Department of Chemical Engineering
419 Dougherty Engineering Building
The University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996-2200
Phone: (865) 974-2421
Application forms are available from:
UT Ofﬁce of Undergraduate Admissions
320 Student Services Building
Knoxville, TN 37996-0230
Phone: (865) 974-2184 Chemical
Toll free: (800) 221-8657
The Chemical Engineering Department offers four-year
merit-based scholarsips to qualiﬁed entering freshmen.
no separate application is required.
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From the What is Chemical industrial internships for academic credit or take part
in our whisky-making course in Scotland! Our ﬂex-
Depatment Head Engineering? ible curriculum lets students specialize in the areas of
biotechnology, computer control, green engineering,
Thank you for your interest in the Based on the narrow sounding title “chemical engineer”
polymers, business, pre-med, or pre-law. It is also pos-
undergraduate program at The you might think this person would either be a “chemist
sible to easily earn minors in many disciplines.
University of Tennessee. In this who builds things,” or an “engineer who makes chemi-
brief introduction to our depart- cals,” but both responses would be wrong. It’s true that To gain meaningful engineering experience prior to
ment, we trust you will ﬁnd some chemical engineers are comfortable with chemistry, but graduation, 36% of the chemical engineering students
answers to your questions about they do much more with this knowledge than just make participate in the Engineering Co-op Program. The av-
the exciting opportunities in chemicals. In fact, “chemical engineer” doesn’t describe erage co-op salary was over $3,600/month last year!
Chemical Engineering. Our programs reach out to other the type of work a chemical engineer does but instead
engineering and science departments at UT, to the reveals what separates chemical engineering from other Departmental Facilities
nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratory and to industry, branches of engineering.
The department has long been known for its chemical
forming larger partnerships and creating an unsur- Some have described the chemical engineer as the “uni- engineering program at the undergradu-ate level. Many
passed teaching and research environment. Students versal engineer.” Despite a title that suggests a profes- computer labs throughout the building provide 24/7 ac-
and faculty beneﬁt from development of high-quality, sion composed of narrow specialists, chemical engineers cess to state-of-the-art computational tools for Chemi-
interdisciplinary programs. are extremely versatile and can apply their training to cal Engineering. An 8-node UNIX cluster is available for
More detailed information, including a description of solve very diverse problems. Chemical engineers are student projects. Courses are being updated for elec-
individual faculty and their research programs can be employed by industries ranging from Frito Lay, Kimberly tronic course delivery. This effort involves the use of
found on our website: »www.che.utk.edu. Clark, Ford, Dell, and TVA, to more traditional industries technology based instruction and integration of laptop
We encourage you to visit us there to learn more about such as DuPont or Dow. computers into the curriculum. The student lounge is a
us and what we have to offer. great place to “hang-out”, study with groups, or even
Sincerely, Educational Experiences relax with a quick game of foosball!
John Collier The curriculum includes many ways in which students
Chemical Engineering Department Head can have an undergraduate research experience. Also, a
limited number of seniors may be invited to participate in