College of Engineering and Computer Science
Professor Michael Jones, Director;Chemical, Civil, Environmental, Mechanical
Professor Ed McMahon, Director;Electrical, Industrial
Program Mission: The engineering program at UTC provides accessible education in the theory and application of engineering in a supportive, interdisciplinary environment that prepares students for successful careers in industry, government, and academia; emphasizes project-based design; promotes life-long learning; and serves the engineering profession.
Program Objectives: In support of this mission, the engineering program aims to produce graduates who:
- function as successful professionals in a variety of engineering disciplines
- function effectively in multidisciplinary environments
- adapt to various environments and participate in further knowledge building opportunities
- are progressing toward Professional Registration
Program Structure: The strength of UTCs four-year Engineering program is its emphases on breadth, interdisciplinary interaction, design, and depth. The program builds on the general education and graduation requirements of the University. Every student completes a structured set of courses that form a foundation in written and oral communication, mathematics, chemistry, physics, and engineering fundamentals. Special emphasis is placed on learning the basic tools and techniques of engineering. Interdisciplinary interaction is introduced and emphasized through interdisciplinary design projects, team experience, and laboratory exercises. Depth is provided during the last two years of the curriculum when the students focus on an area of engineering (Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Environmental, Industrial, or Mechanical).
The engineering faculty is dedicated to fostering life-long learning among the engineering graduates. The majority of the full-time engineering faculty are registered professional engineers and possess substantial industrial experience.
Transfer Credit: Credits received by transfer for required engineering courses in either engineering or industrial technology management programs require a grade of C or better. Although equivalents will be awarded for D grades, students must retake the courses.
Career Preparation for Other Fields: Engineering study is considered an excellent preparation for advanced medical, law, and business degrees. Such plans usually require additional coursework beyond that required for the engineering degree. The student should contact one of the program directors or the dean of the CECS for advisement on course of study.