Online Class Schedule Spring 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 spring 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 spring 2022 class information, follow the class search options described below.

  -     Click to search for Lou’s List spring 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 spring 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 5561 Special Topics - Fundamentals of Chemical Process Safety for ChEs
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Ronald Unnerstall - rju2qc@virginia.edu

    Applies engineering science, design methods, and system analysis to developing areas and current problems in chemical engineering. Topics are announced at registration.

     

    CHE 6442 Applied Surface Chemistry
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    David Green - dlg9s@virginia.edu

    Factors underlying interfacial phenomena, with emphasis on thermodynamics of surfaces, structural aspects, and electrical phenomena; applications such as emulsification, foaming, detergency, sedimentation, flow through porous media, fluidization, nucleation, wetting, adhesion, flotation, electrocapillarity. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

     

    CHE 6618 Chemical Reaction Engineering
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Gary Koenig - gmk3k@virginia.edu

    Fundamentals of chemical reaction kinetics and mechanisms; experimental methods of determining reaction rates; introduction to heterogeneous catalysis; application of chemical kinetics, along with mass-transfer theory, fluid mechanics, and thermodynamics, to the design and operation of chemical reactors. Prerequisite: CHE 6625 and 6665.

     

    CHE 6630 Mass Transfer
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Geoffrey Geise - gmg9j@virginia.edu

    Fundamental principles common to mass transfer phenomena, with emphasis on mass transfer in diverse chemical engineering situations. Detailed consideration of fluxes, diffusion with and without convection, interphase mass transfer with chemical reaction, and applications. Prerequisite: CHE 6625 and 6665.

  • Civil Engineering

    CE 5035 Construction Estimating and Bidding
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Matthew O'Malley - mdo5m@virginia.edu

    This course provides students with an in-depth understanding of how a general contractor pursues, estimates, bids and procures work. The course will cover the full range of activities from conceptual estimating, to scoping and bidding projects, to the submission of proposals to the general contractor's clients as well as the procurement types and the corresponding strategies that a general contractor employs in the pursuit of these procurements.

     

    CE 5300 Adv Design of Metal Structures 
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Jose Gomez – jpg4k@virginia.edu

    Behavior and design of structural elements and systems, including continuous beams, plate girders, composite steel-concrete members, members in combined bending and compression. Structural frames, framing systems, eccentric connections, and torsion and torsional stability are also studied. (Y) Prerequisites: CE 3330 or equivalent.

     

    CE 5310 Prestressed Concrete Design
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Jose Gomez – jpg4k@virginia.edu

    This course in an introduction to the design and behavior of prestressed concrete elements. It covers prestressing materials and concepts, working stress analysis and design for flexure, strength analysis and design for flexure, prestress losses, design for shear, composite prestressed beams, continuous prestressed beams, prestressed concrete systems concepts, load balancing, and slab design. Prerequisite: CE 3300 or equivalent.

     

    CE 5410 Intro to Transportation Planning
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    John Miller - jsm3f@virginia.edu

    Introduces the legal requirements, framework, and principles of urban and statewide planning. Focuses on describing and applying the methodology of the forecasting system of the transportation planning process, including inventory, forecasts of population and economic activity, network analysis, and travel demand analysis.

     

    CE 6015 Project Management 
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Cody Pennetti - cap8c@virginia.edu

    Project management skills are just as crucial to success as engineering skills. Therefore, it is essential to understand how projects are planned, executed, and managed.The purpose of this course is to introduce the principles of project management. The course will equip students with the concepts, tools, and language of project management that can be applied to any project size and type.

