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Message from the Director

Bing Yao

We appreciate your interest in the Reliability and Maintainability Engineering (RME) Program. The program was initiated through a close association with our Reliability and Maintainability Center, which was established in 1996. The center is a unique partnership between academia and industry dedicated to improving productivity, efficiency and safety through the development and application of maintenance and reliability technologies and management principles.

The RME academic program was developed to meet the needs of industry and government by providing formal undergraduate and graduate education in the RME area. Undergraduate students can receive a minor in RME, while graduate students can receive either a Graduate Certificate or an MS degree. The MS program is the first interdisciplinary program in the Tickle College of Engineering, and students admitted to one of several departments, including chemical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, industrial and systems engineering, mechanical, aerospace and biomedical engineering and nuclear engineering, can earn the degree.

For more information about the RME programs, please call us at 865-974-3333 or contact us by email at [email protected]. If you are in the area, please call to arrange a visit. We look forward to hearing from you.

Bing Yao, PhD,
RME Program Director