Tennessee Technological University - 2016

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: Tennessee Technological University
Mailing Address: Box 5005
1010 N. Peachtree Avenue, Clement Hall 201
City: Cookeville
State: TN
Postal Code: 38505
Country: United States
Phone 931-372-3172
Fax: 931-372-6172
Website: http://www.tntech.edu/

Head of Institution

Phillip Oldham
President
President's Office
Tennessee Technological University
Box 5007
Cookeville, TN 38505
Phone: 931-372-3241
Fax: 931-372-6332
poldham@tntech.edu

Institution Information

General Information


Type of institution: PUBLIC
Academic Year: SEMESTERS
Setting of Main Engineering Campus SMALL TOWN

Main Campus Information

Is the main campus located in a city with a population greater than 100,000?: No
Name of this city, or if no, the name of the nearest city of any size?: Cookeville
This city's population (approx.): 30,435
Distance from Main Campus: 0

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 9,437
Total Graduate enrollment: 1,055
Total Professional and other enrollment:

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Business, Education, Nursing, Ag & Human Ecology, Arts & Sciences, Interdisciplinary Studies, College of Graduate Studies

Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

See undergraduate and graduate admission to the College of Engineering.

Recommendations

None

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

Joseph Rencis
Dean of Engineering
College of Engineering
Tennessee Technological University
1010 N. Peachtree Avenue
Box 5005
Cookeville, TN 38505
Phone: 931-372-3172
Fax: 931-372-6172
jjrencis@tntech.edu

Engineering Information

Engineering Degrees Offered

Types of Engineering Degrees

Bachelor's:B.S.
Master's:M.S. with thesis, M.S. without thesis, but with project or report
Doctoral:Ph.D.

Computer Science Degrees Awarded Outside the College/School of Engineering

Engineering Information

Engineering Departments

Engineering Department(s) Degree Granting Level Department Chair Discipline
Chemical Engineering Both Pedro Arce Chemical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Both Benjamin Mohr Civil Engineering
Computer Science Both Gerald Gannod Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Both Wayne Johnson Electrical/Computer Engineering
Engineering Administration Both Joseph Rencis Other Engineering Disciplines
Note: No degree granted under Engineering Administration
General and Basic Engineering Undergraduate Kristine Craven Other Engineering Disciplines
Note: No degree can be granted in Basic Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Both Mohan Rao Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Information

Research Centers

  • INCOLL - Research center WITHIN the college of engineering
  • INDEPT - Research center WITHIN an engineering department
  • INUNIV - Research center WITHIN university system
  • OUTUNIV - Research center OUTSIDE the university
Center/Lab Discipline Research Class Head Chair
Center for Energy Systems Research Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL Satish Mahajan
Center for Management, Utilization and Protection of Water Resources Other Engineering Disciplines INUNIV Bharat Soni
Center for Manufacturing Research Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL Vahid Motevalli
Cybersecurity Education, Research and Outreach Center Computer Science (inside engineering) INCOLL Ambareen Siraj

Engineering Information

Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering (B.S.) Chemical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (B.S.) Civil Engineering
Computer Science Computer Science (B.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Computer Engineering (B.S.) Computer Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (B.S.) Electrical Engineering
General and Basic Engineering General & Basic Engineering Engineering (General)
Note: Do not grant a degree in the Basic Engineering Department
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) Mechanical Engineering

Master's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Master's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering (M.S.) Chemical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (M.S.) Civil Engineering
Computer Science Computer Science (M.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (M.S.) Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) Mechanical Engineering

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Doctoral Degree Program(s) Discipline
Chemical Engineering Engineering (Ph.D.) - Chemical Chemical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Engineering (Ph.D.) - Civil Civil Engineering
Computer Science Engineering (Ph.D.) - Computer Science Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Engineering (Ph.D.) - Electrical Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Engineering (Ph.D.) - Mechanical Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Information

Degree Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Requirements

A minimum of 128 semester hours are required for the engineering degree programs and 120 semester hours are required for the Computer Science & Engineering Technology degree programs. Contact the College of Engineering for details or see www.tntech.edu/engineering/home/

Master's Degree Requirements

30 semester hours (including thesis); 33 semester hours (non-thesis); 3.00 on a 4.00 scale; defense of thesis required. International students may be required to take English language course(s). Time limit is 6 years. Thesis may be completed in absentia. For Master's degree in EE, CSC, CE and ME there is a non-thesis option with additional coursework.

Doctoral Degree Requirements

48 semester hours (including dissertation) beyond masters degree; 3.00 on a 4.00 scale; written comprehensive examination; written and oral proposal for research; defense of dissertation; residence of four semesters. International students may be required to take English language course(s). Time limit is 8 years. Dissertation may be completed in absentia. BS degree holders, with outstanding academic record, may be admitted directly to the PhD program.

