Overview of the College of Engineering

Our Mission

The College of Engineering has as one of its major objectives to prepare individuals for a full, satisfying and competitive career in an era when society demands comprehensive solutions to environmental and technologi­cal problems. The programs in engineering prepare pro­fessionals with the ability to apply technology for the benefit of society. It has become clear that in producing the goods and services demanded by an expanding populace, technical solutions of tomorrow will incorporate mufti-faceted problem-solving which will involve not only socio-political impact but also economic and global ecological components. As a corollary to the instructional and service elements of its mission, the research goals of the College are designed to preserve, refine, and develop further the bodies of knowledge already discovered for dissemination and sharing; discover new knowledge for the continued growth of individuals and society; seek out new applications of knowl­edge to help resolve the problems and desires of modern society and enrich it; and to be able to practice specific professional disciplinary areas in the marketplace.

Students in Engineering are provided with a sound scientific and technical foundation which employs the latest techniques of the discipline. They are also provided with a broad socio-humanistic background which is so essential to twenty-first century solution-making. Graduates are encouraged to become professionally qualified and seek graduate study or continuing education as a mechanism for their personal development.

Graduate programs are available at the Masters level in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. A Doctor of Philosophy is offered in Materials Science and Engineering. The graduate program allows for flexibility necessary to accommodate a broad spectrum of educational objectives.

Bachelor of Science
1. Aerospace Science Engineering
2. Chemical Engineering
3. Electrical Engineering
4. Mechanical Engineering

Master of Science

1. Electrical Engineering
2. Mechanical Engineering

Doctor of Philosophy
Materials Science Engineering

The programs in Aerospace Science, Chemical, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012; Phone: 410-347-7700.

Significant library and research facilities are available to students in the College of Engineering. In addition to the main campus library, which supports all disciplines, the College is served by it's own Engineering Library located on the 2nd floor of Foster Hall  It is fully staffed with trained, full-time personnel, and it maintains an extensive listing of books and references.

The College has research facilities in such fields as electronics, control systems, high performance  computation, mechatronics, power systems, fluid mechanics, combustion, heat transfer, solid mechanics, materials, polymers, sources of energy, and environmental engineering.

Instructional and research laboratories in the College include: Computer-Aided Design, Computer Applications, High Performance Computation, Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Flight Vehicle Design, Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer, Power Systems, Materials and Stress Analysis, Process Control and Unit Operations, Propulsion, VLSI Design and Simulation, Microprocessor, Digital Signal Processing, Microelectronic Fabrication, Solid State Physics and Wind Tunnel Laboratories.

The computer applications laboratory includes the latest equipment and software in microcomputing and computer-aided design and graphics.


The College welcomes veterans seeking educational opportunities in engineering, architecture, construction science and management, computer science and physics. Veterans interested in attending Tuskegee University should contact the nearest Office of Veterans Affairs, the local Urban League, or the Office of the Dean, College of Engineering, Tuskegee University.

Dual Degree Program

Under the dual degree program students attending Tuskegee may pursue a program of study geared toward obtaining two B.S. degrees simultaneously. Engineering and Physics, Engineering and Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science, and Engineering and Chemistry are some of the combinations available Tuskegee University.

Two-Three Programs

Several colleges and universities are affiliated with Tuskegee a versatile "two-three program" which leads to two bachelor's degrees upon completion  of a five-year course of study. Tuskegee University cooperates with the following institutions: Alabama A and M, Alabama State, Bethune-Cookman, Jackson State, Mil Oakwood, Paine, Stillman, Talladega and Tougaloo.

Briefly, participating students enroll at one of the cooperating institutions, where they pursue a normal liberal arts major for three years with emphasis on Science a, Mathematics. Upon successful completion of this phase and recommendation of t institution, students transfer to Tuskegee and specialize in a major engineering discipline for two years. Students receive a B.A. degree from the first institution and a B.S. in Engineering from Tuskegee at the end of the program. Interested applicants should contact the Office of the Dean.

Cooperative Education

The College of Engineering offers students an opportunity to combine academic studies a: industrial work experience through participation in the Cooperative Education Program. Alternate sessions are spent in school and in industry (or governmental agencies). This is usually a five-year program which enables the students to gain professional maturity and financial assistance to help defray their educational expense.

Pre-Cooperative Program

Several agencies and industries have developed, in conjunction with Tuskegee University, a Pre-cooperative Program. High school graduates may enter a summer pre-cooperative period in industry and receive their first year's tuition and textbook expenses from industry. Assuming satisfactory progress, the student then enters the regular Cooperative Program as a rising sophomore. For further information, contact the Office of Career Development and Placement Services.