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Prospective Students



Thank you for visiting the Industrial and Systems Engineering Prospective Student page. We are excited that you are interested in the University of Tennessee and Industrial and Systems Engineering! We hope you find the information you are looking for. If you have further questions, please email us at

The best part of the ISE department is their commitment to the student and the student’s best interests. Being a relatively small program at a large public university gives me the resources of a large university in a much more personal environment.

– Emily Diehl, Class of 2019



Aliza Dixon, Class of 2019, Co-op at Shaw Industries

Chayce Bidstrup, Class of 2018, Co-op at Southern Company and Full Time Employment at Southern Company

Frenando Blevins, Class of 2020, Internship at Colgate-Palmolive

Lauren Lingar, Class of 2020, Co-op at Shaw Industries

Sam Hornsby, Class of 2018, Co-op at Sherman + Reilly Inc., A Textron Company, Internship at Textron Marine & Land Systems, and Full Time Employment at Sherman + Reilly Inc., A Textron Company

Sara Gamble, Class of 2019, Internships at Frito-Lay, Eastman Chemical Company, and Benchmark Electronics Inc.


Prospective students are highly encouraged to take a tour on campus. There are many tours to help show you around! Take a Campus Tour to orient yourself with the University of Tennessee, Knoxville campus. Take an Engineering Campus Tour with our Engineering Student Ambassadors to take a look around the engineering campus. Contact the ISE department to have a Prospective Student Meeting with the ISE department head and the academic advisor.


If you have questions, please contact the Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering for details. If you want to talk to our undergraduate students for their experience, you may contact our ISE Ambassadors.

If you are interested in how to apply to the University of Tennessee, please visit Undergraduate Admissions.


In addition to UT’s admission requirements, new incoming students applying to the college must also meet engineering admission requirements, found in the Undergraduate Catalog.


Transfer students are evaluated for admission by the department offering the desired degree program. Courses taken, grades, and other evidence of ability to succeed in an engineering curriculum are considered. Transfer is very simple for students transferring from Tennessee’s community colleges that have special agreements, called “articulation agreements,” with UT. Courses covered by such agreements automatically transfer to UT.

Students returning to school after some years away are especially welcome because of their contribution to classes and projects made possible by their maturity and life experiences.