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Virginia Engineering Online offers the following Master of Engineering degrees:

 
  • Chemical Engineering

    Chemical Engineering Department Brochure

    ChE VEO Advisor – Bill Epling
    (434) 924-6278 – wse2t@virginia.edu
    ChE Graduate Coordinator – Jennifer Lamb
    (434) 924-3925 – jjk8f@virginia.edu

    This graduate program in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Virginia seeks to provide cutting-edge training in chemical engineering core and research areas including biotechnology, catalysis, electrochemistry, energy and the environment, polymers, and separations. This program prepares students for advanced work in industrial and government positions. A program of studies leading to the Master of Engineering (M.E.) degree usually consists of five “core” courses:

    • ChE 6615 – Advanced Thermodynamics
    • ChE 6618 – Chemical Reaction Engineering
    • ChE 6625 – Transport Processes
    • ChE 6630 – Mass Transfer
    • ChE 6665 – Techniques for Chemical Engineering Analysis and Design

    Elective courses offered include ChE 6442, Applied Surface Chemistry; ChE 6449, Polymer Engineering; ChE 6448, Bioseparations Engineering; and ChE 6447, Biochemical Engineering. The Virginia Engineering Online distance learning courses are offered live in Charlottesville and recorded for alter or simultaneous viewing. All courses are taught by the regular faculty in Charlottesville.

    The Masters degree requires 30 hours of course work. A total of eight ChE courses (or 24 semester hours) are offered via videoconferencing. Courses in related areas may be taken from other UVA disciplines or transferred from other universities. Such courses could be in the areas of mathematics, chemistry, materials science, mechanical engineering, nuclear engineering, and systems engineering. Distance learning courses may be taken for degree credit, or for non-degree continuing education (see http://cgep.virginia.edu/frequently-asked-question/).

    More information on the courses listed above, and others offered by the department, can be found at the Chemical Engineering portion of the UVA Course Catalog.

    Assessment Forms – Three assessment forms are required for all Master of Engineering students. The following three forms should be completed by a faculty member in the department and submitted to the departmental Graduate Administrator:

    Engineering Plan of Study Assessment
    Engineering Analysis Assessment
    Engineering Oral Communication Assessment


    Long Range Course Planning

    ChE plans to offer the follow courses in future terms:

    Fall 2019 – ChE 6625: Transport Processes
    Spring 2020 – ChE 6442: Surface Chemistry
    Spring 2020 - ChE 6630: Mass Transfer
    Fall 2020 – ChE 6448: Bioseparations
    Spring 2021 – ChE 6447: Biochemical Engineering
    Fall 2021 – ChE 6615: Advanced Thermodynamics
    Spring 2022 – ChE 6630: Mass Transfer


    Previously offered online courses:

    Spring 2019 – ChE 6618: Chemical Reaction Engineering
    Fall 2018 – ChE 6665: Techniques for Chemical Eng Analysis & Design
    Spring 2018 -ChE 6630: Mass Transfer
    Fall 2017 – ChE 6615: Advanced Thermodynamics
    Spring 2017 – ChE 6447: Biochemical Engineering
    Fall 2016 – ChE 6448: Bioseparations
    Spring 2016 – ChE 6625: Transport Processes
    Fall 2015 – ChE 6442: Applied Surface Chemistry
    Spring 2015 – ChE 6618: Chemical Reaction Engineering
    Fall 2014 – ChE 6615: Advanced Thermodynamics
    Spring 2014 – ChE 6630: Mass Transfer
    Fall 2013 – ChE 6625: Transport Processes
    Spring 2013 – ChE 6448: Bioseparations
    Fall 2012 – ChE 6665: Techniques for Chemical Eng Analysis & Design
    Spring 2012 – ChE 6447: Biochemical Engineering
    Fall 2011 – ChE 6442: Applied Surface Chemistry

    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 www.virginia.edu/registrar/catalog/grad.html.

