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Degree in Engineering through distance education

Education / June 17, 2017

The college offers both graduate degree programs and graduate certificates 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.

Master’s Degrees

MS in Civil Engineering, Public Works Option
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.

MS in Environmental Engineering, General Environmental Engineering
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.

MS in Industrial and Systems Engineering (Engineering Management concentration)
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.

MS in Reliability and Maintainability Engineering (RME)
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 in Reliability and Maintainability Engineering (RME)
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. The program consists of four graduate engineering courses, two required courses and two elective courses. The two required courses introduce the student to the fundamentals of maintenance engineering and reliability engineering. The two elective courses are selected from a list of RME-related courses that currently include courses in five traditional engineering disciplines.

Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management (offered through the Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering)
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.