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First-Year Engineering Programs

Follow along with UT nuclear engineering student (and first-year teaching assistant) Sarah Davis as she explores the differences between first-year lecture and lab engineering classes and lays down some “real talk” about how first-year engineering students can make the most of their time and succeed. You’ll also learn about the math tutorial center, where to take a break between classes, and how to let off steam.

Engage™ Engineering Fundamentals Program

Students Working on Project in the Engineering Fundamentals Lab

All incoming first-year students are automatically enrolled in engage™, one of the nation’s most innovative approaches to first-year engineering education. The curriculum includes an overview of the eleven engineering majors, computer tools for problem solving, teamwork exercises, communication skills, and physics. In this success-oriented environment, students learn by interacting with others to create solutions to engineering problems.

Learn more about engage™

Cook Grand Challenge Honors Program

David Marsh Works on an Honors Project

Our most driven students complete both curricular and extracurricular requirements established by the National Academy of Engineering to graduate with honors. The program focuses on undergraduate research, interdisciplinary coursework, entrepreneurship, global experience, and service-learning, with an eye toward solving the world’s most pressing challenges.This program is complementary to the university’s Chancellors Honors Program. Engineering students may choose to pursue both programs.

Learn more about the honors program

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