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Information for High School Students

Welcome high-school students! We are glad you are interested in the Tickle College of Engineering.


If you are interested in how to apply, please visit Undergraduate Admissions.

In addition to the UT Undergraduate Admission requirements, students applying to the Tickle College of Engineering must also meet engineering admission requirements, found in the Undergraduate Catalog.

The catalog is an important success tool that you should read. The right-hand menu on the page offers you the majors, general education, and minors available at UT. When viewing a major or minor you can click on the courses to learn more about each one. The prerequisites are courses that have to be accomplished prior to taking the course listed. The co-requisites can be taken with or before the course listed.

The Engineering Advising Office has lots of helpful information in one place.

Living Learning Communities

Engineering students are encouraged to live on campus. We offer two Living Learning Communities (Engage and RISER) in Engineering. You can sign up for both of these through the Housing Office.

RISER is the path for students admitted into Engineering starting with Pre-calculus math. Placement in math is based on ACT/SAT MATH scores (ACT math 25, 26, 27 or SAT math 570-620 and starting Fall 2017 new SAT Math 590-640).

Engage is the path for students admitted into Engineering starting in Calculus I or higher math.  Placement in math is based on ACT/SAT MATH scores (ACT math 28 or higher and SAT math 630 or higher and starting Fall 2017 new SAT Math 650).

Learn more about Engage

Majors in Engineering

The UT Tickle College of Engineering is comprised of eight departments on the Knoxville campus and the engineering academic programs at the University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI) in Tullahoma, Tenn.

Majors in Engineering

Computer Requirements

All engineering students are required to have a laptop computer. You can choose any type you prefer.

Basic Computer Specifications

Come visit us!

Our Engineering Ambassadors offer tours during the week.

We also have self-guided tours for visits you make when the Ambassadors are not available. In addition to an engineering-specific tour, you may also want to check out the whole campus. Those tours are led by the Undergraduate Admissions Office.

Sign up for a tour

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