Engineering Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Chemical Engineering
  1. Biological-Based Processes and Systems
  2. Computational Mathematics and Modeling
  3. Electrical Field-Based Processes and Systems
  4. Nanoscale-Based Engineered Materials and Systems
  5. Engineering Education
Civil and Environmental Engineering
  1. Water and Wastewater Treatment
  2. Mechanics of Smart Materials
  3. Finite Element Analysis
  4. Hazardous Waste Treatment
  5. Structural design
  6. Transportation
Computer Science
  1. Machine Learning
  2. Data Mining
  3. Medical informatics
  4. Software engineering
  5. Adaptive distributed computing
  6. Information assurance and security
  7. High performance computing
  8. Computer Science education
Electrical and Computer Engineering
  1. Computer and Network Systems
  2. Control Systems
  3. Power & Renewable Energy
  4. Telecommunications & Signal Processing
  5. Devices, Fields, and Sensors
  6. Computer Network Security
  7. Energy Storage and Photovoltaics
General and Basic Engineering
  1. Positive Freshman Experience
  2. Working with K-12 students to better prepare them for Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
  1. Materials and Manufacturing
  2. Fuel Cells
  3. Computational & Experimental Fluid Mechanics & Heat Transfer
  4. Kinematics, Robotics,Mechatronics, and Design of Machinery
  5. Vibrations, Non-destructive Testing, Acoustics & Noise Contr
  6. Power Plant Control and Modeling
  7. Automotive

Engineering Information

Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

  • Alpha Pi Mu
  • Chi Epsilon
  • Eta Kappa Nu
  • Omega Chi Epsilon
  • Pi Tau Sigma
  • Sigma Xi
  • Tau Beta Pi
  • Theta Tau

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • ACM
  • Am. Chemical Society
  • Am. Foundry Society
  • Am. Inst. of Chemical Engineers
  • Am. Soc. of Civil Engineers
  • Am. Soc. of Mechanical Engineers
  • Am. Society of Heating, Refrigerating and AC Engr.
  • Association for Computing Machinery
  • Association for Computing Machinery
  • Engineers without Borders
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Joint Council of Engineers
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Soc. of American Military Engineers
  • Soc. of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Soc. of Manufacturing Engineers
  • Soc. of Women Engineers
  • Society of Automotive Engineers
  • Tau Beta Pi
  • Theta Tau

Local Groups

  • Amateur Radio Society of TTU
  • Association for Computing Machinery's Committee on Women in Computing
  • Autonomous Robotics Club
  • Baja SAE
  • Chemical Engineering Graduate Research Association
  • CyberEagles Club
  • Formula SAE
  • Functional Programming Club
  • Graduate Electrical & Computer Engineering Student Association
  • NASA Moonbuggy Organization
  • Social Entrepreneurship Society
  • Water Professionals

Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers

Other Student Support Programs

None reported.

Engineering Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

*Design and fabrication of Hot Rod Drilling Machine for drilling multiple holes on Styro foam
*Design of an all-terrain vehicle capable of carrying an adult around a competitive series of events checking speed,
maneuverability, strength, and durability.
*Design and fabrication of “Hand Cranked Quadricycle” for special needs children
*Design and fabrication of a Drilling Machine for OSB for drilling multiple holes
*Design and Development of an Autonomous Basketball Robot Player
*Design & Development of a Wireless Sub meter for Heavy Residential Loads
*Design and Development of Wireless HMI for Industrial Machines
*Design of a 4-lane bypass for US 158 near Stokesdale, NC, including roadway plans, erosion control plans, and structural plans showing existing and planned profiles and cross sections with quantities and a cost estimate
*Design of a ceramics processing plant in Georgia, including roadway and railway plans to provide access to the facility; wetland mitigation, permitting, and storm water quality plans for the site; and foundation and framing plans for the multi-level structure including covered train access through the facility
*Design of improvements to the intersection of SR 62 and Keith Avenue in Knoxville, TN, relative to the Shanklin Law, including development of multiple alternatives, selection of a preferred alternative, roadway design for the improved intersection and any additional affected highways, structural design of bridge and/or retaining walls required, an environmental review of the selected alternative with roadway drainage plans
- Mobile Inventory Management and Patient Delivery System (American Home Patient)
- Associate Login Request/Maintenance (Averitt Express)
- Evacuation Congestion Simulator (FlowServe)
- KAYAK Content Management System (KAYAK)
- Mosaic Maker (KAYAK)
- Personal Protective Equipment Tracker (Schneider-Electric)
- Performance Specification Database Search App (TAP Publishing)

*Development of Ammonia Production Processes
*Process Design for Ethanol from Switchgrass
*Process Design for Wine Making
*Process Design for Production of Poly Vinyl Acetate
*Design of Air Quality and Emissions Control Process
*Process Design for Production of Bio-crude by Pyrolysis
*Process Design for Production of Nitro Alkanes
*Design, building and Testing of a Hybrid Go-Kart
*Design, building and testing an efficient a continuous production hydrogen generator
Design, building, and testing of a Solar Thermal Water Management System (STWMS)

Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

The College offers ABET accredited undergraduate programs in Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science. The College also offers a joint BS in Engineering degree with East Tennessee State University. ABET accreditation will be sought for the first graduating class.

At the graduate level, the College offers Master of Science degree programs in Chemical, Civil, Electrical & Computer, Mechanical Engineering, and Computer Science and a PhD program in Engineering with emphasis areas in these disciplines.

Engineering Information

Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Chemical Engineering 2 1 4 7
Civil and Environmental Engineering 7 4 3 14
Computer Science 3 6 2 11
Electrical and Computer Engineering 6 2 6 14
Engineering Administration 3 0 0 3
General and Basic Engineering 0 0 2 2
Mechanical Engineering 10 3 5 18
Totals: 31 16 22 69

Teaching, Non-Tenure-Track

Engineering Department(s) FT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel PT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Teach. Personnel
Chemical Engineering 0 4 4 1.52
Civil and Environmental Engineering 2 3 5 0.66
Computer Science 1 3 4 0.66
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 2 2 0.33
Engineering Administration 0 0 0 0.00
General and Basic Engineering 1 6 7 1.57
Mechanical Engineering 2 3 5 1.40
Totals: 6 21 27 6.14

Non-Teaching, Research

Engineering Department(s) Non-Teach. FT Research Personnel Non-Teach. PT Research Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Non-Teach. Research Personnel
Chemical Engineering 0 1 1 0.50
Civil and Environmental Engineering 1 0 1 0.00
Computer Science 0 0 0 0.00
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Engineering Administration 0 0 0 0.00
General and Basic Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Mechanical Engineering 1 0 1 0.00
Totals: 2 1 3 0.50

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

  • American Indian or Alaska Native (Am Ind): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
  • Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • Black or African American (B/AfrA): A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Terms such as "Haitian" or "Negro" can be used in addition to "Black or African American."
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (Haw): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
  • Hispanic or Latino (Hisp): A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. The term, "Spanish origin," can be used in addition to "Hispanic or Latino."
  • White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Full Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Chemical Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Civil and Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 5 2
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 6 0
Engineering Administration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
General and Basic Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 8 2
Totals: 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 2 2 0 0 0 17 2 0 0 27 4

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Associate Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Chemical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Civil and Environmental Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 4 2
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Engineering Administration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
General and Basic Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 1
Totals: 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 10 3 0 0 12 4

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Assistant Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Chemical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 2
Civil and Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Electrical and Computer Engineering 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 6 0
Engineering Administration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
General and Basic Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 5 0
Totals: 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 0 0 11 2 0 0 19 3

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Students are admitted directly to the College of Engineering if they meet the minimum requirements.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Students may enter a degree-granting department upon admission to the University. Students who are eligible for admission to the College of Engineering may choose to enter into Basic Engineering if they have not decided on a specific engineering discipline.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Foreign students must present a financial statement and have a TOEFL score of 500.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

None

Residency Requirements

To meet the residence requirements, a student must complete at least 25 percent of the credit for the degree requirements including a minimum of 24 semester hours of 3000 and 4000 level course credit at Tennessee Technological University.
(For engineering programs, 25% is 32 cr-hr; for ET and CS, it is 30 cr-hr)

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

In addition to meeting the requirements for admission to the University, transfer students seeking admission to an Engineering major must have
• a cumulative higher education QPA of at least 2.0 (excluding credit for remedial and developmental courses) and
• a grade of “C” or higher in a pre-calculus mathematics course that includes a study of the trigonometric identities.

The College of Engineering will assist transfer students in making the transition to Tennessee Tech at any point in their academic programs.

These requirements also apply to current TTU students desiring to change their major from a non-engineering program to Engineering. Tennessee Tech’s engineering curricula are designed so that the needs of students who choose to initially attend a community college or other college/university not offering a B.S. engineering program may be met. Students who complete the first two years coursework of an applicable Tennessee Transfer Pathway Agreement at another institution can complete curricular requirements for a B.S. degree at Tennessee Tech in approximately two years.

Students who wish to transfer to the Engineering Technology program should consult with the Chairperson of the Department of Manufacturing and Engineering Technology.

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): In-State / Out-of-State

Undergraduate Group 1 Undergraduate Group 2
Tuition & Fees: $8,300 $24,800
Room & Board: $8,750 $8,750
Books & Supplies: $2,300 $2,300
Other Expenses: $5,500 $6,000
Estimated avg. course load per term:
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Federal Tax Return Forms (IRS)

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 1,333
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 1,000
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 471
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: 237%

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range:
Reading Range:
Writing Range:
Combined Range:
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range: 29 25
Composite Range: 29 24

Undergraduate

Enrollments by Class

Undergraduate Engr. Programs Fresh
1st Year
Soph
2nd Year
Junior
3rd Year
Senior
4th/5th Year
Full Time Total Part Time Total
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 68 70 74 113 325 34
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 46 54 75 107 282 19
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 49 46 32 23 150 20
Computer Science (B.S.) 97 79 80 78 334 30
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 47 56 56 111 270 27
General & Basic Engineering 46 23 2 1 72 8
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 177 129 186 227 719 59
Totals: 530 457 505 660 2152 197

Freshmen

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 35 1 7 0 51 2
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 17 1
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 33 0 3 0 38 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 8 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 4 0 0 0 35 2 1 0 44 2
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 5 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 67 0 4 0 82 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 1 0 15 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 36 0 4 0 42 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 5 0
General & Basic Engineering
Men 10 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 21 2 4 0 37 6
Women 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 2 0 9 1
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 1 3 0 5 0 0 0 3 0 6 1 0 0 132 1 10 0 159 3
Women 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 18 0
Totals: 14 3 7 3 14 0 0 0 15 1 19 2 0 0 425 6 36 0 530 15

