Tennessee State University has offered engineering undergraduate and graduate degrees since 1967. TSU degree areas include: aeronautical and industrial, computer science, electrical and computer engineering, and mechanical and manufacturing. These programs are all accredited by the national Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. The institution also operates an NSF-funded Interdisciplinary Graduate Engineering Research (TIGER) Institute, a graduate level research facility within the College of Engineering, Technology and Computer Science. TSU graduates the largest number of African American engineers in the state of Tennessee. Defense organizations like Lockheed Martin, Boeing, and branches of the military often collaborate with TSU in conducting research and offering internship and employment opportunities to TSU students.