Undergraduate Programs

We prepare students to engineer ambitiously.

We offer students real-world experience and industry connections to engineer for the cyber future and create more durable, sustainable technologies for human creativity and communication. We believe that good design is inspired by how humans think about and interact with technology. We present electrical and computer engineering as an integrated tool-kit that students can use to design hardware for AI and chips for edge computing, develop next-generation photovoltaic cells, improve medical imaging, and increase the security and performance of wireless communications.

Our graduates have joined leading high-tech and semiconductor firms including Amazon, Apple, IBM and Intel Corporation; advanced manufacturers such as Ford, Boeing and SpaceX; and gold-standard consulting firms such as Booz Allen, earning a median entry-level annual salary of $78,000. Others have earned admission to prestigious graduate schools, including the California Institute of Technology, Stanford, Princeton and MIT, in addition to our own graduate programs here at UVA.

Our Programs

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering

    Discover more about our undergraduate curriculum in electrical engineering.

  • B.S. in Computer Engineering

    The bachelor of science in computer engineering is administered jointly by the computer science and electrical and computer engineering departments. 

  • Electrical Engineering Minor

    Learn more about the electrical engineering minor.

Resources for Current Students

  • Student Support

    As an undergraduate student at UVA Engineering, you have access to an array of student support services including peer-to-peer tutoring, professional academic coaching, access to mental health support, and dedicated advising.

  • Academic Advising

    Every student has an advisor in the Engineering School. While there are many resources for support at the University, we encourage students to advocate for themselves to the best of their ability and seek out support early and often. 

  • Student Life

    Discover more about student life at UVA and in Charlottesville.

Get in Touch

Beth Eastwood-Beatty

Assistant Manager for Administration and Student Services

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Capstone Course

UVA ECE fourth-years form teams to apply and demonstrate what they have learned in a capstone course. They conduct use-inspired research and engineer solutions to every-day problems, which they present at a mid-semester poster show and demonstrate during a December research fair. 

Two chemical engineering students look at samples in the lab

Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate researchers are mentored by faculty and work closely with the lab’s graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. They are valued lab members, attending lab meetings and participating in journal clubs. They co-author publications, present at national meetings, and fund their own research through competitive awards.

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The UVA electrical engineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, the national independent organization for accrediting academic programs in engineering and applied science. Our program is designed to meet ABET's requirements for program educational objectives and student outcomes.

The UVA School of Engineering and Applied Science maintains PROGRAM ENROLLMENT AND GRADUATION INFORMATION.

Graduates of the electrical engineering program at the University of Virginia:

1. Analyze, design and implement creative solutions to world challenges typically using electrical and electronic devices and systems;

2. Contribute effectively as team members and communicate clearly and interact responsibly with colleagues, clients, employers, and society.

By graduation, our students are expected to achieve:

  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics;
  • an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors;
  • an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts;
  • an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives;
  • an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions; and
  • an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only.  The Undergraduate Record and Graduate Record represent the official repository for academic program requirements. These publications may be found here.