  • Civil Engineering

    Department of Engineering Systems and Environment

    CE VEO Advisor – Professor José Gomez
    (434) 982-2764 – jpg4k@virginia.edu
    CE Graduate Coordinator – Ms. Dottie Gardner
    (434) 924-6473 – dmg6x@virginia.edu

    The Department of Engineering Systems and Environment is home for graduate degrees in Civil Engineering at the University of Virginia. Its online graduate education programs include a Master’s of Engineering (ME) degree in Civil Engineering, which students generally complete in 2-5 years. Students choose from four concentration areas (“tracks”) aligning with traditional sub-specialties of the civil engineering profession: environmental and water resources engineering, structural engineering, transportation engineering, and infrastructures systems engineering. The GRE is not required when applying to the online ME degree in Civil Engineering.

    Students are required to take 10 graduate courses toward the ME degree, with a minimum of 5 graduate courses from UVA. Students can transfer up to 5 graduate courses from other programs in the Commonwealth, or up to 4 graduate engineering courses from non-consortium programs. All tracks include several flexible technical electives, which allow students to tailor the curriculum to their own interests. Online ME students work with their faculty advisor to select an approved set of courses.

    Some typical courses for the four tracks include:

    Environmental and Water Resources Engineering
    CE 6030 – Green Engineering and Sustainability
    CE 6250 – Environmental Systems Modeling & Management

    Structural Engineering
    CE 5300 – Advanced Design of Metal Structures
    CE 5340 – Advanced Topics in Structural Engineering

    Transportation Engineering
    CE 5410 – Introduction to Transportation Planning
    CE 6450 – Transportation Safety
    CE 6470 – Transport Economics and Finance

     Infrastructure Systems Engineering
    CE 5020 – Introduction to GIS
    CE 5500 – Building Information Modeling (BIM)

    The above courses are examples only, and they do not constitute a complete list. Additional course descriptions are available from the Civil Engineering portion of the UVA Course Catalog. Courses are also available from the online master’s degree programs at Virginia Tech, Old Dominion, VCU, and GMU.

    Students beginning study in a given year can schedule their courses appropriately, after consultation with an academic advisor.


    Assessment Forms – Three assessment forms are required for all Master of Engineering students. The following three forms should be completed by a faculty member in the department and submitted to the departmental Graduate Administrator:

    Engineering Plan of Study Assessment
    Engineering Analysis Assessment
    Engineering Oral Communication Assessment


    Upcoming online courses from CE:

    For Fall 2019:
    CE 5000 – Construction Management
    CE 5020 – Introduction to GIS
    CE 5340 – Advanced Topics in Structural Engineering (tentative)
    CE 5400 – Traffic Operations
    CE 6030 – Green Engineering and Sustainability
    CE 6470 – Transport Economics and Finance
    CE 6500 – Remote Sensing for Environmental Engineers (NEW!)


     Previously offered online courses:

    Summer 2019 - CE 5500: Building Information Modeling
    Summer 2019 - CE 6440: Advanced Transportation Systems
    Spring 2019 - CE 5230: Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design
    Spring 2019 - CE 5500: Building Information Modeling
    Fall 2018 – CE 5020: Introduction to GIS
    Fall 2018 – CE 5300: Metal Structures II
    Fall 2018 – CE 6250: Environmental Systems Modeling & Management
    Summer 2018 – CE 6030: Green Engineering and Sustainability
    Summer 2018 – CE 6440: Intelligent Transportation Systems
    Spring 2018 – CE 5000: Management Large-Scale Construction Projects
    Fall 2017 – CE 6470: Transport Economics and Finance
    Summer 2017 – CE 6030: Green Engineering and Sustainability
    Summer 2017 – CE 6440: Intelligent Transportation Systems
    Spring 2017 – CE 5500: Special Topics: Foundation Engineering
    Fall 2016 – CE 5400: Traffic Operations
    Spring 2016 – CE 6410: Introduction to Transportation Planning
    Fall 2015 – CE 5320: Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design
    Spring 2015 – CE 6010: Computational Methods in Civil Engineering
    Fall 2014 – CE 6330: Introduction to Finite Element Methods
    Spring 2014 – CE 6450: Transportation Safety Engineering
    Fall 2013 – CE 6250: Environmental Systems Modeling and Management
    Spring 2013 – CE 6450: Transportation Safety Engineering
    Fall 2012 – CE 6400: Traffic Operations
    Spring 2012 – CE 6010: Computational Methods in Civil Engineering
    Fall 2011 – CE 6040: Infrastructure Management

