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MSE Undergraduate Advising

Looking for Material Science & Engineering Advising? Engineering Advising office personnel, including MSE Advisor Jake Working, are working a hybrid work schedule for the Fall 2021 semester. Please see this schedule to locate an advisor. Jake Working’s Schedule is as follows:






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Current Students: Schedule an appointment with your advisor in Vol Academic Connect (Navigate), accessible through MyUTK. If no appointments are available, please call or email Jake Working.

Get In Touch: Please call 865-974-8202 or send an email to If you leave a voicemail, be sure to leave your name, student ID, phone number, email, and your reason for calling. The main Engineering Advising Office can be reached at 865-974-4008 or



Advising Contact Information

Materials Science & Engineering students are assigned to Jake Working for academic advising. The MSE Undergraduate Advising Office is located in Ferris Hall 401. Appointments are made in Vol Academic Connect, which is accessed through MyUTK.

Students are encouraged to reach out to Jake at any time with questions about the curriculum, course planning, adding a minor or concentration, and petitioning courses. Jake can also connect students to faculty mentors and can help navigate students to campus resources and offices. In addition, he can assist students with career and graduate school planning and preparation.


Jake Working

Office: 401 Ferris Hall


Phone number: 865-974-8202


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Advising Policy

All engineering students are required to be advised every semester until they have earned thirty (30) credits.

After earning 30 credits, material science & engineering students, in good standing, are required to meet with the MSE advisor, Jake Working, yearly. 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 e-mail from the advisor.

Instructions for Advising Appointments

  1. Select and follow the curriculum plan based on your catalog year:
    1. 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  2. Use the information from your DARS Report and write required courses on the Academic Plan Sheet for the next two semesters. Indicate any classes which you received a grade of C- or lower.
  3. Make an appointment with your advisor through Vol Academic Connect (Navigate), available through MyUTK. Bring your academic plan and curriculum plan with you to the meeting.


Additional Information

– Graduation in materials science and engineering requires a minimum grade point average of 2.0 for all departmental courses taken at UT, Knoxville. No more than seven (7) credit hours of MSE courses in which a C- or lower is the highest grade earned may be counted toward graduation.