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Engineering Pathway

Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering is consistently ranked among the best in the country. It is the largest engineering school in Virginia. The college is known for its “Hands On, Minds On” environment where students can learn and conduct research both inside and outside the classroom. 

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Spotlight

Aerospace Engineering

The Kevin T. Crofton Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering offers a unique blend of two disciplines that takes advantage of commonality in the analysis and design of aerospace and ocean systems. All our programs are vehicle-oriented, with an emphasis on aircraft and spacecraft in the aerospace program.

Program Components*

Level 3 (three-semester pathway)

Semester 1 Hours Per Week Credit Hours
EAP 300: English for Academic Purposes 20  
University Success Seminar 4  
Semester 2    
EAP 400: English for Academic Purposes
10  
University Success Seminar
4  
Freshman English Course 3 3
Select Math Course 4 4
Semester 3    
EAP 500: English for Academic Purposes 10  
Freshman English Course 3 3
Select Math Course 4 4
Requisite Engineering Course 4 4
TOTAL 68 18

 

Level 2 (two-smester pathway)

Semester 1 Hours Per Week Credit Hours
EAP 400: English for Academic Purposes
10  
University Success Seminar
4  
Freshman English Course 3 3
Select Math Course 4 4
Semester 2    
EAP 500: English for Academic Purposes 10  
Freshman English Course 3 3
Select Math Course 4 4
Requisite Engineering Course 4 4
TOTAL 42 18

 

Level 1 (one-smester pathway)

Semester 1 Hours Per Week Credit Hours
EAP 500: English for Academic Purposes 10  
University Success Seminar 4  
Freshman English Course 3 3
Select Math Course 4 4
TOTAL 21 7


*Credit course components may vary by semester. Six credits are included in the course price in the first semester of credit instruction, and nine credits are included in the second semester of credit instruction.

Program Requirements

In order to advance in the Engineering Pathway from semester to semester, all students must achieve a 3.0 or better grade-point average in their credit-bearing courses.  Students must also maintain a minimum 70 percent in their English for Academic Purposes courses and University Success Seminars.

Majors

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Biological Systems Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chip-Scale Integration
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communications and Networking
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Engineering and Management
  • Controls, Robotics, and Autonomy
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Energy and Power Electronics Systems
  • Engineering Science and Mechanics
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Machine Learning
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Micro/Nano Systems
  • Mining Engineering
  • Networking and Cybersecurity
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Photonics
  • Radio Frequency and Microwave
  • Space Systems
  • Software Systems