     

  • Electrical Engineering

    Electrical & Computer Engineering Department Brochure

    ECE VEO Advisor – Zongli Lin
    (434) 924-8818 – zl5y@virginia.edu
    ECE Graduate Coordinator – Beth Eastwood-Beatty
    (434) 924-6077 – bae3y@virginia.edu

    This Master of Engineering degree program allows the student to attain additional knowledge in advanced areas of Electrical Engineering. Students may develop their M.E. program with courses selected from the fields of automatic control, digital systems, pattern recognition and image processing, computer aided design, semiconductor devices, networks, microwave systems, communications and information theory, optics and opto-electronics, and signal processing, as well as from mathematics and other related disciplines.

    The M.E. program is designed for engineers currently in practice who feel the need to become knowledgeable in the latest areas of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The requirement for this degree is the successful completion of 30 semester hours of graduate-level coursework. It may be accomplished in five years or less by taking one or more courses per semester. Applicants for the Master’s degree program must have a baccalaureate degree from a recognized college or university. While this degree is normally in Electrical Engineering, persons with degrees in other fields of engineering, applied science, and physics are encouraged to apply. The minimum fundamental knowledge for those interested in the Electrical Engineering degree includes the content of the following three UVA undergraduate courses: ECE 2630 (ECE Fundamentals I), ECE 2660 (ECE Fundamentals II), and ECE 3750 (ECE Fundamentals III). Each applicant is required to submit scores from their Graduate Record Examination Aptitude Tests, official transcripts and references.


    Plan of Study –

    • 30 credits of graded coursework
      • may include 3 – 6 credits of ECE 6995/ECE 7995–Master’s Project
      • A minimum of 18 credits must carry ECE designation
      • 3 credits of mathematics at, or above, 5000- level are required and may be taken from APMA, MATH, ECE 6711, ECE 7438, MAE 6410and SYS 6005
    • No more than 9 credits of 5000-level courses are permitted.
    • No more than 6 credits of 5000-level courses may be in the ECE Dept.

    No more than 3 credits of Independent Study (e.g. ECE 6993, ECE 7993) are permitted

    More information on the courses listed above and other courses offered by the department can be found at the Electrical Engineering portion of the UVA Course Catalog.

     


    Articulation Course Requirements – Undergraduate articulation courses may be required of students with other than the traditional ECE background.  These will be determined on a case-by-case basis.


    Assessment Forms –  Three assessment forms are required for all Master of Engineering students. The following three forms should be completed by a faculty member in the department and submitted to the departmental Graduate Administrator:

     

    Engineering Oral Communication Assessment
    Engineering Analysis Assessment
    Engineering Technical Writing Assessment


    Long Range Course Planning –

    TBD


    Previously offered online courses –

    Spring 2019 - ECE 6502: Photovoltaics
    Spring 2019 - ECE 6502: Tensors for Data Science
    Spring 2019 - ECE 6502: Digital Control Robotic Systems
    Fall 2018 – ECE 6163: Solid State Devices
    Fall 2018 – ECE 6713: Communication Systems Engineering
    Fall 2018 – ECE 6851: Linear Automatic Control Systems
    Fall 2018 – ECE 6852: Linear State Space Control Systems
    Spring 2018 – ECE 6502: Photovoltaics
    Fall 2017 – ECE 6501: Photonics I
    Fall 2017 – ECE 6851: Linear Automatic Control Systems
    Spring 2017 – ECE 6502: Photovoltaics
    Fall 2016 – ECE 6501: Photonics I
    Spring 2016 – ECE 5150: Mocroelectronic Integrated Circuit Fabrication
    Spring 2016 – ECE 6502: Photovoltaics
    Fall 2015 – ECE 6501: Photonics I
    Fall 2015 – ECE 6163: Solid State Devices
    Spring 2015 – ECE 6502: Photovoltaics
    Spring 2015 – ECE 7858: Digital Control Systems
    Fall 2014 – ECE 6501: Photonics I
    Fall 2014 – ECE 6851: Linear Automatic Control Systems
    Spring 2014 – ECE 6502: Photovoltaics
    Spring 2014 – ECE 6784: Wireless Communications
    Fall 2013 – ECE 6501: Photonics I
    Fall 2013 – ECE 6713: Communications Systems Engineering
    Spring 2013 – ECE 5260: Microwave Engineering I
    Spring 2013 – ECE 6502: Photovoltaics
    Fall 2012 – ECE 5750: Digital Signal Processing
    Fall 2012 – ECE 6501: Photonics I
    Spring 2012 – ECE 6140: Fundamentals of Nanoelectronics
    Spring 2012 – ECE 6502: Photovoltaics
    Fall 2011 – ECE 6501: Photonics I
    Fall 2011 – ECE 6851: Linear Automatic Control Systems

