Engineering students spend lots of time in lectures and labs that require focus, time commitment, and hard work. If you want to succeed as an engineering student, good time management skills will help you achieve your academic goals.
UT offers students numerous opportunities to get involved on campus. With more than 300 social, sports, academic, religious, and special interest clubs, you’re bound to find one that fits you. UT is also a national leader in collegiate sports.
Our campus is located in East Tennessee where outdoor recreation is plentiful. Easy access to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, numerous lakes and rivers, and national scenic recreation areas make Knoxville an exciting place to live, study and play. Find out what our city has to offer!
The college is fortunate to have many student chapters of professional engineering organizations and honor societies on campus. Involvement in these groups enhances your educational experience and provides fellowship with others who share your interests. View a list of student groups, organizations, and societies available to engineering students.
Check out these videos to discover what it’s like to be a member of NSBE, SHPE, and SWE—three of our orgs open to all engineering majors.
Life as a Vol
What is life like at UT? Hear from students including mechanical engineering major Ifedayo, computer science major Oumar, and aerospace engineering major Arianna about why they chose to become part of the Volunteer family, what they like about campus and Knoxville, and how easy it is to feel like you belong. Plus, follow along with industrial engineering major Frenando as he goes through a day on campus and hear from aerospace engineering major Sam about joining the Society of Women Engineers.
First-year students who are not living within 50 miles of campus are required to live in university housing during their first year at UT. The college offers an optional (but awesome) housing program for first-year students known as the Engage Living & Learning Community. The Engage LLC gives you the opportunity to live in the same residence hall as other first-year engineering students. Since you will be taking common classes with your neighbors, it is easier to share notes, form study groups, and develop a sense of camaraderie. There are also fun educational trips and peer mentoring included. Find more information about UT residence halls.
Visit Vol Dining for information on meal plans and campus dining services.