College of Engineering

Academic Departments

Academic Programs within the College of Engineering at Tennessee Tech University:
Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Computer Science

Computer Science

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Basic Engineering

General and Basic Engineering

Manufacturing & Engineering Technology

Manufacturing & Engineering Technology

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies


Engineering is exploring the unknown. It's asking questions and creating new things and new ideas. It's building all-terrain vehicles, designing submarines, firing lasers and planning roadways.

Engineering is a field that advances the boundaries of knowledge and tests the laws of nature. It's the profession that has given us compact discs, sports cars and computers, helped make medical advances possible and put people in space. Engineering is bridges, superstructures, transistors and chemical processes. It's power systems, grids and ergonomics. It is, in essence, everything around us that makes our lives easier, more pleasant and more productive.

As an engineering student, you will learn principles and theories that prepare you to become a leader in the profession. You'll have access to some of the most powerful engineering computer workstations available, and you'll be taught by quality professors who are committed to your progress.

Where will I start?

Many students take the option of beginning their studies in Basic Engineering, where they gain a foundation in mathematics, the sciences and the broad principles of engineering that prepare them for their advanced studies. Some of the first-year courses include:

  • Introduction to Engineering
  • Engineering Graphics
  • MATLAB or Fortran 90 Computer Programming
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education or Military Science
  • Humanities Elective

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Becoming an engineer enables you to solve problems that make the world around you better. You may choose to make the environment cleaner, a workplace safer, a computer program faster, a bridge stronger, a fuel cell car less expensive, or a machine more efficient.

Your choices in engineering, grouped into the majors we offer, are limitless.

  • The Chemical Engineering program combines engineering with chemistry to solve problems and to find more efficient ways of producing basic chemicals, plastics, synthetic fibers, pharmaceuticals, and thousands of other products.
  • The Civil and Environmental Engineering program prepares engineers to make vital contributions to the solution of current issues of modern society such as pollution control, transportation, bridges, water resource development, and wastewater treatment.
  • The Computer Science program offers two concentrations. One focusing on the design and development of software systems, and another focusing on the design, deployment, and administration of computer technology.
  • The Electrical Engineering program concentrates on continued development of electrical components, devices, instruments and systems such as power generation and distribution systems in a dynamic profession.
  • The Manufacturing and Engineering Technology program prepares individuals for technical managerial and production supervisory type positions. The curriculum is built upon technical education and includes communication skills, humanities, physical sciences, human and industrial relations, business administration and specialized technology.
  • The Mechanical Engineering program emphasizes the conversion and use of energy, the design of machines, the automatic control and measurement of processes, and the evaluation of acoustical systems.