University of Memphis

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About the University of Memphis

It doesn't take long to see what people love about the University of Memphis. This is a university filled with joy. You can hear it in the roar of Tiger fans at every game. You notice it in the warm smiles you pass on campus. You can feel it when our students get recognized nationally for their successes. And you see it when another UofM discovery happens in our research labs.

Located in a quiet residential neighborhood of Memphis, Tennessee, the UofM is a major research institution. What you learn here builds a sense of intellectual engagement that will empower you to make a difference in life and throughout your career. Founded in 1912, we welcome more than 21,000 students to campus every year. Diversity is one of our strengths. Students and faculty come from all over the world to be a part of the UofM experience. With 26 Chairs of Excellence and five state-approved Centers of Excellence, the school is the flagship institution of the Tennessee Board of Regents system.

Why do prospective students choose Memphis?

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Find out why more than 20,000 students choose the University of Memphis as their college home each year.

It's a vibe thing

One visit and prospective students are hooked. We have so much going for us at the University of Memphis, to be honest, our campus sells itself. Our internship program is among the nations Top 10. That's because the entire city of Memphis doubles as a classroom. When you come to college here, you'll make real-world contributions in Fortune 500 offices, art galleries, community programs and research labs all across the Memphis area.

It's a value thing

The UofM also happens to be one of the most affordable, large public colleges located smack-dab in the middle of one of the nation's coolest cities. We're also a major research university where ingenuity is just a given. Your diploma from the UofM will have the prestige employers are looking for, without a gigantic price tag.

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University of Memphis Strategic Plan: Defining Our Future

Vision

The University of Memphis will be recognized as one of America's great metropolitan research universities, noted for its comprehensive, innovative academic programs and for capitalizing on its urban setting and region to address the challenges of our global society.

Mission

The University of Memphis is a learner-centered metropolitan research university providing high quality educational experiences while pursuing new knowledge through research, artistic expression, and interdisciplinary and engaged scholarship.

Highest priorities

  • Increase enrollment, retention and graduation rates for all students.
  • Continue to incorporate innovation and technology into instruction to enhance student success across all domains.
  • Increase research and scholarly/creative activity, along with external funding.
  • Grow and advance entrepreneurial and commercialization activity.
  • Employ appropriate support to enhance the academic experience for students through coaching, mentoring, tutoring and advising.
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MS in Biomedical Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Memphis

Biomedical Engineering focuses on technology and processes that medical professionals use and apply to solve complex health problems. Biomedical engineers have a huge impact on how, when, where and why medical care is delivered. [+]

