Systems Engineering Undergraduate Degree

Systems Engineering exposes students to a wide range of topics within the field, including the economic, environmental, managerial, technical and political aspects of large-scale systems design and implementation. Our flexible academic curricula and hands-on research opportunities prepare our undergraduate and graduate students for successful careers in a multitude of disciplines.


Undergraduate Program

Students majoring in the BS program will receive a degree and transcript titled "Systems Engineering."

Why major in Systems Engineering at UVA?

Our Systems Engineering program places our graduates squarely at the center of the data revolution. It equips them with technical skills in areas like data science, visualization, optimization, and business analytics that are critical to decision-making, as well as the leadership and communications skills to direct efforts to design and improve large-scale systems. Through class projects, internships and their fourth-year capstone projects, our students gain a real-world, team-based experience applying these skills in such areas as cloud computing and machine learning, unmanned aerial systems and online advertising. Our capstone projects benefit our systems majors with collaborative networking with alumni, government agencies and corporations, providing students valuable exposure to potential employers. As a result, our graduates are in high demand by leading corporations as well as start-ups in fields like consulting, finance, and systems integration.

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We welcome any questions you may have about our Undergraduate program. Email Dottie Gardner or call (434) 924-6473.

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 at www.virginia.edu/registrar/catalog/ugrad.html

Financial aid is available to outstanding students on a competitive basis in the form of:

  • Research Assistantships
  • Teaching Assistantships
  • Fellowships

Assistantships offer a stipend and cover tuition and health insurance.

Jalen Ross, SIE ‘15

"Systems engineering equips students to translate vast amounts of data into actionable information."

Jalen Ross, B.S., SIE ‘15

Licensure Disclosure

As a member of the State Authorizations Reciprocity Agreement, the University of Virginia (UVA) is authorized to provide curriculum in a distance learning environment to students located in all states in the United States except for California. (34 CFR 668.43(a)(6)& 34 CFR 668.72(n)).

Upon completion of an engineering degree program which prepares graduates for licensure or certification, graduates may be eligible for initial professional licensure in another U.S. state by applying to the licensing board or agency in that state. Please visit the University’s state authorization web pages to make an informed decision regarding which states’ educational requirements for initial licensure are met by this program. (668.43(a)(5) (v)(A) - (C))

Enrolled students who change their current (or mailing) address to a state other than Virginia should update this information immediately in the Student Information System as it may impact their ability to complete internship, practicum, or clinical hours, use Title IV funds, or meet licensure or certification requirements in the new state. (34 CFR 668.402).