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Become an


When you join us on Rocky Top, there are no limits to where you can go. Our alumni tackle the grand challenges, build new companies, and even take off into space. We’re here to help you pursue your passions to become the next great Engineering Vol.

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Rocky Top

Our campus is designed for student success. The Engineering Vol community is collaborative, dynamic, and student-focused. We’re here to help you find research experiences, co-ops and internships, mentoring, and other support needed to give you the confidence to take the next step in your academic or professional career.

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Ready to start your journey to Rocky Top? Learn how to start your application to join us at UT.

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As an Engineering Vol, the possibilities are limitless for your future. Our students and alumni are corporate leaders, entrepreneurs, restauranteurs, skydivers, athletes, and astronauts. Our passion is to help you explore your’s!

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Impactful Senior Design

Compassionate Engineering

As a senior, our students will work on a real-world project under the direction of faculty and sponsor company mentors. Our students have worked with companies to make an impact in our communities through projects like making the Natchez Trace Bridge safer.

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Critical Career Preparation

Get Paid to Learn on Co-op Assignment

As an Engineering Vol, you’ll have the opportunity to advancing your academics and accelerate your job search through co-ops and internships. We more than 200 employers actively recruiting our students to work with them every academic year.

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Explore our Departments

Take Your Studies Further

The college offers 12 degrees across eight departments designed for students to tackle the global challenges facing the 21st century. Engineering Vols will leave Rocky Top prepared to be the next wave of creators, designers, innovators, and problem solvers to provide solutions.

Kay Howell

The main thing, especially coming from a small high school, I would definitely say when you start your major classes, UT feels a lot smaller. I feel like the size of UT intimidates a lot of people but it’s one big community, especially within the Engineering college.”

– Kay Howell, Industrial Engineering student

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The college is one of the fastest growing public PhD engineering programs in the nation offering 16 master’s and 15 doctoral degrees across eight departments. As a graduate student, you’ll work with world-renown faculty on cutting-edge research.

About the


Engineers are creators, designers, innovators, and problem solvers. They help to provide a more technologically advanced, cleaner, and safer world. Check out the video to see what Engineering Vols say the college means to them.

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The college’s research portfolio has an international impact that touches every aspect of our daily lives. As part of an R1 research university, our expanding research partnerships with industry, national labs, and government agencies helps the college fosters public and private sector innovation, entrepreneurial activity, and job creation through key partnerships, grants, contracts, and other outreach services.

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Engineering Research Office

The college’s Engineering Research Office is a unique concierge service designed to support our faculty in building quality research proposals with a higher chance of success.

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Key Research Strengths

Our faculty are engaged in research on some of the most important challenges that face the 21st century. Some of our research strengths include advanced manufacturing, energy, future computing, next-generation materials, revolutionary aviation, and so much more.

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Research Centers

The college is home to several research centers which focus on cutting-edge research into high-speed computing, advanced materials research, transportation, and more.

Facts and Stats


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