Sophomores

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 41 0 3 0 48 0
Women 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 1 0 0 22 1
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 31 2 0 0 40 2
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 14 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 30 3 1 0 41 4
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 5 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 4 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 6 0 4 0 0 0 50 2 0 1 69 3
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 10 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 37 0 2 0 51 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 5 0
General & Basic Engineering
Men 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 21 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 11 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 5 0 0 0 92 1 3 1 115 2
Women 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 1 0 0 14 1
Totals: 44 1 1 0 16 0 0 0 11 0 20 0 0 0 356 10 9 2 457 13

Juniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 11 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 34 7 1 0 50 8
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 22 1 1 0 24 1
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 14 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 49 4 0 0 65 7
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1 0 0 10 1
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 22 6 0 0 31 7
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 5 0 3 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 5 1 0 0 52 7 3 1 71 10
Women 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 9 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 10 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 35 5 0 0 52 5
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0
General & Basic Engineering
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 37 0 1 0 4 1 0 0 3 1 1 1 0 0 122 9 0 0 168 12
Women 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 13 1 0 0 18 1
Totals: 88 2 6 1 12 3 0 0 9 2 14 2 0 0 371 41 5 1 505 52

Seniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 23 3 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 52 8 5 0 83 15
Women 3 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 23 4 0 0 30 6
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 24 2 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 58 5 1 0 89 9
Women 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 18 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 18 4 1 2 22 7
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 5 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 55 11 0 1 70 17
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 8 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 13 3 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 4 2 0 0 70 12 4 0 96 21
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 14 1 0 0 15 1
General & Basic Engineering
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 42 4 4 0 5 0 0 0 5 0 5 2 0 0 148 31 1 1 210 38
Women 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 2 0 0 17 2
Totals: 115 18 8 2 17 4 1 1 14 2 17 7 0 0 476 79 12 4 660 117

Undergraduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 19 1 0 0 0 1 0 40 0 61 48 13
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 12 1 1 0 1 1 0 39 1 56 42 14
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 14 0 18 17 1
Computer Science (B.S.) 18 0 0 0 2 3 0 40 1 64 57 7
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 10 0 1 0 2 1 0 30 2 46 42 4
General & Basic Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 15 3 3 1 1 0 0 110 1 134 125 9
Totals: 76 5 5 2 7 6 0 273 5 379 331 48

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 16 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 31 9 0 0 61
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 10 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 28 11 1 0 56
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 13 1 0 0 18
Computer Science (B.S.) 17 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 35 5 1 0 64
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 10 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 27 3 2 0 46
General & Basic Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 15 0 2 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 105 5 0 1 134
Totals: 70 6 4 1 4 1 1 1 6 1 3 3 0 0 239 34 4 1 379

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

A student may qualify for a second baccalaureate degree from Tennessee Technological University by completion of a minimum of 30 semester hours at Tennessee Technological University beyond the requirements for the first baccalaureate degree, providing the student meets all prescribed requirements in the specified curriculum for the second degree and with the approval of the chairperson of the department offering the second degree.

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded

Undergraduate

Program Comparisons

  • ABET - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • CEAB - Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board
Degree Program ABET/CEAB Accred. Nominal Program Length
(yrs.)
Average Program Length
(yrs.)
Time: Day/Even./
Both
Co-op: None/Opt./
Required
Grads in Co-op Progs.
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.80 Day Optional 48
Civil Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.80 Day Optional 26
Computer Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.80 Day Optional 8
Computer Science (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.80 Day Optional 14
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.80 Day Optional 52
General & Basic Engineering no Both None
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.80 Day Optional 105

Graduate

Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

The Master of Science (M.S.) program is offered in chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer science, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering. The M.S. programs are housed in the respective departments. While all five programs involve research thesis, some have non-thesis options with additional coursework requirements. For more information, see the web site of the department of interest and the graduate catalog.

M.S. program admission follows multiparameter criteria and is used to evaluate admission to the program:
1) Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale,
2) GRE® General Test (GRE) scores with Quantitative greater than or equal to 50%; Verbal greater than or equal to 33%; Analytical Writing greater than or equal to 33%. Students with BS degrees in related fields from TTU are not required to take the GRE.
3) Three (3) letters of recommendation that demonstrate strong evidence for success in the graduate program.
4) Availability of appropriate faculty to serve as research advisor(s).
Participation in undergraduate research.
5) Post-BS degree professional experience relevant to planned degree of study.
6) Publications in peer reviewed journals and/or award-winning presentations in technical conferences.
7) International students must score at least 550 (213 computer-based or 79 internet-based) on the TOEFL or a minimum base score of 6.0 on the IELTS.

DOCTORAL PROGRAM
A graduate program leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Engineering is offered by the College of Engineering. The Associate Dean of Engineering for Research and Innovation is the head of the program. Currently, the departments of Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering participate in the program. The general requirements for a Ph.D. in Engineering are the same for all departments.

