Online Class Schedule Fall 2021


VEO degree students: Visit SIS or Lou’s List to search for classes. Students are strongly encouraged to discuss course plans with their advisor before enrollling in any course. Prior approval from your advisor is necessary to ensure that your planned courses will count towards your degree. Once approved, log in to SIS and self-enroll.

Non-degree and Visiting students: Complete the non-degree account request (new students only; this form should be completed only once) and obtain instructor permission to enable course enrollment. Our office will then personally assist you with the process. There is no application fee to take class as a non-degree or visiting student.

 

Class Search Options

The fall 2021 UVA graduate engineering online classes have been compiled below. This listing is a snapshot-in-time and will be updated periodically. For the most current fall 2021 class information, follow the class search options described below.

  -     Click to search for Lou’s List fall 2021 classes. Make sure the correct term shows at the top left. Scroll down to Engineering and Applied Sciences Departments and click to open to the program options. Select a program (typically CHE, CE, ECE, MSE, MAE, or SYS) and review the courses that show. Generally, those listed with a 600 number section are those that will be available online.

  -     Click to search for SIS fall 2021 classes. Select ‘Search Classes by Semester’. Make sure the correct term shows at the top left. Enter the subject in the ‘Subject’ field (typically CHE, CE, ECE, MSE, MAE, or SYS). Click the navy ‘Search’ button and review the courses that show. Generally, those listed with a 600 number section are those that will be available online.

  • Chemical Engineering

    CHE 6450 Energy Science and Technologies
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    William Epling - wse2t@virginia.edu

    Overview of energy technologies with an emphasis on materials research and development concepts and current production. The scope of these technologies within the broader contexts of innovation and energy policy. Topics will include fossil fuels, electrochemical energy storage, fuel cells, and photovoltaics.

     

    CHE 6615 Advanced Thermodynamics
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Gaurav Giri - gg3qd@virginia.edu

    Development of the thermodynamic laws and derived relations. Application of relations to properties of pure and multicomponent systems at equilibrium in the gaseous, liquid, and solidphases. Prediction and calculation of phase and reaction equilibria in practical systems. Prerequisite: Undergraduate-level thermodynamics or instructor permission.

     

    CHE 6665 Techniques for Chemical Engineering Analysis & Design
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Chris Paolucci - cp9wx@virginia.edu  

    Methods for analysis of steady state and transient chemical engineering problems arising in fluid mechanics, heat transfer, mass transfer, kinetics, and reactor design. Prerequisite: Undergraduate differential equations, transport processes, and chemical reaction engineering.

  • Civil Engineering

    CE 5020 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    John Miller – jsm3f@virginia.edu 

    Introduces engineering problem solving using geographic information systems (GIS). GIS has proven to be an effective tool in civil engineering applications that incluce a significant spatial component. The course addresses basic GIS concepts, and includes hands-on exercises using GIS software.

     

    CE 5320 Adv Reinforced Concrete Design
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Jose Gomez – jpg4k@virginia.edu

    Advanced topics in reinforced concrete design, including design of slender columns, deflections, torsion in reinforced concrete, design of continuous frames, and two-way floor systems. Introduction to design of tall structures in reinforced concrete, and design of shear walls. Prerequisite: CE 3310 or equivalent.

     

    CE 5340 Advanced Structures
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Jose Gomez – jpg4k@virginia.edu

    Direct stiffness analysis of frames and grids; second order frame analysis; uniform torsion of non-circular sections; influence functions; introduction to work and energy theorems; polynomial approximation and approximate stiffness matrices for framed structures; topics in beam analysis including shear deformable beams, beams on elastic foundations and elastic foundations. Prerequisite: CE 3300 or equivalent.

     

    CE 5400 Traffic Operations
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Brian Park - bp6v@virginia.edu

    This course provides students with fundamental knowledge of traffic operations including traffic data collection and analysis, safety and crash studies, traffic flow theory, highway capacity analysis, signalized intersection design and analysis, simulation modeling, and sustainable transportation system.
     

