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Degrees & Certificates

The Tickle College of Engineering offers many degrees across a wide range of engineering disciplines. Several master’s-level programs and graduate certificates are available through fully online coursework and are taught by the same faculty and are governed by the same high academic standards and regulations as traditional, in-person classes.

Bachelor of Science

Master of Science

Doctor of Philosophy

Aerospace

Engineering


Biomedical

Engineering


*Biosystems

Engineering


Chemical

Engineering


Civil

Engineering


computer

Engineering


computer

Science


**Data Science &

Engineering

PhD


Electrical

Engineering


Engineering

Science

MS

PhD


Environmental

Engineering

MS


**Energy Science &

Engineering

PhD


Industrial

Engineering


Materials SCience &

Engineering


Mechanical

Engineering


Ms-mba

Program (includes options for all disciplines)

MS


Nuclear

Engineering


Reliability & Maintainability

Engineering

MS


*Degrees offered through the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

**Degrees offered through the Bredesen Center

For additional information, visit the UT Undergraduate Catalog or UT Graduate Catalog.

Online Master’s Degrees

The college offers graduate degree programs via the Office of Online and Digital Programs, allowing motivated individuals an opportunity to further their engineering education without attending classes on campus. These online courses are taught by the same faculty and are governed by the same high academic standards and regulations as traditional classes. Visit the Office of Online Learning & Academic Programs for more information about applying, studying at UT remotely, full course directories, tuition, and more.

Tailored to students in a traditional academic setting as well as to practicing professionals interested in continuing education. Some opportunities will be provided to permit you to integrate your academic studies with an internship program with local municipalities and consulting companies. Practicing engineers may have access to academic courses via internet delivery to your desktop computer, wherever you are.

A transportation engineer is concerned with the safe and efficient movement to both people and goods. This includes designing and maintaining all types of transportation facilities, such as highways and streets, mass transit systems, railroads and airfield, and ports and harbors. Technology, logistics, economics, politics, and societal considerations are factors in all projects related to transportation.

Inspired by industry trends and innovative research, the online MSCS curriculum introduces and emphasizes emerging areas of computer science that elevate your skills and knowledge to exceed industry standards. The MSCS courses cater to students with existing computer science expertise so instructors can delve into advanced program topics.

Focused on environmental pollution control, management, and protection of resources, including air, water, and land. Through Distance Education and Independent Study the student can specialize in a program in general environmental engineering resulting in a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering.

Applicants must meet an additional admission requirement of two years of industrial experience as a practicing engineer or scientist in a company in the US, or current full-time employment in an appropriate engineering or applied science position.

The program is non-thesis and requires 33 semester hours of coursework plus a 3-hour design (capstone) project. This concentration is fully supported off-campus using electronic media for video taping and interactive distance teaching methods, and is made available through the cooperative efforts of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and the UT Space Institute in Tullahoma, Tennessee.

Developed to meet the needs of industry and government by providing formal education in the RME area. The master’s program is an interdisciplinary engineering program. Students choose a concentration in Chemical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Nuclear Engineering.

RME focuses on the use of management systems, analysis techniques, and advanced condition-based and preventive technologies to identify, manage, and eliminate failures leading to losses in system function. Once perceived as a practitioner or manufacturing issue, RME is now considered a business issue of urgent priority.

Graduate Certificates

Graduate certificate programs offer opportunities to primarily part-time students who are interested in obtaining certification via in-person classes or through distance education. Applicants must still meet the minimum criteria for admission, including a bachelor’s degree and successful completion of the GRE examination. Students pursuing online graduate certificates can visit the Office of Online Learning & Academic Programs for information about applying, studying remotely, tuition, and more.

Focused on topics in advanced manufacturing. Topics include additive manufacturing (polymers, metals, and hybrids/composites), robot-assisted applications including welding, micro/nanoscale fabrication, and more.

Available: Online and On-Campus

The certificate will help you build a strong foundation in core components of artificial intelligence and machine learning, and prepare for industry or academic positions as a leader in the field.

Available: Online and On-Campus

Data analytics involves the development and application of statistical and quantitative analysis methods and the construction of explanatory and predictive models to drive the decision-making process. Students completing the certificate will have a basic foundation of critical tools to extract useful information from big data, as well as for modeling, simulation, optimization and decision analysis in order to support efficient data-driven decision making.

Available: Online and On-Campus

Provides training in education theory, research methods, and instructional design within the context of engineering education. The covered topics are especially relevant for students interested in pursuing academic engineering positions in higher education or industry positions where they will have responsibilities in the development of training materials for different audiences.

Available: On-Campus

Designed for professionals who work in an engineering organization. Consists of four graduate courses, Engineering Management 533, 534, 536, and 539. The hours may be used toward a graduate degree later if the student meets all other degree requirements. Applicants must be admitted to the Graduate School. The only academic prerequisite is a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or college.

Available: Online and On-Campus

The field of fire protection engineering applies principles of science and engineering to protect property, people, and their environments from the harmful and destructive effects of fire and smoke. This is an interdisciplinary field impacting interest in various engineering disciplines.

Available: Online and On-Campus

Designed for students who have already earned a PhD in an appropriate field such as physics, nuclear engineering, biomedical engineering, or another closely related science or engineering discipline and who would like to become certified Medical Physicists and/or conduct research in medical physics.

Available: On-Campus

Designed primarily for students seeking specialization in nuclear security science with emphasis on current or aspiring members of the nuclear security community, including those areas with an emphasis on arms control, treaty verification, non-proliferation, international nuclear security issues in both civilian and military contexts, nuclear threat detection, and principles of nuclear intelligence assessment. Additionally, this program will prepare graduate students to engage in the research and development of new tools and processes related to nuclear security science and analysis.

Available: On-Campus

Intended for currently admitted graduate students studying electrical engineering and computer science.

Available: On-Campus

An interdepartmental program designed for students who wish to learn about advanced reliability, maintainability, and asset management practices. It is also suitable for professionals and managers currently working in the field who wish to improve their knowledge and skills.

Concentration options include chemicalcomputerelectricalindustrialmechanical, and nuclear engineering.

Available: Online and On-Campus