The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UT dates back to 1834, when civil engineering instruction first began at then East Tennessee College.
Today, the department and its students have access to over 11 state-of-the-art research centers and institutes. The department is ranked 33rd among graduate civil engineering programs at public universities according to U.S. News and World Report. Learn more about the department.
About the College
Established in 1838, the Tickle College of Engineering has a long tradition of commitment to excellence in scientific research and the training of engineering professionals. The college consists of seven departments of study, seven nationally renowned research centers, and more than 100 state-of-the-art laboratories.
Nationally among public colleges of engineering, UT is ranked 34th for its undergraduate program and 33rd for its graduate program. Learn more about the college.
About the University
Founded in 1794, UT is big on tradition, and we are proud of our humble beginnings as the first public university chartered west of the Appalachian Divide. We serve the state by educating its citizens, enhancing its culture, and making a difference in people’s lives through research and service.
By attracting the best and brightest students and leading faculty, we are on track to join our peers in the nation’s top public research institutions. An aggressive roadmap guides our journey. We are improving undergraduate and graduate education, research, support for faculty and staff, our campus infrastructure, and our resources. Learn more about the university.