    CE 6035 Leadership and Negotiation
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Staff

    In this course, students will become familiar with the different ways of exercising leadership and the essential negotiation concepts and strategies. They will identify their strengths and weaknesses and learn how to best work with others in a leadership context. The course's fundamental concepts will be learned through readings and class discussions, and skills will be practiced with role-playing simulations and construction-related case studies.

     

    CE 6470 Transport Economics & Finance
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Tong Chen - tdc9c@virginia.edu

    Economic theory and applications enhance transport demand analysis, transport pricing, welfare considerations and policy evaluation. This course illustrates the fundamentals of transport economics (costs, benefits and pricing), describes key factors that affect these (movement and location choice), and introduces different methods of economic analysis for quantifying the trends in and interactions across these topics. Pre/Co-requisite: CE 6410

     

    CE 6500 Special Topics: Stormwater Management
    OS - Online Synchronous
    Teresa Culver - tbc4e@virginia.edu

    Detailed study of special topics in civil engineering. Master's-level graduate students. Prerequisites: to be listed for each section as needed

     

    CE 6500 Special Topics: Construction Practice
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Diana Franco Duran - dmf8a@virginia.edu

    Detailed study of special topics in civil engineering. Master's-level graduate students. Prerequisites: to be listed for each section as needed

     

    CE 6700 Energy Principles in Mechanics
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Jose Gomez – jpg4k@virginia.edu

    Introduction to calculus of variations. Derivation and application of the principles of virtual work and complementary virtual work. The principles of stationary total potential energy and complementary energy, Castigiliano's Theorems. Introduction to mixed and hybrid principles. Variational approximation methods. Hamilton's principle, Lagrange's equations of motion. Corequisite: CE 6720 or equivalent. Taught concurrently w/ MAE 6200

     

    CE 6710 Advanced Mechanics of Materials
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Marek-Jerzy Pindera – mp3g@virginia.edu

    Reviews basic stress-strain concepts; constitutive relations. Studies unsymmetrical bending, shear center, and shear flow. Analyzes curved flexural members, beams on elastic foundation, torsion, bending, and twisting of thin walled sections. Taught concurrently w/ AM 6010. Prerequisite: Undergraduate mechanics and mathematics.

  • Electrical & Computing Engineering

    ECE 5241 - Optics and Lasers
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Joe Campbell - jcc7s@virginia.edu

     

    Reviews the electromagnetic principles of optics; Maxwell's equations; reflection and transmission of electromagnetic fields at dielectric interfaces; Gaussian beams; interference and diffraction; laser theory with illustrations chosen from atomic, gas and semiconductor laser systems; detectors including photomultipliers and semiconductor-based detectors; and noise theory and noise sources in optical detection. Prerequisite: ECE 3103, 3209, 3750.

    ECE 6163 Solid State Devices
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Avik Ghosh - ag7rq@virginia.edu

    Introduces semiconductor device operation based on energy bands and carrier statistics. Describes operation of p-n junctions and metal-semiconductor junctions. Extends this knowledge to descriptions of bipolar and field effect transistors, and other microelectronic devices. Related courses: ECE 5150, 6155, and 6167. Prerequisite: ECE 3103 or equivalent, or solid state materials/physics course.

     

    ECE 6501 Special Topics - Machine Learning in Image Analysis
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Miaomiao Zhang - mz8rr@virginia.edu

    A first-level graduate course covering a topic not normally covered in the graduate course offerings. The topic will usually reflect new developments in the electrical and computer engineering field. Offering is based on student and faculty interests. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

     

    ECE 6501 Special Topics - RF Circuit Design & Wireless Systems
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Robert Weikle - rmw5w@virginia.edu

    A first-level graduate course covering a topic not normally covered in the graduate course offerings. The topic will usually reflect new developments in the electrical and computer engineering field. Offering is based on student and faculty interests. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

     

    ECE 6501 Special Topics - Semiconductor Devices: Design & Characterization
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Nikhil Shukla - ns6pf@virginia.edu

    A first-level graduate course covering a topic not normally covered in the graduate course offerings. The topic will usually reflect new developments in the electrical and computer engineering field. Offering is based on student and faculty interests. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

     

