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									                                                                                       Mechanical Engineering


                                                                                                       College of Engineering
TENNESSEE
            What is Mechanical                            humanities and social sciences provides       Outlook Handbook, the median annual
                                                          a good foundation for a rich and reward-      earnings of mechanical engineers were
            Engineering?                                  ing career in a dynamic marketplace.          $62,880 in 2002. The middle 50 percent
                 Mechanical engineering is the appli-         The objectives of the mechanical          earned between $50,800 and $78,040.
            cation of the laws of solid and fluid me-      engineering degree program are:               The lowest 10 percent earned less than
            chanics and the thermal sciences to the         • to prepare students for professional      $41,490, and the highest 10 percent
            analysis, design and/or manufacturing of           careers by developing their skills       earned more than $93,430. Median an-
            systems and products. Mechanical en-               in problem formulation, problem          nual earnings in the industries employ-
            gineers play a key role in national, state         solving, analysis, computation,          ing the largest numbers of mechanical
            and local economies by bringing their              synthesis, teamwork and effective        engineers in 2002 were:
            expertise in the development of power              communication                               • Federal government–$72,500
            generation systems (such as steam tur-          • to teach students the underlying             • Architectural, engineering and re-
            bines, jet engines and internal combus-            principles of mechanical and ther-            lated services– $65,610
            tion engines) which provide mechanical             mal systems and the application             • Navigational, measuring, electro-
            power to all segments of society. They             of these principles in the design             medical and control instruments
            also bring essential expertise to manu-            process                                       manufacturing–$65,430
            facturing processes, efficient production        • to instill in students an appreciation       • Aerospace products and parts
            methods and automation vital to the                for the importance of lifelong learn-         manufacturing–$65,160
            well-being of the national economy.                ing, individual professionalism and         • Other general purpose machinery
            Their expertise and involvement in the             ethical practice                              manufacturing–$55,850
            analysis, design and development of             • to prepare capable students for               According to a 2003 salary survey by
            new products and materials for new                 graduate study at major universities     the National Association of Colleges and
            devices and systems produce economic              The university’s engineering pro-         Employers, bachelor’s degree candidates
            activity and provide employment op-           grams are fully accredited by the ABET        in mechanical engineering received start-
            portunities which sustain high standards      Engineering Accreditation Program.            ing offers averaging $48,585 a year,
            of living.                                                                                  master’s degree candidates had offers
                 The mechanical engineering pro-
            gram at UT offers fundamental educa-          Career Opportunities in                       averaging $54,565, and Ph.D. candi-
                                                                                                        dates were initially offered $69,904.
            tion in the engineering sciences and          Mechanical Engineering
            engineering design. The engineering                Because of the broad-based educa-
            science component educates students           tion received in mechanical engineering,      High School Preparation
            in the fundamental principles of engi-        mechanical engineers play a vital role in          Core academic subjects required for
            neering, while the engineering design         a wide variety of industries (e.g., aero-     admission:
            component emphasizes design meth-             space, automotive, electronics, power            • 4 units of English
            odology, enhances creative skills and         utilities, chemical, petroleum, textile,         • 2 units of algebra
            develops student ability to solve open        manufacturing); federal agencies (e.g.,          • 1 unit of geometry, trigonometry,
            ended problems of the type common to          NASA, DOE, DOD, FAA); consulting firms,              advanced math or calculus
            industry.                                     national laboratories (e.g., ORNL, SAN-          • 2 units of natural science, including
                 The undergraduate experience is          DIA). In these different sectors, mechani-          at least 1 unit of biology, chemistry
            broad-based and includes, in the first         cal engineers are involved in analysis              or physics
            two years, general education in math-         and design of systems and products;              • 1 unit of American history
            ematics, sciences and preliminary design      manufacturing, automation and control            • 1 unit of European history, world
            courses that are common with curricula        of production and processes; heating,               history or world geography
            in other engineering programs.                ventilation, and air conditioning systems;       • 2 units of a single foreign language
                 The discipline of a rigorous technical   and research. Mechanical engineers are           • 1 unit of visual or performing arts
            program along with education in the           also found at every level of management.           Computer courses prior to the fresh-
                                                               Mechanical engineers have been and       man year in engineering are also highly
F O R   M O R E    I N F O R M A T I O N :                                                              recommended.
                                                          will continue to be in great demand in
            Department of Mechanical,                                                                        Prospective students who want to
                                                          all of the areas listed above.
            Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering                                                        enter the engineering program are also
            414 Dougherty Engineering Building                                                          required to meet the criteria of the “Suc-
            Knoxville, TN 37996-2210                      Salary Trends in                              cess Prediction Index” (SPI). The formula
            Phone: (865) 974-5115                         Mechanical Engineering                        for SPI is 10 x high school core GPA +
            Fax: (865) 974-5274                               According to the U.S. Department          math ACT score. The college is gradu-
            E-mail: mabeinfo@utk.edu                      of Labor’s 2004-2005 Occupational             ally increasing the required SPI score.
