The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

College of Engineering

A Message from the Dean

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Engineering has a long and distinguished tradition of excellence in engineering education. In 1838, the first engineering course was offered at this institution. As we celebrate over 177 years of engineering education, we are proud of the progress that the college has made and look forward to even greater achievements in the years to come.

We continue the valuable work of educating the country's future engineers and conducting pioneering research that will provide advanced methods and products to improve the quality of life for all of our citizens.

Located in the heart of Knoxville, Tennessee, and near the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the UT College of Engineering features an enrollment of over 3,000 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students. Both are record highs!

Our faculty members include many internationally known experts in their respective fields, including eleven Governor's Chairs, twelve endowed chairs, twenty-seven endowed professors, three endowed faculty fellows, and four named professors of practice.

All undergraduate engineering programs in our college are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (, and we offer many nationally recognized programs.

As our world becomes increasingly oriented toward technology, the UT College of Engineering is providing the inventive teaching and progressive research that will lead the way for the engineers of the future.

Enjoy your visit to our site.


Wayne T. Davis
Wayne T. Davis Endowed Dean's Chair
College of Engineering


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