College of Engineering

Student Resources

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.


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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 (TTU Motorsports)
  • 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 Chair, General & 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
    Gerald C. Gannod, Ph.D.
    Bruner Hall 239 (931) 372-3691

  • Chair, Electrical & Computer Engineering
    Wayne Johnson, Ph.D.
    Brown Hall 217 (931) 372-3397

  • 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

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