Online Class Schedule Fall 2022


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 2022 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 2022 class information, follow the class search options described below.

  -     Click to search for Lou’s List fall 2022 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 2022 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
    section 600-LEC
    class number 17051
    William Epling
    Online Asynchronous

    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
    section 600-LEC
    class number 17048
    Joshua Choi
    Online Asynchronous

    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 6625 - Transport Processes
    section 600-LEC
    class number 20945
    Matthew Lazzara
    Online Asynchronous

    Integrated introduction to fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and mass transfer. Development of the basic equations of change for transport of momentum, energy, and mass in continuous media. Applications with exact solutions, consistent approaches to limiting cases and approximate solutions to formulate the relations to be solved in more complicated problems. Prerequisite: Undergraduate transport processes.

  • Civil Engineering

    CE 5020 - Intro to Geographic Information Systems
    section 600-LEC
    class number 16988
    instructor John Miller
    Online Asynchronous

    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 5340 - Advanced Topics in Structural Engineerin
    section 600-LEC
    class number 16990
    instructor Jose Gomez
    Online Asynchronous

    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 Operation
    section 600-LEC
    class number 16991
    instructor Brian Park
    Online Asynchronous

    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 6030 - Green Engineering and Sustainability
    section 600-LEC
    class number 18992
    instructor Lisa Peterson
    Online Asynchronous

    An introductory to sustainability metrics and the engineering tools of industrial ecology, most notably life cycle assessment (LCA). Case studies from various engineering disciplines will be explored. Students will undertake an open-ended LCA project related to their thesis research or improving the sustainability of UVA operations. Prerequisite: SEAS 4th-year or Grad standing.

     

    CE 6035 - Leadership and Negotiation
    section 600-LEC
    class number 17053
    instructor Bradley Lownsbury
    Online Asynchronous

    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 and Finance
    section 600-LEC
    class number 16992
    instructor Tong Chen
    Online Asynchronous

    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: Land Development Engineering
    section 600-LEC
    class number 18995
    instructor Cody Pennetti
    Online Asynchronous

    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: Adv Reinforced Concrete Design
    section 601-LEC
    class number 20117
    instructor Jose Gomez
    Online Asynchronous

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

     

    CE 6710 - Advanced Mechanics of Materials
    section 600-LEC
    class number 16993
    instructor Marek-Jerzy Pindera
    Online Asynchronous

    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.

     

    CE 6775 - Theory of Structural Stability
    section 600-LEC
    class number 18997
    instructor Jose Gomez
    Online Asynchronous

    Introduces the elastic stability of structural and mechanical systems. Studies classical stability theory and buckling of beams, trusses, frames, arches, rings and thin plates and shells. Also covers the derivation of design formulas, computational formulation and implementation. Taught concurrently with AM 6750. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

  • Electrical & Computing Engineering

    ECE 6163 - Solid State Devices
    section 600-LEC
    class number 17052
    instructor Avik Ghosh
    Online Asynchronous

    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 - Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering: Machine Learning in Image Analysis
    section 600-LEC
    class number 17055
    instructor Miaomiao Zhang
    Online Asynchronous

    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 - Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering: Semiconductor Devices: Design and Characterization
    section 601-LEC
    class number 17057
    instructor Nikhil Shukla
    Online Asynchronous

    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 - Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering: Convex Optimization for Engineering and Data Science
    section 602-LEC
    class number 17058
    instructor Jundong Li
    Online Asynchronous

    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 - Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering: Geometry of Data
    section 603-LEC
    class number 17059
    instructor Tom Fletcher
    Online Asynchronous

    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 - Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering: Low Power Wireless Transceivers for IoT
    section 604-LEC
    class number 18965
    instructor Steven Bowers
    Online Asynchronous

    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 - Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering: Dielectrics, Electronic Oxides, and Devices
    section 605-LEC
    class number 18967
    instructor Jon Ihlefeld
    Online Asynchronous

    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 in Electrical and Computer Engineering: Statistical Learning and Graphical Models
    section 600-LEC
    class number 17061
    instructor Farzad Hassanzadeh
    Online Asynchronous

    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 in Electrical and Computer Engineering: Advanced Thin-Film Optoelectronics
    section 601-LEC
    class number 17062
    instructor Kyusang Lee
    Online Asynchronous

    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 in Electrical and Computer Engineering: Electrons and Phonons|
    section 602-LEC
    class number 18968
    instructor Mona Zebarjadi
    Online Asynchronous

    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 6642 - Optoelectronic Devices
    section 600-LEC
    class number 19046
    instructor Joe Campbell
    Online Asynchronous

    Optoelectronics merges optics and microelectronics. Optoelectronic devices and circuits have become core technologies for several key technical areas such as telecommunications, information processing, optical storage, and sensors. This course will cover devices that generate (semiconductor light emitting diodes and lasers), modulate, amplify, switch, and detect optical signals. Also included are solar cells, photonic crystals, and plasmonics.

     

    ECE 6851 - Linear Automatic Control Systems
    section 600-LEC
    class number 17016
    instructor Gang Tao
    Online Asynchronous

    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
    section 600-LEC
    class number 17015
    instructor Gang Tao
    Online Asynchronous

    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.