    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 www.virginia.edu/registrar/catalog/grad.html.

  • Materials Science and Engineering

    Materials Science & Engineering Research News

    MSE VEO Advisor – Leo Zhigilei
    (434) 243-3582 – lz2n@virginia.edu
    MSE Graduate Coordinator – Peggy Gibson
    (434) 924-7464 – plg8z@virginia.edu

    The purpose of this distance learning program is to provide graduate level instruction in Materials Science and Engineering to industrial personnel throughout the State of Virginia and beyond. Courses may be taken either for credit leading to a Master of Materials Science and Engineering (MMSE) degree or for general information.

    The courses are taught live in Charlottesville in the afternoon or early evening to graduate students at UVA and transmitted simultaneously to enrolled students. Two-way video and audio communication capabilities allow online learners to have direct interaction with the classroom. The lectures are video streamed so that any student who must miss a regularly scheduled class due to job commitments can view the lecture later.

    Applicants for the MMSE Degree program must have a Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or related fields from a recognized college or university. Students may take classes individually, or may apply to the MMSE-VEO degree program. Classes taken before being admitted to the degree program may count towards the student’s degree requirements if the student chooses later to pursue a degree and the series of courses meet both the MMSE degree requirements and the approval of the program director.  The GRE is not required when applying to this online ME degree. The application process is considered on-going, and will include official transcripts from prior educational institutions and three letters of reference. For more information on the admission requirements and procedures click here.


    Degree Requirements

    • The requirement for the MMSE degree is the successful completion of 30 semester hours of graduate-level coursework (10 courses). It may be accomplished in 3-5 years or less by taking one or more courses per semester. No thesis is required.
    • The degree must be completed within 7 years. An extension can be granted upon submission of a petition to the Graduate Studies Committee.
    • Up to 15 hours of transfer credit is accepted from other institutions participating in the online graduate engineering consortium. A transfer form should be submitted for each course taken at other participating universities.
    • Up to 6 credits of electives may be earned in faculty-supervised independent study or advanced topics courses. Earning these credits usually involved student participation in ongoing research projects at MSE/UVA, and is not common for Virginia Engineering Online students.
    • The majority of courses (at least 6) should be MSE courses. The inclusion of each non-MSE course into the plan of study should be approved by the faculty advisor.
    • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 must be maintained. For more information on the degree requirements, visit the UVA MSE department’s webpages.
    • More information on courses offered by the department can be found at the Materials Science and Engineering portion of the 
      UVA Graduate Record Course Descriptions.

    Assessment Forms – Three assessment forms are required for all Master of Engineering students. The following three forms should be completed by a faculty member in the department and submitted to the departmental Graduate Administrator:

    Engineering Plan of Study Assessment
    Engineering Analysis Assessment
    Engineering Technical Writing Assessment


    Plan of Study

    A faculty advisor is available to provide assistance in the selection of courses which will constitute an approved Plan of Study. A Plan of Study should be submitted by mid-term of the second semester and has to be approved by the faculty advisor. The plan can be altered later if program changes are made.

