A History of Distinction
The University of Tennessee College of Engineering (COE) exemplifies a tradition of excellence that has been over 200 years in the making and offers students an exceptional educational opportunity.
Students at the COE enjoy access to some of the best minds in the field through the distinguished faculty of the college as well as internationally prominent jointly-appointed professors and researchers.
Experience for the Real World
Cooperation between the COE and industry assures that the training our students receive is state-of-the-art. This added edge is important in today's global job market. The college works closely with some of the world's most prominent companies, including Eastman Chemical, DuPont, Kimberly-Clark and many more, to increase students' exposure to technology and innovation. The University of Tennessee also partners with Battelle, a world leader in innovative research and development, to jointly manage Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the nation's second-largest research facility.
COE students also have the opportunity to work on individual job assignments with over 200 companies who partner with the college to provide jobs under the direction of the Office of Professional Practice.
A Commitment to Diversity
Since 1973, the COE has had an established department to encourage diversity in the field of engineering. The college provides special support and scholarship support to minority students through initiatives such as the Engineering Diversity Program and the Diversity Engineering Scholarship Program. Due in large part to the success of these programs, the UT College of Engineering is consistently ranked as one of the most successful schools in the nation for graduation rates of minority students.
Focus on Student Success
The college's nationally-recognized Jerry E. Stoneking Engage Freshman Engineering Fundamentals Program provides a wonderful opportunity to experience "hands-on" engineering. In the Engage program, freshmen engineering students learn the basics of engineering disciplines in a team-focused environment. Study groups and mentoring programs allow students to become involved in the UT engineering experience by partnering them with other students on "design-and-build" projects to increase their understanding of engineering essentials. Engage students also gain insight from upperclassmen, who work as team leaders to help freshmen succeed with their first-year challenges.
The Beginning of Your Successful Future
The University of Tennessee College of Engineering is dedicated to future-oriented change. We strive to sustain the level of excellence and accomplishment which consistently brings COE and its graduates national prominence. We are determined to be a world-wide leader in engineering education whose graduates are sought by global employers. Through our partnerships with industry, government, alumni and friends, and with a faculty and staff dedicated to excellence, we offer you a chance to take your place among the great leaders of technology and innovation. It begins with an education and a degree from the University of Tennessee College of Engineering.
For more information on the UT College of Engineering:
Office of the Associate Dean for Student Affairs
101 Perkins Hall
Knoxville, TN 37996-2000
Phone: (865) 974-2454
Fax: (865) 974-9879