The strengths of UTC's four-year Engineering programs are the emphasis on breadth, interdisciplinary interaction, design, and depth. The programs build on the general education and graduation requirements of the University. Every student completes a structured set of courses that form a foundation in written and oral communication, mathematics, chemistry, physics, and engineering fundamentals. Special emphasis is placed on learning the basic tools and techniques of engineering. Interdisciplinary interaction is introduced and emphasized through interdisciplinary design projects, team experience, and laboratory exercise.
Engineering can be a challenging subject for many students. Predictors of success include:
1. 4 years of math in high school
2. A's and B's in high school science courses
3. A math subscore on the ACT of 22 or above
4. A strong work ethic
5. A high school curriculum that encouraged studying and critical thinking