    A Plan of Study leading to the MMSE degree must include four “core” courses:

    1. Electronic and Crystal Structure of Materials (MSE 6010)
    2. Defects and Microstructure in Materials (MSE 6020)
    3. Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria in Materials (MSE 6230)
    4. Kinetics of Transport and Transformations in Materials (MSE 6240)

    The following courses are offered on irregular basis, once per 5-9 years.

    • Electrical, Magnetic and Optical Properties of Materials (MSE 6167)
    • Characterization of Materials (MSE 6120)
    • Chemical and Electrochemical Properties (MSE 6080)
    • Deformation and Fracture of Structural Materials (MSE 6320)
    • Physical Metallurgy of Transition-Element Alloys (MSE 6340)
    • Physical Metallurgy of Light Alloys (MSE 6350)
    • Introduction to Atomistic Simulations (MSE 6270)
    • Transmission Electron Microscopy (MSE 6130)
    • Scanning Electron Microscopy and Related Techniques (MSE 6160)
    • Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (MSE 6140)
    • Thin Film Growth (MSE 6640)
    • Deformation and Fracture of Materials (MSE 7320)
    • Phase Transformations (MSE 7340)
    • Advanced Electrochemistry (MSE 7080)
    • Physics of Materials (MSE 7140)
    • Surface Science (MSE 7220)
    • Diffusional Processes in Materials (MSE 7240)
    • Nanomaterials (MSE 6310)
    • Materials Informatics (MSE 6592)
    • Nanoscience (MSE xxxx)

    Recommended sequence of courses: from MSE 6230 to MSE 6240; from MSE 6230 to MSE 7340; from MSE 6080 to MSE 7080; from MSE 6320 to MSE 7320; from MSE 6230 & MSE 6010 to MSE 6020. In cases when it is not possible to take courses in the suggested order, student should contact instructor for permission and information on the background reading materials that can help to prepare for the course.


    Long Range Course Planning

    MSE plans to offer the following courses in future terms:

    Fall 2019
    Characterization of Materials (MSE 6120) – James Fitz-Gerald
    Dielectrics, Electronic Oxides and Devices (MSE6592) – Jon Ihlefeld
    High-Temperature Oxidation (MSE 6592) – Elizabeth Opila
    Introduction to Atomistic Modeling (MSE 6270) – Leonid Zhigilei

    Spring 2020
    Chemical and Electrochemical Properties (MSE 6080) – Giovanni Zangari
    Electrical, Optical, and Magnetic Properties of Materials (MSE 6167) – Petra Reinke

    Fall 2020
    Electronic and Crystal Structure of Materials (MSE 6010) – Jerrold Floro
    MSE Elective – TBD

    Spring 2021
    Defects and Microstructure in Materials (MSE 6020) – Sean Agnew
    Deformation and Fracture of Structural Materials (MSE 6320) – James Burns

    Fall 2021
    Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria of Materials (MSE 6230) – Elizabeth Opila
    MSE Elective – TBD

    Spring 2022
    Kinetics of Transport and Transformation in Materials (MSE 6240)
    Physical Metallurgy (MSE 5350) – Jimmy Burns

    Note: “MSE Elective, TBD” is an MSE course that is not part of the 4-course MSE core.


    Previously offered online courses:

