SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

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

FACULTY

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

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ENGINEERING

In support of the University’s mission, the School of Engineering offers the Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) with a major in Engineering. The BSE incorporates the latest guidelines from the professional engineering world as well as the advice and guidance of UT Martin’s own School of Engineering Industrial Advisory Board. The degree program draws from classroom, laboratory, and engineering work experiences, using the rich resources of the university, faculty, and professional engineering community to prepare students for today’s engineering world.

The degree program is designed for completion in four years (or five when combined with the cooperative engineering education program). As a result of the focused efforts of the university, government, and industry partnership that led to its development, the BSE is comprehensive, flexible, and uniquely relevant to today’s students and employers. Graduates are prepared for practice as professional engineers. They have acquired the foundation for maintaining professional competence throughout their careers, and they have the skills and experiences needed to move quickly into leadership roles in today’s engineering and management environments.

The degree provides a broad-based engineering education with emphasis on integrated systems, while also allowing each student to take courses and engage in activities leading to a well-rounded general education in business, social sciences, and the humanities and arts. The technical heart of the degree is a cohesive set of upper division engineering electives and technical electives which together provide depth of knowledge and design content in one of several engineering specialty areas. These electives are undertaken in the student’s junior and senior years under the guidance of a faculty/industry advisory committee. Advisory committees play a pivotal role in the degree program, bringing into the students’ academic studies, the insights and strengths of both the engineering faculty and the engineers working in the engineering practice.

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. degree. And, in today’s highly technological world, this comprehensive program provides an excellent core for a premedical curriculum.

All UT Martin BSE students develop a firm foundation in engineering science and in engineering design; gain engineering job experience; acquire knowledge in fundamental business concepts; receive a quality general education; develop an understanding of ethical, political, and societal issues; and develop skills in written and oral communications, teamwork and leadership.

Additional information about the BSE program may be obtained by sending an email note to engin@utm.edu, or by calling (800) 829-UTM1 and asking for the dean of the School of Engineering.

ADMISSION, RETENTION AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

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), OR

        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 is classified as a preparatory engineering student. A preparatory engineering student receives academic advisement from an Engineering faculty member. Preparatory engineering students are allowed to take lower division (numbered 100-299) engineering courses if the student meets the course prerequisites and corequisites. However, preparatory engineering students are not allowed to take upper division (numbered 300-499) 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, Phys 220, and Engin 121.

To graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree, the student must, in addition to meeting the University’s graduation requirements and 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 Architectural and Engineering Examiners. Currently this will mean the first semester of the student’s senior year. The NCEESFE exam is offered twice each year, in April and October, and may be taken more than once.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (63 HOURS)

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 220-221 University Physics I, II 8
Math/Basic Sciences Elective (lab science or upper division math) 3
Humanities/Social Sciences Electives 15

The 18 semester hours of humanities and social sciences courses (Econ 201 plus the 15 semester hours of electives) 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; at least one course must be from the humanities/fine arts area, and at least one course must be from the social/behavioral sciences area. For depth a student must take either (I) two courses in the same subject, one of which is the prerequisite for the other; or (II) two related courses in the same subject, at least one of which is an upper division course, i.e., one with a course number 300 or above.

Examples of subjects in humanities/fine arts include art, languages, literature, music, philosophy, religion, and theatre; and examples of subjects in social/behavioral sciences include anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, and sociology. Courses are selected with the advice, guidance and approval of the student’s faculty academic advisor from the School of Engineering approved list which is kept in the dean’s office and made available for viewing from www.utm.edu on the UT Martin School of Engineering home pages. From www.utm.edu, select academics; then select the School of Engineering; and finally select humanities/social science electives.

MAJOR FIELD REQUIREMENTS (60 HOURS)

Engin 110 Engineering Graphics 2
Engin 111-112 Engineering Methods I, II 2
Engin 121 Statics 3
Engin 210 Engineering Design 2
Engin 220 Strength of Materials 3
Engin 230 Electrical Circuits 4
Engin 241 Dynamics 3
Engin 310 Engineering Materials 3
Engin 311 Engr Appl of Probability & 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 4
Engin 412 Environmental Engineering 3
Engin 430 Transformers and Rotating Machines 3
Engin 440 Energy Systems 3
IE 380 Engineering Economy 3
Electives 9

Engineering electives are selected from upper division engineering courses which together form a cohesive set that provides depth of knowledge and design content in an engineering specialty area. The cohesive set of courses must be selected with the advice, guidance and approval of the student’s advisory committee, and must be approved by the School of Engineering Curriculum and Degrees committee. The student is required to take a cohesive set of at least three upper division engineering elective courses for a total of at least 9 hours.

TECHNICAL ELECTIVES (6 HOURS)

Technical electives, when combined with the engineering electives, form a cohesive set of upper division courses providing depth of knowledge in an area of specialty. A technical elective may be an engineering course, but also with approval may be an upper division math, science, computer science, or business course. Technical electives are selected with the advice, guidance and approval of the student’s advisory committee, and must be approved by the School of Engineering Curriculum and Degrees committee. Technical electives plus engineering electives must total at least 15 hours.

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

MINOR IN ENGINEERING

A minor in Engineering requires Engin 230, 330, 360, 460, and 461.

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

There are currently three student chapters of professional societies in the School of Engineering: The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). Additional professional societies student chapters are under development. 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.

COOPERATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM

The cooperative engineering education (co-op) program is offered as an educational enhancement to the BSE program. To complete the co-op program, a student works full-time in progressive engineering work assignments for at least three semesters (at least one year) prior to the student’s senior year.

After completing all the BSE freshman year course work, an engineering student with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50 may elect to participate in the engineering co-op program. A transfer student must complete at least one full-time academic semester at UT Martin and must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 to qualify. The co-op student alternates between full-time academic semesters and full-time engineering work assignments until the student has completed at least three work semesters. The full-time work assignments are a planned part of the co-op student’s educational program; are with the same employer; and are progressive in complexity, responsibility, and pay. The student’s senior year is spent in residence at the University with no further co-op work assignments. During the full-time work semesters, the student is still considered a full-time student by the University.

Students enrolling in the co-op program gain the benefits of a planned progression of work experiences, which complements and enriches their engineering studies on campus. Participants gain insight into the engineering work world, are able to apply their insights from the real world to their studies, grow in understanding of their own interests and career objectives, and advance in professional maturity. All co-op work assignments are in paid positions, and students are able to help finance their education while gaining real-world engineering experience.

ENGINEERING COURSE DESCRIPTIONS


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