     

    CE 6230 - Hydrology
    OA- Online Asynchronous
    Jon Goodall - jlg7h@virginia.edu

    Stresses the quantitative description and the physical basis of hydrology. Both deterministic and stochastic methodology are applied to the analysis of the hydrologic cycle, namely, precipitation, evaporation, overland flow and stream flow, infiltration, and groundwater flow. The use of compute simulation models, especially microcomputer based models, is emphasized. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

     

    CE 6260 - Environmental Microbiology & Biological Waste Treatment
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Lisa Peterson - lmc6b@virginia.edu

    We will explore terminology and concepts for characterizing and mathematically modeling human impacts on microbial systems and vice versa. Special consideration will be given to microbe-mediated cycling of organic materials (i.e., pollutants) in natural and engineered systems, including: conventional water and wastewater treatment, municipal landfills, pristine and contaminated groundwater and surface waters, etc.

     

    CE 6370 Dynamics of Structures
    OS - Online Synchronous
    Osman Ozbulut - oeo5c@virginia.edu

    Study of the dynamic behavior of such structures as beams, rigid frames, floors, bridges, and multi-story buildings under the action of various disturbing forces such as wind, blasts, earthquakes, vehicles, machinery, etc.; dynamic modeling of single, multidegree of freedom, and continuous systems; damping; numerical integration; Prerequisite: Concrete and metal structure design.

     

    CE 6450 Transportation Safety Engineering 
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Michael Fontaine - mdf3s@virginia.edu

    A study of different transportation systems management strategies with specific emphasis on their impact on safety, including methods of obtaining and analyzing crash data. Emphasis is also placed on the interaction of human and vehiclecharacteristics and the road environment on safety.

     

  • Electrical & Computing Engineering

    ECE 5150 - Microelectronic Integrated Circuit Fabrication
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Nathan Swami - ns5h@virginia.edu

    Explores fabrication technologies for the manufacture of integrated circuits and microsystems. Emphasizes processes used for monolithic silicon-based systems and basic technologies for compound material devices. Topics include crystal properties and growth, Miller indices, Czochralski growth, impurity diffusion, concentration profiles, silicon oxidation, oxide growth kinetics, local oxidation, ion implantation, crystal annealing, photolithography and pattern transfer, wet and dry etching processes, anisotropic etches, plasma etching, reactive ion etching, plasma ashing, chemical vapor deposition and epitaxy; evaporation, sputtering, thin film evaluation, chemical-mechanical polishing, multilevel metal, device contacts, rapid thermal annealing, trench isolation, process integration, and wafer yield. Prerequisite: ECE 3103 or equivalent.

    ECE 6260 Microwave Engineering I
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Robert Weikle - rmw5w@virginia.edu

    Design and analysis of passive microwave circuits. Topics include transmission lines, electromagnetic field theory, waveguides, microwave network analysis and signal flow graphs, impedance matching and tuning, resonators, power dividers and directional couplers, and microwave filters. Prerequisite: ECE 3209 or instructor permission.

     

    ECE 5502 Special Topics - Hardware-Software Security
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Barry Johnson - bwj@virginia.edu

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

     

    ECE 6410 - Fundamentals of Nanoelectronics
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Avik Ghosh - ag7rq@virginia.edu

    Today's electronic devices are reaching nanometer dimensions where fundamental quantum and atomistic processes dominate. Instead of the traditional 'top-down' classical viewpoint in "Solid State Device" courses, quantum transport principles are needed to understand `bottom-up' how current flows through individual atoms, molecules, nanotubes or spintronic devices. This course provides a convenient starting point.

     

    ECE 6265 - Microwave Engineering Laboratory
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Robert Weikle - rmw5w@virginia.edu

    Explores measurement and behavior of high-frequency circuits and components. Equivalent circuit models for lumped elements. Measurement of standing waves, power, and frequency. Use of vector network analyzers and spectrum analyzers. Computer-aided design, fabrication, and characterization of microstrip circuits. Corequisite: ECE 5260 or instructor permission.  *** of note: this is a 1.5 credit class ***

     

    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 6332 VLSI Design
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Mircea Stan - mrs8n@virginia.edu

    Digital CMOS circuit design and analysis: combinational circuits, sequential circuits, and memory. Second order circuit issues. Global design issues: clocking and interconnect. Use of Cadence CAD tools. Semester long team research project investigating new areas in circuit design. Prerequisites: ECE 2630, ECE 2330.