    ECE 6501 Special Topics - Convex Optimization for Engineering & Data Science
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Jundong Li - jl6qk@virginia.edu

    A first-level graduate course covering a topic not normally covered in the graduate course offerings. The topic will usually reflect new developments in the electrical and computer engineering field. Offering is based on student and faculty interests. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

     

    ECE 6501 Special Topics - Geometry of Data
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Tom Fletcher - ptf8v@virginia.edu

    A first-level graduate course covering a topic not normally covered in the graduate course offerings. The topic will usually reflect new developments in the electrical and computer engineering field. Offering is based on student and faculty interests. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

     

    ECE 6501 Special Topics - Advanced Embedded Computing Systems
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Homa Alemzadeh - ha4d@virginia.edu

    A first-level graduate course covering a topic not normally covered in the graduate course offerings. The topic will usually reflect new developments in the electrical and computer engineering field. Offering is based on student and faculty interests. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

     

    ECE 6502 Special Topics - Statistical Learning and Graphical Models
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Farzad Hassanzadeh - ffh8x@virginia.edu

    A first-level graduate course covering a topic not normally covered in the graduate course offerings. The topic will usually reflect new developments in the electrical and computer engineering field. Offering is based on student and faculty interests. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

     

    ECE 6502 Special Topics - Advanced Thin-Film Optoelectronics
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Kyusang Lee - kl6ut@virginia.edu

    A first-level graduate course covering a topic not normally covered in the graduate course offerings. The topic will usually reflect new developments in the electrical and computer engineering field. Offering is based on student and faculty interests. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

     

    ECE 6660 Analog Integrated Circuits
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Steven Bowers - smb9cz@virginia.edu

    Design and analysis of analog integrated circuits. Topics include feedback amplifier analysis and design including stability, compensation, and offset-correction; layout and floor-planning issues associated with mixed-signal IC design; selected applications of analog circuits such as A/D and D/A converters, references, and comparators; and extensive use of CAD tools for design entry, simulation, and layout. Includes an analog integrated circuit design project. Prerequisite: ECE 3103 and 3632, or equivalent.

     

    ECE 6711 Probability and Stochastic Processes
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Nikolaos Sidiropoulos - nds5j@virginia.edu

    Topics include probability spaces (samples spaces, event spaces, probability measures); random variables and vectors (distribution functions, expectation, generating functions); and random sequences and processes; especially specification and classification. Includes detailed discussion of second-order stationary processes and Markov processes; inequalities, convergence, laws of large numbers, central limit theorem, ergodic, theorems; and MS estimation, Linear MS estimation, and the Orthogonality Principle. Prerequisite: APMA 3100, MATH 3100, or equivalent.

     

    ECE 6750 Digital Signal Processing
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Scott Acton - sa4e@virginia.edu

    A first graduate course in digital signal processing. Topics include discrete-time signals and systems, application of z-transforms, the discrete-time Fourier transform, sampling, digital filter design, the discrete Fourier transform, the fast Fourier transform, quantization effects and nonlinear filters. Additional topics can include signal compression and multi-resolution processing.

     

    ECE 6851 Linear Automatic Control Systems
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Gang Tao - gt9s@virginia.edu

    Provides a working knowledge of the analysis and design of linear automatic control systems using classical methods. Introduces state space techniques; dynamic models of mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and other systems; transfer functions; block diagrams; stability of linear systems, and Nyquist criterion; frequency response methods of feedback systems design and Bode diagram; Root locus method; System design to satisfy specifications; PID controllers; compensation using Bode plots and the root locus. Powerful software is used for system design. Cross-listed as MAE 6610. Prerequisite: ECE 3750 or instructor permission.

     

    ECE 6852 Linear State Space Control Systems
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Gang Tao - gt9s@virginia.edu

    Studies linear dynamical systems emphasizing canonical representation and decomposition, state representation, controllability, observability, stability normal systems, state feedbacks and the decoupling problem. Representative physical examples. Cross-listed as MAE 6620. Prerequisite: APMA 6150, ECE 6851, or instructor permission.

