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Undergraduate Admissions and Advising


All undergraduate students apply to the university through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Admission requirements for the Tickle College of Engineering are applicable to entering first-year students and transfer students. Transfer and second degree students may also schedule an admissions advising appointment with Chris Cherry, the associate department head for undergraduate studies.


Advisor Schedules

Advisors are working a hybrid schedule with on-campus and virtual appointment availability. Please refer to this chart for your advisor’s schedule and contact your advisor, JeNai Davis or Devon Keith, with any questions.

Advisor On Campus Virtual
Noah Blacker
215 Min Kao Engineering Building
T, W, Th M, F
Kate Burford
160 Zeanah Engineering Complex
M, T, W Th, F
Kerri Cline
436 Dougherty Engineering Building
M, W, F T, Th
JeNai Davis
429 John Tickle Engineering Building
M, T, W Th, F
Rachel Duncan
523 John Tickle Engineering Building
M, T, W Th, F
Roger Gray
316A Dougherty Engineering Building
M, T, W Th, F
Jennifer Hartwig
316A Dougherty Engineering Building
W, Th, F M, T
Brittany Hiller
160 Zeanah Engineering Complex
T, W, F M, Th
James Hughes
160 Zeanah Engineering Complex
W, Th, F M, T
Devon Keith
430 John D. Tickle Engineering Building
W, Th, F M, T
Amanda Lovelace
240 Zeanah Engineering Complex
M, T, F W, Th
Joanna Rathbone
401 Min Kao Engineering Building
M, T, W Th, F
Mike Taylor
401 Min Kao Engineering Building
T, W, F M, Th
Jake Working
401 Ferris Hall
M, W, F T, Th
Sonja Burk
108 Biosystems Engineering & Soil Sciences Building
M, T, Th W, F

Advising Contact Info

JeNai Davis
Senior Advisor
429 John D. Tickle Engineering Building

Devon Keith
Advisor I
430 John D. Tickle Engineering Building

Advising Policies

CEE students are required to meet yearly with their academic advisor, JeNai Davis or Devon Keith. Students are to be advised in either the fall or spring semesters, depending on the student ID number. Even ID numbers are advised in the fall, before spring registration, and odd ID numbers are advised in the spring, before summer or fall registration. It is the responsibility of the student to schedule these meetings, when prompted by email from their advisor.

Advising is required each semester for any student meeting the following criteria:

  • Students who are on academic probation or are ‘off track’
  • Students who have not accumulated 30 hours at UT

The department encourages any student who seeks an advising appointment at any time to email CEE Academic Advisor JeNai Davis or Devon Keith to inquire about scheduling an appointment.
Advising the Volunteer Experience with the UT Academic Plan: Experience Learning, Career Exploration, and Self-Exploration.

Instructions for scheduling an advising appointment:

  1. Select and follow the Curriculum Flow Chart based on your academic catalog year: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023.
  2. Run your DARS report via myutk and complete the list of courses that you plan to take for the next two semesters on the Academic Planning Guide. Note any courses within the civil and environmental engineering curriculum for which you made a C- or lower on the Curriculum Flow Chart.
  3. Schedule an appointment with your advisor via the Grades First email that you will receive. Bring your printed DARS report, Academic Plan, and Curriculum Flow Chart with you to each appointment.

Additional Information

Faculty Career Mentors will be assigned and introduced to each student in CE 205: Professional Development I upon progression into the department. Students who have already completed CE 205 prior to fall 2017 will continue to see their former faculty academic advisor for career mentoring.

Students are encouraged to schedule regular meetings with their Faculty Career Mentors to discuss topics such as co-op and internships, career advice, graduate school, undergraduate research opportunities, professional and technical societies, and other professional topics of interest.

Students who do not know their Faculty Career Mentor are encouraged to contact Academic Advisor JeNai Davis.

Students are required to maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 in all civil and environmental engineering courses that are taken at UT and used to satisfy graduation requirements.

No more than four credit hours of civil and environmental engineering courses in which a C- or lower is the highest grade earned may be counted toward graduation. Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within their two selected concentrations.

Concentrations available within CEE include (all students must complete two):

  • Construction: CE 441 (only offered in spring) or CE 448 (spring) and CE 432 (spring) or CE 463 (fall)
  • Environmental (only offered in spring): CE 481 or CE 487 and CE 482
  • Geotechnical (only offered in spring): CE 430 or CE 437 and CE 432
  • Structures (only offered in fall): CE 461 or CE 467 and CE 463
  • Transportation (only offered in fall): CE 455 or CE 458 and CE 456
  • Water Resources (only offered in fall): CE 494 or CE 497 and CE 496