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Departmental Information
          Department of Chemical Engineering
          419 Dougherty Engineering Building
          The University of Tennessee
          Knoxville, TN 37996-2200
          Phone: (865) 974-2421

Admissions Information

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
Departmental Scholarships

The Chemical Engineering Department offers four-year
merit-based scholarsips to qualified entering freshmen.
no separate application is required.

The University of Tennessee does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin,                                        • Process Control
age, handicap or veteran status in provision of educational opportunities or employment opportunities and
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UT does not discriminate on the basis of sex or handicap in its educational programs and activities pursu-
ant to requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Public Law 92-318; and Section 504
of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Public Law 93-112; and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Pub-
lic Law 101-336, respectively. This policy extends to both employment by and admission to the university.
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Inquiries concerning Title IX, Section 504, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 should be di-
rected to the Office of Equity and Diversity; 1840 Melrose Avenue; The University of Tennessee; Knoxville,                                             • Reactions and Separations
Tennessee 37996-0144; (865) 974-2498. Charges of violation of the above policy also should be directed
to the Office of Equity and Diversity.                                                                                                                 • Environmental Biotechnology
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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:   »                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