M.S.) 2 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 19 5 0 0 33
Polymer Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Reliability and Maintainability Engineering (M.S.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3
Totals: 21 7 7 3 4 1 1 0 6 0 1 1 0 0 105 21 3 0 181

Master's Degree Programs

Master's Degree Program Degree Type
Master's w/ Thesis Master's w/o Thesis or with Proj./Report Program Totals
Aerospace Engineering (M.S.) 5 3 8
Aviation Systems (M.S.) 0 0 0
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) 5 1 6
Biosystems Engineering (M.S.) 4 0 4
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 0 4 4
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 8 19 27
Computer Engineering (M.S.) 4 2 6
Computer Science (M.S.) 2 6 8
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 8 5 13
Engineering Science (M.S.) 0 2 2
Environmental Engineering (M.S.) 3 1 4
Industrial Engineering (M.S.) 5 21 26
Materials Science and Engineering (M.S.) 9 10 19
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 7 11 18
Nuclear Engineering (M.S.) 13 20 33
Polymer Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0
Reliability and Maintainability Engineering (M.S.) 1 2 3
Totals: 74 107 181

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Aerospace Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0
Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.) 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 6 4 2
Biosystems Enginering (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 7 5 2
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1
Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 9 8 1
Computer Science (Ph.D.) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 6 6 0
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) 14 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 19 14 5
Energy Science and Engineering CBE (Ph.D.) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Energy Science and Engineering CEE (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Energy Science and Engineering EECS (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Energy Science and Engineering ISE (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Energy Science and Engineering MABE (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Energy Science and Engineering MSE (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Energy Science and Engineering NE (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Science (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Industrial Engineering (Ph.D) 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 7 3 4
Materials Science and Engineering (Ph.D.) 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 10 8 2
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 5 1
Nuclear Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 9 0 13 9 4
Polymer Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Totals: 55 4 1 0 4 1 0 25 0 90 68 22

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Aerospace Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6
Biosystems Enginering (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 7
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 9
Computer Science (Ph.D.) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 6
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) 9 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 19
Energy Science and Engineering CBE (Ph.D.) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Energy Science and Engineering CEE (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Energy Science and Engineering EECS (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Energy Science and Engineering ISE (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Energy Science and Engineering MABE (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Energy Science and Engineering MSE (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Energy Science and Engineering NE (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Science (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Industrial Engineering (Ph.D) 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 7
Materials Science and Engineering (Ph.D.) 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 10
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6
Nuclear Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 3 0 0 13
Polymer Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Totals: 39 16 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 22 3 0 0 90

Graduate

Research Expenditures

Expenditures by Research Department

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Engineering Department External Funding Source
Biosystems Engineering & Soil Science
Total#: 70 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $2,153,000 Industry: $278,000 Priv/Non: $152,000
State: $93,000 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $2,676,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Total#: 72 Foreign: $16,000 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $3,237,000 Industry: $171,000 Priv/Non: $468,000
State: $36,000 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $3,928,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Total#: 187 Foreign: $185,000 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $4,846,000 Industry: $240,000 Priv/Non: $551,000
State: $1,496,000 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $7,318,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Total#: 227 Foreign: $65,000 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $14,764,000 Industry: $1,856,000 Priv/Non: $807,000
State: $15,000 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $17,507,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Industrial & Systems Engineering
Total#: 51 Foreign: $332,000 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $371,000 Industry: $244,000 Priv/Non: $30,000
State: $70,000 Local: $-10,000 Total Expn.: $1,037,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Materials Science & Engineering
Total#: 141 Foreign: $26,000 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $7,138,000 Industry: $329,000 Priv/Non: $1,015,000
State: $289,000 Local: $1,000 Total Expn.: $8,798,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical Engineering
Total#: 163 Foreign: $76,000 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $3,182,000 Industry: $2,208,000 Priv/Non: $702,000
State: $106,000 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $6,274,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Nuclear Engineering
Total#: 165 Foreign: $100,000 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $8,360,000 Industry: $492,000 Priv/Non: $938,000
State: $26,000 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $9,916,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
UTSI
Total#: 43 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $1,149,000 Industry: $471,000 Priv/Non: $55,000
State: $901,000 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $2,576,000
Totals:
Total#: 1119 Foreign: $800,000 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $45,200,000 Industry: $6,289,000 Priv/Non: $4,718,000
State: $3,032,000 Local: $-9,000 Total Expn.: $60,030,000

