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Student Experience

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For 180 years, TCE has graduated students prepared to take on the rigors and challenges of the world. But your degree is more than the classes you will take.

Conduct research alongside our world-renown faculty. Gain educationally-relevant experience through a co-op or internship. Tackle real-world design problems with students across multiple disciplines. Live out the Volunteer spirit through a global initiatives service trip. Craft your own path with the guidance of our advising staff. And cement yourself as part of the Engineering Vols community through one of our student organizations.

So, wherever you see yourself in the future, it starts here.

Lisa Byrd working with student


The Engineering Advising Office provides academic program planning services to undergrads in the college, with specific attention given to first-year students. Additionally, all of our departments have professional advisors to provide guidance to undergrads after their first-year.

Miller McSwain on Co-op Assignment with NASA

Co-ops & Internships

Co-ops and internships are an essential experience for advancing your academics and accelerating your job search, starting as early as sophomore year. More than 200 employers actively recruit our students for internship and co-op positions each academic year.

Two students play table soccer in campus housing

Engage LLC

The Engage Living and Learning Community (Engage LLC) brings together first-year and upper class engineering students in a residential environment to help students adjust to life as they enter their first year in college.

Students on Global Initiatives trip

Global Experiences

Engineering Vols study abroad all across the world either independently or as part of a faculty-led or full-semester trips. Coursework is tailored to enhance academic progress.

Student working with faculty member

Integrated Engineering Design

Integrated Engineering Design is a multidisciplinary learning opportunity for students to work on real-world industry projects under the direction of faculty and sponsor company mentors.

Someone works on a 3D printer inside the Zeanah Engineering Complex

Office of Student Success

The Office of Student Success helps each student in the college achieve their goals by providing personal, professional, and academic support to students.

NSBE Student Meeting

Student Orgs

Our student orgs typically provide professional development and networking opportunities, guest speaker sessions, opportunities to attend regional and national conferences, and of course camaraderie with other engineering students.