student working on drone during STEM Welcome Week


UTC's College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) strives to be a preeminent college of engineering, engineering management, technology, and computer science in education and applied research. CECS Outreach places special emphasis on reaching the following goals:

  • Transform lives
  • Inspire, nurture, and empower scholarship, creativity, discovery, innovation, and entrepenuerial initiatives
  • Embrace diversity and inclusion as a path to excellence and societal change

By enhancing national/international reputation and recognition and engaging community through scholarship and service with leadership and distinction, CECS Outreach proudly and actively welcomes learners to the broad expanse of engineering and computer science opportunities. 

Get on Board Day: 09-04-19 - Learn more about academic and service societies, clubs, and organizations. Receive more information about how to get involved with CECS students and develop new friendships at the same time!


majors fair

Majors Fair: January 2020 - The Center for Academic Support and Advisement offers a Majors Fair in the Spring semester. It is a great opportunity for undecided students to discuss their options with the various Colleges that comprise UTC. 

 Full STEM ahead image of a train

Full STEM Ahead: 08-19-19 - A Welcome Week event to introduce new Mocs to all that CECS has to offer. The event often includes hands-on demonstrations from student organizations such as the UTC Chem-E-Car, Concrete Canoe and Baja teams. 

 Technology symposium logo

Technology Symposium: April, 2020 - Explore research projects from UTC students and faculty, who are available to present their work and answer questions. See first-hand the big ideas that will become tomorrow's technologies!


Admissions Information Sessions: 09-16-19, 10-04-19, 11-25-19 -Get to know UTC with these in-depth visits. A visit begins with a meeting with an Admissions representative and an informative presentation about UTC. A student ambassador will then take you on a tour of the UTC campus, where you will explore campus housing and the Aquatic and Recreation Center (ARC). You will then visit the Engineering, Math, and Computer Science (EMCS) building for a presentation on the various College of Engineering and Computer Science departments and a tour of the EMCS labs and classrooms. 

 A day in the life

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A Day in the Life: 11/23/19 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM - UTC CECS is proud to offer this opportunity for high school students, their families, and high school personnel to experience hands-on activities, visit our facilities, learn about Engineering and Computer Science, and witness "A Day in the Life"! We will have various activities including Soil Classification and Bridge Design, Rocket Design and Baja Car Demonstration, Drone Control, Chem-E Car, Building Block Demonstration, and Cyber Security. Additionally, representatives from Financial Aid will present pertinent info, and a student panel will answer questions and discuss all aspects of being a CECS student.

 Blue and Gold Preview

Blue & Gold Preview Day: 11-09-19  9:00 AM to 3:00 PM - UTC's largest on-campus recruitment event presents all of the various colleges that comprise UTC, and the options for students within the colleges. CECS department representatives are available to speak with prospective students and parents about coursework, experiential learning, and career options!

 CECS tours

CECS Tours: CECS offers a tour of the EMCS building. Our guests are certain to be awestruck with what we have to offer! Please visit our Tour page

If you are interested in scheduling a more comprehensive tour that encompasses other areas of campus in addition to EMCS, please visit

Select the date that works best for you, and complete all the necessary registration information. Contact us at 423.425.5465 should you have any questions. We look forward to meeting you!

comunity visits from UTC CECS faculty 

Community and School Visits: The outreach coordinator, CECS professors, and/or student ambassadors are ready and willing to speak with students about opportunities in Engineering and Computer Science. We encourage students as young as third grade up to community college to persist in academic areas such as math and science. We also speak to lifelong learners and industry patner employees about returning to school for advanced degrees! We want all people with engineering propensities to view UTC CECS as choice #1!

 Focus Friday

Focus Friday02-21-20 - Get to know UTC and CECS with an in-depth visit. Focus Friday begins at the University Center with a meeting with an Admissions representative and an informative presentation about UTC. A student ambassador will then take you and your group on a tour of the UTC campus. You will then have a focused presentation on CECS and an opportunity to visit with CECS Dean and department representatives. 

girls branch out with STEM 

Girls Branch Out with STEM and Introduce a Girl to STEM Day: February/March 2020 - Working in partnership with Chattanooga State's Engineering and Information Technology division, CECS offers this opportunity for girls from local high schools to have hands-on activities especially related to Engineering and Computer Science. This event is often held several times during the Spring semester, often during Engineering Week and/or on Women in Engineering Day.

Mocs minute 

Moc Minute: 10-29-19 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM - Sponsored by Admissions, interested students whi bring all of their application materials with them are admitted in a Moc Minute! Represantives from Admissions, Scholarships, Financial Aid, Housing and Student Success will be on hand to answer questions. Meet current CECS students and faculty to find out how you can achieve the UTC experience. 

NSBE ACT Review Workshop: Free to the public, the National Society of Black Engineers offers this event every Fall and Spring semester. Typically, the event lasts from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM. Students practice exams, have access to knowledgeable instructors who can assist with difficult questions, and review proven test strategies. 

 Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam: Applicants may apply directly with NCEES and then apply to the Tennessee Board for Engineer Intern certification after passing the exam. Complete the application online. The application must then be printed because it must be signed by the applicant and the Dean or his/her designee.