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The University of Tennessee

Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering

Knoxville, TN

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The University of Tennessee

Overview

The University of Tennessee / Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering is located in Knoxville, TN, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science/Master of Business Administration (MS/MBA)
Master of Science/Doctor of Philosophy (MS/PhD)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Mechanical engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Aerospace engineering
Master of Science (MS) Engineering science Engineering science
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Engineering science Engineering science
Master of Science (MS) Mechanical engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biomedical engineering
Master of Science (MS) Aerospace engineering
Master of Science (MS) Biomedical engineering

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 33
Doctoral Degrees 12

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (for MS students pursuing research thesis)
Thesis Alternate accepted
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

263
Applied
100
Accepted
65
Enrolled
38%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st Yes
Spring deadline June 15th June 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test (for MS students pursuing research thesis)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.7 (for U.S. degree holders), 3.0 (for international degree holders); 3 references; statement of purpose
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 on previous graduate course work; 3 references; statement of purpose

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

194
Total Graduate Students
27%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.06%
Black or African American 1.55%
White or Caucasian 57%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 3.61%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3.09%
Unknown 4.12%

Gender

Male (89%)
Female (10%)

Faculty

57
Total faculty
Full-time - 48
Part-time - 9
Male (53)
Female (4)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Micro-/nano-scale science and engineering for bio-systems; biomedical sensing and imaging; musculoskeletal biomechanics; robotics and controls; heat transfer, combustion and emissions
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
8,331,000

Location & Contact

Address 414 Dougherty Engineering Building
1512 Middle Drive
Knoxville, TN  37923
United States
Contact Dr. Matthew Mench
Head
Email: mmench@utk.edu
Phone: 865-974-5115
Fax: 865-974-5274

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