Expenditures by Research Center

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Materials Processing
Total#: 8 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $210,000 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $140,000
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $350,000
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Transportation Research
Total#: 73 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $2,941,000 Industry: $21,000 Priv/Non: $88,000
State: $3,788,000 Local: $155,000 Total Expn.: $6,993,000
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Ultra-Wide-Area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Networks
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Engineering Fundamentals
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment
Total#: 19 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $938,000 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $168,000
State: $514,000 Local: $90,000 Total Expn.: $1,710,000
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Reliability and Maintainability Center
Total#: 4 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $273,000 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $610,000
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $883,000
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Scintillation Materials Research Center
Total#: 5 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $276,000 Industry: $443,000 Priv/Non: $7,000
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $726,000
Totals:
Total#: 109 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $4,638,000 Industry: $464,000 Priv/Non: $1,013,000
State: $4,302,000 Local: $245,000 Total Expn.: $10,662,000


Grand Totals:
Total#: 1228 Foreign: $800,000 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $49,838,000 Industry: $6,753,000 Priv/Non: $5,731,000
State: $7,334,000 Local: $236,000 Total Expn.: $70,692,000

The following text was offered to each school as a guideline for the calculation of externally-funded research expenditures:

Include all expenditures associated with grants and contracts specifically budgeted for externally sponsored research and associated programs and expenditures associated with all gifts auditably used for research. Include expended funds provided by the following external sources:

  1. Federal Government
  2. State Government
  3. Foreign Governments
  4. Industry
  5. Non-Profit Organizations (e.g. foundations)
  6. Individuals
  7. Local Government

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Only State government funds that were obtained competitively or as matching funds associated with other externally funded programs should be included. State funds that are part of the normal operating budget should not be included regardless of purpose.

For all joint or contracted projects or sub-projects, only the portion of the center research performed by faculty, staff, and students of the affiliated engineering school should be credited to that school. Expenditures for capital costs of research laboratory building construction should not be included.

Expenditures for research laboratory renovations should not be included unless the renovation funds expended came from grants and contracts expressly intended for the direct support of engineering research.

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Graduate

Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Biosystems Engineering & Soil Science

Developing bioenergy and bioproduct processes, from harvesting and handling to extraction and production; developing sensors, instrumentation systems, and analytical tools for monitoring human, animal, plant, and ecosystem health, and for developing sustainable agriculture; describing interactions between materials and soil matrices in terms of biological activity and biogeochemistry, including nutrient cycling, carbon sequestration, and the impact of those cycles on climate change ; developing tools and techniques to improve stormwater management, including hydrological monitoring and modeling, soil erosion estimation and control, Low Impact Development, and protection of urban and rural water quality; improving precision agriculture technology in terms of soil-machine interactions and spray technology; characterizing off-road vehicle mobility and safety.  

Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Engineering of soft, functional, and structural materials, computational material engineering and science, complex fluids, molecular modeling and simulations, molecular and cellular bioengineering and nanobiotechnology, computational bioengineering and biophysics, system and synthetic biology, energy conversion and storage, photovoltaic and photocatalytic materials, bio-fuels. Catalysis and surface sciences, membrane sciences and technolgoy, ionic liquids.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Transportation safety and traffic operations; structural health monintoring; testing, behavior, and modeling of highway and construction materials; geotechnical and earthquake engineering; air pollution dispersion modeling; water and wastewater treatment; fate and transport of contaminants and groundwater hydrology; erosion and sediment transport; behavior of multi-fuctional infrastructure materials - nano to macro scale; climate change and engineering impact on environment.

Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Computer engineering: networks, image and information processing, embedded systems, reconfigurable computing, microelectronics, VLSI, computer vision, and robotics. Computer Science: scientific computation, parallel processing, bioinformatics, visualization, machine intelligence, genetic algorithms, software engineering, graph theory, image processing, graphical user interfaces, distributed computing, networking, high performance computing, data analytics, cybersecurity. Electrical Engineering: antennas, communications, control systems, electronics, embedded systems, electromagnetics, microwaves, MEMS/NEMS, power electronics, power systems.

Industrial & Systems Engineering

Transportation, logistics and Supply chain modeling, operations research applied to the healthcare and auto industry, dependability and reliability of systems and organizations, Integration of reliability principles with lean systems, data mining, new product developmental and engineering management entrepreneurship.

Materials Science & Engineering

Advanced structural materials; functional materials (electronic, magnetic & optical); mechanical behavior; nanoindentation; neutron materials science; laser processing; polymer processing and characterization; welding and joining; radiation effects in materials.

Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical Engineering

Additive manufacturing; electrochemical energy conversion and storage; fluid structure interaction; human networking; bio-inspired design and propulsion; plasma dynamics; Micro/nano fluidics and heat transfer; Nanomechanics, nanomaterials, and nanotechnology; robotics and automation; inverse problems in heat transfer, sensors; electromechanical actuators; automotive systems, alternative fuels, emissions control ; computational fluid dynamics, computational solid mechanics; nonlinear and passivity controls, . Atmospheric re-entry mechanics, hybrid rocket propulsion, laser induced plasma spectroscopy and unsteady aerodynamics and aeroelasticity . Biomechanics, total joint replacement engineering and analysis, in vivo bio-sensing, bio-imaging, bio-robotics, RF surgical navigation, bone structure characterization, bio-materials, cell and micro,nano-scale science and engineering for bio-systems.

Nuclear Engineering

Nuclear fuels and materials, nuclear security, health physics, medical physics, radiation detection and safeguards, nuclear fuel cycles, advanced modeling and simulation, nuclear criticality safety, reactor safety and thermalhydraulics, instrumentation and controls,nuclear fusion technology, reactor physics and design, reliability and maintainability.

UTSI

Advanced aerodynamics, aerothermodynamics, hypersonics and fluid mechanics including air-breathing, rocket and space propulsion; space environment research; advanced flight control/in-flight simulation; smart structures and advanced sensors; atmospheric monitoring and airborne sensing; materials processing utilizing lasers; direct metal deposition, nanomaching, single molecule spectroscopy and chemotaxis in micro- and nanofluidics nano-fluidic channels; molecular imprinted polymers; chemical sensors; carbon fiber production; carbon based composite materials and surface activation research and development.

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Center for Materials Processing

The Center for Materials Processing (CMP) is a state Center of Excellence focusing on the science and technology associated with materials processing and supports teaching and conducting basic and applied research emphasizing relationships between processing, structure on various scales, and properties of all classes of materials. The CMP supports graduate and undergraduate students in reseach focusing on improving existing processing and synthesis techniques and developing new materials and technologies. The CMP also fosters interdisciplinary activities and establishes partnerships with industries and other institutions as appropriate. Research areas include welding and joining, polymer engineering and processing, biomaterials, radiation effects, and crystal growth.

Center for Transportation Research

The Center for Transportation Research is nationally and internationally known for its research and training in a variety of fields, especially transportation safety. The center has over 65 regular staff of its own in addition to the faculty and students from various academic departments who work on Center projects. The Center's research sponsors include Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee Department of Transportation, Tennessee Department of Safety, and several private corporations.

Center for Ultra-Wide-Area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Networks

CURENT is developing technologies to allow reliable operation of the electric transmission infrastructure across vast distances and over multiple time scales. CURENT’s emphasis is on real-time information and intelligence for a resilient electric grid by adopting new technologies for system wide measurements, high power electronics based actuation, control methodologies, large system modeling and simulation.

Engineering Fundamentals

The Engineering Fundamentals conducts research in the area of engineering education, particularly in the areas of pedagogy and retention. The primary sponsor is the National Science Foundation.

Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment

The Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment (ISSE) seeks to promote the development of policies, technologies, and educational programs that cut across multiple disciplines, engage the university’s research faculty and staff, and grow in response to pressing environmental and security issues facing the state, the nation, and the globe. ISSE’s specialized centers, programs, and initiatives address a range of issues that fall under the broad rubric of sustainability.

Reliability and Maintainability Center

The Reliability and Maintainability Center (RMC) is an industry-sponsored center dedicated to improved industrial productivity and safety through advances in maintenance and reliability engineering. The RMC activities include an academic program for engineering students, a graduate studies program for professionals working in the field, a research and technology assessment program, an information transfer program to facilitate information exchange throughout industry, and a business management methods development program. About 50 U.S. corporations currently support the RMC program.

Scintillation Materials Research Center

Experimental and theoretical approaches to materials discovery and materials engineering; single crystal growth via Czochralski and directional solidification techniques; structural, thermodynamic, and functional characterization of scintillation materials; energy migration and non-proportionality mechanisms in scintillation materials; scale-up of materials synthesis for applications in medical imaging, homeland security, and energy.

