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A Message from the Associate Dean for Academic & Student Affairs

The Tickle College of Engineering’s origins date back to 1838, making us the fourth-oldest engineering college in the country. Our mission is to educate engineers who will build the future of our region, nation, and the world. Engineers are designers, innovators, and problem-solvers who use their intelligence, education, and training to improve our quality of life. An engineering degree is the key to an exciting future!

In recent U.S. News and World Report surveys, we received excellent rankings for our engineering studies.

In October 2013, the college’s new John D. Tickle Engineering Building was dedicated, following the dedication of the state-of-the-art Min H. Kao Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Building in March 2012. We are now working on a third building, to open in 20201, that will house the Engineering Fundamentals and Honors programs as well as the Department of Nuclear Engineering.

Financial resources for students exist through the Tennessee HOPE Scholarship fund, which can provide support throughout your undergraduate education. Undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships are also available through the Tickle College of Engineering and various engineering departments. Additional university scholarships and financial aid may be also available to you through the UT Financial Aid Office.

Our diversity programs are rated as some of the best in the country, and UT has been nationally recognized for retaining and graduating significant numbers of African American and Hispanic students.

Our joint partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) also gives students opportunities to explore engineering research with world-renowned scientists. UT recently opened the Joint Institute for Advanced Materials (JIAM) that will enhance the Tickle College of Engineering’s leadership in the field of materials research.

State-of-the-art laboratories and classrooms, coupled with nationally-recognized professors, opportunities for research, and partnerships with industry, government, alumni, faculty, and friends make the Tickle College of Engineering an excellent choice for you to receive a superior education in the field of engineering.

We hope we can be part of your successful future!


Ozlem Kilic
Associate Dean for Academic & Student Affairs
456 Zeanah Engineering Complex
863 Neyland Drive
Knoxville TN 37996-2346
Phone: 865-974-2454
Fax: 865-974-9879

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