     

    ECE 6435 - Computer Architecture and Design
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Todd Delong - tad2x@virginia.edu

    Integration of computer organization concepts such as data flow, instruction interpretation, memory systems, interfacing, and microprogramming with practical and systematic digital design methods such as behavioral versus structural descriptions, divide-and-conquer, hierarchical conceptual levels, trade-offs, iteration, and postponement of detail.  Design exercises are accomplished using a hardware description language and simulation.  Prerequisite by topic:  Digital Logic Design (ECE 2330 or equivalent), Introductory Computer Architecture (ECE 3330 or equivalent), Assembly Language Programming.

     

    ECE 6501 Special Topics - Optical Quantum Electronics
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Xu Yi - xy3m@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 - Optical Communication Devices
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Andreas Beling - ab3pj@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 - Matrix Analysis in Engineering and Science
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Gang Tao - gt9s@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 - Hardware for Modern Day Computing
    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 6502 Special Topics - Advanced Digital Design Laboratory
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Mircea Stan - mrs8n@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 - Electrical, Magnetic, & Optical Properties of Materials
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Petra Reinke - pr6e@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 6782 Digital Image Processing
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Scott Acton - sa4e@virginia.edu

    Analyzes the basic concepts of image formation and image analysis: imaging geometries, sampling, filtering, edge detection, Hough transforms, region extraction and representation, extracting and modeling three-dimension objects. Students will be assigned analytical and programming assignments to explore these concepts. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

     

    ECE 6784 Wireless Communications
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Cong Shen - cs7dt@virginia.edu

    This is a survey course in the theory and technology of modern wireless communication systems, exemplified in cellular telephony, paging, microwave distribution systems, wireless networks, and even garage door openers. Wireless technology is inherently interdisciplinary, and the course seeks to serve the interests of a variety of students. Prerequisites: ECE 3750/3760, and ECE 4710.

     

    ECE 6850 Intro to Control Systems
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Zongli Lin - zl5y@virginia.edu

    This course aims to provide an instruction to basic principles and tools for the analysis and design of control systems. It is intended for general graduate students in engineering and science. Topics to be covered include concepts, examples and designs of feedback, system modeling, linear and nonlinear dynamic behaviors, stability analysis, frequency domain analysis and design, transfer functions, PID control, and robustness of control systems. Students can't enroll if previously taken ECE 6502 topic 12 Intro to Control Systems

  • Materials Science & Engineering

    MSE 6020 Defects & Microstructure in Materials
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Leonid Zhigilei - lz2n@virginia.edu

    Basic course designed to provide a foundation for correlating defect structure and microstructure with physical, mechanical and chemical properties of engineering materials. The fundamental properties of point, line and surface defects in ordered media will be formulated. The thermodynamics of point defects in various types of solids will be discussed as well as the geometry and mechanics of crystal dislocations and their role in crystal plasticity elucidated. The essential elements of microstructure will be characterized emphasizing the concepts of phase constitution, microconstituent, polycrystalline aggregate and multiphase materials. The concept of real materials embodying a hierarchy of structures is emphasized. The principles governing the genesis and stability of material structure at various levels will be discussed. Prerequisite: MSE 6010.

     

    MSE 6080 Chemical & Electrochemical Properties
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Giovanni Zangari - gz3e@virginia.edu

    Introduces the concepts of electrode potential, double layer theory, surface charge, and electrode kinetics. These concepts are applied to subjects that include corrosion and embrittlement, energy conversion, batteries and fuel cells, electro-catalysis, electroanalysis, electrochemical industrial processes, bioelectrochemistry, and water treatment. Prerequisite: Physical chemistry course or instructor permission.

