University of Virginia School of Engineering Graduate Departments

Graduate Engineering Departments List on This Page:

> Biomedical Engineering
> Chemical Engineering
> Civil and Environmental Engineering
> Computer Science
> Electrical and Computer Engineering 
> Engineering and Society  
> Materials Science and Engineering
> Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
> Systems and Information Engineering

DEPARTMENT OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical engineering is one of the most important disciplines of the new millennium, with an impact on health, prosperity and daily life. Biomedical engineers discover new fundamental knowledge and apply that knowledge in innovative ways to improve human health. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a “Top 20” program, the department is the University of Virginia’s highest-ranked science or engineering program.
BME Website| BME Brochure

 

DEPARTMENT OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

Chemical Engineering
Chemical engineering involves the application of mathematics, physics, chemistry and other natural sciences, such as biology, to find economic ways of using energy and materials for the benefit of humankind. The department’s state-of-the art research takes place in superior facilities, including Rice Hall and Wilsdorf Hall, that offer advanced features to enhance the educational experience of students and create opportunities for interdisciplinary research.
ChE Website | ChE Brochure

DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

Civil and Environmental Engineering
Civil and environmental engineering applies science and technology to the planning, design, analysis, construction, operation and maintenance of infrastructure and the natural environment. The department’s focus is on two program areas: environmental and water resources engineering and civil infrastructure systems. Within civil infrastructure systems, students specialize in transportation engineering, structural engineering and solid mechanics or pavement engineering.
CEE Website | CEE Brochure

DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Computer Science
Computer science students participate in world-class research projects alongside renowned, published faculty and are aggressively sought by research universities and by industry. The department meets the needs of today’s graduate students with reduced course loads, more seminars, smaller classes and a strong focus on building complex systems as well as an emphasis on student involvement in research.
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DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Electrical and Computer Engineering
This department integrates analysis and judgment in order to ensure that Engineering School graduates are able to balance their disciplinary expertise with an understanding of their professional responsibilities. The department includes faculty with expertise in science-technology studies and areas that include applied math, distributed learning and technology entrepreneurship. The department provides many of the foundational courses in the Engineering School curriculum and is responsible for programs which enrich the undergraduate engineering student experience: the undergraduate thesis, the engineering business minor, the Science and Technology Policy Internship, Rodman Scholars, international studies, on-line courses and experiential learning.
ECE Website | ECE Brochure

DEPARTMENT OF ENGINEERING AND SOCIETY

Engineering and Society
This department integrates analysis and judgment in order to ensure that Engineering School graduates are able to balance their disciplinary expertise with an understanding of their professional responsibilities. The department includes faculty with expertise in science-technology studies and areas that include applied math, distributed learning and technology entrepreneurship. The department provides many of the foundational courses in the Engineering School curriculum and is responsible for programs which enrich the undergraduate engineering student experience: the undergraduate thesis, the engineering business minor, the Science and Technology Policy Internship, Rodman Scholars, international studies, on-line courses and experiential learning.
E&S Website

DEPARTMENT OF MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
Internationally recognized areas of research in the materials science and engineering department include amorphous, nanocrystaline and multifunctional high-performance metals, astrophysics and space sciences, computational materials science, fatigue and fracture, electrochemistry and corrosion, magnetism, microscopy and spectroscopy with electrons, ions and X-rays, thermodynamics and kinetics, and surface and interfaced science. The department houses six interdisciplinary centers for excellence.
MSE Website | MSE Brochure

DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
Mechanical and aerospace engineers complete novel research in the areas of solid mechanics, dynamics and controls, and thermofluids, with an emphasis that includes aeroacoustics, nanomechanics, computational biomechanics, neuronal control, control theory and heat-assist devices. When mechanical and aerospace engineers approach their research, they begin with the questions “How does this work?” and “How can I make it better?”
MAE Website | MAE Brochure

DEPARTMENT OF SYSTEMS AND INFORMATION ENGINEERING

Systems and Information Engineering
Systems and information engineering involves improving the performance of systems formed of multiple components. Through identification and modeling of problems and deficiencies — followed by careful implementation of solutions — systems engineers improve the performance of complex systems through the use methodologies from the fields of operations research, statistical modeling and data mining, human computer interaction and risk analysis.
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