  • Materials Science & Engineering

    MSE 6010 - Electronic and Crystal Structure of Materials
    section 600-LEC
    class number 16997
    instructor Petra Reinke
    Online Asynchronous

    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 6120 - Characterization of Materials
    section 600-LEC
    class number 18908
    instructor James Fitz-Gerald
    Online Asynchronous

    Provides a fundamental understanding of a broad spectrum of techniques utilized to characterize properties of solids. The methods used to assess properties are described through integration of the basic principles and application. Methods more amenable to analysis of bulk properties are differentiated from those aimed at measurements of local/surface properties. MSE 3670 or equivalent, or a solid state materials/physics course.

     

    MSE 6230 - Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria of Materials
    section 600-LEC
    class number 16998
    instructor Bicheng Zhou
    Online Asynchronous

    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 - Topics in Materials Science: Dielectrics, Electronic Oxides, and Devices
    section 600-LEC
    class number 18910
    instructor Jon Ihlefeld
    Online Asynchronous

    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 - Topics in Materials Science: Advanced Thin-Film Optoelectronics
    section 601-LEC
    class number 17000
    instructor Kyusang Lee
    Online Asynchronous

    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 - Topics in Materials Science: Semiconductor Devices: Design and Characterization
    section 602-LEC
    class number 17001
    instructor Nikhil Shukla
    Online Asynchronous

    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 - Topics in Materials Science: Intro to the Materials Science of Polymers
    section 603-LEC
    class number 17002
    instructor Liheng Cai
    Online Asynchronous

    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.

  • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

    MAE 6080 - Constitutive Modeling of Biosystems
    section 600-LEC
    class number 20794
    instructor Jason Kerrigan
    Online Asynchronous

    The course covers state-of-the-art mechanical models to describe the constitutive behavior of hard and soft tissues with emphasis on biological form following physiological function. The course will cover linear and nonlinear elasticity, viscoelasticity, poroelasticity, and biphasic constitutive relations in the context of biological systems and will include the dependence of macroscopic behavior and properties on material microstructure. Prerequisite: MAE 6020

     

    MAE 6270 - Experimental Robotics
    section 600-LEC
    class number 20322
    instructor Tomo Furukawa
    Online Synchronous - Wednesdays 10am - 12:30pm

    Mechanical design and build of a robot complete with sensors and actuators. Install Robot Operating System (ROS) and operate. Communication using ROS. Integration of microcontrollers and onboard computers. Object recognition. Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) of the environment. Prerequisites: undergraduate dynamics; a programming course in Python, C++, or MATLAB; or instructor's permission.

     

    MAE 6592 -Special Topics: Modeling and Control of Manufacturing Processes
    section 600-LEC
    class number 20291
    instructor Qing Chang
    Online Synchronous/Asynchronous

    Introduction to manufacturing processes/system modeling and analysis. Fundamental principles of production systems. Analytical and simulation approach to production system performance analysis, continuous improvement, and design. Topics include mathematical modeling of production systems, Cyber physical manufacturing systems, improvement analysis, and dynamic characteristics. Includes both the relevant fundamental concepts and extensive practical knowledge base on which manufacturing research, development, and design depend. The students are expected to complete a term project, in which they will interpret real-life manufacturing plant operation or service operations in the light of course principles and suggest improvement solutions. A Python project will also be assigned to analyze system real-time performance.

    MAE 6592 - Special Topics: How Engineering Impacts Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    section 601-LEC
    class number 20331
    instructor Bryn Seabrook
    Online Asynchronous

    The purpose ofthis course is to address and discuss the sociotechnical systems of engineering, and how engineering impacts diversity, equity, and inclusion.

     

    MAE 6610 - Linear Automatic Control Systems
    section 600-LEC
    class number 17072
    instructor Gang Tao
    Online Asynchronous

    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
    section 600-LEC
    class number 16996
    instructor Gang Tao
    Online Asynchronous

    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.

     

    MAE 6870 - Applied Engineering Optics
    section 600 LEC
    class number 20334
    instructor Chloe Dedic
    Online Asynchronous

    Analyzes modern engineering optics and methods; fundamentals of coherence, diffraction interference, polarization, and lasing processes; fluid mechanics, heat transfer, stress/strain, vibrations, and manufacturing applications; laboratory practice: interferometry, schlieren/shadowgraph, and laser velocimetry. Prerequisite: PHYS 2415.

  • Systems Engineering

    SYS 6001 - Intro to Systems Analysis and Design
    section 600-LEC
    class number 17069
    instructor William Scherer
    Online Asynchronous

    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
    section 600-LEC
    class number 17006
    instructor Robert Riggs
    Online Asynchronous

    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
    section 600-LEC
    class number 17007
    instructor Tariq Iqbal
    Online Asynchronous

    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.

     

    SYS 6581 - Selected Topics in Systems Engineering: Human Factors in Safety
    section 600-LEC
    class number 19005
    instructor Matthew Bolton
    Online Asynchronous

    Detailed study of a selected topic, determined by the current interest of faculty and students. Offered as required.

     

    SYS 6581 -Selected Topics: Modeling and Control of Manufacturing Processes
    section 601-LEC
    class number 20293
    instructor Qing Chang
    Online Asynchronous

    Detailed study of a selected topic, determined by the current interest of faculty and students. Offered as required.

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