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A Message from the Dean

Dean Wayne T. Davis

Wayne T. Davis, Wayne T. Davis Endowed Dean’s Chair, Tickle College of Engineering


The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tickle 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 178 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 college 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 three fellows of the National Academy of Engineering, twelve 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 college 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
Tickle College of Engineering

The flagship campus of the University of Tennessee System and partner in the Tennessee Transfer Pathway.