May 14, 2021  
2010-2011 Graduate Catalog 
2010-2011 Graduate Catalog Archived Catalog

Engineering: Computational Engineering, M.S.

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Dr. Tim Swafford, Coordinator
(423) 425-5507 or email at

In addition to the general admissions requirements of the Graduate School, students applying for admission to the Computational Engineering program are encouraged to submit the following documents to aid the department in the evaluation process:

  • Computational Engineering Application Form
  • A one-page statement of purpose
  • Three completed recommendation forms
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores

The requirements for the M.S. degree in Engineering: Computational are listed below. Each student’s program will be developed by the student’s committee as an individualized program and will be constructed in accordance with sound academic practices to provide the kind of study most suitable to the student’s needs. The proposed program must be submitted on a candidacy form to The Graduate School office for approval after completion of nine graduate hours and before completion of 18 graduate hours. It is that program, rather than the example which follows, which will constitute the student’s graduation requirements.

The general guidelines for the M.S. degree in engineering are as follows:

Area I   Mathematics or Engineering Analysis 3-6  
Area II   Approved Electives in Mathematics, Science, or Engineering 6-9  
Area III   Engineering Concentration 12-16  
Area IV   Thesis or Special Project and/or Internship 6  


Total: 3-6 hours

Total: 6-9 hours

Total: 12-15 hours

Area IV: Thesis or Project + Additional Coursework

Thesis option:


Project + Coursework option:

Total: 6 hours (Thesis), 9 hours (Project + Coursework)

Program Total: 30 hours (Thesis), 33 hours (Project + Coursework)

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