Biomedical Engineering focuses on technology and processes that medical professionals use and apply to solve complex health problems. Biomedical engineers have a huge impact on how, when, where and why medical care is delivered. You can find them doing things like designing new implants for patients with hip fractures, developing tools that can detect minor heart attacks before they magnify into ventricular fibrillation, and developing the means to deliver drugs to cure local infections or to maintain blood sugar levels in diabetes. The Department of Biomedical Engineering at The University of Memphis and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, participate in the Joint Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering. The Joint Program offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering. Students may elect courses of study in the following areas: biomaterials/drug delivery, biomechanics, biosensors, cardiopulmonary engineering, cell and tissue engineering, electrophysiology, medical imaging, and orthopedic biomechanics. All graduate students must comply with the general requirements of the Graduate School and the program requirements of the degree being pursued. Entrance Examination Applicants must have taken the ETS® GRE® revised General Test within five years of the application date. The GRE revised General Test is a third-party evaluative tool administered by the ETS (Educational Testing Service) organization. Test scores must be sent directly to Graduate Admissions from the testing agency. The University of Memphis institution code number for reporting ETS scores is R-1459. Transcripts and Letters of Recommendation All college transcripts and test score information should also be sent directly to Graduate Admissions. The Master of Science and Ph.D. programs in the Herff College of Engineering require three (3) three letters of recommendation from separate evaluators attesting to qualifications for successfully undertaking graduate studies. in order to consider your application complete. The evaluators/faculty members who you choose should be individuals that you believe are best able to comment objectively on your intellectual and professional achievements and potential. We may call or write your recommenders for more information. International Applicants Evaluation of Credentials: Applicants whose highest degree is from a foreign university must have their credentials evaluated. Evaluations done by any credentialing agency listed on the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services web site (http://www.naces.org) are acceptable. A course-by course report is required and must be sent directly to Graduate Admissions from the credentialing agency. English Conditional Admission: International students are required to demonstrate a strong grasp of the English language before admission into graduate programs. Conditional admission may be granted depending on individual academic departmental policy. If English conditional admission is offered, students will need to register for English skills assessment and take instructional sessions (if required as a result of that assessment) through the University's Intensive English for Internationals (IEI) program (www.memphis.edu/iei). Upon successful completion of the requisite sessions, as determined by IEI, the student's English skills will be considered up to standard and the TOEFL/IELTS requirement may be waived depending on specific academic department policy. The student can then proceed into their graduate academic program. Please note that in order to have a complete application packet, students seeking English conditional admission will need to simultaneously apply for the IEI program through the link above and to the Graduate School (http://www.memphis.edu/graduateadmissions). Please note that a student cannot be a graduate assistant (GA) until she/he has been fully admitted to the Biomedical Engineering graduate program. Questions can be directed to the program's graduate coordinator. Students will pay IEI fees until they meet the language criterion. If courses are taken outside of IEI, the student will be charged additional tuition at the regular rate. MS Degree Program Program objectives are: (1) ability to apply advanced knowledge of engineering principles, physical and biological sciences and mathematics to the solution of practical engineering problems in medicine and biology; (2) meet or exceed the needs and expectations of public and private sector employers for MS graduates; and (3) preparation to pursue additional advanced studies if so desired. A. Admission Requirements In addition to meeting the minimum admission requirements of the two universities and the Herff College of Engineering, applicants must meet the following criteria: An appropriate bachelor’s degree (biomedical, chemical, electrical, mechanical, or others as defined by the Joint Program); An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.00; Acceptable scores on the GRE. Applicants whose native language is other than English must score at least 550 (or 210 computer-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). These are the minimum program admission requirements. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into the Joint Program. Applicants are further advised that the department reserves the right to deny some applications for admission because of limited availability of faculty or physical facilities to accommodate the applicant’s research interests. In unusual circumstances where the above admission requirements cannot be met, an applicant may seek exceptions by contacting the Coordinator of Graduate Studies for the Joint Program. B. Graduation Requirements Students may elect to graduate from the Joint Program with a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering through either a thesis or a project option. Thesis Option: Students must complete 30 credit hours, 21 hours of which must be 7000-level or higher course work (or The University of Tennessee equivalent). All students are required to take 6 credit hours in the life sciences area (BIOM 7004 and BIOM 7005), 6 credit hours in mathematics and its applications (BIOM 7101 and another course selected from a list of mathematics courses approved by the Joint Program), 6 credit hours of thesis, and 12 credit hours of engineering electives, of which one course must be BIOM 7209 or BIOM 7105. Oral defense of the thesis to their graduate committee and an oral exam are required. NOTE: Students electing to write a thesis should familiarize themselves with the Thesis/Dissertation Preparation Guide before starting to write. Project Option: Students will be required to complete 33 credit hours, 24 hours of which must be 7000-level or higher course work (or The University of Tennessee equivalent). All students are required to take 6 credit hours in the life sciences area (BIOM 7004 and BIOM 7005), 6 credit hours in mathematics and its applications (BIOM 7101 and another course selected from a list of mathematics courses approved by the Joint Program), and 18 credit hours of engineering electives, including BIOM 7209 and BIOM 7991. Oral defense of the project to their graduate committee and a written comprehensive exam are required. C. Retention Policy Students who have been admitted to the program on the condition that they complete prerequisite course work must make satisfactory progress toward this goal each semester of enrollment. Failure to make satisfactory progress may result in dismissal from the program. All students are required to maintain a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.00. Failure to maintain the minimum GPA is considered sufficient cause for being dismissed from the program. In addition, a student whose GPA falls below 3.0 is ineligible for a graduate assistantship. Students will be permitted two (2) grades of 2.00 or less in courses taken at the two universities. Students will be evaluated by the Joint Program faculty at the end of the semester in which a third grade of 2.00 or lower is earned for possible dismissal from the program. Career Outlook Memphis is a leader in the biomedical industry, employing close to 57,000 professionals across 1,000 establishments. Ten percent of our city's total employment is dedicated to the biomed field (30% higher than the national average). Job prospects are excellent, and earning potential will remain high as the demand for more biomedical engineers is expected to spike because the population of baby boomers are entering their golden years. Biomedical engineers typically work in industries, hospitals, and inside research labs of government, academic and industrial institutions. 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MS in Civil Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Memphis

