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College of Engineering

College of Engineering


The College of Engineering is comprised of seven departments, three research centers, and the Hixson Student Success Center supported by 89 faculty and 46 staff. Degree programs include seven undergraduate degrees with a diverse range of tracks, six M.S. degrees, and a Ph.D. program covering abroad range of areas.

  • Welcome from the Dean

    Joseph C. Slater portraitWhether you are a prospective student, an employer, or parent, you’ll find that engineering and computer science at Tennessee Tech is one of the best opportunities in the nation. Our programs are recognized by employers for producing outstanding engineers, computer scientists and engineering technologists. Our alumni are the backbone of engineering for numerous engineering firms in Tennessee. Many have gone on to be leaders in federal agencies both inside Tennessee and throughout the nation. Our graduates go on to become leaders in multinational corporations while many of out our PhD graduates are leaders in higher education.

    Our passion for science and technology combined with our love for teaching fuses the best of research universities and purely teaching schools all in one college. Our students are known for their ability to fuse complex analysis with hand-on skills. They make the buildings we live in, the roads we drive on, and cars we drive on them. Working in both industry and the federal government, they defend our nation from cyber attacks each and every day. They pour molten metal in our foundry- one of only 16 in the nation and soon to be one of the most capable educational foundries in the world, and learn hands on skills with both advanced manufacturing equipment and common manufacturing equipment. Our graduates produce the tools needed to secure our health and design the controllers for our factories. Explore our programs and you will see that this is just a small piece of what our students learn.

    Our faculty are leaders in their respective fields working closely with the National Science Foundation on numerous projects, with further collaborations with the Department of defense and the Tennessee Valley Authority while serving as leaders in professional societies such as The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and Women in Cybersecurity (WiSyS)- which was founded by Tennessee Tech.

    It’s no surprise that we are the home to one the largest STEM focused career fair in the south-eastern US with 156 companies attending the Engineering Career Fair. From nano-materials to mechatronics, and from wireless power to protecting our water resources, Tennessee Tech’s College of Engineering leads the way in the discovery, development, and teaching the skills of today and tomorrow.  Welcome to the home of tomorrows leaders.


    Joseph C. Slater, Ph.D., P.E.

    Dean | College of Engineering
    Professor | Mechanical Engineering

  • Leadership


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  • Accreditation

    Programs in the Tennessee Tech University College of Engineering are accredited through ABET, a nonprofit, non-governmental agency that accredits college and university programs in the disciplines of applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology.  ABET accredits over 3,100 programs at more than 670 colleges and universities in 24 countries.

    ABET is guided by industry, government, and academic constituents. The organization's accreditation process assures Tech’s College of Engineering programs meet the quality standards established by the various engineering professions for which the college prepares its students.

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    Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (BSChE), Civil Engineering (BSCE), Electrical Engineering (BSEE) and Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (BSCmpE) and Mechanical Engineering (BSME) programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET

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    Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS) program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET

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    Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology (BSET) is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the ABET

  • Ethics and Professionalism

    The National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) Code of Ethics states, “Engineering is an important and learned profession. As members of this profession, engineers are expected to exhibit the highest standards of honesty and integrity. Engineering has a direct and vital impact on the quality of life for all people. Accordingly, the services provided by engineers require honesty, impartiality, fairness, and equity, and must be dedicated to the protection of the public health, safety, and welfare. Engineers must perform under a standard of professional behavior that requires adherence to the highest principles of ethical conduct.”


    The mission of the college is to graduate innovative engineers who solve technological challenges to meet societal needs.

    Induction into the Profession Ceremony

    Each semester the College of Engineering offers a special ceremony called the Induction to the Profession Ceremony to recognize its graduating students and induct them into the Order of the Engineer, the Pledge of the Computing Professional and Order of Engineering Technologist, based on their majors.

    The ceremony for Spring 2022 graduating seniors will be held Thursday,May 5, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. in Derryberry Auditorium. Graduates for Spring 2021, please check your email for more information.

    Please note that this is a separate ceremony from commencement.

  • Awards and Recognition
  • Strategic Goals


    The mission of the College of Engineering is to provide a balanced academic environment of teaching, research, and service to prepare career-ready engineering, computing, and technology professionals.


- Tennessee Tech named one of Best Maker Schools

- Collaborative robot 'Sawyer' to give manufacturing engineering technology students a helping hand in learning robotics

- New week-long summer program offers first-year engineering students a chance to skip ahead in math, move in early

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