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Accreditation

All MABE  undergraduate degree programs are accredited by Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. ABET accreditation ensures that graduates of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Department of MABE are adequately prepared to enter and continue the practice of engineering. Accreditation criteria require that the programs design a curriculum and educational process that will achieve defined educational objectives consistent with ABET criteria and the mission of UT. Graduate programs are accredited by SACS.

Mechanical Engineering

Mission Statement

The mission of the Mechanical Engineering program is to provide a broad-based integration of courses and experience that prepares its graduates to practice their profession successfully, to apply their skills to solve current engineering problems collaboratively, and to help advance the knowledge and engineering practice in their field.

The educational objectives of the mechanical engineering program are:

  1. Graduates will meet or exceed the expectations of employers of mechanical engineers, such as industry, government, academia or non-governmental organizations.
  2. Graduates will continue professional development by participating in structured professional activities and/or by obtaining professional registration or certification, post-graduate credits and/or advanced degrees.

Student Outcomes

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics including multivariate calculus and differential equations, science, and engineering;
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
  3. An ability to work professionally in the design and realization of both mechanical and thermal systems, components or processes and to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety;
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams;
  5. An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems;
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
  7. An ability to communicate effectively;
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global/societal context;
  9. A recognition of the need for an ability to engage in life-long learning;
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues;
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice;

Aerospace Engineering

Mission Statement

The mission of the Aerospace Engineering program is to provide students with the opportunity and encouragement for high quality education in aerospace engineering leading to successful placement and practice in the profession.

The educational objectives of the aerospace engineering program are:

  1. Graduates will meet or exceed the expectations of employers of aerospace engineers, such as industry, government, academia or non-governmental organizations.
  2. Graduates will continue professional development by participating in structured professional activities and/or by obtaining professional registration or certification, post-graduate credits and/or advanced degrees.

Student Outcomes

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
  3. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability ;
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams;
  5. An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems;
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
  7. An ability to communicate effectively;
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global/societal context;
  9. A recognition of the need for an ability to engage in life-long learning;
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues;
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice;
  12. A demonstrated knowledge of aerodynamics, aerospace materials, structures, flight mechanics, propulsion including rocket propulsion, stability and control, orbital mechanics and the space environment;
  13. A demonstrated design competence that includes integration of aerospace topics.

Biomedical Engineering

Mission Statement

The mission of the Biomedical Engineering program is to provide students with the opportunity and encouragement for high quality education in biomedical engineering leading to successful placement and practice in the profession.

The educational objectives of the biomedical engineering program are:

  1. Graduates will meet or exceed the expectations of employers of biomedical engineers, such as industry, government, academia or non-governmental organizations.
  2. Graduates will continue professional development by participating in structured professional activities and/or by obtaining professional registration or certification, post-graduate credits and/or advanced degrees.

Student Outcomes

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
  3. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability ;
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams;
  5. An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems;
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
  7. An ability to communicate effectively;
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global/societal context;
  9. A recognition of the need for an ability to engage in life-long learning;
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues;
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice;
  12. An ability to apply advanced mathematics (including differential equations and statistics), science, and engineering to solve the problems at the interface of engineering and biology;
  13. An ability to make measurements on and interpret data from living systems, addressing the problems associated with the interaction between living and non-living materials and systems.

Undergraduate Enrollment and Graduation Data

Mechanical

 Year Enrollment B.S. Degrees Awarded
2016-2017 735
2015-2016 686 118
2014-2015 596 103
2013-2014 558 113
2012-2013  524 100
2011-2012 487 90

Aerospace

 Year Enrollment B.S. Degrees Awarded
2016-2017 187
2015-2016 184 25
2014-2015 181 33
2013-2014 154 20
2012-2013 161 25
2011-2012  164  24

Biomedical

 Year Enrollment B.S. Degrees Awarded
2016-2017 258
2015-2016 238 27
2014-2015 212 34
2013-2014 229 34
2012-2013 237 39
2011-2012 213 22

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