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UT Announces Plans to Begin Automotive Engineering Concentration

In response to the growing importance of auto manufacturing in the state of Tennessee, UT’s College of Engineering announced that it is developing a graduate-level automotive engineering concentration that will begin in fall 2016.

“This is a significant step for both our university and for our college,” said College of Engineering Dean Wayne Davis. “This presents an opportunity for us to take even more of a role in preparing students for the ever-changing workforce and to solidify our place in the economic development of the state.”

This map, made available by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, shows the location of industries and businesses in the state devoted to auto manufacturing or supply. The industry is present in 80 of the 95 counties in the state.

This map, made available by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, shows the location of industries and businesses in the state devoted to auto manufacturing or supply. The industry is present in 80 of the 95 counties in the state.

While many of the classes—at both the master’s and doctoral level—will be housed in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering, the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science also plan to begin automotive-focused graduate-level concentrations.

Additionally, significant coursework supporting these concentrations will come from the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, among others, spreading the impact of the new offerings across the college.

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