sweigard  Welcome From the Dean

Welcome to the Herff College of Engineering website. Herff is a strong engineering program located in an amazing town. Memphis is an idea city that is known for innovation in the areas of music, transportation, logistics and medicine, to name a few.  

People come to Memphis to tap into that creativity and challenge the established way of doing things. Memphis is a city that dared to build a railroad bridge across the mighty Mississippi River. Memphis is where Danny Thomas came to build St. Jude Children's Research Hospital because he dreamed of finding  a cure for childhood cancer. And Memphis is where FedEx founder Fred Smith decided to set up shop, when he took on the U.S. Postal Service by inventing the idea of overnight delivery.

The University that shares this famous city's name also shares its entrepreneurial spirit. At Herff College of Engineering we are committed to finding unique ways to solve problems that affect people's lives. We are establishing a culture where creativity and entrepreneurship are a way of life. We can promise that you will get your hands on some of the coolest research there is. Our engineering programs are small and personal, but the University at large has world-class research capabilities. We support our students in every possible way. Simply put, you will be inspired here at the Herff College of Engineering to do amazing things with your life and have an amazing impact on society.  That's why creative minds come to Memphis.  It's why I came to Memphis. We hope you will join us in Memphis, too.

—Richard Sweigard
Dean, Herff College of Engineering


Herff News 

  • We are ready to kick off the Fall 2017 semester! Herff Welcome Week will offer fun events each day during the first week of school (week of August 28th).  We can't wait to see our students back on campus!
  • Mark your calendar:  RESUMANIA is September 6th. Attend to iprove your resume and interview skills!  More details to follow. September 20, 2017 is the Fall 2017 Herff Career Fair.  Students make plans to attend with a resume and in professional dress.  If you are an employer, don't miss this chance to hire a top student!  Email for additional information.  
  • At the Herff College of Engineering, we've been educating engineers for Memphis, Tennessee and the world for 50 years. Take a moment to read our 50th Anniversary magazine which narrates the rich history of Herff, details the development of our unique and highly identifiable character, and highlights current work of our faculty and students as they design and implement solutions that impact our global community.