College of Engineering and Computer Science
Professor Ronald Bailey, 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 regions 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, engineering management, and industrial technology management that lead to:
- the Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree with specializations and electrical/mechanical programs
- the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in computer science
- the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in industrial technology management
- the Master of Science degree in engineering
- the Master of Science degree with a major in computer science
- the Master of Science degree with a major in engineering management.
Note: Graduate programs are discussed in a separate publication
The B.S. Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission/Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (EAC/ABETwww.abet.org/EAC1.html), the national accrediting agency for engineering programs. The B.S. Engineering program now includes engineering specializations in civil, chemical, environmental, and industrial. These specialties are accredited in the ABET classification Nontraditional Engineering Programs.
In 2004, the electrical and mechanical specialties that existed in the B.S. Engineering program were accredited by ABET as traditional electrical and mechanical engineering programs using ABET program criteria for electrical and mechanical engineering,.
The B.S. Computer Science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission/Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, the national accrediting agency for computer science programs. The specific concentrations accredited are the Software Systems concentration and the Scientific Applications concentration.
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.