Civil Engineering serves the general public by planning, designing and constructing projects to safeguard our way of life. Civil engineers are big picture thinkers, involved in things that most people take for granted, like safe bridges that can withstand earthquakes, [+]

Civil Engineering serves the general public by planning, designing and constructing projects to safeguard our way of life. Civil engineers are big picture thinkers, involved in things that most people take for granted, like safe bridges that can withstand earthquakes, ways to clean waste water and reduce air pollution, improved roadway designs that flow smoothly with limited congestion, and safe paths for children to take to and from school. I. The department of Civil Engineering offers a graduate program leading to a Master of Science degree with a major in Civil Engineering (concentrations in Engineering Seismology, Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Transportation Engineering, and Water Resources Engineering) and a PhD degree with a major in Engineering (concentration in Civil Engineering). Program objectives are: (1) ability to apply advanced knowledge of mathematics, physical sciences, and engineering principles to the solution of practical engineering problems; (2) meet or exceed the needs and expectations of public and private sector employers for M.S. graduates; and (3) preparation to pursue additional advanced studies if so desired. All graduate students must comply with the general requirements of the Graduate School and the program requirements of the degree being pursued. II. MS Degree Program A. Program Admission The Herff College of Engineering has established uniform admissions criteria for all graduate programs. Exceptions to these requirements may be addressed by the Graduate Admissions and Retention Committee of the department and must be approved by the Dean. In addition to meeting the University minimum admission requirements, applicants must have: a bachelors degree in engineering or a related science or mathematics program; an undergraduate GPA that is competitive for the students' bachelors program; an acceptable score on the verbal, quantitative, and analytic portions of the GRE; three (3) letters of recommendation from faculty members able to objectively comment on your intellectual and professional achievements and potential. An applicant who lacks a civil engineering bachelors degree may be required to complete undergraduate deficiency courses. If the number of deficiency courses is large, the applicant may be required to complete an undergraduate degree in civil engineering before seeking admission to the graduate program. In addition to the above requirements, applicants whose native language is other than English must have a competitive score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or The International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Applicants whose highest degree is from an international university may be required to have their credentials (transcripts) evaluated. The department will accept evaluations done by any credentialing agency listed on the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services web site (http://www.naces.org). A course-by course report is required. Applicants are advised that the stated admission requirements are minimum requirements. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into the masters program. English Conditional Admission: International students are required to demonstrate a strong grasp of the English language before admission into the graduate program. English conditional admission may be granted on a case-by-case basis. Students will need to register for an English skills assessment and take instructional sessions (if required as a result of that assessment) through the University's Intensive English for Internationals (IEI) program (www.memphis.edu/iei). Upon successful completion of the requisite sessions, as determined by IEI, the student's English skills will be considered up to standard and the TOEFL/IELTS requirement may be waived. The student can then proceed into their graduate academic program. Please note that in order to have a complete application packet, students seeking English conditional admission will need to simultaneously apply for the IEI program through the link above and to the Graduate School (www.memphis.edu/graduateadmissions). Please note that a student cannot be a graduate assistant (GA) until they have been fully admitted and have begun their graduate academic program. Students will pay IEI fees until they meet the language criterion. If