Dr. Troy F. Henson, Dean
113 EPS Building
(901) 881-7380


Ottis L. Barron, Wesley J. Buyck, Charles P. Callis, Theodore R. Comstock, Robert L. Drake, Samuel E. French, Troy F. Henson, J. Douglas Sterrett, Edward W. Wheeler, David D. Yang



An innovative new Bachelor of Science (B. S.) in Engineering degree is now available at UT Martin. This comprehensive, yet flexible, program offers an engineering degree which is uniquely relevant to today's students and employers.

The degree program was designed following the advice and guidance of the UT Martin School of Engineering Industrial Advisory Board and following the Engineering Education for a Changing world1 recommendations and action plan. The program is designed to meet the national (ABET) engineering accreditation requirements and to prepare the graduates for licensure as professional engineers.

The B. S. in Engineering degree program is designed for completion in four years (or five years when combined with the cooperative engineering education program.) It offers students a program that is broad-based in fundamental engineering concepts with an applications-oriented, integrated systems emphasis. Graduates are prepared for practice as professional engineers; will have the foundation for maintaining professional competence throughout their careers; and will have the skills and experiences needed to quickly move into leadership roles in engineering and management.

Each student's advisory committee, which will include one professional practicing engineer from industry or the government, will advise and guide the student in tailoring a junior and senior year program to best prepare the student to meet individual educational and career objectives.

Students who desire the option of further study at the graduate level are prepared to continue their engineering education at the masters and doctoral level. Some students may choose to follow their engineering degree with an M. B. A. Others may select this comprehensive B. S. in Engineering program as a pre-med curriculum.

The B. S. in Engineering curriculum will also continue the more than fifty years of excellence at UT Martin in providing students the option to specialize at the bachelors degree level in aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, industrial, manufacturing, materials science, mechanical, or nuclear engineering by transferring after two years of study.

Additional information about the B. S. in Engineering degree may be obtained by sending an email note to, or by calling (800) 829-UTM1 and asking for the dean of the School of Engineering.


In addition to the university's admission requirements, to receive full admission to the School of Engineering a student must meet one of the following criteria:
1. a minimum composite score of 21 on the American College Test (ACT) and a minimum mathematics score of 21 on the ACT ( or placement in Math 251 Calculus I),
2. a minimum of 12 college semester credit hours (sch) at The University of Tennessee at Martin and/or from another accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 and grades of C or better in Math 251 Calculus I and English 111 Composition I .

A student who is admitted to The University of Tennessee at Martin as a transfer student must also meet one of the above criteria in order to receive full admission to the School of Engineering.

Prior to qualifying for full admission to the School of Engineering, a student who wants to major in engineering will be classified as a preparatory engineering student. A preparatory engineering student will receive academic advisement from an Engineeri ng Faculty member. Preparatory engineering students will be allowed to take lower division (freshman and sophomore) engineering courses if the student meets the course prerequisites and corequisites. However, preparatory engineering students will not be a llowed to take upper division (junior and senior) engineering courses.

An engineering student must make a minimum grade of C in all math, science or engineering courses that are prerequisites for another course in the curriculum prior to taking the course that requires the prerequisite, e.g., a student may not take Math 252 until the student has made a grade of at least a C in Math 251, and may not take Engin 241 until making minimum grades of C in Math 252 and Engin 121.

To graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree, the engineering student must, in addition to meeting the University's graduation requirements and meeting the curricula requirements specified in the following section, pass the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES), Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination. Engineering students will be required to take the NCEES FE exam at the earliest possible date allowed by the Tennessee State Board of Architectiral and Eng ineering Examiners. Currently this will mean the first semester of the studentÕs senior year. If the Tennessee State Board approves, students will be encouraged to take the exam in the last semester of their junior year. The NCEES FE exam is offered twice each year, in April and October, and may be taken more than once.


