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Graduate Admission

Entrance into the MS programs are available to qualified graduates of recognized undergraduate curricula in mechanical or aerospace engineering and to qualified graduates of other curricula who satisfy the necessary prerequisites.

Admission into the PhD programs will be granted to those applicants who have demonstrated superior achievement in their engineering backgrounds.

University requirements for graduate admission may be viewed at the Graduate Admissions site. The general GRE is required of all applicants for admission. To apply, please visit this page.

Application Fee Waiver Available

The MABE department provides application fee waivers to first-time PhD applicants who are US citizens or US permanent residents. Those students who are already enrolled at UT and want to apply for a Change of Program (COP) are not eligible for this waiver. If you qualify for this waiver, please contact Kam Manuel at kmanuel4@utk.edu to obtain a code.

Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering

In mechanical engineering or aerospace engineering, entrance into the Master of Science program is available to qualified graduates of recognized undergraduate curricula in mechanical or aerospace engineering and to qualified graduates of other curricula who satisfy the necessary prerequisites. Admission into the doctoral program will be granted to those applicants who have demonstrated superior achievement in their engineering backgrounds. The names and addresses of three references must be included with the program application. The general GRE is required of all applicants for admission.

Biomedical Engineering

In biomedical engineering, entrance into the graduate program is available to graduates of recognized curricula in engineering, mathematics, or one of the physical sciences who satisfy the necessary prerequisites. The names and addresses of three references must be included with the program application. The general GRE is required of all applicants for admission.

Engineering Science

In engineering science, entrance into the graduate program is available to graduates of recognized curricula in engineering, mathematics, or one of the physical or biological sciences. The names and addresses of three references must be included with the program application. The general GRE is required of all applicants for admission.

Each student must satisfactorily complete a program of study that has been approved by his/her advisory committee and complies with the requirements of the Graduate Council. In engineering science, the student’s major professor may be selected from a department other than the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering; however, at least one member of the student’s graduate advisory committee must be on the faculty of the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering.

Graduate Certificate in Reliability and Maintainability Engineering

The College of Engineering offers a Graduate Certificate in Reliability and Maintainability Engineering. The program is designed primarily for part-time students in that several of the courses are available through distance education.

The 12-hour certificate is earned by completing 483 and 484, which are cross-listed among all participating departments in the College of Engineering, plus two elective courses selected from a list of courses provided by the participating departments. Currently, the available elective courses are Industrial Engineering 516 and 591, Mechanical Engineering 534 and 599, and Nuclear Engineering 579 and 585. The selection of elective courses is determined through an advising conference with each individual student and is based on the student’s personal interests, academic background, and work experience. Applicants must meet the minimum criteria established by the Graduate School.

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