courses are taken outside of IEI, the student will be charged additional tuition at the regular rate. B. Program Prerequisites Bachelor of Science Degree C. Program Requirements Thesis option: 30 credit hours total. Students electing the thesis option will be required to complete an independent research project culminating in a master’s thesis. Upon completion of the thesis, the student must successfully pass an oral examination to assess mastery of the thesis topic and to evaluate the student’s knowledge in Civil Engineering. NOTE: Students electing to write a thesis should familiarize themselves with the Thesis/Dissertation Preparation Guide before starting to write. Non-thesis option: 33 credit hours total. Students electing the non-thesis option must take CIVL 7001, 7012, and 7993. Upon completion of CIVL 7993, non-thesis students must make an oral presentation of their project and pass a comprehensive examination. A minimum of 18 hours of Civil Engineering course work at the 7000 level will be required for all MS degree programs. No more than 9 hours of committee/advisor-approved course work below the 7000 level will be allowed in any program of study. Classes taken outside the department must be approved by the committee/advisor and must complement the student's program of study in Civil Engineering. Concentrations: Concentration may be made by selection of courses from the following six areas: (No special concentration is required.) Environmental Engineering: 6140, 6143, 6144, 7140, 7141, 7142, 7143, 7144, 7145, 7146, 7147, 7185, 7195, 7196, 7261, 7262, 7264, 7265, 7266, 7991, 7996. Geotechnical Engineering: 6152, 6155, 7132, 7133, 7135, 7137, 7138, 7139, 7182, 7991, 7996. Structural Engineering: 6131, 6136, 7001, 7111, 7112, 7113, 7115, 7116, 7117, 7118, 7119, 7991, 7996. Transportation Engineering: 6155, 6162, 6163, 6164, 7001, 7162, 7163, 7164, 7165, 7166, 7168, 7169, 7263, 7267, 7268, 7360, 7363, 7991, 7996. Water Resources Engineering: 6180, 6190, 7133, 7153, 7163, 7181, 7182, 7185, 7191, 7192, 7193, 7194, 7195, 7196, 7197, 7991, 7996. Engineering Seismology: 7002, 7116, 7119, 7123, 7125, 7126, 7127, 7128, 7135, 7136, 7137, 7991, 7996. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the Engineering Seismology concentration, students in that concentration must include at least two of the following courses: CIVL 7125, 7126, 7127, 7128, 7136. D. Retention Policy All students enrolled in the Department of Civil Engineering are expected to attain high academic achievement in all courses taken. The criteria listed below will be used to determine retention status of students enrolled in the program leading to a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering. Students having been unconditionally admitted to the graduate program in Civil Engineering who maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher will be considered to be in good standing. Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 in all course work at The University of Memphis, in all Civil Engineering course work at The University of Memphis, and for all 7000 level course work at The University of Memphis at the end of each semester of enrollment. Any student not meeting these conditions will be placed on probation. Students admitted on probation must maintain a 3.00 average at the end of each semester until 9 hours of graduate credit are earned. A student having a cumulative grade point average less than 3.00 at the end of the period described will be dismissed. A student having a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or above will then be subject to the retention criteria listed in 2 above. A student will be permitted two (2) grades of 2.00 or lower in graduate courses taken at The University of Memphis. A student will be dismissed from the program at the end of the semester in which a third grade of 2.00 or lower is earned. A student who has been dropped from the graduate program in the Department of Civil Engineering will be denied permission to enroll in Civil Engineering courses in semesters subsequent to dismissal from the department. Career Outlook Our graduates can be found all over the world, working at all levels in the government and with consulting firms, the aerospace industry, major computer manufacturers and construction companies. Many go on to own engineering firms or hold top management positions. This degree path provides a broad background in engineering principles, which opens doors to all kinds of careers—our graduates are designing and planning in every field you can imagine throughout the private sector and in government. [-]

MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Memphis

Electrical Engineering & Computer Engineering provide the technology that created the information age in which we live. From the telephone, television and radio to smartphones, gaming consoles and the Internet, electrical engineering and computer engineering continue to drive the technical advances that radically alter our lives. [+]

Electrical Engineering & Computer Engineering provide the technology that created the information age in which we live. From the telephone, television and radio to smartphones, gaming consoles and the Internet, electrical engineering and computer engineering continue to drive the technical advances that radically alter our lives. For the future, electrical and computer engineers will develop more sustainable sources of energy, like solar and wind power, and more efficient devices, like appliances and computers that will help maintain our world and extend our natural resources. They contribute to medical technology that helps keep us healthy or cure us when we are ill. Do you listen to music on your smartphone or tablet? An electrical and computer engineer designed the hardware and software that allow you to enjoy your tunes that way. Our programs provide graduates with a thorough understanding of the theoretical and philosophical principles of computer hardware and software, electronics, electric power and signal processing and communications, so they are prepared to apply their knowledge through design to a variety of applications. I. The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (EECE) offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Science degree with a major in Electrical and Computer Engineering (concentrations in Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering) and a PhD degree with a major in Engineering (concentrations in Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering). Program objectives are: (1) ability to apply advanced knowledge of mathematics, physical sciences, and engineering principles to the solution of practical engineering problems; (2) meet or exceed the needs and expectations of public and private sector employers for MS graduates; and (3) preparation to pursue additional advanced studies if so desired. All graduate students must comply with the general requirements of the Graduate School and the program requirements of the degree being pursued. II. MS Degree Program A. Admission Requirements The Herff College of Engineering has established uniform admission criteria for all graduate programs. B. Program Requirements Students pursuing the Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering must take EECE 7001, either EECE 7100 or EECE 7251, and elect to pursue either a computer engineering or an electrical engineering concentration (multiple concentrations are not permitted). A student can count a maximum of 6 hours of credit for EECE 7991 and 7992. Computer Engineering Concentration: 9 hours selected from the following courses: EECE 7012, EECE 7214, EECE 7216, EECE 7217, EECE 7252, EECE 7261, EECE 7262, EECE 7266, EECE 7267, EECE 7268, EECE 7273, EECE 7720, EECE 7740, or approved computer engineering special topics courses. Electrical Engineering Concentration: must take 9 hours selected from the following courses: EECE 7211, EECE 7215, EECE 7230, EECE 7231, EECE 7232, EECE 7233, EECE 7243, EECE 7245, EECE 7253, EECE 7254, EECE 7255, EECE 7521, EECE 7522, EECE 7523, EECE 7524, EECE 7269 or approved electrical engineering special topics courses. Thesis option: 30 semester hours, including a thesis (6 semester hours). An average grade of 3.00 must be maintained in all Electrical and Computer Engineering graduate coursework. NOTE: Students electing to write a thesis should familiarize themselves with the Thesis/Dissertation Preparation Guide before starting to write. No more than 9 semester hours may be taken outside the department. Advisor’s approval is required. At least 21 hours at the 7000 level are required, of which at least 18 hours must be in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Non-thesis option: 33 semester hours. An average grade of 3.00 must be maintained in all Electrical and Computer Engineering graduate coursework. No more than 9 semester hours may be taken outside the department. Advisor’s approval is required. Each student will be required to complete EECE 7993. At least 23 semester hours at the 7000 level required, of which at least 18 hours must be in Electrical and Computer Engineering. All students are required to pass a comprehensive exam during their last semester. C. Retention Requirements All students enrolled in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering are expected to attain high academic achievement in all courses taken. The criteria listed below will be used to determine retention status of students enrolled in the program leading to a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. Students who maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 ("B") or higher will be considered to be in good standing if no more than 7 hours of "C-," "C" or "C+" or lower have been earned. Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 at the end of each semester of enrollment in all course work at The University of Memphis, including all Electrical and Computer Engineering course work and all 7000 level course work. Any student not meeting these conditions will be placed on probation by the department. A student will be permitted no more than 7 hours of "C-," "C" or "C+" or lower in graduate courses taken at The University of Memphis. A student will be dismissed at the end of the semester in which a third grade of "C-," "C" or "C+" or lower is earned. Courses applied to the MS degree program requirements must have the advisor’s approval. Career Outlook Our computer engineering graduates can be found in high-tech companies across the globe, like Intel, Compaq, Microsoft, Sun and Texas Instruments, and also in industries and agencies that build or use computer-based systems, like FedEx, NASA, and other telecommunications, automotive and aerospace companies. Graduates launch their careers in all kinds of fields, including aerospace, automotive, chemical, construction, defense, electronics, consumer goods, marine, materials and metals, power and energy, and pharmaceuticals and telecom industries. [-]

MS in Engineering Technology

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Memphis

Engineering Technology focuses on the application of engineering theory (as opposed to the development of theory). Using knowledge of mathematics and natural science, engineering technology is devoted to implementation and extension of existing technology for the benefit of humanity. [+]

