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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


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: 90 semester hours beyond the B.S. minimum, or 57 semester hours beyond the M.S., 18-30 hours of dissertation. At least 24 semester hours must be earned in continuous residence. The Ph.D. is offered by the College with concentrations in the various disciplines.


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


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.


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.

Department  / # Faculty
Biomedical Engineering 12
Civil Engineering 14
Electrical & Computer Engineering 14
Engineering Technology 8
Mechanical Engineering 12
Total 54

Deborah Hochstein, 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: dhochstn@memphis.edu

Department / B.S. Students
Pre-Biomedical Engineering 65
Pre-Civil Engineering 51
Pre-Computer Engineering 64
Pre-Electrical Engineering 44
Pre-Engineering Technology 39
Pre-Mechanical Engineering 98
Biomedical Engineering 90
Civil Engineering 83
Computer Engineering 79
Electrical Engineering 79
Engineering Technology 129
Mechanical Engineering 152
Total 973

DEGREES AWARDED BY DEPARTMENT (Summer 13, Fall 13, Spring 14)
Department / B.S. Degrees
Biomedical Engineering 16
Civil Engineering 21
Electrical & Computer Engineering 32
Engineering Technology 38
Mechanical Engineering 39
Total 146

Dr. Warren Haggard, Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies
The University of Memphis
Office of the Dean
Herff College of Engineering
Memphis, TN 38152
Phone: (901) 678-4346
E-Mail: whaggrd1@memphis.edu


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 foreign students: International student entrance requirements may be found in The Graduate Bulletin of The University of Memphis. The Bulletin is also available on the university Web site.

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.

Department / M.S. Students
Biomedical Engineering 15
Civil Engineering 21
Electrical & Computer Engineering 32
Engineering Technology 4
Mechanical Engineering 13
Total 85


Department  / Ph.D. Students
Biomedical Engineering 20
Civil Engineering 18
Electrical and Computer Engineering 5
Engineering 59
Total 102

M.S. DEGREES AWARDED (Summer 13, Fall 13, Spring 14)
Department / M.S. Degrees
Biomedical Engineering 8
Civil Engineering 8
Electrical & Computer Engineering 21
Engineering Technology 5
Mechanical Engineering 7
Total 49

Ph.D DEGREES AWARDED (Summer 12, Fall 12, Spring 13)
Department / Ph.D. Degrees
Biomedical Engineering 2
Engineering 6
Total 8