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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering, TTU-ETSU Bachelor of Science in Engineering

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This is a joint academic degree offered by East Tennessee State University and Tennessee Technological University.

The Bachelors of Science degree in Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, www.abet.org.


Students pursuing the TTU-ETSU B.S. degree in Engineering program should apply for admission to either East Tennessee State University or Tennessee Technological University. In addition to meeting the requirements for admission to either institution, the student must meet the following requirements:

  • Freshman Admission: 3.0 high school GPA and 20 ACT Composite and 22 ACT Math sub score;
  • Transfer Admission: 2.0 cumulative higher education GPA (excluding credit for remedial and developmental courses) and grades of “C” (2.0) or higher in all math, science, and major course work is required for transfer credit.

The student must earn at least 32 semester credits at East Tennessee State University and 32 credits at Tennessee Technological University. The institution where the initial application is filed will serve as the course registration and financial aid point each semester although admissions, advisement, and all records will be kept jointly.

Graduation Requirement

Students enrolled in BSE must take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam as a graduation requirement. To graduate from the program, a student must take the FE exam; passing the exam is not required. A student needs to submit the verification-of-testing letter /FE exam result document with student’s name, digital photo, name of the exam and other identifiers to the academic advisor/program coordinator to fulfill the requirement.

Exam administered by NCEES https://ncees.org/engineering/fe/


Suggested Four-Year Program of Study: ETSU-TTU BSE  

Engineering, TTU-ETSU Bachelor of Science in Engineering Requirements: 128 credits

General Education 36 credits
Math and Science 22-24 credits
Engineering Topics 56 credits
Technical Electives 12 credits
Free Elective for TTU Based Students 2 credits
Total 128 credits


General Education: 36 credits

Math and Science: 22-24 credits

Technical Electives: 12 credits

Note: Students must take at least three courses (9 credits) of Technical Electives from Tennessee Tech and at least one (3 credits) of Technical Elective from ETSU.

Recommended Course:

Not part of 128 credit hours; however, students are highly encouraged to take either one of these freshman experience courses.

Free Electives: 2 credits

Only for TTU based students.

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