Graduate

Subject Areas of Research

Subject Areas

  • Additive manufacturing
  • Advanced structural materials
  • Aerodynamics, fluid mechanics, aerothermodynamics and flow structure interactions
  • Air pollution control technologies
  • Automotive systems and alternate fuels
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomechanics
  • Biosensors and bioimaging
  • Catalysis and surface sciences
  • Ceramic science and technology
  • Climate change and engineering impact on environment
  • Combinatorial optimization
  • Combustion, emissions, and stability
  • Communications
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Computational materials science
  • Computational mechanics
  • Computational mechanics; fluids and solids including cracks propagation modeling
  • Computer architecture
  • Computer networks
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data analytics
  • Data structures and algorithms
  • Design of lean, reliable systens
  • Electrochemical energy conversion and storage
  • Electromagnetics and microwaves
  • Electronics and RF circuits and devices
  • Embedded systems
  • Energy Storage and Conversion Devices, Bio-Fuels
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering of soft, functional and structural materials
  • Environmental sampling, monitoring, and restoration
  • Fluid-structure interaction
  • Functional materials electronic, magnetic & optical
  • GPS/GIS applications
  • Geohydrologic investigations and monitoring
  • Geotechnical and earthquake engineering
  • High temperature materials
  • Human-robot interaction
  • Image processing
  • Instrumentation, sensors and controls
  • Laser processing and spectroscopic characterization
  • Mechanical behavior of materials
  • Micro/nano-scale science and engineering for bio-systems
  • Molecular and cellular bioengineering
  • Molecular modeling and simulations
  • Multi-functional composites and mechanics of materials
  • Nano/micro fluids
  • Nanomaterials science
  • Neutron scattering materials science
  • Nonpoint source pollution control
  • Nuclear I&C, reliability, and safety
  • Nuclear fuel cycles
  • Nuclear fuels and materials
  • Nuclear security and non-proliferation
  • Operations research in the healthcare industry
  • Plasma and electric propulsion modeling; physical and numerical simulations
  • Plasma dynamics
  • Polymer chemistry, processing, and characterization
  • Polymer fiber formation and non-woven materials; carbon fiber reinforced composites
  • Power electronics
  • Power systems
  • Precision agriculture technology
  • Processing of biological materials
  • Radiation effects in materials
  • Radiological engineering
  • Robotics and automation
  • Scientific computation
  • Soil erosion prediction and control
  • Structures and vibrations
  • Thermal science
  • Transportation system planning and design
  • Transportation, logistics, & supply chain modeling
  • Visualization
  • Waste management and utilization

Graduate

Dual Degrees

Graduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

The colleges of engineering and business administration jointly offer an integrated program leading to conferral of an MBA degree and an MS degree with a major in any of the Master's programs offered in the College of Engineering. The two-year program requires 60 semester hours of coursework. During the first academic year, students enroll in the MBA core program. An industrial problem project is completed during the summer (midway through the program) as part of a compulsory summer internship in industry. The second academic year will focus on engineering courses. Applicants must be accepted to both the MBA program and the appropriate MS program.

Graduate

Student Appointments

Appointments by Department

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Department Fellowships TA RA Other Total Appts.
Biosystems Engineering & Soil Science
Appointments: 1 0 10 0 11
Stipends: $417 $0 $1,241 $0
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Appointments: 4 16 37 0 57
Stipends: $2,115 $1,650 $2,027 $0
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Appointments: 9 26 76 0 111
Stipends: $982 $550 $1,744 $0
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Appointments: 24 61 152 23 260
Stipends: $1,917 $774 $1,641 $300
Industrial & Systems Engineering
Appointments: 4 15 23 0 42
Stipends: $2,083 $1,637 $1,598 $0
Materials Science & Engineering
Appointments: 3 22 70 0 95
Stipends: $1,819 $1,459 $2,077 $0
Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical Engineering
Appointments: 8 40 78 0 126
Stipends: $2,114 $574 $1,394 $0
Nuclear Engineering
Appointments: 22 16 75 0 113
Stipends: $2,495 $750 $1,940 $0
UTSI
Appointments: 1 0 23 0 24
Stipends: $208 $0 $1,761 $0
All Total Appointments 76 196 544 23 839

Appointments by Research Center

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Graduate Research Center Fellowships RA Other Total Appts.
Center for Materials Processing
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Center for Transportation Research
Appointments: 0 2 0 2
Stipends: $0 $1,750 $0
Center for Ultra-Wide-Area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Networks
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Engineering Fundamentals
Appointments: 0 0 19 19
Stipends: $0 $0 $1,778
Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Reliability and Maintainability Center
Appointments: 0 0 1 1
Stipends: $0 $0 $3,333
Scintillation Materials Research Center
Appointments: 0 4 0 4
Stipends: $0 $2,050 $0
All Total Appointments 0 6 20 26