Oct 22, 2020  
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Archived Catalog

Engineering: UTeach, B.S.E.

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Program Mission:

The mission of UTC’s ENGR program is to provide accessible education in the theory and application of engineering in a supportive, interdisciplinary environment that

  • Prepares students for successful careers in industry, government, and academia
  • Emphasizes project-based design
  • Promotes life-long learning
  • Serves the engineering profession
Program Objectives:

In support of this mission, UTC’s ENGR program produces graduates who, upon entering the work force or advanced studies:

  • Function as successful professionals in a variety of engineering disciplines
  • Function effectively in multidisciplinary environments
  • Adapt to various environments
  • Participate in further knowledge building opportunities
  • Are progressing toward Professional Registration

The Engineering program faculty includes those with degrees in this program area as well as faculty from other programs who teach the engineering fundamental courses.

Degree and Accreditation:

Graduates of this program receive the B.S.E. degree. This program is accredited by the EAC of ABET Inc. under the Engineering Program Criteria.


UTeach (UTSM): The UTeach Engineering program provides students the opportunity to (1) obtain a B.S.E degree that emphasizes the general focus of engineering across disciplines or within a discipline and (2) obtain eligibility for teacher licensure (for teaching Mathematics or Physics) in Tennessee and in those states that grant reciprocity privileges to graduates of institutions accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The students’ education culminates in engineering design and student teaching design (curriculum creation and classroom teaching) experiences.

The UTeach Engineering students are advised by the faculty in the Engineering program. The specific UTeach curriculum courses and activities are housed in and supported by the UTeaChattanooga program.

General Education

(see General Education Requirements  for list of approved courses)

Rhetoric and Composition: (6 hours)

  •  Two approved courses in rhetoric and composition

Natural Sciences: (8 hours)

  • Two approved natural science courses, at least one including a laboratory component

Humanities and Fine Arts: (6 hours)

  • One approved fine arts course and one approved humanities course

Cultures and Civilizations: (3 hours)

  • One approved Non-Western Cultures and Civilizations course

Behavioral and Social Sciences: (6 hours)

Program and Related Courses

Additional Information and Notes:

Minimum 131 earned hours required for graduation.

Minimum 39 hours at the 3000-4000 level.

In addition to the department and university requirements there are the following minimum requirements for graduation with licensure: 2.5 cumulative average, 2.5 at UTC, 2.5 average in UTSM courses with no grade lower than C, 2.5 average in courses in licensure content area courses with no grade lower than C.

See Degree and Graduation Requirements  for additional requirements.

Showcase/Suggested Course of Study

 Please see the Courses  section of this catalog for complete course descriptions.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester: Hrs Spring Semester: Hrs
ENGL 1010 3 ENGL 1020 3
ENGR 1030 3 ENGR 1011 1
ENGR 1030L 1 ENGR 1040 3
MATH 1910 3 ENGR 1850 2
MATH 1911 1 MATH 1920 3
CHEM 1110 3 MATH 1921 1
CHEM 1110L 1 MATH 2200 3
UTSM 1010 1 UTSM 1020 1
  16   17

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester: Hrs Spring Semester: Hrs
ENGR 2700 3 ENGR 2220 3
ENGR 2700L 1 ENGR 2460 3
ENGR 2240 or ENGR 2250 3 ENGR 2460L 1
MATH 2450 3 ENGR 2480 3
PHYS 2310
3 MATH 2550 3
PHYS 2301L 1 UTSM 2020 3
UTSM 2010 3    
  17   16

Junior Year

Fall Semester: Hrs Spring Semester: Hrs
ENGR 3520 3 ENGR 3700 3
ENGR course 3 ENGR course 3
ENGR 3050 or ENGR 3030 3 ENGR 3280 3
UTSM 3010 3 ENGR 3280L 1
MATH 2300
3 Cultures and Civilizations 3
Humanities 3 UTSM 3020 3
  18   16

Senior Year

Fall Semester: Hrs Spring Semester: Hrs
ENGR course 3 ENGR 4850 3
ENGR course 3 Fine Arts* 3
ENGR 3850 3 Behavioral and Social Sciences* 3
Behavioral and Social Sciences 3 UTSM 4020 6
UTSM 4010 3    
ENGR Lab course 1    
  16   15

*It is recommended that one of these courses be completed during a summer semester.



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