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University of Tennessee Space Institute

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UTSI is generating solutions, technologies, and systems to meet the nation’s aerospace and defense needs. Our graduates become leaders in their fields and help shape the future of the aerospace and defense sectors.

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UTSI is on a mission to prepare 21st century engineers and scientists to become future leaders in their fields. Our alumni are poised to meet the demands of the aerospace and defense sectors and play a pivotal role in the advancement of technologies and systems necessary to protect US and allied interests in space. 

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UTSI is graduating the next class of experts in aerospace engineering, biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, aviation systems, engineering management, and a variety of other fields. Our students get hands-on experience with world-class facilities and renowned researchers. Take a glance below to find out what research opportunities are available.

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Want to learn more about our campus and research opportunities available to graduate students at UTSI. We’re here to talk.


UTSI faculty and staff have several resources available to them. Explore some of those resources below.

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