     

    ECE 7501 Special Topics - Physics of Materials
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Jon Ihlefeld - jfi4n@virginia.edu

    A second level graduate course covering a topic not normally covered in the graduate course offerings. Topics usually reflect new developments in electrical and computer engineering and are based on student and faculty interests. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

  • Materials Science & Engineering

    MSE 6010 Electronic & Crystal Structure of Materials
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Petra Reinke – pr6e@virginia.edu

    Provides a fundamental understanding of the structure of crystalline and non-crystalline engineering materials from electronic to macroscopic properties. Topics include symmetry and crystallography, the reciprocal lattice and diffraction, quantum physics, bonding and band theory. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

     

    MSE 6230 Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria of Materials
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Bicheng Zhou – bz2s@virginia.edu

    Emphasizes the understanding of thermal properties such as heat capacity, thermal expansion, and transitions in terms of the entropy and the other thermodynamic functions. Develops the relationships of the Gibbs and Helmholtz functions to equilibrium systems, reactions, and phase diagrams. Atomistic and statistical mechanical interpretations of crystalline and non-crystalline solids are linked to the general thermodynamical laws by the partition function. Nonequilibrium and irreversible processes in solids are discussed. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

     

    MSE 6592 Special Topics - Additive Manufacturing of Metallic Systems
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Richard Martukanitz – rm6px@virginia.edu

    A study of special subjects related to developments in materials science under the direction of members of the staff. Offered as required under the guidance of a faculty member.

     

    MSE 6592 Special Topics - Advanced Thin-Film Optoelectronics
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Kyusang Lee – kl6ut@virginia.edu

    A study of special subjects related to developments in materials science under the direction of members of the staff. Offered as required under the guidance of a faculty member.

     

    MSE 6592 Special Topics - Semiconductor Devices: Design & Characterization
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Nikhil Shukla - ns6pf@virginia.edu

    A study of special subjects related to developments in materials science under the direction of members of the staff. Offered as required under the guidance of a faculty member.

     

    MSE 6592 Special Topics - Introduction to the Materials Science of Polymers
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Liheng Cai - lc2ta@virginia.edu

    A study of special subjects related to developments in materials science under the direction of members of the staff. Offered as required under the guidance of a faculty member.

     

    MSE 6592 Special Topics - High Temperature Oxidation
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Elizabeth Opila - ejo4n@virginia.edu

    A study of special subjects related to developments in materials science under the direction of members of the staff. Offered as required under the guidance of a faculty member.

     

    MSE 7140 – Physics of Materials
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Jon Ihlefeld - jfi4n@virginia.edu

    Basic course dealing with the physical principles governing the thermal, electronic, optical and magnetic properties of engineering materials. The approach integrates the fundamentals of materials science with essential concepts in solid state and condensed matter physics. Special attention is given to understanding the nature of the crystalline state and wave-particle diffraction with a strong emphasis on the reciprocal lattice concept. Thermal properties are approached by discussing the Einstein and Debye solids and the concept of lattice waves and phonons. The elements of Boltzmann, Bose-Einstein and Fermi-Dirac statistics are reviewed leading to the development of an electron theory of solids. The concepts of Fermi surface and Fermi energy, Brillouin zones, valence and conduction bands are discussed extensively. The atomic origin of magnetism and magnetic effects in solids are analyzed as well as magnetic hysteresis and technical magnetic properties. The fundamental electrical and magnetic properties of superconductors are discussed including the new high Tc ceramic materials. Prerequisite: MSE 6140 or equivalent or instructor permission.

     

  • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

    MAE 6210 - Analytical Dynamics
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Qing Chang - qc9nq@virginia.edu

    Classical analytical dynamics from a modern mathematical viewpoint: Newton's laws, dynamical variables, many particle systems; the Lagrangian formulation, constraints and configuration manifolds, tangent bundles, differential manifolds; variational principles, least action; non-potential forces; constrained problems; linear oscillations; Hamiltonian formulation: canonical equations, Rigid body motion. Prerequisite: Undergraduate physics, ordinary differential equations.

