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 offered by way of recorded lecture sessions (asynchronous delivery), unless real-time live-stream attendance and/or participation is specified by the instructor. Online 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 recorded for later viewing and 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 the degree programs page and 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 to ensure that all courses one takes will count towards the degree. 

  • 4. Do you accept transfer credits?

    Yes. Up to 15 transfer credits may be accepted into one’s VEO degree program. Transfer credit must be pre-approved from the degree granting department. In general, Transfer credits must be completed at least one semester prior to graduation. See the REQUEST APPROVAL OF TRANSFER CREDITS FORM for further details.

  • 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. See option 1 at our Get Started page for more information. 

  • 6. How do I apply?

    Complete an Application to one of our degree programs. To take classes as a non-degree or visiting student, do not complete an application; complete the online account request form here instead.

  • 7. Do you require the GRE?

    GRE scores are an optional credential.  As an applicant, you may decide if you want to submit your scores as part of your application. If you have already taken the GREs and count them as reflective of your abilities, feel free to submit them. If you choose not to submit test scores, you will not be viewed negatively. Applications are evaluated as a total package. Each application is evaluated for excellence and best fit via recommendation letters, research experience and interest, tenacity and curiosity, leadership abilities, and prior academic achievements.

  • 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, Graduate Online Programs Administrator
    UVA School of Engineering & Applied Science
    P.O. Box 400235
    Charlottesville, VA 22904-4235
    Ph: 434-924-4051

    We also encourage you to complete the REQUEST FOR INFORMATION FORM. We will be back in touch with you soon! (Note: The option to receive information about online offerings becomes available after selecting one of our participating degree programs.) 


    For advising in a particular discipline, please contact the online advisor and graduate coordinator of that discipline as listed here.



    Should you require additional support after reaching out as described above, you may also contact our current director, Amy Clobes:

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