Engineering Technology focuses on the application of engineering theory (as opposed to the development of theory). Using knowledge of mathematics and natural science, engineering technology is devoted to implementation and extension of existing technology for the benefit of humanity. Engineering Technology Degree VS. Traditional Engineering Degree What is the difference between an ET degree and an engineering degree? Graduates from our engineering programs are called engineers, but when you graduate from our engineering technology program, you are called a technologist. Traditional engineering tracks focus on theory and conceptual design, while ET is primarily focused on application and implementation. Math courses in the ET program are lower level and more practical in nature, like algebra, trigonometry and applied calculus. Traditional engineering requires higher-level mathematics, including additional semesters of calculus and calculus based theoretical science courses. I. The Department of Engineering Technology offers a Master of Science degree in Engineering Technology. Individual emphasis can be developed in the curriculum areas of Computer, Electronics, or Manufacturing. The department also offers a graduate certificate in Applied Lean Leadership. Program objectives for the MS are: (1) ability to apply advanced knowledge of mathematics, physical sciences, and engineering principles to the solution of practical engineering problems; (2) meet or exceed the needs and expectations of public and private sector employers for MS graduates; and (3) preparation to pursue additional advanced studies if so desired. All graduate students must comply with the general requirements of the Graduate School and the program requirements of the degree being pursued. II. MS Degree Program A. Program Admissions Admission requirements of the College. B. Program Prerequisites Applicants must have a bachelor's degree, preferably in an appropriate area of Engineering or Engineering Technology. However, a bachelor's degree in an analytical field with professional experience in a related area is also acceptable. Candidates with deficiencies in their undergraduate work may be required to pass appropriate undergraduate courses with a C or better to supplement their body of knowledge. Basic competencies are reflected as prerequisites for courses, but may be waived with appropriate professional experience. All programs emphasize technical and analytical aspects that require strong command of math and science. Key competencies that are needed depend on the student's academic goals and possible focus areas. Examples include: Computer Engineering Technology courses expect students to already have competency in modern programming as well as basic electronics. Deficiencies may require additional preparation and course work. Modern programming using Java can be taken as a graduate course, TECH 6262, which can count toward the MS degree requirements. Basic electronics, however, may require preparation that includes completion of undergraduate course work that cannot be applied toward the MS semester hour requirement. Similarly, a focus in Electronics Engineering Technology will require familiarity with electronics prior to enrollment in graduate classes. Manufacturing Engineering Technology graduate courses expect a familiarity with industrial practices and operations. Course prerequisites are important, but may be fulfilled through experience or completion of appropriate 6000 level courses which may be applied to the MS semester hour requirement. No more than 9 semester hours of 6000 level course work can be applied toward the MS degree semester-hour requirement. C. Program Requirements Non-thesis (Project) option: A minimum of 33 semester hours. Students selecting the non-thesis option must complete TECH 7991, Projects I. Projects require a proposal before permits can be issued. Proposals are to provide insight into the scope, depth, and extent of work and how the project relates to coursework that has been completed. Permits must be provided by a graduate faculty member for a section they agree to administer. Thesis option: A minimum of 30 semester hours plus a minimum of 6 semester hours of thesis. Students must complete TECH 7996, Thesis, for six semester hours credit. NOTE: Students electing to write a thesis should familiarize themselves with the Thesis/Dissertation Preparation Guide before starting to write. Each student must complete the following core courses: Statistics: TECH 7015 or PRST 7600 Technical writing: TECH 7020 or ENGL 7805 or ENGL 7808 Leadership: TECH 7105 or METH 6381. A minimum of 21 semester hours must be completed from graduate level courses in the Department of Engineering Technology. Courses taken in other colleges/departments, including those for core courses, cannot apply toward the specified minimum. Students may elect to establish an area of emphasis, but this is optional. Courses in each of the three traditional emphasis areas include courses from more than one focal area. Suggested courses in each of the emphasis areas include but are not limited to: Computer: TECH 6241, 6242, 6262, 6263, 6272, 6281, 7263, 7273, 7283, 7801, 7831, 7841. Electronics: TECH 6281, 6823, 7263, 7273, 7801, 7822, 7831, 7841. Manufacturing: TECH 6381, 6460, 6464, 6466, 6472, 6474, 6476, 7401, 7402, 7404, 7406, 7408, 7414, 7801, 7822. Students are encouraged to develop a plan that includes courses outside the department for a more cross-functional academic experience. While prior permission is required, electives can be selected from other departments in Herff College of Engineering and the Fogelman College of Business and Economics or the Department of Computer Science. Acceptable courses depend upon student-selected emphasis area as well as relevance to the student's academic and professional interest. Examples include the following courses by areas of emphasis: Computer Engineering Technology: COMP 6262, Programming Unix MIS 7605, Business Data Base Management COMP 7120, Cryptography/Data Security COMP 7125, Computer Forensics COMP 7150 Method/Comp Applications Manufacturing Engineering Technology ACCT 7110, Accounting for Decision Making SCMS 7080, Principles of Production and Operations SCMS 7310, Seminar in Production Operations Management No more than 9 semester hours of 6000-level courses will count toward the degree. Students cannot receive credit towards graduation for a 6000 level course if they had completed the 4000 cognate of that same course. E.g.: You cannot use TECH 6381 Supervision if you have already completed TECH 4381. Candidates for the degree must average a 3.0 in all Technology courses. Candidates for the degree must pass a comprehensive examination. Comprehensive examinations may be taken by students in good standing during the term in which core and concentration course work are completed. Exams are not given for TECH 7991, 7992, or 7993. The comprehensive written examination will be administered Monday of the tenth week of classes during the fall and spring semesters. A follow-up oral examination is optional with the examining committee. Graduate assistantships will not be awarded to students enrolled in TECH 7993, Internship, unless the combined hours of student work is fewer than 20 hours per week. Career Outlook ET students gravitate toward careers on the applied side of engineering, like Carrier Corp, Smith & Nephew, Wright Medical, Medtronic, FedEx, International Paper, AutoZone, ThyssenKrupp Elevator, Tennessee Valley Authority, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, Parker Hannifin, Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation, MLGW and Goodyear Tire & Rubber. [-]

