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University of Tennessee, Knoxville - 2016

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College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, established in 1794, is a public, land-grant institution situated by the Tennessee River in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The UT College of Engineering has a long and distinguished tradition, celebrating its 175th year of engineering education in 2013.

The College of Engineering features an enrollment of over 4,400 students in 12 BS, 16 MS, and 13 PhD programs. All undergraduate engineering programs in the college are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (, and UT offers many nationally recognized programs. The college’s seven departments and eight research centers generate annual research expenditures in excess of $60 million, and faculty members include many internationally known experts. College facilities are undergoing a major multi-year upgrade, with newly renovated laboratory space in two existing buildings, completion of the Min H. Kao Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Building and the John D. Tickle Engineering Building, and additional facility construction underway that will add laboratory, classroom, and office space.

The UT College of Engineering’s undergraduate programs are supported by an integrated freshman program and dedicated advising services for first year students, including an optional Living and Learning Community; an Engineering Honors Program; a variety of undergraduate research opportunities; advising, scholarship, and career assistance for underrepresented students through the college’s Office of Diversity Programs; and an active Co-Op program through the college’s Office of Professional Practice. College of Engineering graduates are employed in all 50 states and more than 60 countries around the world.