Doctoral program admission follows multiparameter criteria and is used to evaluate admission to the program: When applying for admission, a student must state on the application the major area of study for which admission is requested.

1) Masters of Science GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale,
2) GRE® General Test (GRE) scores with Quantitative greater than or equal to 50%; Verbal greater than or equal to 33%; Analytical Writing greater than or equal to 33%. Students with BS degrees in related fields from TTU are not required to take the GRE.
3) Three (3) letters of recommendation that demonstrate strong evidence for success in the graduate program.
4) Availability of appropriate faculty to serve as research advisor(s).
5) Participation in undergraduate research.
6) Post-BS degree professional experience relevant to planned degree of study.
7) Publications in peer reviewed journals and/or award-winning presentations in technical conferences.
8) International students must score at least 550 (213 computer-based or 79 internet-based) on the TOEFL or a minimum base score of 6.0 on the IELTS.
Though the general requirement for admission to the Ph.D. program is a master's degree in an appropriate discipline, students with a bachelor's degree may be admitted to the Ph.D. program directly ( Direct Ph.D.) on exceptional basis, undergraduate GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale or better, provided the applicant has a record of excellent academic performance in an appropriate engineering undergraduate program. The applicant's test scores, personal recommendations, and relevant work experience must indicate a high potential for success in doctoral studies and research. In addition, factors such as appropriateness of the applicant's research objectives to the research interests of the program faculty, availability of faculty to supervise the applicant's research, and prior research accomplishments of the applicant will also influence the admission decision.


Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Students currently enrolled as an undergraduate in the CEE department, ChE department, and ECE department with excellent academic record, if interested in graduate studies, may apply to the department for admission under the Fast-Track MS program. The specific departments have different admission requirements.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Foreign students must submit scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and are expected to score at least 550 for full admission. Non-refundable application fee for foreign students is $40.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Applications for admission must be made to the College of Graduate Studies at least four weeks prior to the anticipated date of registration (six months for international students). A completed application form, official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate credit, three letters of recommendation, official scores made on the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination, and payment of $35 application fee required. For full admission students should have undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and a total of at least 1000 on the General Test of the GRE. PhD applicants with a masters degree are expected to have an MS GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale in addition to the above. For direct admission to the PhD program with a bachelors degree, the applicant is expected to have an outstanding academic record at the undergraduate level and some research experience in addition to higher GRE scores. Academic departments and research centers handle inquiries about assistantships separately from the admission decision.
A maximum of 9 semester hours of graduate credit in acceptable areas of study may be transferred from other approved institutions to a master's program.

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Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): In-State / Out-of-State

Graduate Group 1 Graduate Group 2
Tuition & Fees: $9,600 $23,100
Room & Board: $8,750 $8,750
Books & Supplies: $2,300 $2,300
Other Expenses: $5,800 $6,300
Estimated avg. course load per term: 9 9
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Federal Tax Return Forms (IRS)

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New Applicants

New Graduate Applicants

A. Number of graduate applicants to the engineering college: 489
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 167
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 44

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Enrollments by Class

Master's

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Chemical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 7
Women 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 5
Civil Engineering (M.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 3 2 0 1 5 5
Women 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 4 4
Computer Science (M.S.)
Men 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 7 8
Women 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Electrical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 0 2 9 16
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 6 11 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 8 13 0 0 14 26
Women 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 3
Totals: 29 31 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 19 37 0 3 50 75

Doctoral

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Engineering (Ph.D.) - Chemical
Men 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 9 0
Women 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Engineering (Ph.D.) - Civil
Men 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 4 1
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Engineering (Ph.D.) - Computer Science
Men 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 9 1
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Engineering (Ph.D.) - Electrical
Men 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 2 0 0 21 2
Women 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 5
Engineering (Ph.D.) - Mechanical
Men 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 16 2
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Totals: 48 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 23 8 0 0 74 11

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Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 6 4 2
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 7 5 2
Computer Science (M.S.) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 5 5 0
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 5 0
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 8 0 14 13 1
Totals: 11 0 0 0 2 0 0 24 0 37 32 5

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 6
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 0 0 7
Computer Science (M.S.) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 5
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 14
Totals: 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 20 4 0 0 37

Master's Degree Programs

Master's Degree Program Degree Type
Master's w/ Thesis Master's w/o Thesis or with Proj./Report Program Totals
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 6 0 6
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 6 1 7
Computer Science (M.S.) 0 5 5
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 3 2 5
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 9 5 14
Totals: 24 13 37

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Engineering (Ph.D.) - Chemical 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 2 1
Engineering (Ph.D.) - Civil 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Engineering (Ph.D.) - Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0
Engineering (Ph.D.) - Electrical 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 1
Engineering (Ph.D.) - Mechanical 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 7 5 2

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Engineering (Ph.D.) - Chemical 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
Engineering (Ph.D.) - Civil 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Engineering (Ph.D.) - Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Engineering (Ph.D.) - Electrical 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Engineering (Ph.D.) - Mechanical 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 7

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Research Expenditures

Expenditures by Research Department

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Engineering Department External Funding Source
Chemical Engineering
Total#: 6 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $127,200 Industry: $50,700 Priv/Non: $5,300
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $183,200
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Total#: 16 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $227,100 Industry: $10,000 Priv/Non: $0
State: $27,000 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $264,100
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Computer Science
Total#: 5 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $117,400 Industry: $32,200 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $149,600
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Total#: 8 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $549,700 Industry: $146,300 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $696,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Engineering Administration
Total#: 3 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $40,900 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $3,500 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $44,400
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Mechanical Engineering
Total#: 13 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $543,260 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $7,600
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $550,860
Totals:
Total#: 51 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $1,605,560 Industry: $239,200 Priv/Non: $12,900
State: $30,500 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $1,888,160

Expenditures by Research Center

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Energy Systems Research
Total#: 1 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $1,031,200 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $1,031,200
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Management, Utilization and Protection of Water Resources
Total#: 5 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $96,750 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $264,360 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $361,110
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Manufacturing Research
Total#: 3 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $298,400 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $1,537,800 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $1,836,200
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Cybersecurity Education, Research and Outreach Center
Total#: 4 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $80,800
Fed/Nat: $328,600 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $409,400
Totals:
Total#: 13 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $80,800
Fed/Nat: $723,750 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $2,833,360 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $3,637,910


Grand Totals:
Total#: 64 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $80,800
Fed/Nat: $2,329,310 Industry: $239,200 Priv/Non: $12,900
State: $2,863,860 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $5,526,070

The following text was offered to each school as a guideline for the calculation of externally-funded research expenditures:

Include all expenditures associated with grants and contracts specifically budgeted for externally sponsored research and associated programs and expenditures associated with all gifts auditably used for research. Include expended funds provided by the following external sources:

  1. Federal Government
  2. State Government
  3. Foreign Governments
  4. Industry
  5. Non-Profit Organizations (e.g. foundations)
  6. Individuals
  7. Local Government

The expenditures reported should be only those funds provided by organizations, agencies, and individuals external to the institution. Cost sharing/matching funds should be included only if provided from sources external to the institution.

Only State government funds that were obtained competitively or as matching funds associated with other externally funded programs should be included. State funds that are part of the normal operating budget should not be included regardless of purpose.

For all joint or contracted projects or sub-projects, only the portion of the center research performed by faculty, staff, and students of the affiliated engineering school should be credited to that school. Expenditures for capital costs of research laboratory building construction should not be included.

Expenditures for research laboratory renovations should not be included unless the renovation funds expended came from grants and contracts expressly intended for the direct support of engineering research.

Any portion of academic year and/or summer salary for any researcher that is not derived from external research grants or contracts should not be counted.

Total #: Report total number of individual grants, not the total dollar amount of the expenditures.

Expenditures: Report actual expenditures (as opposed to authorization amounts) in U.S. dollars.

Time frame for expenditures: Report expenditures for your current fiscal year.

Research centers listed as "WITHIN an engineering department" on the Research Centers page (screen 7) of the College of Engineering Profile, will not have their expenditures added to the school's total research expenditures. Such expenditures can be included in the department total, while still being listed for the appropriate center. This allows users to list the expenditures in two areas without double-counting.

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Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Chemical Engineering

A broad range of research topics are being pursued in the areas of electro-kinetics, electro-catalysis, bio separations, bio-materials, infrastructure materials, nanomaterials, biomedicine, and water pollution control as well as topics on engineering education.
http://www.tntech.edu/che/graduate/

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Current areas of research are environmental engineering, water resources engineering, structural engineering and mechanics, and transportation engineering and materials.
http://www.tntech.edu/cee/graduate/

Computer Science

Advanced studies in Computer Science with a concentration in Internet-based computing, modelling and simulation.
http://www.csc.tntech.edu/academics/graduate-program

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research in the areas of circuits and signal processing, digital systems and computer engineering, electromagnetic fields and physical electronics, telecommunications, instrumentation and control systems, power systems and energy conversion.
http://www.tntech.edu/ece/graduate-program/

Mechanical Engineering

Students focus their programs in areas such as acoustics and vibrations, control systems, design of mechanical systems, materials, thermal science/systems, MEMS and Nanotechnology.
http://www.tntech.edu/me/graduate-program/

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Center for Energy Systems Research

The mission of the center is to advance and apply scientific and engineering knowledge associated with the generation, transmission, distribution, and use of electric power, while supporting the instructional program of the University in academic areas associated with electric power. Strategic research areas are: 1) Smart Grid; 2) Resilient Infrastructure

Center for Management, Utilization and Protection of Water Resources

This center is currently a University level center. The mission of the center is to mobilize an interdisciplinary team of professionals to address the increasing demands on water resources in Tennessee, the surrounding region and the nation through research on water-related problems, university instruction and educational outreach, and technical assistance and technology transfer to peers, citizens and industry. A Strategic research area is nanoparticles and proteomics in the Environment.

