Herff Facts at a Glance

Contact Information

Herff College of Engineering
201 Engineering Administration Bldg
Memphis, TN 38152
Phone: (901) 678-2171
Fax: (901) 678-4180

Richard Sweigard, Dean
The University of Memphis
Office of the Dean
201 Engineering Administration Bldg
Memphis, TN 38152


Engineering Degree Requirements

Bachelor's Degrees:
B.S. Biomedical Engineering 128 semester hours
B.S. Civil Engineering 128 semester hours
B.S. Computer Engineering 128 semester hours
B.S. Electrical Engineering 128 semester hours
B.S. Engineering Technology 128 semester hours
B.S. Mechanical Engineering 128 semester hours

Master's Degrees:

M.S. with thesis: 30 semester hours including 6 hours of thesis
M.S. without thesis: 33 semester hours including 3-6 hours of research projects and reports

 

Doctoral Degrees:

Ph.D. in Engineering: 72 semester hours beyond the B.S. (including 24 credit hours of dissertation), or 42 semester hours beyond the M.S. (including 18 credit hours of dissertation). The Ph.D. in Engineering is offered by the College with concentrations in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Engineering Physics.

Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering: 72 semester hours beyond the B.S. or 48 semester hours beyond the M.S. (including 24 credit hours of dissertation).

Focus Areas

Biomedical Engineering: Undergraduate and Graduate Education, Biomechanics, Biomaterials, Electrophysiology, Imaging, Sensors, Cells & Tissues

Civil Engineering: Undergraduate and Graduate Education, Earthquake, Environmental, Groundwater, Soft Computing, Transportation Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering: Undergraduate and Graduate Education, Biomedical Engineering, Intelligent Systems, Optical Engineering

Engineering Technology: Undergraduate and Graduate Education, Applications Oriented Research, Power Generation and Distribution, Automation Control, Data Communications

Mechanical Engineering: Undergraduate and Graduate Education, Biomedical Applications, Computational Mechanics, Plasma Aerodynamics


Student Programs, Professional & Honor Socities


Professional societies: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers, Biomedical Engineering Society, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Institute of Transportation Engineers, National Society of Black Engineers, Society of Automotive Engineers, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Society of Women Engineers.

Honor Societies: Eta Kappa Nu, Pi Tau Sigma, Tau Beta Pi

Other engineering student support:
Free tutoring through the engineering learning center, tutoring for calculus and chemistry, college advising and counseling.

Student Design Competitions:

  • A.S.C.E. student chapter competes in regional design contests for balsa structures, steel design and concrete canoe.
  • I.E.E.E. student chapter competes in regional hardware design contest.
  • The S.A.E. student chapter competes in the Mini-Baja vehicle contest and the formula S.A.E. car design contest.

College Description & SPECIAL CHARACTERISTICS

The Herff College of Engineering (HCOE) provides specialized instructional programs for undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in furthering their education while undertaking basic and applied research that serves the needs of our community, state, and nation. The college offers degree programs in Biomedical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering as well as Engineering Technology. Research projects in the College use talents of the faculty and students to solve problems in the industrial and public sector. The list of projects is long and varied with many crossing disciplinary lines.

ENGINEERING FACULTY

Biomedical Engineering 12
Civil Engineering 14
Electrical & Computer Engineering 14
Engineering Technology 8
Mechanical Engineering 12
Total 54

Undergraduate Information & Admission Requirements 

Dr. Russell Deaton, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Administration
The University of Memphis
Office of the Dean
Herff College of Engineering
Memphis, TN 38152
Phone: (901) 678-3258
Fax: (901) 678-5030
E-Mail: rjdeaton@memphis.edu


UNDERGRADUATE ENROLLMENTS BY DEPARTMENT (Fall '17)

Pre-Biomedical Engineering  112
Pre-Civil Engineering  74
Pre-Computer Engineering  91
Pre-Electrical Engineering  58
Pre-Engineering Technology  83
Pre-Mechanical Engineering  171
Biomedical Engineering  167
Civil Engineering 137
Computer Engineering  79
Electrical Engineering  80
Engineering Technology 146
Mechanical Engineering 173
Total 1371

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES AWARDED (Summer '16, Fall '16, Spring '17)

Biomedical Engineering 9
Civil Engineering   20
Computer Engineering 18
Electrical Engineering   26
Engineering Technology 29
Mechanical Engineering 45
Total 147

 

Graduate Information & Admission Inquiries

Dr. Roger W. Meier, Director of Graduate Programs
The University of Memphis
Office of the Dean
Herff College of Engineering
Memphis, TN 38152
Phone: (901) 678-3284
E-Mail: rwmeier@memphis.edu

GRADUATE ADMISSIONS INFORMATION

Admission to the College Engineering: Graduate admission to the college is initiated by contacting the Graduate Admissions office of the university. Deadlines for submitting applications are: August 1 for the fall, Dec 1 for the spring, and May 1 for the summer. Admission is based on undergraduate GPA, GRE score (quantitative + verbal), and ABET accreditation status of the undergraduate institution from which the B.S. was granted. Details may be found in The Graduate Bulletin of The University of Memphis.

Admission to the engineering department: Departmental admissions requirements are the same as the college.

Admission requirements for international students: International student entrance requirements may be found in The Graduate Bulletin of The University of Memphis. 

Admission requirements for non-resident students: Same as for resident students.

Admission requirements for transfer students: A transfer student must meet minimum college admission requirements plus be in good academic standing at the present graduate institution.

GENERAL FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION

University fellowship information may be obtained from the Graduate Office. Graduate assistantship information should be obtained from the specific department.

M.S. ENROLLMENTS (Fall '17)

Biomedical Engineering 10
Civil Engineering 20
Electrical & Computer Engineering 22
Engineering Technology 6
Mechanical Engineering 16
Total 74

Ph.D. ENROLLMENTS (Fall '17)

Biomedical Engineering 19
Civil Engineering 18
Electrical and Computer Engineering 33
Mechanical Engineering 10
Engineering Physics 3
Total 83

M.S. DEGREES AWARDED (Summer '16, Fall '16, Spring '17)

Biomedical Engineering 11
Civil Engineering 9
Electrical & Computer Engineering 16
Engineering Technology 5
Mechanical Engineering 6
Total 47

Ph.D DEGREES AWARDED (Summer '16, Fall '16, Spring '17)

Biomedical Engineering 1
Engineering 9
Total 10