University of Tennessee (USA)

The UT College of Engineering and the Department of Statistics, Operations and Management Science in the College of Business Administration have teamed up to offer courses of study in Reliability and Maintainability Engineering (RME). This multidisciplinary program focuses on the use of management systems, analysis techniques and advanced condition-based and preventive technologies to identify, manage and eliminate failures leading to losses in system function. Once perceived as a practitioner or manufacturing issue, reliability and maintainability engineering is now considered a business issue of urgent priority. This program offers both Master of Science Degree and Graduate Certificate in RME. The Master of Science degree consists of 30 hours of graduate work in RME with a concentration in one of the traditional engineering academic departments. Thesis and non-thesis research options are available for students, and the program can be completed on campus or through real-time and interactive distance delivery. The Graduate Certificate program is an interdepartmental initiative designed for students who wish to pursue careers in Reliability and Maintainability Engineering. It is also suitable for professionals and managers currently working in the field looking to improve their knowledge and skills.

Points of contact: Dr. Wesley J. Hines, RME Program Director (email:

For more information about the RME programs, please call us at (865)-974-2525 or contact us by email at