Jun 18, 2024  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

The Herff College of Engineering

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Richard J. Sweigard, Ph.D., P.E. Dean
Room 201, Engineering Administration Building
(901) 678-4306


The mission of the Herff College of Engineering is to provide quality teaching, research, and service programs to the citizens of the state, region and nation. The College provides undergraduate programs in biomedical, civil, computer, electrical, and mechanical engineering, and in engineering technology. Graduate programs are offered in all of the disciplines listed above. Each curriculum is designed to prepare students for practice of the profession in industry, government, or academic institutions. Considerable effort is directed toward breadth as well as depth to provide programs of highest quality.


The Herff College of Engineering is organized into the Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Engineering Technology. Each department offers a choice of specialized four-year programs leading to baccalaureate degrees. Graduate programs are offered in all of the engineering disciplines listed above.

Freshman students entering the Herff College of Engineering will be advised by the College Academic Advisor, who will assist students with class schedules and facilitate changes of major and other academic needs. After students accumulate an appropriate number of hours, their advising will be transferred to a faculty member in the department of their major.


Computer Requirements

Every year, software tools become more entwined with the practice of the engineering profession. In addition to preparing our students for professional practice by teaching them how to use these tools, our undergraduate curricula employ software tools to efficiently and effectively deliver subject matter expertise, to enhance student-teacher interaction, to assess student learning, and to increase student achievement. Therefore, the faculty of the Herff College of Engineering requires that each student enrolled in the college’s programs possess computing resources that meet or exceed certain minimum specifications.  Current requirements and specifications are posted here:  http://www.memphis.edu/herff/students/index.php

Degree Requirements

Students must satisfy all university, college, and departmental degree requirement for the degree desired. University requirements may be found in the “Graduation from the University” section of this Catalog. The College requires that a minimum of 30 hours of the hours required by the University for residency be taken as upper division hours in courses in the Herff College of Engineering. Specific departmental requirements are subject to change and students should consult their advisor regularly to learn of changes that occur.

Accelerated BS/MS

Qualified students are allowed to earn a Bachelor’s degree in an approved undergraduate discipline and a Master’s degree in five years. Students with high school advanced placement credits may require less time. See the departmental catalog sections for details.

Individual program requirements described in the University of Memphis Undergraduate Catalog are subject to change. Please consult the college level advisor for changes that may occur before publication of the next issue of this Catalog.

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