            Web: www.engr.utk.edu/mabe
Check the UT Admissions or College
of Engineering web sites to determine       Sample Curriculum
the current SPI required. Students who
                                             Freshman Year                                              Junior Year
are unable to meet this requirement
may register as “university undecided”       English 101*, 102 ..................................6      Mechanical Engineering 331,
students and complete appropriate            Chemistry 120* ......................................4     344, 345, 363, 366, 466......................18
mathematics, science and other courses       Mathematics 141*, 142* .........................8          Electrical and Computer
before applying for admission to the         Engineering Fundamentals 105,                              Engineering 301 .....................................3
COE. www.engr.utk.edu/coe/undergradu-        151 or 157, 152 or 158, 202................11              2, 3
                                                                                                            Department Elective ............................3
ate/new_checklist.html                       1
                                              Cultures and Civilizations Elective* .........3           Aerospace Engineering 341 ....................3
                                             Total ....................... 32 credit hours              1
                                                                                                         Arts and Humanities Elective* ................3
                                                                                                        Total ....................... 30 credit hours
How to Major in                              Sophomore Year
Mechanical Engineering                       Mathematics 231, 241, 251 ................10               Senior Year
at UT                                        Engineering Fundamentals 230 ...............2              Mechanical Engineering 410*,
     The mechanical engineering degree       Physics 231*...........................................3   475, 449, 450, 460 .............................13
program is administered by the UT            Mechanical Engineering 231, 321, 391 ...9                  Engineering Fundamentals 402 ...............1
Department of Mechanical, Aerospace          Materials Science and Engineering 201 ...3                 Mechanical Engineering 365 or 463 .......3
and Biomedical Engineering (MABE).           Economics 201* .....................................4      1
                                                                                                         Technical Elective ...................................3
Students applying to the university          1
                                              Cultures and Civilizations Elective* .........3           2, 3
                                                                                                            Department Elective ............................6
should specify mechanical engineering        Total ....................... 34 credit hours              Philosophy 241* ....................................3
as their chosen major when completing                                                                   1
                                                                                                         Social Sciences Elective* .........................3
the admission form. Students transfer-                                                                  Total ....................... 32 credit hours
ring from other departments within UT
or from other educational institutions                                                                  Grand Total .......... 128 credit hours
should contact the department for more      *Meets University General Education Requirement
information regarding the appropriate       1
                                             Choose from the University General Education list
entry level and any additional required     2
                                             Must be chosen from: Aerospace Engineering 351, 363, 422, 425; Mechanical Engineering 365,
courses. For more information on the          406, 452, 457, 463, 467, 480 or other departmentally approved course
admissions process, visit http://admis-     3
                                             All departmental and technical electives must be pre-approved by the advisor and department head
sions.utk.edu/undergraduate.
                                            cooperative education (co-op) and in-                         create opportunities for engineering
Requirements for                            ternship programs. Both programs offer                        students to study in other countries:
                                            structured learning environments where                        web.utk.edu/~global
Mechanical Engineering                      students develop increasing responsibili-
     The MABE department currently does
not have any special requirements for
                                            ties by holding full-time paid positions                      Highlights of
                                            in a professional environment related to
admission to the mechanical engineering     their academic and career goals:                              Mechanical Engineering
program, other than the general admis-      www.coop.utk.edu                                                  Students in mechanical engineer-
sion requirements for the university and         In addition to financial and scholar-                     ing are provided with many design
the college. College of Engineering stu-    ship programs available to all students,                      experiences that build on previous
dents at the sophomore level and above      the college also provides special scholar-                    exposure to elements of design and
are required to own laptop computers        ships and support programs to minority                        culminates in capstone project classes.
for class work. For more information,       students, including:                                          This experience has resulted in numer-
please visit http://www.engr.utk.edu/coe/      • Diversity Engineering Scholarship                        ous championships for UT teams in
new_compreq.htm.                                  Program (DESP)                                          both regional and national competi-
                                                  www.engr.utk.edu/desp                                   tions.
Special Programs, Co-ops                       • Engineering Diversity Programs Of-
and Internships                                   fice (EDP) www.engr.utk.edu/edp
                                               • The Pipeline Engineering Diversity
                                                                                                        Note: This sheet is for general information
    All UT freshman engineering stu-                                                                    only. For more specific information on this
dents are automatically enrolled in the           Program www.engr.utk.edu/pipeline                     program refer to the UT catalog at
innovative Engage Engineering Funda-           • Tennessee Louis Stokes Alliance                        www.tennessee.edu/catalogs
mentals Program, designed to help stu-            for Minority Participation (TLSAMP)                   or contact the college.
dents learn basic engineering concepts            www.engr.utk.edu/tlsamp.                              The University of Tennessee does not discriminate on the basis of race,
                                                                                                        sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in
and teamwork skills through a series of          The College of Engineering also                        provision of education programs and services or employment opportunities
                                                                                                        and benefits. This policy extends to both employment by and admission
hands-on projects and activities:           participates in the University Honors                       to the University. • The University does not discriminate on the basis of
                                                                                                        race, sex, or disability in the education programs and activities pursuant to
www.engr.utk.edu/efd                        Program, which is designed to give aca-                     the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the
                                                                                                        Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of
    The College of Engineering’s Office      demically outstanding students a unique                     1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. • Inquiries
                                                                                                        and charges of violation concerning Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, ADA, the
of Professional Practice (OPP) provides     undergraduate experience consisting of                      Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), or any of the other above
                                                                                                        referenced policies should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity;
income-generating opportunities for         special courses, seminars, mentoring and                    1840 Melrose Avenue; Knoxville, TN 37996-3560; telephone (865) 974-
                                                                                                        2498 (TTY available). Requests for accommodation of a disability should
engineering students to experience real-    research projects: honors.utk.edu                           be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Human Resources
                                                                                                        Management; 600 Henley Street; Knoxville, TN 37996-4125. • A project
world engineering challenges through             The UT Center for International                        of UT Creative Services; 91 Communications Bldg.; Knoxville, TN 37996;
                                                                                                        (865) 974-2225. Revisions: 6598.                            Revised 2/06
                                            Education collaborates with the COE to

								
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