Center for Manufacturing Research

The mission of the center is to advance and support scientific and engineering knowledge in areas related to manufacturing through fundamental research and technology transfer activities, and to impact the instructional program in those areas. Strategic research areas are: 1) Advanced Manufacturing; 2) Energy storage and conversion; 3) Networking and Sensing

Cybersecurity Education, Research and Outreach Center

The mission is not only to produce security conscious students to enter the computing workforce but also to create a pipeline of cyber defenders and researchers by educating them with a standard cybersecurity curriculum that integrates original research of our faculty in this area.

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Subject Areas of Research

Subject Areas

  • Acoustics and Noise Control
  • Affordability of New Technology
  • Aggregates for Surface Courses
  • Air Pollution Control
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Asphalt Concrete
  • Assembly Language
  • Biochemical Processes
  • Biological Wastewater Treatment
  • Biometrics
  • Bituminous Materials
  • Chemical Process Design
  • Clinical Information Management
  • Composite Materials
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Computational Thermodynamics
  • Computational and Experimental Heat Transfer
  • Computational mechanics of materials
  • Computer Architecture
  • Computer Science Education
  • Concurrent Engineering
  • Constructed Wetlands
  • Continuous Emissions Monitoring
  • Controlled low strength materials
  • Data Mining
  • Design and Visualization of Algorithms
  • Distributed Computing
  • Ecohydraulics
  • Electric Power Quality
  • Electric Power Transmission
  • Electrochemical Processes
  • Electromagnetic Transients
  • Electronic Materials
  • Electronics mfg/lean mfg/ergonomics in healthcare
  • Energy Harvesting
  • Energy Management Systems
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering Materials
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Expert Systems
  • Fate and transport of pollutants
  • Fatigue and Fracture
  • Filtration
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Flood Forecasting
  • Fraud Detection
  • Friction Stir Welding
  • Fuel Cells
  • Fuzzy Logic Control Systems
  • Geographical Information Systems Applications
  • Graph-Based Anomaly Detection
  • Greenhouse Gases
  • Grid Computing
  • High Temperature Combustion
  • High-efficiency solar cells, battery (Li-air/ion, Al-air/ion)
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Hydraulic/Hydrologic modeling
  • Image Processing
  • Information Assurance and Security
  • Intelligent Monitoring System
  • Internet Storage
  • Kinematics
  • Language Understanding and Translation
  • Laser Interferometry
  • Machine Learning
  • Management of Technological Innovation
  • Manufacturing Systems Design
  • Materials Properties
  • Math Applications
  • Mathematical/computational modeling of biological systems with applied electrical fields
  • Mechatronics
  • Medical Electronic
  • Medical Informatics
  • Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)
  • Micromanufacturing
  • Modeling Product Development Costs
  • Network Security and Privacy preservation
  • Neural Networks
  • Nonlinear structural analysis
  • Operating Systems
  • Photonics & Optics
  • Pollutant Treatment
  • Polymers and Plastics Recycling
  • Portland Cement Concrete
  • Power Electronics
  • Power Plant Modeling and Control
  • Protein and Biological Engineering
  • Quality Control
  • Record Linkage
  • Resource Recovery from Organic Waste
  • Robotics
  • Role of Microbes in Aquatic Ecosystems
  • Semiconductor electronics
  • Simulation Modeling
  • Smart Materials
  • Software Engineering
  • Stormwater Management
  • Stream Restoration
  • Structural Design
  • Structural Health Monitoring
  • Structural Identification and Structural Health Monitoring
  • Structural masonry, concrete and steel design
  • Surface Water Quality Modeling
  • System Identification
  • Technology Utilization
  • Thermal Insulation
  • Tomography
  • Traffic signalization
  • Transportation
  • Ultra Wideband Systems
  • Vibrations
  • Vibrations and Non Destructive Testing
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Water Quality
  • Web-Based Computing
  • Wireless Communication

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Dual Degrees

Graduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

There is no dual degree program at the graduate level.

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Student Appointments

Appointments by Department

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Department Fellowships TA RA Other Total Appts.
Chemical Engineering
Appointments: 1 11 2 0 14
Stipends: $1,200 $1,380 $1,350 $0
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Appointments: 0 5 2 0 7
Stipends: $0 $1,200 $1,200 $0
Computer Science
Appointments: 0 12 1 0 13
Stipends: $0 $1,350 $1,200 $0
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Appointments: 2 14 2 0 18
Stipends: $1,275 $1,350 $1,200 $0
Engineering Administration
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Mechanical Engineering
Appointments: 0 19 1 0 20
Stipends: $0 $1,350 $1,500 $0
All Total Appointments 3 61 8 0 72

Appointments by Research Center

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Graduate Research Center Fellowships RA Other Total Appts.
Center for Energy Systems Research
Appointments: 0 17 0 17
Stipends: $0 $1,300 $0
Center for Management, Utilization and Protection of Water Resources
Appointments: 0 7 0 7
Stipends: $0 $1,375 $0
Center for Manufacturing Research
Appointments: 0 33 0 33
Stipends: $0 $1,350 $0
Cybersecurity Education, Research and Outreach Center
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
All Total Appointments 0 57 0 57