    Spring 2019 - MSE 6130: Transmission Electron Microscopy
    Spring 2019 - MSE 6240: Kinetics of Transport and Transformations in Materials
    Spring 2019 - MSE 6592: Materials Informatics
    Spring 2019 - MSE 7592: Nanoscience and Technology
    Fall 2018 – MSE 6230: Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria of Materials
    Fall 2018 – MSE 7220: Surface Science
    Spring 2018 – MSE 6270: Introduction to Atomistic Simulations
    Spring 2018 – MSE 6350: Physical Metallurgy of Light Alloys
    Fall 2017 – MSE 7140: Physics of Materials
    Fall 2017 – MSE 6010: Electronic and Crystal Structure of Materials
    Spring 2017 – MSE 6020: Defects and Microstructure in Materials
    Spring 2017 – MSE 6320: Deformation and Fracture of Structural Materials
    Fall 2016 – MSE 6120: Characterization of Materials
    Spring 2016 – MSE 6240: Kinetics of Transport and Transformations in Materials
    Spring 2016 – MSE 6167: Electrical, Magnetic, and Optical Properties of Materials
    Spring 2016 – MSE 6080: Chemical and Electrochemical Properties
    Fall 2015 – MSE 6230: Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria of Materials
    Fall 2015 – MSE 7080: Advanced Electrochemistry
    Spring 2015 – MSE 6020: Defects and Microstructure in Materials
    Spring 2015 – MSE 6320: Deformation and Fracture of Structural Materials
    Spring 2015 – MSE 7340: Phase Transformations
    Fall 2014 – MSE 6010: Electronic and Crystal Structure of Materials
    Fall 2014 – MSE 6310: Nanomaterials
    Fall 2014 – MSE 7320: Deformation and Fracture of Structural Materials
    Spring 2014 – MSE 6060: Structure and Properties of Materials II
    Spring 2014 – MSE 6320: Deformation and Fracture of Structural Materials
    Fall 2013 – MSE 6050: Structure and Properties of Materials I
    Fall 2013 – MSE 7140: Physics of Materials
    Spring 2013 – MSE 6167: Electrical, Magnetic, and Optical Properties of Materials
    Spring 2013 – MSE 6240: Kinetics of Transport and Transformations in Materials
    Fall 2012 – MSE 6230: Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria of Materials
    Fall 2012 – MSE 6310: Nanomaterials
    Fall 2012 – MSE7340: Phase Transformations

     

    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 www.virginia.edu/registrar/catalog/grad.html.

  • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

    Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department Brochure

    MAE Graduate Director -Lin Ma
    (434) 924-6080 – lm4wb@virginia.edu
    MAE Graduate Coordinator – TBD
    (434) 924-7425 – __@virginia.edu

    Degree Offered – The Virginia Engineering Online distance learning graduate degree offered by the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is a Master of Engineering (ME) in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. The purpose of the masters degree program is to strengthen and extend undergraduate training and competence. This extension is achieved through coursework for the Master of Engineering degree.


    Admission Requirements – Requirements for admission to the MAE Master of Engineering program are the same as those for the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Master of Engineering students are not considered for financial aid.


    Course Requirements – Each Master of Engineering student’s Program of Study must include at least 30 semester hours of approved graduate engineering coursework. Of these, at least 15 semester hours must be taken from the University of Virginia and at least 18 must either be MAE courses (offered by the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department) or must be substantially similar to courses offered in the department (similarity to be determined by petition to the MAE graduate studies committee). No other specific course requirements are imposed except that the Program of Study must be submitted to and approved by both the student’s academic advisor and the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department. The Program of Study should be submitted no later than the second semester of study but may be subsequently revised.

    More information on courses offered by the department can be found at the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering portion of the UVA Graduate Record Course Descriptions.

     


    Degree Requirements – The Master of Engineering degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering carries the same degree requirements as for other programs in the School of Engineering and Applied Science . Students must complete a plan of study as outlined above with an earned grade of C or better for all courses in the plan. Master of Engineering degrees must be earned in no more than seven years from the date of the first course in the plan of study. No thesis is required. See additional information: Degree Program requirements


    Assessment Forms – Three assessment forms are required for all Master of Engineering students. The following three forms should be completed by a faculty member in the department and submitted to the departmental Graduate Administrator:

    Engineering Plan of Study Assessment
    Engineering Analysis Assessment
    Engineering Technical Writing Assessment


    Previously offered online courses:

