Engineering Systems and Environment Academic Programs

This department offers Ph.D., Master of Science, Master of Engineering and Bachelor of Science degrees in civil engineering and systems engineering. Students pursuing these degrees often specialize in areas such as environmental engineering, transportation, structural engineering, health/medicine, financial systems, human factors and cybersecurity.


Systems Engineering:

Maximizing the value of data to produce more efficient, sustainable and powerful systems and decisions.

Many of the new technologies being introduced today hold the promise of substantial societal benefit if we successfully apply the technologies to solve real-world problems, such as treating and curing diseases and protecting critical systems from cyber attacks. UVA systems engineers push the boundaries of knowledge in three core areas—human interaction, optimization and secure control, and information modeling—to improve performance across the range of human activity. Newly developed approaches have produced advances in domains as varied as aviation safety, juvenile diabetes, manufacturing, precision medicine and surgery. Through all our work, we seek to benefit society by fostering safety, efficiency and sound decision-making.

Civil Engineering:

Delivering systems that strengthen communities and enhance quality of life.

Whether the challenge is creating more efficient transportation, coping with sea level rise, modernizing the built environment or providing clean water, our students, faculty and staff create resilient systems that meet the needs of our communities. In the process, we push beyond the limits of current technology, from cyber-physical systems for smart cities to nanotechnology for low-cost water purification. We also ensure our solutions meet community needs by actively collaborating across disciplines, including public policy, business, public health and architecture.

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