Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. What is Virginia Engineering Online?

    Virginia Engineering Online (VEO) is your opportunity to grow professionally as an engineer or scientist. We have been electronically delivering accredited graduate engineering classes and degree programs from the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science to students throughout the commonwealth of Virginia - and beyond- for over 35 years. If you have a computer and a reliable internet connection, you have full access to our courses and can work towards completing your degree! At VEO, we currently offer 6 masters of engineering degree in:

    Chemical Engineering

    Civil Engineering

    Electrical Engineering

    Materials Science and Engineering

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

    Systems Engineering

  • 2. How does the program work?

    The majority of the VEO courses are delivered in real-time (synchronously), with a few courses being offered by way of recorded lecture sessions (asynchronously). Online students learn alongside their on-grounds peers (those sitting in a physical classroom). The VEO ME degree students have the same degree requirements and achieve the same ME degree as those who learn in person at our school. Online students connect to class through the internet from a home, work, or library computer. Materials, resources, and homework assignments are exchanged over UVA email and UVA Collab. All class sessions are also recorded for later viewing or for review purposes.

  • 3. What are the degree requirements?

    VEO ME students must complete 10 graduate courses to earn a UVA Masters of Engineering (ME) degree. The degree achieved is coursework only; no research thesis is required. To understand the particular course requirements for any one of the UVA degree programs, students should review our degree program pages and may also wish to consult with the online advisor for that department.  Prior to taking courses, students are strongly encouraged to discuss academic plans and intentions with an advisor. 

  • 4. Do you accept transfer credits?

    Yes. Up to 15 transfer credits may be accepted into one’s VEO degree program. Transfer credit approvals come from the degree granting department.

  • 5. Can I take classes without applying?

    Yes. In fact, we encourage students to take a class or two with us before applying. Early coursework can count towards one’s degree and may even bolster one's application package. Proven success in our classes as a non-degree/visiting students usually translates to continued success once one joins a degree program.

  • 6. How do I apply?

    Complete an Application to one of our degree programs.

  • 7. Do you require the GRE?

    The GRE is required for some but not all of our degree programs. A GRE waiver is available for the degree programs that require GRE scores.

  • 8. I have more questions. Who can I talk to?

    Great! We are here to share all we can to help you determine if Virginia Engineering Online is the right fit for you.  Your best first point of contact is Jennifer Mauller, our administrative lead and academic programs manager for VEO:

    Jennifer Mauller, Programs Manager
    UVA School of Engineering & Applied Science
    P.O. Box 400235
    Charlottesville, VA 22904-4235
    Ph: 434-924-4051


    You may also reach out to our current director, Amy Clobes:

    Amy Clobes, Assistant Director of Graduate Programs
    UVA School of Engineering & Applied Science
    P.O. Box 400235
    Charlottesville, VA 22904-4235
    Ph: 434-924-5618

    For advising in a particular discipline, please contact the online advisor and graduate coordinator listed here: