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College of Engineering

There is a wealth of resources available throughout the college and university to support the success of students within engineering. From assistance with introductory undergraduate courses to navigating graduate school, staff and faculty are here to help. Information on several key resources for students can be found on this website.

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The College of Engineering includes seven programs with curricula leading to the Bachelor of Science degrees in Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, and Engineering Technology. As of Fall 2014, there are 2,871 undergraduates and 175 graduate engineering students at Tech.

The education of an engineer at Tech has dual major objectives; the mastery of mathematical, scientific, and professional knowledge that contributes to the various fields; and the acquisition of experience in decision making through the analysis and solution of engineering problems. An engineer must also be aware of the social, ecological, and economical concerns of society, and maintain high ethical standards of work. Senior-level classes concentrate on team design, construction, or operations while some are involved in research, development, and education. Jobs may be with governmental agencies or with privates firms. Most engineers ultimately function as managers or supervisors with some becoming CEO’s.

Many students take advantage of the Cooperative Education Program (Co-op) which allows students to integrate off-campus employment in industry or a governmental agency. Typically, a student will spend the first three semesters on campus and then rotate campus classes and off-campus work during the next several years. This provides the student with valuable practical experience and extra income.


Vision: 21st Century Renaissance Engineers Revolutionizing Engineering to Solve Societal Problems.

Mission: To graduate innovative engineers who solve technological challenges to meet societal needs.

Core Values: These core values underscore and support the college, its vision and mission through its commitment to ASPIRE to greatness.

  • Aim High
  • Students First
  • Professionalism
  • Innovation
  • Recognition
  • Eminence

Who are 21st Century Renaissance Engineers?

Renaissance Engineers are adaptive professionals, who are inquisitive and creative, and makes significant contributions for the betterment of humanity.

This brochure is produced by the College of Engineering. Tennessee Tech University is a constituent university of the Tennessee Board of Regents. TTU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (gender), disability (ability), or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of Diversity & Legal Affairs, PO Box 5164, Cookeville, TN 38505, 931-372-3016;


Open Monday-Friday, 8AM-4:30PM, Clement Hall 208




Choose from over 30 professional organizations.
  • Amateur Radio Society of Tennessee Tech
  • American Foundry Society
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • American Water Works Association
  • Association for Computing Machinery
  • Association for Computing Machinery - Women Autonomous Robotics Club
  • Aviation Society
  • Baja SAE
  • Chemical Engineering Graduate Research Association
  • Chi Epsilon
  • Cyber Defense Club
  • Engineering Joint Council
  • Engineers Without Borders
  • Eta Kappa Nu
  • Formula SAE
  • Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers
  • NASA Moonbuggy Association
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Omega Chi Epsilon
  • Pi Tau Sigma
  • Society of Automotive Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Inc.
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • Tau Beta Pi
  • Theta Tau
  • Unix Users Group

For additional information visit our Student Organizations page.

Check out our interactive Digital Signage located in every College of Engineering building for the latest information on upcoming events and more!

  • Dean, College of Engineering
    Joseph J. Rencis, Ph.D.
    Clement Hall 201 (931) 372-3172

  • Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
    College of Engineering

    Darrell Hoy, Ph.D.
    Clement Hall 201 (931) 372-3172

  • Associate Dean of Research & Development
    College of Engineering

    Vahid Motevalli, Ph.D.
    Clement Hall 201 (931) 372-3172

  • Director of Diversity Programs
    College of Engineering

    Tony Marable
    Clement Hall 201 (931) 372-3172

  • Interim Director, Basic Engineering
    Kristine Craven, Ph.D.
    Clement Hall 321 (931) 372-3175

  • Chair, Chemical Engineering
    Pedro Arce, Ph.D.
    Prescott Hall 214 (931) 372-3267

  • Chair, Civil & Environmental Engineering
    Benjamin Mohr, Ph.D.
    Prescott Hall 216 (931) 372-3454

  • Chair, Computer Science
    Douglas Talbert, Ph.D.
    Bruner Hall 239 (931) 372-3691

  • Chair, Electrical & Computer Engineering
    Wayne Johnson, Ph.D.
    Brown Hall 217 (931) 372-217

  • Chair, Manufacturing & Engineering Technology
    Ahmed ElSawy, Ph.D.
    Lewis Hall 107A (931) 372-3263

  • Chair, Mechanical Engineering
    Mohan Rao, Ph.D.
    Brown Hall 224A (931) 372-3254

  • Director, Clay N. Hixson Student Success Center
    Harry Ingle
    Clement Hall 208 (931) 372-3553


This recommendation will work well for all academic degrees within the College of Engineering as an entry- level laptop. Check with individual academic departments for any advanced configuration requirements.

Recommended specifications for College of Engineering entry level device:


  • Processor: 2.5GHz Intel i5 (dual core) or AMD equivalents
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Available Storage: 250 GB
  • Screen Size: 13 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280x720 (720p)
  • USB Ports: 3
  • Wireless adapter: 802.11n
  • External USB Backup Storage: 500 GB
  • Portable Storage: 4 GB USB flash drive
  • Battery Life*
  • Warranty: Recommended 3 years


  • OS: (PC) Windows 7/8(64b) /(Mac) OS X 10.7
  • Microsoft Office and other software can be acquired free of charge after enrollment.
    For details please check:

*Extended battery life is recommended as long as it does not severely limit portability since additional battery cells add weight to the portable device.


Tablets, iPads, and other IOS/Android mobile devices may be used as secondary computing devices. From Microsoft: only the Surface Pro tablet series of products is supported/recommended by the College of Engineering IT department.

For additional information visit our Student Computer Recommendations page

Or contact Marbin Pazos-Revilla, College of Engineering IT Specialist

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