     

    MSE 6167 Electrical, Magnetic, & Optical Properties of Materials
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Petra Reinke - pr6e@virginia.edu

    Explore the fundamental physical laws governing electrons in solids, and show how that knowledge can be applied to understanding electronic, optical and magnetic properties. Students will gain an understanding of how these properties vary between different types of materials, and thus why specific materials are optimal for important technological applications. Cross-listed as ECE 6167. Prerequisite: Some background in solid state materials and elementary quantum principles.

     

    MSE 6240 Kinetics of Transport & Transformation in Materials
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Elizabeth Opila - ejo4n@virginia.edu

    An introduction to basic kinetic processes in materials and develops basic mathematical skills necessary for materials research. Students learn to formulate the partial differential equations and boundary conditions used to describe basic materials phenomena in the solid state including mass and heat diffusion in single- and two-phase systems, the motion of planar phase boundaries, and interfacial reactions. Students develop analytical and numerical techniques for solving these equations and apply them to understanding microstructural evolution. Prerequisite: MSE 6230.

     

    MSE 6320 Deformation & Fracture of Structural Materials
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    James Burns - jtb5r@virginia.edu

    Deformation and fracture are considered through integration of materials science microstructure and solid mechanics principles over a range of length scales, emphasizing the mechanical behavior of metallic-structural alloys and electronic materials. Metal deformation is understood based on elasticity theory and dislocation concepts. Fracture is understood based on continuum fracture mechanics and microstructural damage mechanisms. Additional topics include fatigue, elevated temperature behavior, material embrittlement, time-dependency, experimental design, damage-tolerant life prognosis, small-volume behavior, and material property modeling. Prerequisite: MSE 4320, or BS in MSE, or MSE 6050, or permission of instructor for graduate students outside of MSE.

     

    MSE 6592 Special Topics - X-ray Scattering Techniques in Materials Science
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Tao Sun - ts7qw@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.

  • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

    MAE 6250 Multibody Mechanical Systems
    OA - Online Aynchronous
    Shawn Russell - sdr2n@virginia.edu

    Analytical and computational treatment for modeling and simulation of 3-Dimensional multibody mechanical systems. Provide a systematic and consistent basis for analyzing the interactions between motion constraints, kinematics, static, dynamic, and control behavior of multibody mechanical systems. Applications to machinery, robotic devices and mobile robots, biomechanical models for gait analysis and human motions, and motion control. Matrix modeling procedures with symbolic and numerical computational tools will be utilized for demonstrating the methods developed in this course. Focus on the current research and computational tools and examine a broad spectrum of physical systems where multibody behavior is fundamental to their design and control. Prerequisite: Engineering degree and familiarity with a programming language.

     

    MAE 6360 Gas Dynamic
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Chloe Dedic - cd5qm@virginia.edu

    Analyzes the theory and solution methods applicable to multi-dimensional compressible inviscid gas flows at subsonic, supersonic, and hypersonic speeds; similarity and scaling rules from small-perturbation theory, introduction to transonic and hypersonic flows; method-of-characteristics applications to nozzle flows, jet expansions, and flows over bodies one dimensional non-steady flows; properties of gases in thermodynamic equilibrium, including kinetic-theory, chemical-thermodynamics, and statistical-mechanics considerations; dissociation and ionization process; quasi-equilibrium flows; and introduction to non-equilibrium flows.

     

    MAE 6430 Statistics for Engineers & Scientists
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Gianluca Guadagni - gg5d@virginia.edu

    Role of statistics in science, hypothesis tests of significance, confidence intervals, design of experiments, regression, correlation analysis, analysis of variance, and introduction to statistical computing with statistical software libraries. Cross-listed as APMA 6430. Prerequisite: Admission to graduate studies or instructor permission.