    Summer 2019 - MAE 6230: Mechanical Vibrations
    Spring 2019 - MAE 6250: Multibody Mechanical Systems
    Spring 2019 - MAE 6420: Engineering Mathematics II
    Spring 2019 - MAE 6430: Statistics for Engineers and Scientists
    Spring 2019 - MAE 6710: Finite Element Analysis
    Fall 2018 -MAE 6080: Constitutive Modeling of Biosystems
    Fall 2018 – MAE 6410: Engineering Mathematics I
    Fall 2018 – MAE 6620: Linear State Space Systems
    Summer 2018 – MAE 6592: Turbulence and Multiphase Flow
    Spring 2018 – MAE 6420: Engineering Mathematics II
    Spring 2018 – MAE 6430: Statistics for Engineers and Scientists
    Spring 2018 – MAE 6710: Finite Element Analysis
    Fall 2017 – MAE 6250: Multibody Mechanical Systems
    Fall 2017 – MAE 6620: Linear State Space Sytsems
    Fall 2017 – MAE 6410: Engineering Mathematics I
    Spring 2017 – MAE 6420: Engineering Mathematics II
    Spring 2017 – MAE 6430: Statistics for Engineers and Scientists
    Spring 2017 – MAE 6710: Finite Element Analysis
    Fall 2016 – MAE 6250: Multibody Mechanical Systems
    Fall 2016 – MAE 6410: Engineering Mathematics I
    Spring 2016 – MAE 6420: Engineering Mathematics II
    Spring 2016 – MAE 6710: Finite Element Analysis
    Fall 2015 – MAE 6410: Engineering Mathematics I
    Fall 2015 – MAE 6310: Fluid Mechanics I
    Spring 2015 – MAE 6430: Statistics for Engineers and Scientists
    Spring 2015 – MAE 6710: Finite Element Analysis
    Fall 2014 – MAE 6310: Fluid Mechanics I
    Fall 2014 – MAE 6410: Engineering Mathematics I
    Spring 2014 – MAE 6430: Statistics for Engineers and Scientists
    Spring 2014 – MAE 6592: Multiphase Flow
    Spring 2014 – MAE 6710: Finite Element Analysis
    Fall 2013 – MAE 6310: Fluid Mechanics I
    Fall 2013 – MAE 6410: Engineering Mathematics I
    Spring 2013 – MAE 6420: Engineering Mathematics II
    Fall 2012 – MAE 6310: Fluid Mechanics I
    Fall 2012 – MAE 6410: Engineerig Mathematics I
    Fall 2012 – MAE 6610: Linear Automatic Control Systems

     

     

     

    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 www.virginia.edu/registrar/catalog/grad.html.

  • Systems Engineering

    SE VEO Advisor – Garrick Louis
    (434) 982-2742 – gel7f@virginia.edu
    SE Graduate Coordinator – Dottie Gardner
    (434) 924-6473 – dmg6x@virginia.edu

    UVA’s Department of Engineering Systems and Environment administers the Virginia Engineering Online Master of Engineering degree in Systems Engineering. Systems Engineering is concerned primarily with improving the processes of problem-solving and decision-making within the functions of forecasting, planning, design, development, testing, evaluation, control, operation, and management. Emphasis in the curriculum is placed on preparing individuals for careers concerned with the solution of significant large-scale interdisciplinary problems.

    The student is expected to gain an understanding of the theoretical and methodological foundations for problem-solving and decision-making systems. This is accomplished through a judicious selection of coursework that draws from disciplines such as mathematical systems theory, decision theory, control theory, economics, operations research, management science, computer science, artificial intelligence, cognitive science and human factors. In addition, each student’s program is tailored to the particular needs and interests of the student through the selection of elective courses and the completion of a supervised project.

    The GRE may be waived for Systems Engineering ME degree applicants in the following cases:

    1) applicants with a UVA Engineering School undergraduate degree with a minimum of 2.5 GPA,
    2) applicants with an undergraduate engineering degree from an ABET accredited US program with a minimum 3.0 GPA, and
    3) applicants, upon request, with significant engineering work experience based on a review by the Systems Engineering admissions committee.

    A GRE waiver is also available to those who successfully complete 3 VEO Systems Engineering courses as a non-degree student before applying to the degree program (see more on this final option here).


    Degree Requirements – The Master of Engineering degree requires thirty semester-hours of coursework. A minimum of fifteen semester-hours of coursework must be taken in courses taught by instructors of University of Virginia Systems Engineering graduate online courses. The remaining fifteen hours of coursework can be completed through taught by University of Virginia Engineering School faculty or may be transferred from other institutions. Each student’s plan of study must be approved by the Virginia Engineering Online advisor for Systems Engineering.


