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Biosystems Engineering, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) Knoxville, TN, United States
Students applying for admission into the doctoral program must submit evidence of ability to perform and report independent research to the satisfaction of the faculty of the department. An approved master’s thesis will usually be acceptable for this purpose.

Overview

To earn a degree, each doctoral student must complete at least 75 credit hours of approved graduate credit (beyond the baccalaureate degree) in biosystems engineering and supporting areas (engineering, computational methods, agricultural and biological sciences, and other related areas). Of the 75 credit hours, 48 must be in courses numbered greater than 500 (including 24 credit hours of course BSE 600) and 6 credit hours of courses at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, numbered greater than 600. Other specific requirements for the minimum 75 credit hours are listed below.

Energy Science and Engineering Concentration

This concentration is offered in collaboration with the Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education (CIRE). The CIRE is a joint effort between the College of Engineering, other UTK colleges, the UT Institute of Agriculture, and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The students who wish to pursue this concentration will normally have completed 6 credit hours of Core and 3 credit hours of Knowledge Breadth coursework specified under Energy Science and Engineering Ph.D. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    75 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Modeling Techniques and Applications
  • Mathematical Modeling for Engineers
  • Seminar
  • Doctoral Research and Dissertation

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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General Requirements

Admission requirements:

  • The completed online Graduate Application for Admission 
  • A non-refundable application fee 
  • One unofficial transcript from all colleges and universities attended submitted on-line at the time of application to the Graduate School
  • The submission of official transcripts and degree certificates
  • Departmental application.
  • Reference letters or rating forms.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31538 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31538 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    13120 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13120 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Knoxville

  • 885 - 1460 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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