MS in Mechanical Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Memphis

The department of Mechanical Engineering offers a graduate program leading to the Master of Science degree with a major in Mechanical Engineering. [+]

The department of Mechanical Engineering offers a graduate program leading to the Master of Science degree with a major in Mechanical Engineering. Program objectives are: (1) ability to apply advanced knowledge of mathematics, physical sciences, and engineering principles to the solution of practical engineering problems; (2) meet or exceed the needs and expectations of public and private sector employers for MS graduates; and (3) preparation to pursue additional advanced studies if so desired. All graduate students must comply with the general requirements of the Graduate School and the program requirements of the degree being pursued. MS Degree Program A. Program Admission The Herff College of Engineering has established uniform admission criteria that identify the pool of master’s level applicants from which the department evaluates and recommends qualified applicants to be admitted. B. Program Requirements A more detailed description of the information listed below will be given by the Coordinator of Graduate Studies to students admitted into the Mechanical Engineering MS program. Thesis Option: Successful completion of 30 semester hours to include 6 hours in MECH 7996 for thesis and 3 hours each in MECH 7341 and 7342. Of the remaining 18 hours, no more than 9 hours of 6000-level MECH courses or collateral courses may be used in satisfying degree requirements. Only courses in mathematics, the physical sciences, or another engineering discipline may serve as collateral courses; each course must receive prior approval by the departmental graduate coordinator for it to be used in satisfying degree requirements. With prior approval, up to 3 hours of 7000-level collateral courses may be used in satisfying degree requirements. Non-Thesis Option: Successful completion of 33 semester hours total to include 3 hours each in MECH 7341 and 7342. Of the remaining 27 hours, no more than 9 hours in 6000 level MECH or collateral courses may be used in satisfying degree requirements. Only courses in mathematics, the physical sciences, or another engineering discipline may serve as collateral courses; each course must receive prior approval by the departmental graduate coordinator for it to be used in satisfying degree requirements. With prior approval, up to 3 hours of 7000-level collateral courses may be used in satisfying degree requirements. With prior approval, up to 3 hours of MECH 7992 may be used in satisfying degree requirements. The department's graduate coordinator may approve transfer credit of up to 12 credit hours previously earned at another institution. For these hours to be used in satisfying degree requirements, appropriate documentation must be provided by the student, and approval granted, not later than the end of the student’s second semester of enrollment. Students selecting the thesis option will be required to complete an independent research project culminating in a masters thesis. Upon completion of the thesis, the student must successfully pass an oral examination to assess mastery of the thesis topic and to evaluate the student’s knowledge in mechanical engineering. Students should familiarize themselves with the Thesis/Dissertation Preparation Guide before beginning to write. Students selecting the non-thesis option must pass an oral comprehensive examination to demonstrate mastery of mechanical engineering topics commensurate with the degree to be awarded. Graduate Assistants must enroll for at least 12 credit hours per semester. A limited number of graduate assistantships are available; contact the departmental graduate coordinator for applications. Students who wish to take mechanical engineering courses must receive approval to register after consultation with the departmental graduate coordinator or with the faculty advisory committee. C. Retention Policy A student must maintain a GPA of 3.00 or higher throughout the program. If a student's GPA is below 3.0, that student will be on probation during the following semester. Failure to improve the GPA above 3.0 by the end of the probationary semester will result in dismissal from the program. [-]

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