Acct 300: Accounting for Non-Business Students -- 3
Comm 230: Public Speaking -- 3
Comp Sc 231: Programming for Engineers -- 3
Chem 121: General Chemistry I -- 4
Econ 201: Macroeconomics -- 3
Eng 111-112: Composition I, II -- 6
Math 251-252: Calculus I, II -- 8
Math 320: Multivariate Calculus -- 4
Math 330: Differential Equations -- 3
Phys 221-222: University Physics I, II -- 6
Phys 201L-202L: Physical Measurement I, II -- 2

Math/Basic Sciences Elective (lab science or upper division math): -- 3

Humanities/Social Sciences Electives. Courses must provide both breadth and depth and not be limited to a selection of unrelated introductory courses. For breadth a student must take courses in at least two different subjects. For depth a student must tak e two courses in the same subject, one of which is the prerequisite for the other. Examples of subjects are anthropology, economics, fine arts, history, literature, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, sociology, and foreign languages othe r than the student's native language(s). Courses must be selected from the School of Engineering approved list, which is kept in the dean's office and made available for viewing on the School of Engineering gopher under the UT Martin gopher on the computer Internet. -- 15


Core Courses
Engin 110: Engineering Graphics -- 2
Engin 111-112: Engineering Methods I, II -- 2
Engin 121: Statics -- 3
Engin 210: Engineering Design -- 3
Engin 220: Strength of Materials -- 3
Engin 230: Electrical Circuits -- 4
Engin 241: Dynamics -- 3
Engin 310: Engineering Materials -- 3
Engin 311: Engr applications of Probatility and Statistics -- 3
Engin 313: Industrial Internship -- 1
Engin 330: Electronics -- 3
Engin 340: Thermodynamics -- 3
Engin 341: Fluid Mechanics -- 3
Engin 410-411: Senior Research and Thesis -- 6
Engin 412: Environmental Engineering -- 3
Engin 430: Transformers and Rotating Machines -- 3
Engin 440: Energy Systems -- 3
IE 380: Engineering Economy -- 3

Electives selected from upper division engineering courses with the advice, guidance and approval of the student's advisory committee. The student must take at least two upper division engineering elective courses for a total of at least 6 hours. -- 6


Technical electives are selected with the advice, guidance and approval of the student's advisory committee. Technical electives plus engineering electives must total at least 12 hours; technical electives may be upper division engineering courses. Technical electives may also be selected, with approval of the student's advisory committee, from a variety of math, science, computer science, or business courses. Technical electives must be selected from the School of Engineering approved list, which is kept in the dean's office and which is made available for viewing on the School of Engineering gopher under the Internet UT Martin gopher. -- 6

Total required for a B.S. in Engineering degree -- 129


The School of Engineering Technology and Engineering offers the first two years of a program in engineering leading to the Bachelor of Science degree with majors in (1) Aerospace Engineering, (2) Chemical Engineering, (3) Civil Engineering, (4) Electrical and Computer Engineering, (5) Engineering Physics, (6) Engineering Science: Biomedical Engineering, (7) Engineering Science and Mechanics, (8) Industrial Engineering, (9) Materials Science and Engineering, (10) Mechanical Engineering, and (11) Nuclear Engineering. Satisfactory completion of any of the 11 curricula in basic engineering qualifies the student for consideration for admission to The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with junior standing.

Agricultural engineering is offered in the School of Agriculture and Human Environment. The agricultural engineering curriculum is offered cooperatively with the School of Engineering Technology and Engineering. Details of the curriculum may be found in t he School of Agriculture and Human Environment section of this catalog.

Students selecting pre-engineering as a major must have completed 31/2 units of math to include trigonometry and geometry and must have a minimum score of 27 on the mathematics portion of the Enhanced ACT exam or make an adequate score on the University M athematics Placement Test to be placed in the first level of calculus. Students who do not meet these requirements will be advised to enroll in a pre-calculus course for which credit may not be used toward an engineering degree.


There are three student chapters of professional societies in the School of Engineering Technology and Engineering. These include: The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). Each society has a faculty advisor and engages in activities and projects of common interest to the membership. Students are encouraged to participate in one or more of these organizations for professional growth.


Engineering technology and engineering students who participate in the Cooperative Education Program are given work assignments with employers after completing at least two semesters at the University. The students then normally spend a semester at work f ollowed by a semester of study at the University. Other schedules may be arranged by special permission. The senior year is spent in residence at the University with no further cooperative education work assignments. Students will receive one hour credit for each semester worked. A maximum of three credit hours may be used as technical electives.

Students in this program have been assigned to companies such as McDonnell-Douglas in St. Louis, and DuPont, GE, and TVA, in various locations. There are over 30 firms, both large and small, local and distant, which have agreements with the University to employ students participating in the cooperative education program.

Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Office of Cooperative Education or the Office of the School of Engineering Technology and Engineering.