Skip to content


The Heath Integrated Business and Engineering Program is a cohort program that brings together an elite group of students from Tickle College of Engineering and Haslam College of Business to work together and share key learning, networking, and mentoring experiences. Students will develop a deeper understanding of both disciplines and how they work together in real enterprises to create value.

Application Process Timeline

Applications will be accepted from first-year students starting on November 1, 2023, through February 16, 2024. The Heath IBEP Selection Committee, composed of individuals from both Haslam and Tickle, will convene to evaluate applicants in late February. Applicants who are selected to proceed in the application process will receive an invitation for an in-person interview from late February through March. Semi-finalists will be invited to the Finalist Reception during the first week of April, and final offers will be extended in mid-April. Students who accept placement will formally begin the program in the fall of their sophomore year. Applications due February 16, 2024.

Admission Criteria

The admissions committee from both Haslam College of Business and Tickle College of Engineering review the following materials and select finalists to interview:

  • Essay questions
  • Student resume

Admission into the program provides scholarship awards contingent on continued participation in the program and academic performance, including but not limited to maintenance of a minimum 3.25 GPA. To be eligible to receive scholarship awards, students must apply for the Continuing Student Undergraduate Scholarship by March 1, 2024. If for any reason students decide to withdraw from the program or are dismissed from the program, their Heath IBEP scholarship awards may be rescinded.

Students applying should not take BUAD 200 during their freshman year as this is a required course of the program.

Who Is Applying

Students from nearly every major in the Haslam College of Business and Tickle College of Engineering have applied to join the Heath IBEP cohort. Learn more about which majors are applying below:

Haslam College of Business Heath IBEP Applicants

Haslam College of Business Applicants by major

Tickle College of Engineering IBEP Applicants

Tickle College of Engineering Applicants by major

View the above charts in an accessible table.

The flagship campus of the University of Tennessee System and partner in the Tennessee Transfer Pathway.

View our Privacy Policy.