Engineering Technology Information

Head of Engineering Technology

Engineering Technology Information

Degrees Offered

Types of Engineering Degrees

2-Year Degree 4-Year Degree Other
None B.S. None

Engineering Technology Information

Engineering Departments


Engineering Department(s) Department Chair Discipline
Manufacturing & Engineering Technology Ahmed ElSawy Engineering Technology (General)

Engineering Technology Information

Degree Programs


Technology Degree Program(s) Engineering Department Discipline(s)
Engineering Technology (B.S.) Manufacturing & Engineering Technology Engineering Technology (General)

Engineering Technology Information

Degree Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Requirements

120 semester hours are required. Contact the College of Engineering for details or see www.tntech.edu/engineering/home/

Engineering Technology Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise

Engineering Technology Information

Societies

Honor Societies

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • Am. Foundryman's Soc.
  • Soc. of Automotive Eng.
  • Soc. of Manufacturing Eng.

Local Groups

  • NASA Moonbuggy Association

Engineering Technology Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

Other Student Support Programs

None reported.

Engineering Technology Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

1. Project objective is to continue the transformation of a gasoline powered go kart to a hybrid go kart. The go kart would be driven by an electric motor powered by two 12 volt deep cycle batteries connected in series to produce a 24 volt system.
2. Design, Building and Testing a tandem Moonbuggy

Engineering Technology Information

College Description

Engineering Technology College Description and Special Characteristics

The Department of Manufacturing and Engineering Technology prepares competent technologists and applied engineering workforce dedicated to solving complex technological problems. The department is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET. The department offers a four year degree program leading to a BS degree in Engineering Technology.

Engineering Technology Information

Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Manufacturing & Engineering Technology 3 1 1 5
Totals: 3 1 1 5

Teaching, Non-Tenure-Track

Engineering Department(s) FT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel PT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Teach. Personnel
Manufacturing & Engineering Technology 0 3 3 0.66
Totals: 0 3 3 0.66

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

  • American Indian or Alaska Native (Am Ind): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
  • Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • Black or African American (B/AfrA): A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Terms such as "Haitian" or "Negro" can be used in addition to "Black or African American."
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (Haw): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
  • Hispanic or Latino (Hisp): A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. The term, "Spanish origin," can be used in addition to "Hispanic or Latino."
  • White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Full Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Manufacturing & Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Associate Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Manufacturing & Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Assistant Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Manufacturing & Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Engineering Technology

Admissions/Transfers

Admission to Engineering Technology College

Students are admitted directly to the College of Engineering if they meet the minimum requirements.

Admission to an Engineering Technology Department

Students may enter a degree-granting department upon admission to the University. Students who are eligible for admission to the College of Engineering may choose to major in General & Basic Engineering if they have not decided on a specific engineering discipline.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Foreign students must present a financial statement and have a TOEFL score of 500.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

None

Residency Requirements

A student must complete at least 25 percent of the credit for the degree requirements including a minimum of 24 of the last 30 semester hours of 3000 and 4000 level requirements at Tennessee Technological University.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students:
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students:

Engineering Technology

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): In-State / Out-of-State

Undergraduate Group 1 Undergraduate Group 2
Tuition & Fees: $8,300 $24,800
Room & Board: $8,750 $8,750
Books & Supplies: $2,300 $2,300
Other Expenses: $5,500 $6,000
Estimated avg. course load per term:
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Federal Tax Return Forms (IRS)

Engineering Technology

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 118
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 61
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 19
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: 7%

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range:
Reading Range:
Writing Range:
Combined Range:
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range: 28 24
Composite Range: 28 24

Engineering Technology

Enrollments by Class

Undergraduate Engr. Programs Fresh
1st Year
Soph
2nd Year
Junior
3rd Year
Senior
4th/5th Year
Full Time Total Part Time Total
Engineering Technology (B.S.) 21 47 62 62 192 42
Totals: 21 47 62 62 192 42

Freshmen

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Engineering Technology (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 18 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
Totals: 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 0 0 0 21 0

Sophomores

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Engineering Technology (B.S.)
Men 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 37 1 1 0 45 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Totals: 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 39 1 1 0 47 1

Juniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Engineering Technology (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 50 5 2 1 58 8
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0
Totals: 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 53 5 2 1 62 8

Seniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Engineering Technology (B.S.)
Men 8 2 0 1 0 2 0 1 3 0 3 3 0 0 42 24 3 0 59 33
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Totals: 8 2 0 1 0 2 0 1 4 0 3 3 0 0 44 24 3 0 62 33

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Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Engineering Technology (B.S.) 15 0 0 0 0 2 0 39 2 58 55 3
Totals: 15 0 0 0 0 2 0 39 2 58 55 3

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Engineering Technology (B.S.) 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 36 3 2 0 58
Totals: 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 36 3 2 0 58

Engineering Technology

Program Comparisons

  • ABET - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • CEAB - Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board
Degree Program ABET/CEAB Accred. Nominal Program Length
(yrs.)
Average Program Length
(yrs.)
Time: Day/Even./
Both
Co-op: None/Opt./
Required
Grads in Co-op Progs.
Engineering Technology (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.80 Both None 24