Electrical and Computer Engineering


This page will help you answer some of the more common questions regarding the Electrical and Computer Engineering programs at Tech. If you don't find what you need here, look at some of the other pages on the ECE site or feel free to contact the ECE department for more information.

Why should I consider Tennessee Tech?

  • TTU is one of "America's 100 Best College Buys." This designation, reported each year by Institutional Research & Evaluation Inc., names TTU one of the BEST college educations for the cost nationwide.
  • TTU is AGAIN ranked among the “Top Southern Public Universities” by U.S. News & World Report. The magazine ranked TTU one of the Top 11 Public Schools in the South in its 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2006 America's Best Colleges Guides.
  • TTU named a "Best College Value" by Princeton Review. Top quality academics, low cost and exceptional financial aid service have earned TTU a spot in the 2006 Best College Value guidebook published by the Princeton Review and Random House.
  • Tennessee Tech scores #1 on the TBR Report Card every year. TTU captured seven first- or second-place rankings among universities on the recent TBR Report Card. TTU has been the top scorer in the TBR since the report card’s inception.
  • Tennessee Tech alumni are the most satisfied.* 92% of TTU alumni surveyed reported satisfaction with their education — more than those at all other TBR universities.
  • Tennessee Tech graduates the highest percentage of students.* TTU’s persistence to graduation rate is 53% — higher than any other TBR university.
  • TTU’s engineers enjoy top reputations in industry. TTU engineering and technology graduates were recognized by 99% of respondents in a recent survey of employers as "excellent employees," and they're recognized by co-op employers as having strong education, technical skills and work ethic. And they have the ability to learn new skills and process information on the job.
  • Solid Undergraduate Program. The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers a program that emphasizes the fundamentals of electrical and computer engineering that enables graduates to enter the workforce with confidence.
  • Tennessee Tech has a Caring Faculty. Our faculty members are known for their accessibility to students; providing a quality educational experience is their primary mission.
  • Innovative Teaching Methods. Team design projects, computer and web-based dissemination of materials and computer simulations are used to improve the educational experience.
  • Small Classroom Sizes. Our student body is small enough for us to provide small classes and individual attention yet large enough for us to offer a variety of elective courses to satisfy varied interests.
  • Well Educated Faculty. All faculty members hold doctoral degrees and engage in scholarly activities to keep abreast of the latest developments in their areas of interest.
  • Two Distinct Programs. The ECE department offers Bachelor of Science degrees in both Electrical Engineering (BSEE) and Computer Engineering (BSCmpE), thus allowing a student to concentrate on those subjects most pertinent to his or her area of interest.
  • Many Emphasis Areas Within BSEE. A student can decide to concentrate on Communications and Signal Processing; Devices and Electromagnetics; Digital Systems; Power; and Robotics, Automation, and Controls.

What do I do to enroll in the ECE program?

Apply to Tennessee Tech.

This may be the easiest step of them all, but it is the only way to get things moving. Complete a Tennessee Tech admissions application and return it as soon as possible. An application can be picked up on campus from the Office of Admissions located in Derryberry Hall (Directions). Or, you may apply online. The Tennessee Tech Office of Undergraduate Admissions web page has many resources that can answer almost any question. This is definitely a place to look for answers to your admissions questions.

How do I get into the ECE program?

Tennessee Tech is happy to accept transfer students. Tech's engineering curricula are designed so that the needs of students who choose to initially attend another university may be met. Every transfer student is different. To begin, you shoulc contact the ECE Department Transfer Student Advisor, Dr. Charles L. Carnal, as soon as possible. Ideally, you should call before you begin taking courses at another institution. He can give informal advice about which courses might or might not count toward an EE or CmpE degree at Tennessee Tech. When you apply for admission, an official analysis of your transfer credit will be performed, and you will be notified of transfer credits awarded. More details can be found at the ECE Transfer Student page.