Department of Engineering

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Our Faculty and Staff

Use Creativity and Technical Skills to Make Important Things Happen

The Department of Engineering at UT Martin provides students with the tools needed to excel in a competitive and challenging field, opening the door to a wide range of professional careers. Our programs emphasize the fundamentals of engineering design, exploring theoretical foundations through practical applications. Equipped with modern technology, hands-on laboratories, and professors invested in student success, our engineering degree programs offer extensive opportunities for growth and exploration.

The Department of Engineering offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering (BSE) and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME).


The UTM engineering program began in 1946 as a two-year transfer program. The board of trustees approved the granting of the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology (BSET) degree in 1968. The BSET degree was discontinued in 1996 upon the approval of the current Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) degree. The program leading to the BSE has been fully accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) since 1997.

Program Outcomes

Limited Enrollment and Admissions Requirements

In addition to the university's admission requirements, a student must meet one of the following to be provisionally admitted to the major leading to the Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) and the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) degrees. Obtain an ACT math sub-score of 25 or higher; or have completed at least one semester of college trigonometry with a grade of C or better.

Areas of Study

  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechatronics

Living Learning Community

A Living Learning Community is an environment where students with shared academic majors or lifestyle interests can live together and collaborate. Located in Cooper Hall, the Engineering LLC gives students access to community rooms equipped with the latest technologies, study rooms, and a break room.


Our state-of-the-art facility is 120,000 square feet and three stories tall, housing most of the university’s science, engineering, and math classes. The building offers research labs, meeting spaces for students, an entrepreneurship hub, and collaborative project areas. Mixing modern technology with a feeling of community, the STEM facility fosters innovation and discovery while providing students with a space to come together.

Department of Engineering
Dr. Tim Nipp, Chair
137 Latimer-Smith Engineering Building
The University of Tennessee at Martin
Martin, TN 38238