     

    MAE 6592 Special Topics - Turbulence & Multiphase Flow
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Eric Loth - el9r@virginia.edu

    Study of a specialized, advanced, or exploratory topic relating to mechanical or aerospace engineering science, at the first-graduate-course level. May be offered on a seminar or a team-taught basis. Subjects selected according to faculty interest. New graduate courses are usually introduced in this form. Specific topics and prerequisites are listed in the Course Offering Directory.

     

    MAE 6710 Finite Element Analysis
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Matthew Panzer - mbp2q@virginia.edu

    The topics covered are: review of vectors, matrices, and numerical solution techniques; discrete systems; variational formulation and approximation for continuous systems; linear finite element method in solid mechanics; formulation of isoparametric finite elements; finite element method for field problems, heat transfer, and fluid dynamics. Prerequisite: MAE 6020 or equivalent.

  • Systems Engineering

    SYS 6007 Human Factors
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Staff

    An introduction to the analysis, design and evaluation of human-centered systems. User interaction can be designed to leverage the strengths of people in controlling automation and analyzing data. Topics include Task, User and Work Domain Analysis, User Interface Design Principles, Human Cognition and Information Processing, Human Perception, and Usability Testing. Graduate version includes separate projec

     

    SYS 6018 Data Mining
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Michael Porter - mdp2u@virginia.edu

    Data mining describes approaches to turning data into information. Rather than the more typical deductive strategy of building models using known principles, data mining uses inductive approaches to discover the appropriate models. These models describe a relationship between a system's response and a set of factors or predictor variables. Data mining in this context provides a formal basis for machine learning and knowledge discovery. This course investigates the construction of empirical models from data mining for systems with both discrete and continuous valued responses. It covers both estimation and classification, and explores both practical and theoretical aspects of data mining. Prerequisite: SYS 6021, SYS 4021, or STAT 5120.

     

    SYS 6034 Discrete-Event Stochastic Simulation
    OA- Online Asynchronous
    Brian Park - bp6v@virginia.edu

    The goals of this course are to educate graduate students in SEAS in the ethical conduct of research & publication, and to facilitate the thoughtful integration of ethics into their engineering research & practice. This is done by i) engaging students in deliberative readings, discussion, & writing about EERP, and ii) using cases to consider the ethical dimensions of engineering and resources to support the engineer facing ethical dilemmas.

     

    SYS 6041 Ethics in Engineering Research & Practice (EERP)
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Garrick Louis - gel7f@virginia.edu

    The goals of this course are to educate graduate students in SEAS in the ethical conduct of research & publication, and to facilitate the thoughtful integration of ethics into their engineering research & practice. This is done by i) engaging students in deliberative readings, discussion, & writing about EERP, and ii) using cases to consider the ethical dimensions of engineering and resources to support the engineer facing ethical dilemmas.

     

    SYS 6050 Risk Analysis
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    James Lambert - jhl6d@virginia.edu

    A study of technological systems, where decisions are made under conditions of risk and uncertainty. Topics include conceptualization (the nature, perception, and epistemology of risk, and the process of risk assessment and management) systems engineering tools for risk analysis (basic concepts in probability and decision analysis, event trees, decision trees, and multiobjective analysis), and methodologies for risk analysis (hierarchical holographic modeling, uncertainty taxonomy, risk of rare and extreme events, statistics of extremes, partitioned multiobjective risk method, multiobjective decision trees, fault trees, multiobjective impact analysis method, uncertainty sensitivity index method, and filtering, ranking, and management method). Case studies are examined. Prerequisite: APMA 3100, SYS 3021, or equivalent.

     

    SYS 6582 Special Topics - Human Error in Complex Systems
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Sara Riggs - sr4ex@virginia.edu

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

     

    SYS 6582 Special Topics - Production & Inventory Control
    OA - Online Asynchronous
    Robert Riggs - rr3bd@virginia.edu

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

The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only.  The Graduate Record represents the official repository for academic graduate program requirements. This publication may be found at http://records.ureg.virginia.edu/index.php?catoid=48.