Why study Engineering at MC?

Engineers apply math and science to solve problems that improve our lives and the lives of others.  Almost every technology we interact with on a daily basis has an engineering connection. For example,  teams of engineers are responsible for improving  transportation, communication, building materials, medical devices, pharmaceuticals and  computer hardware and software.  Engineers are also working on solutions to problems related to food production, clean water supply, and energy.  There are engineers working in industry, government and even for non-profits around the globe.

At Maryville College, students who pursue the dual degree program in engineering get the best of both worlds: a liberal arts education combined with the technical education offered by an engineering program. Students spend the first three years of their college career at Maryville laying a strong foundation in the math, chemistry, physics and computer science they will need in order to transfer to an engineering school. At the same time, they are developing the hallmarks of a liberal arts education: written and oral communication skills, interpersonal skills and an ability to view problems in a wider context.  The combination of math and science with the ability to see and communicate the big picture makes our alumni stand out among the crowd.

Maryville College maintains transfer agreements with four engineering schools.  These are Auburn University, Tennessee Technological University, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Vanderbilt University.  While these transfer agreements make it easier to transition to one of these schools, students may also elect to attend the engineering school of their choice.

Upon completing the requirements of the program, students receive a Bachelor of Arts degree from Maryville College and a Bachelor of Science degree from their engineering school.

Maryville College Works is a comprehensive career preparation program that is integrated into the College’s four-year liberal arts curriculum. Key components include assessment, advising, networking and professional experiences.

External relationships

Clayton-Bradley STEM Academy
LDA Engineering
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Meet a current student

Photo of Andrew Pugh

Andrew Pugh ’22
Hometown: Maryville, Tenn.

Andrew was excited about the opportunity to be able to experience college at a small, close-knit campus and then transfer to a large university to finish out his engineering degree. (Maryville College maintains transfer agreements with four engineering schools: Auburn University, Tennessee Technological University, the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and Vanderbilt University.) His career goal is to become a mechanical engineer. “After graduation, I intend to use my mechanical engineering degree to pursue a sales job at Bertelkamp Automation in Knoxville – I’ve worked there previously – or use my degree to become an engineer on a privately owned yacht,” he said.