     

    MAE 6310 Fluid Mechanics I
    OA - Online Aynchronous
    Houston Wood – hgw9p@virginia.edu

    The topics covered are: dimensional analysis; physical properties of fluids; kinematic descriptions of flow; streamlines, path lines and streak lines; stream functions and vorticity; hydrostatics and thermodynamics; Euler and Bernoulli equations; irrotational potential flow; exact solutions to the Navier-Stokes equation; effects of viscosity - high and low Reynolds numbers; waves in incompressible flow; hydrodynamic stability.

     

    MAE 6410 Engineering Mathematics I
    OA - Online Aynchronous
    Houston Wood – hgw9p@virginia.edu

    Review of ordinary differential equations. Initial value problems, boundary value problems, and various physical applications. Linear algebra, including systems of linear equations, matrices, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, diagonalization, and various applications. Scalar and vector field theory, including the divergence theorem, Green's theorem, and Stokes theorem, and various applications. Partial differential equations that govern physical phenomena in science and engineering. Solution of partial differential equations by separation by variables, superposition, Fourier series, variation of parameter, d'Alembert's solution. Eigenfunction expansion techniques for non-homogeneous initial-value, boundary-value problems. Particular focus on various physical applications of the heat equation, the potential (Laplace) equation, and the wave equations in rectangular, cylindrical, and spherical coordinates. Cross-listed as APMA 6410. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

     

    MAE 6610 Linear Automatic Control Systems
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Gang Tao - gt9s@virginia.edu

    Studies the dynamics of linear, closed-loop systems. Analysis of transfer functions; stability theory; time response, frequency response; robustness; and performance limitations. Design of feedback controllers. Cross-listed as ECE 6851. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

     

    MAE 6620 Linear State Space Systems
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Gang Tao - gt9s@virginia.edu

    A comprehensive treatment of the theory of linear state space systems, focusing on general results which provide a conceptual framework as well as analysis tools for investigation in a wide variety of engineering contexts. Topics include vector spaces, linear operators, functions of matrices, state space description, solutions to state equations (time invariant and time varying), state transition matrices, system modes and decomposition, stability, controllability and observability, Kalman decomposition, system realizations, grammians and model reduction, state feedback, and observers. Cross-listed as SYS 6012 and ECE 6852. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

  • Systems Engineering

    SYS 6001 Introduction to Systems Analysis & Design
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Bill Scherer - wts@virginia.edu

    An integrated introduction to systems methodology, design, and management. An overview of systems engineering as a professional and intellectual discipline, and its relation to other disciplines, such as operations research, management science, and economics. An introduction to selected techniques in systems and decision sciences, including mathematical modeling, decision analysis, risk analysis, and simulation modeling. Elements of systems management, including decision styles, human information processing, organizational decision processes, and information system design for planning and decision support. Emphasizes relating theory to practice via written analyses and oral presentations of individual and group case studies. Prerequisite: Admission to the graduate program.

     

    SYS 6003 Optimization Models and Methods I
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Robert Riggs - rr3bd@virginia.edu

    This course is an introduction to theory and application of mathematical optimization. The goal of this course is to endow the student with a) a solid understanding of the subject's theoretical foundation and b) the ability to apply mathematical programming techniques in the context of diverse engineering problems. Topics to be covered include a review of convex analysis (separation and support of sets, application to linear programming), convex programming (characterization of optimality, generalizations), Karush-Kuhn-Tucker conditions, constraint qualification and Lagrangian duality. The course closes with a brief introduction to dynamic optimization in discrete time. Prerequisite: Two years of college mathematics, including linear algebra, and the ability to write computer programs.

     

    SYS 6005 Stochastic Modeling I
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Tariq Iqbal - ti3fe@virginia.edu

    Covers basic stochastic processes with emphasis on model building and probabilistic reasoning. The approach is non-measure theoretic but otherwise rigorous. Topics include a review of elementary probability theory with particular attention to conditional expectations; Markov chains; optimal stopping; renewal theory and the Poisson process; martingales. Applications are considered in reliability theory, inventory theory, and queuing systems. Prerequisite: APMA 3100, 3120, or equivalent background in applied probability and statistics.

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