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Undergraduate Education

The College of Engineering offers several options to undergraduate engineering students in the area of reliability and maintainability engineering. UT is unique in the US in offering the quality and quantity of education and experience to interested undergraduate students. All options are an integral part of a normal bachelor’s curriculum in one of the engineering disciplines and include:

  • Minor in Reliability and Maintainability Engineering (university recognition)
  • Reliability and Maintainability Engineering Certificate (college recognition)
  • Reliability and Maintenance Engineering internships (paid experience)

Minor in Reliability and Maintainability Engineering

The RME minor requires five elective courses in the area of reliability and maintenance and must be achieved within the framework of a Bachelor of Science Degree. An example would be a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Reliability and Maintainability Engineering. The minor is recognized by UT and appears on the official student transcript.

More information about the RME minor

Reliability and Maintainability Engineering Certificate

The RME certificate requires a combination of successfully completing two specified elective courses with a 3.0 GPA and completing two RMC internships (internships are thirteen-weeks each and include a one-week overview training course). The two courses must be senior-level courses and are eligible as technical electives in all engineering departments.

Benefits of the RME Certificate

  • Become involved in this exciting and challenging high tech field
  • Make connections with potential employers
  • Gain valuable experience with industry
  • Earn a competitive salary during your internship


  • Qualify through interview process
  • Work at least two thirteen-week RMC internships with RMC member companies
  • Complete two technical elective courses with at least a 3.0 GPA  in each:
    • Introduction to Maintenance Engineering
    • Introduction to Reliability Engineering
  • Complete all requirements for a bachelor’s degree in one of the traditional engineering programs

Apply by contacting the RMC office at 865-974-9625, or at

Note: This is a College of Engineering award. It does not get recorded on your official university transcript.