    Plan of Study – A faculty advisor is available to provide assistance in the selection of courses which will constitute an approved Plan of Study. The following is a general framework for designing a plan of study leading to the Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering:

    • one course covering systems engineering methodology, design and management, such as, SYS 6001, “Introduction to Systems Engineering”
    • one course in linear and non-linear programming, such as SYS 6003, “Mathematical Programming”
    • one course in modeling and analysis of stochastic systems, such as SYS 6005, “Stochastic Systems”
    • seven elective courses in an area of professional interest to the student. Students are encouraged to select courses which will afford them the opportunity to experience the application of systems engineering concepts to a specific problem area. The pervasiveness of these concepts is such that this is possible in many departments throughout U.Va. and the other cooperating institutions. Some examples are:
      • Intelligent Decision Systems (Computer Science, Psychology, Systems Engineering)
      • Manufacturing Systems (Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering)
      • Telecommunications Systems (Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering)
      • Environmental Systems (Civil Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Systems Engineering)
      • Systems Management (Civil Engineering, Business Administration, Systems Engineering)
      • Health Care Delivery Systems (Biomedical Engineering, Systems Engineering)
      • Software Management (Computer Science, Systems Engineering)
      • Transportation Systems (Civil Engineering, Systems Engineering)

    More information on courses offered by the department can be found at the Systems Engineering portion of the UVA Graduate Record Course Descriptions.

    Assessment Forms – Three assessment forms are required for all Master of Engineering students. The following three forms should be completed by one’s Supervised Project Advisor and submitted to the Departmental Graduate Coordinator:

    Engineering Plan of Study Assessment
    Engineering Analysis Assessment
    Engineering Technical Writing Assessment


    Admissions – General requirements for admission into the Virginia Engineering Online (VEO) Program leading to a ME degree in Systems Engineering from UVA are those of the School of Engineering and Applied Science. In addition, prospective candidates should meet the following prerequisites:

    1. Calculus: At least two undergraduate courses in calculus, including real analysis and ordinary differential equations. Equivalent UVA courses are: APMA 1110, APMA 2120 and APMA 2130.
    2. Mathematical Programming or Linear Algebra. At least one undergraduate course in optimization techniques, including linear programming. An equivalent U.Va. course is SYS 3021.
    3. Probability and statistics. At least two undergraduate courses in calculus-based probability and statistics. Equivalent UVA courses are APMA 3100 and APMA 3120.
    4. Computer Programming. Working knowledge of at least one high level programming language such as C++, Visual Basic, or Java. An equivalent UVA course is CS 2110.

    Previously offered online courses  –

    • Spring 2019 - SYS 6050: Risk Analysis
    • Fall 2018 – SYS 6581: Principles of Modeling for CPS
    • Spring 2018 – SYS 6016: Machine Learning
    • Fall 2017 – SYS 6001: Introduction to Systems Analysis & Design
    • Spring 2017 – SYS 6041: Ethics in Engineering Research & Practice
    • Fall 2016 – SYS 6003: Optimization Models and Methods I
    • Spring 2016 – SYS 6023: Cognitive Systems Engineering
    • Fall 2015 – SYS 6005:Stochastic Modeling I
    • Spring 2015 – SYS 6014: Decision Analysis
    • Fall 2014 – SYS 6001: Introduction to Systems Analysis & Design
    • Spring 2014 – SYS 6050: Risk Analysis
    • Fall 2013 – SYS 6003: Optimization Models and Methods I
    • Spring 2013 – SYS 6018: Data Mining
    • Fall 2012 – SYS 6034: Discrete-Event Stochastic Simulation
    • Spring 2012 – SYS 6026: Quantitative Models of Human Perceptual Information Processing
    • Fall 2011 – SYS 6005: Stochastic Modeling I
    • Spring 2011 – SYS 6014: Decision Analysis
    • Fall 2010 – SYS 6003: Optimization Models and Methods I
    • Spring 2010 – SYS 6018: Data Mining
    • Fall 2009 – SYS 601: Introduction to Systems Analysis & Design

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