College of Engineering and Computer Science
Professor William Sutton, Dean
College Mission: The College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga strives to serve the people, businesses, and industries of our region and support their technical needs. The College exists as the region’s principal resource for educational, applied research, and service programs.
College Objectives: Grounded in the application of scientific and mathematical principles and based on a commitment to interdisciplinary study, our programs and activities:
- Prepare undergraduate students for rewarding professional careers or graduate study and for a lifetime of creative thinking and adaptive learning as productive citizens;
- Prepare post-baccalaureate and graduate students for continuing professional development and career advancement;
- Promote excellence in teaching and learning through scholarship in our disciplines;
- Perform and disseminate applied research that solves problems of transforming information, matter, and energy into structures, machines, products, technologies, systems, organizations, and processes; and
- Serve the University and our professional communities with leadership and distinction.
The CECS supports programs in engineering, computer science, and technology management that lead to:
- Bachelor of Science in Engineering (with specializations)
- Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
- Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
- Bachelor of Science with a major in Computer Science
- Bachelor of Science with a major in Engineering Technology Management
In addition, the CECS supports the following graduate programs:
- Master of Science with a major in Engineering (with concentrations)
- Master of Science with a major in Computer Science
- the Master of Science with a major in Engineering Management.
- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) with a major in Computational Engineering
These graduate programs are discussed in a separate Graduate Program publication
The undergraduate engineering program is accredited by ABET, Inc. (www.abet.org/), the national accrediting agency for engineering and computer science programs. Four of the programs--Chemical, Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering--are accredited in the ABET classification ‘Traditional Engineering Programs.’ Two of the programs--Environmental and Industrial engineering--are accredited in the ABET classification ‘Nontraditional Engineering programs.’
The undergraduate Computer Science program concentrations in Software Systems and Scientific Applications are also accredited by ABET, Inc.
The CECS full-time faculty has extensive experience in engineering or computer science, professional practice, research, and higher education. In addition, the college draws on the talents of adjunct faculty who are employed in professional capacities in a variety of industrial and governmental settings.