How the Program Works

Applications for admission to Virginia Engineering Online are made to the School of Engineering and Applied Science at UVA. A student can combine courses from UVA and supporting institutions to create a unique, individually appropriate, program of study. The application process is on-going; new students are accepted each spring, summer, and fall term. Students interested in the degree are encouraged to apply by the start of their second course if not sooner. While there is no limit to the number of courses that can be taken as non-degree seeking student, if courses are not pre-approved by a degree advisor they may not be approved to count towards the intended degree.

You register for classes or apply to the graduate program of your choice online, just as our on-grounds students do.

You may sign up for the entire degree program, or take individual classes.

You may take up to half of your classes through one of our partner institutions:

  • George Mason University
  • Old Dominion University
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Virginia State University
  • Virginia Tech

Doing so offers you even greater flexibility, and can shorten your time to degree.

Some of our Virginia Engineering Online (VEO) courses are live-streamed and all are available via live-recorded lecture sessions.  Students connect to class through the internet. Materials, resources, and homework assignments are exchanged over UVA email or UVA Collab.

All courses are regular UVA Engineering School offerings. Our online students take classes and earn a degree alongside their on-grounds student peers. The degree - a Master of Engineering (ME) - is likewise the same that is earned by on-grounds students. All graduating students are invited to attend graduation ceremonies when they have completed the program.

For additional information, contact the SEAS Office of Educational Innovation: