University of Virginia - 2016

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: University of Virginia
Mailing Address: Thornton Hall 351 McCormick Rd
P.O. Box 400259
City: Charlottesville
State: VA
Postal Code: 22904
Country: United States
Phone 434-924-3072
Fax: 434-243-2083
Website: http://www.seas.virginia.edu

Engineering College Inquiries

Maite Brandt-Pearce
Profesor & Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
School of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Virginia
351 McCormick Rd. Thornton Hall, Rm. E314
PO Box 400743
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4743
Phone: 434-924-1470
Fax: 434-924-8818
mb9q@virginia.edu

Undergraduate Admission Inquiries

Lloyd Harriott
Professor and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education
School of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Virginia
Thornton Hall Room E213
P.O. Box 400743
Charlottesville, VA 22904
Phone: 434-243-5580
Fax: 434-924-8818
lrh8t@virginia.edu

Graduate Admission Inquiries

Shannon Barker
Director of Graduate Studies
School of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Virginia
P.O. Box 400242
Charlottesville, VA 22904
Phone: 434-924-8659
Fax: 434-982-3044
sb3xk@virginia.edu

Institution Information

General Information


Type of institution: PUBLIC
Academic Year: SEMESTERS
Setting of Main Engineering Campus SMALL TOWN

Main Campus Information

Is the main campus located in a city with a population greater than 100,000?: No
Name of this city, or if no, the name of the nearest city of any size?: Charlottesville
This city's population (approx.): 48,200
Distance from Main Campus: 0

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 15,686
Total Graduate enrollment: 7,302
Total Professional and other enrollment: 910

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Business, Education, Law, Liberal arts, Medicine, Natural sciences, Nursing, Architecture, Graduate Business, Public Policy & Leadership

Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

Admission to the School of Engineering and Applied Science: High School prerequisites: Mathematics 4 years; English 4 years; Science 3 years (including Chemistry and Physics); Social Studies 1 year; recommend 2 years foreign language.

Recommendations

SAT General, SAT II Calculus. Students take full advantage of academic offerings at their high school.

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

Craig Benson
Professor & Dean
School of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Virginia
Thornton Hall, 351 McCormick Rd
PO Box 400246
Charlottesville, VA 22904
Phone: 434-924-3593
Fax: 434-924-3555
jha@virginia.edu

Engineering Information

Engineering Degrees Offered

Types of Engineering Degrees

Bachelor's:B.S.
Master's:M.S. with thesis, M.Eng.
Doctoral:Ph.D.

Computer Science Degrees Awarded Outside the College/School of Engineering

Engineering Information

Engineering Departments

Engineering Department(s) Degree Granting Level Department Chair Discipline
Biomedical Engineering Both Frederick Epstein Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering Both William Epling Chemical Engineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering Both Brian Smith Civil/Environmental Engineering
Computer Science Both Kevin Skadron Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Both John Lach Electrical/Computer Engineering
General Engineering Both Bernard Carlson Other Engineering Disciplines
Materials Science and Engineering Both John Scully Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Both Eric Loth Mechanical Engineering
Systems and Information Engineering Both Barry Horowitz Other Engineering Disciplines

Engineering Information

Research Centers

  • INCOLL - Research center WITHIN the college of engineering
  • INDEPT - Research center WITHIN an engineering department
  • INUNIV - Research center WITHIN university system
  • OUTUNIV - Research center OUTSIDE the university
Center/Lab Discipline Research Class Head Chair
Aerogel Research Laboratory Aerospace Engineering INCOLL
Aerospace Research Laboratory Aerospace Engineering INCOLL
Bio Inspired Engineering Research Laboratory Mechanical Engineering INCOLL
Cardiac Systems Biology Laboratory Biomedical Engineering INCOLL
Center for Applied Biomechanics Mechanical Engineering INCOLL
Center for Electrochemical Science and Engineering Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering INCOLL
Center for Engineering of Wound Prevention and Repair Biomedical Engineering INCOLL
Center for Risk Management of Engineering Systems Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL
Center for Semicustom Integrated Systems Electrical/Computer Engineering INCOLL
Center for Transportation Studies Civil Engineering INCOLL
Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing Mechanical Engineering INCOLL
Commonwealth Center for Aerospace Propulsion Systems Aerospace Engineering INCOLL
Computational Systems Bioengineering Laboratory Biomedical Engineering INCOLL
Dependability Research Group Computer Science (inside engineering) INCOLL
Energy Initiative at the University of Virginia Civil/Environmental Engineering INCOLL
High-Performance Low-Power (HPLP) VLSI Laboratory Computer Engineering INCOLL
Human Computer Interaction Computer Engineering INCOLL
Intelligent Processing of Materials Laboratory Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering INCOLL
Internet Commerce Group Computer Science (inside engineering) INCOLL
Keck Center for Cellular Imaging Biomedical Engineering INCOLL
Laboratory for Atomic and Surface Physics Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering INCOLL
Laboratory for Computer Architecture at Virginia Computer Science (inside engineering) INCOLL
Ley Laboratory Biomedical Engineering INCOLL
Microscale Heat Transfer Laboratory Aerospace Engineering INCOLL
Molecular Biomechanics Laboratory Biomedical Engineering INCOLL
Musculorskeletal Bioengineering Biomedical Engineering INCOLL
Nanoscale Materials Characterization Facility Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering INCOLL
National Center for Hypersonic Combined Cycle Propulsion Aerospace Engineering INCOLL
Next-Generation Real-Time Computing Laboratory Computer Science (inside engineering) INCOLL
NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center Electrical/Computer Engineering INCOLL
Peirce Laboratory Biomedical Engineering INCOLL
Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center Biomedical Engineering INCOLL
Rotating Machinery and Controls Industrial Program Mechanical Engineering INCOLL
Science and Engineering of Laser Interactions with Matter Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering INCOLL
Smart Travel Lab Civil/Environmental Engineering INCOLL
Space Physics and Surface Physics Theory Program Engr. Science and Engr. Physics INCOLL
Surface Science Center Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering INCOLL
The Institute for Nanoscale and Quantum Scientific and Technological Advanced Reserach Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering INCOLL
Traffic Operations Lab Civil/Environmental Engineering INCOLL
U.Va. Center for Wireless Health Computer Science (inside engineering) INCOLL
U.Va. Medical Informatics/Systems Engineering Training Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering INCOLL
University of Virginia Microfabrication Laboratories Electrical/Computer Engineering INCOLL
Virginia NanoComputing group Electrical/Computer Engineering INCOLL

Engineering Information

Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering (B.S.) Chemical Engineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (B.S.) Civil/Environmental Engineering
Computer Science Computer Science (B.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Computer Engineering (B.S.) Computer Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (B.S.) Electrical Engineering
General Engineering Undeclared Other Engineering Disciplines
Materials Science and Engineering Engineering Science (B.S.) Engr. Science and Engr. Physics
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Aerospace Engineering (B.S.) Aerospace Engineering
Systems and Information Engineering Systems Engineering (B.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines

Master's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Master's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering (M.E.) Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering (M.S.) Chemical Engineering
Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering (M.E.) Chemical Engineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (M.E.) Civil/Environmental Engineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (M.S.) Civil/Environmental Engineering
Computer Science Computer Science (M.CS.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Computer Science Computer Science (M.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Computer Engineering (M.E.) Computer Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Computer Engineering (M.S.) Computer Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (M.S.) Electrical Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (M.E.) Electrical Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering Engineering Physics (M.EP.) Engr. Science and Engr. Physics
Materials Science and Engineering Engineering Physics (M.S.) Engr. Science and Engr. Physics
Materials Science and Engineering Materials Science (M.S.) Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering Materials Science (M.MSE.) Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Mechanical and Aerospace Engr (M.S.) Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Mechanical and Aerospace Engr (M.E.) Mechanical Engineering
Systems and Information Engineering Systems Engineering (M.E.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Systems and Information Engineering Systems Engineering (M.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Doctoral Degree Program(s) Discipline
Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.) Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) Chemical Engineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) Civil/Environmental Engineering
Computer Science Computer Science (Ph.D.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) Computer Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) Electrical Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering Engineering Physics (Ph.D.) Engr. Science and Engr. Physics
Materials Science and Engineering Materials Science (Ph.D.) Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Ph.D.) Mechanical Engineering
Systems and Information Engineering Systems Engineering (Ph.D.) Other Engineering Disciplines

Engineering Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Biomedical Engineering
  1. Cardiovascular Engineering
  2. Medical and Molecular Imaging
  3. Computational Systems Biology
  4. Drug Delivery
Chemical Engineering
  1. Biotechnology and Biomolecular Engineering
  2. Energy and the Environment
  3. Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology
Civil & Environmental Engineering
  1. Environmental Engineering
  2. Structures and Mechanics
  3. Transportation
  4. Water Resources
Computer Science
  1. Cybersecurity and Cryptography
  2. Machine learning, text mining, information retrieval, and bioinfomatics
  3. Programming languages and compilers
  4. Software engineering
  5. Grid/cloud/high-performance computing
  6. Cyber-physical systems, ad-hoc wireless sensor networks, wireless health
  7. Computer architecture
  8. Algorithms
  9. Computer graphics and vision
  10. Computer science education
Electrical and Computer Engineering
  1. Optoelectronic Devices
  2. Nanoelectronics
  3. Control Systems
  4. Computer Networks
  5. Millimeter-Wave and Terahertz Electronics
  6. Low Power Design
  7. Embedded Systems
  8. Signal and Image Processing
  9. VLSI Design
  10. Wireless and Optical Communication Systems
Materials Science and Engineering
  1. Surface and Interface Science and Engineering
  2. Intelligent Processing of Materials
  3. Corrosion and Electrochemical Sciences and Engineering
  4. Nanoelectronics and 2-D Materials
  5. Magnetic Materials
  6. Metallurgy
  7. Materials Characterization
  8. Computational MSE
  9. High Temperature Materials Science and Oxides
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  1. Microscale Heat Transfer
  2. Combustion
  3. Fluid Mechanics
  4. Biomechanics/injury biomechanics
  5. Morphing structures/biomimetics
  6. Rotating Machinery
  7. Mechatronics
  8. Engineering Education
Systems and Information Engineering
  1. Autonomy and Controls
  2. Human Factors
  3. Optimization Models and Methods
  4. Stochastic Modeling
  5. Statistical Modeling

Engineering Information

Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

  • Pi Tau Sigma
  • Tau Beta Pi
  • Theta Tau

Local Groups

  • Alpha Omega Epsilon
  • Chi Epsilon
  • Eta Kappa Nu
  • Omega Chi Epsilon
  • Pi Tau Sigma
  • Sigma Gamma Tau
  • Tau Beta Pi

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • ACM
  • Am. Inst. of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Am. Inst. of Chemical Engineers
  • Am. Soc. of Civil Engineers
  • Am. Soc. of Mechanical Engineers
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Local Groups

  • AIChE ChemE Car Team
  • AIChE Wahoo Wizards
  • ASCE Concrete Canoe
  • ASCE Steel Bridge Team
  • Alpha Omega Epsilon
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
  • American Society for Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Association of Computing Machinery
  • Association of Computing Machinery - Women
  • B.U.C.K.S. Brothers United Celebrating Knowledge and Success
  • Biomedical engineering Society (BMES)
  • Chi Epsilon
  • DAEDALUS
  • Dean's Ambassadors
  • Engineering Student Council (E-Stud)
  • Engineering Students Without Borders (ESWB)
  • Eta Kappa Nu
  • FIRST Partnership
  • Girls Excited About Math and Science (GEMS)
  • Global Ingenuity Program
  • Graduate Engineering Student Council (GESC)
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES)
  • Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Institute of Transportation Engineers at U.Va.
  • International Council on Systems Engineering
  • Math Modeling Group
  • Nano and Emerging Technologies Club (NExT)
  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
  • Omega Chi Epsilon
  • Pi Tau Sigma
  • Ride Forward Group
  • Rodman Scholars Council
  • SAE Aero Team/Hoos Flying
  • SAE Mini Baja
  • Sigma Gamma Tau
  • Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE)
  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
  • Solar Car Team
  • Spectra
  • Student Game Developers
  • Tau Beta Pi
  • The Inventor's Society (Hoos Invent)
  • The Materials Research Society
  • Theta Tau
  • Trigon Engineering Society
  • Virginia Genetically Engineered Machine (VGEM)
  • W4UVA
  • ecoMod

Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers

Local Groups

  • Association of Computing Machinery - Women
  • B.U.C.K.S. Brothers United Celebrating Knowledge and Success
  • Girls Excited About Math and Science (GEMS)
  • National Society of Bleck Engineers (NSBE)
  • Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE)
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Other Student Support Programs

The Technology Leaders Program (TLP) is an interdisciplinary undergraduate program focused on developing engineering leaders who can bring both a top-down systems perspective and bottom-up component perspective to the problems they face â€" problems that are increasingly complex and require solutions agile enough to respond to changing needs.

Mentor Program, Peer Support Groups, Transfer Student Support Groups.

Engineering Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

Undergraduate thesis requirement

Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

Founded in 1836, the U.Va. Engineering School is the third oldest engineering school in a public university in the U.S. The School combines research and educational opportunities at the undergraduate and graduate levels as part of the University of Virginia, a consistently top-ranked public institution.

Within the Engineering School undergraduate programs, courses in engineering, ethics, mathematics, the sciences and the humanities are available to build a strong foundation for careers in engineering and other professions. Our abundant research opportunities complement the curriculum and educate young men and women to become thoughtful leaders in technology and society.

At the graduate level, the Engineering School collaborates with the University’s highly ranked medical and business schools on interdisciplinary research projects and entrepreneurial initiatives.

Engineering Information

Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Biomedical Engineering 7 5 2 14
Chemical Engineering 4 2 6 12
Civil & Environmental Engineering 6 8 2 16
Computer Science 8 8 8 24
Electrical and Computer Engineering 23 1 5 29
General Engineering 0 0 0 0
Materials Science and Engineering 12 3 2 17
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 10 6 3 19
Systems and Information Engineering 6 4 6 16
Totals: 76 37 34 147

Teaching, Non-Tenure-Track

Engineering Department(s) FT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel PT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Teach. Personnel
Biomedical Engineering 1 0 1 0.00
Chemical Engineering 1 0 1 0.00
Civil & Environmental Engineering 1 0 1 0.00
Computer Science 12 0 12 0.00
Electrical and Computer Engineering 3 0 3 0.00
General Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Materials Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 3 0 3 0.00
Systems and Information Engineering 4 0 4 0.00
Totals: 25 0 25 0.00

Non-Teaching, Research

Engineering Department(s) Non-Teach. FT Research Personnel Non-Teach. PT Research Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Non-Teach. Research Personnel
Biomedical Engineering 1 0 1 0.00
Chemical Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Civil & Environmental Engineering 1 0 1 0.00
Computer Science 0 0 0 0.00
Electrical and Computer Engineering 1 0 1 0.00
General Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Materials Science and Engineering 1 0 1 0.00
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 1 0 1 0.00
Systems and Information Engineering 2 0 2 0.00
Totals: 7 0 7 0.00

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

  • American Indian or Alaska Native (Am Ind): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
  • Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • Black or African American (B/AfrA): A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Terms such as "Haitian" or "Negro" can be used in addition to "Black or African American."
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (Haw): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
  • Hispanic or Latino (Hisp): A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. The term, "Spanish origin," can be used in addition to "Hispanic or Latino."
  • White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Full Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0
Chemical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 3 1
Civil & Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 6 0
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 7 1
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 15 2 0 0 20 3
General Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Materials Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 12 0
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 0 0 7 3
Systems and Information Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 6 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 1 0 0 0 60 7 0 0 68 8

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Associate Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 1
Chemical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Civil & Environmental Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 6 2
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 1
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
General Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Materials Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 2
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 6 0
Systems and Information Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0
Totals: 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 1 3 0 0 0 24 4 0 0 31 6

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Assistant Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Chemical Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 6 0
Civil & Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
Computer Science 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 2
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 4 1
General Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Materials Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Systems and Information Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 4 2
Totals: 0 0 2 0 0 0 8 3 0 0 0 0 18 3 0 0 28 6

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

High school prerequisites: Mathematics 4 years; English 4 years; Science 3 years (including Chemistry and Physics) Social Studies 1 year; Recommend two years foreign language.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Application to an engineering academic major occurs at the end of the first year. Admission is competitive and decisions are based upon academic performance, an essay, and diversity broadly defined.

Residency Requirements

Minimum of two semesters in residence required. Must be registered in residence during the semester in which degree is awarded.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

No specific entrance requirements. Admitted on a best qualified basis.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 37
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 22

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): In-State / Out-of-State

Undergraduate Group 1 Undergraduate Group 2
Tuition & Fees: $19,734 $49,078
Room & Board: $10,726 $10,726
Books & Supplies: $1,294 $1,294
Other Expenses: $2,456 $2,456
Estimated avg. course load per term: 16 16
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: Yes

Special Programs or Fee Structures

International student fee of $120 per year. All students pay an engineering activity fee of $20 per year

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Institution's Own Application Form, Federal Tax Return Forms (IRS), Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), College Scholarship Service Financial Aid PROFILE (CCS/PROFILE)

Additional Financial Aid Information

http://sfs.virginia.edu/

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 6,028
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 1,868
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 636
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: 96%

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range: 770 690
Reading Range: 730 630
Writing Range: 730 630
Combined Range: 2210 1980
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range: 35 31
Composite Range: 34 31

Undergraduate

Enrollments by Class

Undergraduate Engr. Programs Fresh
1st Year
Soph
2nd Year
Junior
3rd Year
Senior
4th/5th Year
Full Time Total Part Time Total
Aerospace Engineering (B.S.) 0 34 39 25 98 0
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) 0 88 84 99 271 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 0 51 55 50 156 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 0 44 61 59 164 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 0 45 45 59 149 0
Computer Science (B.S.) 0 155 139 142 436 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 0 32 40 36 108 0
Engineering Science (B.S.) 0 28 34 41 103 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 0 63 89 101 253 0
Systems Engineering (B.S.) 0 98 90 105 293 0
Undeclared 631 11 1 0 643 0
Totals: 631 649 677 717 2674 0

Freshmen

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Aerospace Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Science (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Systems Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Undeclared
Men 12 0 36 0 27 0 1 0 84 0 17 0 1 0 236 0 15 0 429 0
Women 4 0 23 0 13 0 0 0 38 0 9 0 0 0 101 0 14 0 202 0
Totals: 16 0 59 0 40 0 1 0 122 0 26 0 1 0 337 0 29 0 631 0

Sophomores

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Aerospace Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 22 0 2 0 26 0
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 8 0
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 16 0 3 0 0 0 26 0 2 0 51 0
Women 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 11 0 1 0 0 0 20 0 0 0 37 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 0 4 0 3 0 0 0 4 0 3 0 0 0 14 0 1 0 32 0
Women 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 10 0 4 0 19 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 13 0 1 0 22 0
Women 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 22 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 0 4 0 3 0 0 0 6 0 2 0 0 0 17 0 1 0 36 0
Women 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 9 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 5 0 14 0 1 0 1 0 40 0 4 0 0 0 51 0 3 0 119 0
Women 3 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 2 0 36 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 14 0 2 0 24 0
Women 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 8 0
Engineering Science (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 15 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 2 0 13 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 32 0 1 0 43 0
Women 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 1 0 20 0
Systems Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 5 0 2 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 42 0 7 0 64 0
Women 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 2 0 0 0 21 0 1 0 34 0
Undeclared
Men 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 3 0 11 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 32 0 47 0 29 0 1 0 132 0 21 0 0 0 352 0 35 0 649 0

Juniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Aerospace Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 24 0 2 0 35 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 26 0 2 0 40 0
Women 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 8 0 2 0 0 0 26 0 2 0 44 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 19 0 3 0 30 0
Women 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 25 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 26 0 1 0 39 0
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 15 0 2 0 22 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 2 0 35 0
Women 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 10 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 3 0 2 0 7 0 0 0 24 0 4 0 0 0 58 0 6 0 104 0
Women 0 0 4 0 5 0 0 0 10 0 3 0 0 0 12 0 1 0 35 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 2 0 0 0 21 0 3 0 35 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
Engineering Science (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 7 0 4 0 20 0
Women 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 4 0 14 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 5 0 2 0 0 0 7 0 3 0 0 0 45 0 4 0 67 0
Women 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 1 0 22 0
Systems Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 5 0 2 0 0 0 7 0 1 0 0 0 42 0 4 0 62 0
Women 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 2 0 28 0
Undeclared
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 16 0 38 0 43 0 0 0 109 0 31 0 0 0 397 0 43 0 677 0

Seniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Aerospace Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 2 0 21 0
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 7 0 3 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 27 0 4 0 51 0
Women 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 3 0 0 0 33 0 3 0 48 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 3 0 29 0
Women 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 1 0 21 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 16 0 2 0 29 0
Women 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 19 0 1 0 30 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 11 0 3 0 0 0 30 0 1 0 52 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 7 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 3 0 11 0 4 0 0 0 20 0 5 0 0 0 50 0 7 0 100 0
Women 4 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 14 0 1 0 0 0 13 0 5 0 42 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 2 0 0 0 16 0 4 0 33 0
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Engineering Science (B.S.)
Men 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 10 0 1 0 21 0
Women 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 5 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 20 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 0 3 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 1 0 0 0 57 0 3 0 81 0
Women 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 20 0
Systems Engineering (B.S.)
Men 5 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 46 0 3 0 65 0
Women 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 29 0 2 0 40 0
Undeclared
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 33 0 47 0 34 0 0 0 114 0 26 0 0 0 421 0 42 0 717 0

Undergraduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Aerospace Engineering (B.S.) 0 3 2 0 2 0 0 26 3 36 26 10
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) 2 4 2 0 20 1 0 55 5 89 44 45
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 1 5 3 0 5 0 0 21 1 36 19 17
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 2 3 4 2 6 2 0 46 1 66 30 36
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 3 0 0 0 11 0 0 19 1 34 25 9
Computer Science (B.S.) 6 4 4 0 24 2 0 56 9 105 84 21
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 2 1 1 0 5 1 0 17 2 29 22 7
Engineering Science (B.S.) 1 2 1 0 3 3 0 17 0 27 17 10
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 1 5 7 0 10 4 0 70 4 101 82 19
Systems Engineering (B.S.) 2 5 7 0 9 1 0 78 3 105 78 27
Undeclared 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 20 32 31 2 95 14 0 405 29 628 427 201

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Aerospace Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 19 7 1 2 36
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) 0 2 1 3 1 1 0 0 9 11 0 1 0 0 32 23 1 4 89
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 0 1 5 0 1 2 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 10 11 1 0 36
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 2 0 2 1 3 1 2 0 1 5 0 2 0 0 19 27 1 0 66
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 3 0 0 0 0 17 2 0 1 34
Computer Science (B.S.) 5 1 3 1 4 0 0 0 16 8 1 1 0 0 50 6 5 4 105
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 1 0 0 13 4 1 1 29
Engineering Science (B.S.) 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 2 1 0 0 11 6 0 0 27
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 1 0 5 0 6 1 0 0 8 2 3 1 0 0 55 15 4 0 101
Systems Engineering (B.S.) 2 0 2 3 5 2 0 0 8 1 1 0 0 0 57 21 3 0 105
Undeclared 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 13 7 23 9 23 8 2 0 59 36 7 7 0 0 283 122 17 12 628

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

Engineering students may complete the requirements for a minor or major in other academic areas and have it so indicated on their final transcript, but they receive their BS degrees in their chosen engineering or applied science major. Engineering students may also participate in the Accelerated Bachelors/Masters Program and receive both the BS and the MS in five years.

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded

68

Undergraduate

Program Comparisons

  • ABET - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • CEAB - Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board
Degree Program ABET/CEAB Accred. Nominal Program Length
(yrs.)
Average Program Length
(yrs.)
Time: Day/Even./
Both
Co-op: None/Opt./
Required
Grads in Co-op Progs.
Aerospace Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.10 Day Optional
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.10 Day None
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.10 Day None
Civil Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.20 Day Optional
Computer Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Computer Science (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day None
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Engineering Science (B.S.) no 4.00 4.30 Day Optional
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.10 Day Optional
Systems Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.20 Day Optional
Undeclared no 0.00 0.00 Both None

Graduate

Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Non-refundable application fee: $85.00 Application Deadline: 12/1 for January, 5/1 for June, 8/1 for September (1/15 for September to be considered for financial aid). GRE typical minimum score: 1250 (verbal and quantitative). Minimum GPA: 3.00 on a 4.00 scale. Other Requirements: Transcripts from all previous schools, three letters of recommendation, final transcript conferring degree. (BS Engr not required).

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

An applicant must have a baccalaureate degree from a recognized college or university. While this degree will normally be in the field of engineering or applied science, degrees in other fields may be acceptable. Undergraduate courses that may be required to remedy deficiencies must be taken without credit. An applicant should have at least a B average for admission into graduate studies.

Each candidate must complete the Application for Admission. The application includes:

The on-line application
Transcripts of all academic work
Three letters of recommendation
Graduate Records Exam (GRE) general test scores (Institution code 5820)
TOEFL or IELTS scores for applicants whose native language is not English

Official transcripts and test scores are NOT required for the review process if you upload unofficial transcripts and type your unofficial test scores in your application. All materials such as your resume, essays, unofficial transcripts, unofficial test scores and other supplemental materials should be submitted electronically as part of your application. If you are admitted and choose to accept, we require paper transcripts in envelopes sealed and signed by the University registrar and official test scores reported from ETS to Institution code 5820 before you can enroll and before a Form I-20 can be issued (for international students).

If you wish to apply to a second program, you must create a new account with a different email address, user name and password, and complete a second application.

Applications must be completed and submitted on-line. Letters of recommendation should be submitted on-line. If your recommender cannot submit a recommendation on-line, recommendations may be submitted by mail to the Graduate Studies Office.

Please submit ALL materials electronically using the file upload provisions in the application. Supplementary materials (papers, certificates, etc) submitted electronically using the upload fields in the Additional Information Section will be more widely accessible to Admissions Committee members than paper documents. DO NOT submit paper copies of materials submitted on-line.

Please send all materials to:
Graduate Studies Office
School of Engineering and Applied Science
P.O. Box 400242
Thornton Hall, Room A-108
351 McCormick Road
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4242
Masters of Science (with thesis) and PhD Applicants:

All applicants who wish to be considered for fellowships and assistantships should apply by January 15 for the Fall term EXCEPT for Biomedical Engineering which has a January 1 deadline! For Spring admission to Biomedical Engineering the deadline is September 1 while for other departments who accept spring admission the deadlines are as below. It is wise to apply as soon as you are able for the best opportunity for admission. While most funding is committed in the spring for the next academic year, occasionally in some programs assistantships become available beginning in the spring or summer term as new projects start or students graduate.

You may submit an application for admission until the deadline below, but please note that some programs fill their entering class early in the admissions cycle and may stop accepting applications before the published deadline.
M.E. applicants and those not requesting aid will have the following deadlines:

Term U.S. Citizens & Permanent Residents Non-U.S. Citizens
Fall Term August 1 April 1
Spring Term** December 1 (except Biomed) August 1
**All applications for Biomedical Engineering for Spring will have a deadline of September 1.
Summer Term May 1 January 1



NOTE: Not all programs admit students in every term. After the program is selected in the Application Information section, the terms in which the program admits students will be displayed. To find out which terms are available, click the Application Information link and select a program.

Master of Engineering (without thesis) Applicants:
Application for Admission deadlines for Masters of Engineering, Master of Computer Science, and Masters of Material Science & Engineering are the same the table as above.

Applications for the Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Programs (CGEP) are accepted year round.

The Accelerated Master Program in Systems Engineering(AMP) uses a rolling admissions procedure. Applications are reviewed and admissions decisions are made as the applications are received. Class size is limited. Prospective students are encouraged to submit their applications early in the cycle. Applications may be submitted after March 31 only if space is available in the cohort. Please contact accmp@virginia.edu for more information.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

International students must have an excellent command of the English language in order to enroll at the University. The TOEFL or IELTS exam is required of all applicants if the language first learned and spoken in the home is not English. Most students admitted score at least 600 on the TOEFL paper exam, 90 on the IBT, or band 7.0 on IELTS. Some students may be required to complete the Summer English for Academic Purposes Program prior to admission.

A prospective international student must have appropriate, current, valid, and legal non-immigrant status before he/she can be offered final admission to the University. The International Studies Office provides assistance for international applicants’ visa documents.

With a few exceptions, the Accelerated Master Program in Systems Engineering (AMP) and Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Program (CGEP) are open to anyone who is legally entitled to reside in the US during the period of the program; however, AMP and CGEP students do not qualify for student visas. If you have questions regarding eligibility, please contact the International Studies Office (ISO).

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Please refer to instructions for Graduate Admission to Engineering Department.

Residency Requirements

Residency M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs require a period of residency. A full-time graduate student in residence at the University, whether taking courses or doing research, is expected to be fully engaged in the academic community, to participate in planned and impromptu discussions with faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students, and to actively contribute to intellectual discourse within the School. During the period of residency, a student should have no major conflicts of commitment. Substantial employment obligations, for example, would generally be in conflict with the residency requirement.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Please refer to instructions for Graduate Admission to Engineering Department.

Graduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): In-State / Out-of-State

Graduate Group 1 Graduate Group 2
Tuition & Fees: $18,352 $28,934
Room & Board: $16,808 $16,808
Books & Supplies: $1,630 $1,630
Other Expenses: $2,735 $2,735
Estimated avg. course load per term: 12 12
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: Yes

Special Programs or Fee Structures

International student fee of $120 per year. All students pay an engineering activity fee of $20 per year

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Institution's Own Application Form, Federal Tax Return Forms (IRS), Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Graduate

New Applicants

New Graduate Applicants

A. Number of graduate applicants to the engineering college: 1,792
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 520
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 237

Graduate

Enrollments by Class

Master's

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Biomedical Engineering (M.E.)
Men 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Women 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0
Chemical Engineering (M.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chemical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Civil Engineering (M.E.)
Men 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 6 2
Women 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 1
Civil Engineering (M.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 8 0
Women 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
Computer Engineering (M.E.)
Men 21 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 0
Women 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Computer Engineering (M.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science (M.CS.)
Men 18 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 28 0
Women 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 0
Computer Science (M.S.)
Men 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 15 0
Women 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Electrical Engineering (M.E.)
Men 13 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 18 3
Women 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 12 0
Electrical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 22 0
Women 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
Engineering Physics (M.EP.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Physics (M.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Materials Science (M.MSE.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 2
Materials Science (M.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0
Mechanical and Aerospace Engr (M.E.)
Men 10 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 5 0 0 17 7
Women 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
Mechanical and Aerospace Engr (M.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 11 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Systems Engineering (M.E.)
Men 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 7 0
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 11 0 2 3 15
Systems Engineering (M.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 7 0
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 4 4
Totals: 150 0 3 0 6 3 0 0 13 3 2 1 0 0 64 34 3 2 241 43

Doctoral

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 4 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 22 0 2 0 37 0
Women 5 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 20 0 0 0 34 0
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 0 0 28 0
Women 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 16 0
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 15 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 23 0
Women 11 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 18 0
Computer Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 13 0
Women 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Computer Science (Ph.D.)
Men 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 46 0
Women 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 19 0
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 46 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 13 0 1 0 64 0
Women 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 18 0
Engineering Physics (Ph.D.)
Men 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
Materials Science (Ph.D.)
Men 16 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 26 0 1 0 46 0
Women 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 16 0
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 26 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 24 0 0 0 56 0
Women 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 7 0
Systems Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 27 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 42 0
Women 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 8 0
Totals: 260 0 8 0 13 0 0 0 33 0 6 0 0 0 177 0 5 0 502 0

Graduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Biomedical Engineering (M.E.) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 1
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 2 0
Chemical Engineering (M.E.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 0
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 5 4 1
Civil Engineering (M.E.) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 5 4 1
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 5 0 8 4 4
Computer Engineering (M.E.) 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 6 6 0
Computer Engineering (M.S.) 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 3 2
Computer Science (M.CS.) 10 0 0 0 3 0 0 5 0 18 15 3
Computer Science (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 2 0
Electrical Engineering (M.E.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 5 5 0
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 2 2
Engineering Physics (M.EP.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0
Engineering Physics (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Materials Science (M.MSE.) 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 0 10 6 4
Materials Science (M.S.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Mechanical and Aerospace Engr (M.E.) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 6 6 0
Mechanical and Aerospace Engr (M.S.) 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 7 6 1
Systems Engineering (M.E.) 1 1 2 0 2 2 0 23 0 31 26 5
Systems Engineering (M.S.) 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 16 7 9
Totals: 46 1 4 0 10 4 0 69 2 136 102 34

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Biomedical Engineering (M.E.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Chemical Engineering (M.E.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5
Civil Engineering (M.E.) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 5
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 8
Computer Engineering (M.E.) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 6
Computer Engineering (M.S.) 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
Computer Science (M.CS.) 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 18
Computer Science (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Electrical Engineering (M.E.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 5
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
Engineering Physics (M.EP.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Engineering Physics (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Materials Science (M.MSE.) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 3 0 0 10
Materials Science (M.S.) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Mechanical and Aerospace Engr (M.E.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 6
Mechanical and Aerospace Engr (M.S.) 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 7
Systems Engineering (M.E.) 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 19 4 0 0 31
Systems Engineering (M.S.) 4 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 1 0 16
Totals: 31 15 1 0 3 1 0 0 8 2 3 1 0 0 54 15 2 0 136

Master's Degree Programs

Master's Degree Program Degree Type
Master's w/ Thesis Master's w/o Thesis or with Proj./Report Program Totals
Biomedical Engineering (M.E.) 0 2 2
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) 2 0 2
Chemical Engineering (M.E.) 0 2 2
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 5 0 5
Civil Engineering (M.E.) 0 5 5
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 8 0 8
Computer Engineering (M.E.) 0 6 6
Computer Engineering (M.S.) 5 0 5
Computer Science (M.CS.) 0 18 18
Computer Science (M.S.) 2 0 2
Electrical Engineering (M.E.) 0 5 5
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 4 0 4
Engineering Physics (M.EP.) 0 0 0
Engineering Physics (M.S.) 1 0 1
Materials Science (M.MSE.) 0 10 10
Materials Science (M.S.) 1 0 1
Mechanical and Aerospace Engr (M.E.) 0 6 6
Mechanical and Aerospace Engr (M.S.) 7 0 7
Systems Engineering (M.E.) 0 31 31
Systems Engineering (M.S.) 16 0 16
Totals: 51 85 136

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.) 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 0 8 6 2
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 4 4 0
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 5 5 0
Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science (Ph.D.) 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 0
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) 9 0 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 14 11 3
Engineering Physics (Ph.D.) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1
Materials Science (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 5 3 2
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Ph.D.) 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 10 8 2
Systems Engineering (Ph.D.) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 4 0
Totals: 28 2 1 0 5 1 0 20 0 57 47 10

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 8
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5
Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science (Ph.D.) 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) 7 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 14
Engineering Physics (Ph.D.) 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Materials Science (Ph.D.) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 5
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Ph.D.) 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 10
Systems Engineering (Ph.D.) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
Totals: 23 5 2 0 0 1 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 16 4 0 0 57

Graduate

Research Expenditures

Expenditures by Research Department

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Engineering Department External Funding Source
Biomedical Engineering
Total#: 80 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $6,447,851 Industry: $359,864 Priv/Non: $578,195
State: $-1,747 Local: $2,523,419 Total Expn.: $9,907,582
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Chemical Engineering
Total#: 27 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $1,162,746 Industry: $387,425 Priv/Non: $168,483
State: $0 Local: $1,240,406 Total Expn.: $2,959,060
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Total#: 70 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $2,518,565 Industry: $240,035 Priv/Non: $80,797
State: $2,852,915 Local: $869,426 Total Expn.: $6,561,738
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Computer Science
Total#: 71 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $5,804,906 Industry: $828,978 Priv/Non: $5,000
State: $30,402 Local: $1,492,206 Total Expn.: $8,161,492
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Total#: 140 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $6,154,038 Industry: $1,870,047 Priv/Non: $145,725
State: $195,225 Local: $2,171,452 Total Expn.: $10,536,487
Engineering Department External Funding Source
General Engineering
Total#: 21 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $905,535 Industry: $51,267 Priv/Non: $467,463
State: $0 Local: $3,616,517 Total Expn.: $5,040,782
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Materials Science and Engineering
Total#: 131 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $8,152,153 Industry: $1,210,701 Priv/Non: $112,374
State: $60,867 Local: $1,413,044 Total Expn.: $10,949,139
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Total#: 143 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $6,008,849 Industry: $4,136,533 Priv/Non: $117,454
State: $37,090 Local: $2,364,990 Total Expn.: $12,664,916
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Systems and Information Engineering
Total#: 59 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $2,006,097 Industry: $755,660 Priv/Non: $13,784
State: $197,561 Local: $1,151,136 Total Expn.: $4,124,238
Totals:
Total#: 742 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $39,160,740 Industry: $9,840,510 Priv/Non: $1,689,275
State: $3,372,313 Local: $16,842,596 Total Expn.: $70,905,434

Expenditures by Research Center

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Center/Lab External Funding Source
Aerogel Research Laboratory
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State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
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Aerospace Research Laboratory
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State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Bio Inspired Engineering Research Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
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State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Cardiac Systems Biology Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
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State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Applied Biomechanics
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
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State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Electrochemical Science and Engineering
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
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State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Engineering of Wound Prevention and Repair
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Risk Management of Engineering Systems
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Semicustom Integrated Systems
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Transportation Studies
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
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State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
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State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Commonwealth Center for Aerospace Propulsion Systems
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
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State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Computational Systems Bioengineering Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
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State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Dependability Research Group
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Energy Initiative at the University of Virginia
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
High-Performance Low-Power (HPLP) VLSI Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Human Computer Interaction
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Intelligent Processing of Materials Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Internet Commerce Group
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
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State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Keck Center for Cellular Imaging
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
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State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Laboratory for Atomic and Surface Physics
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
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State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Laboratory for Computer Architecture at Virginia
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
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State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Ley Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
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State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Microscale Heat Transfer Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
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State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Molecular Biomechanics Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Musculorskeletal Bioengineering
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Nanoscale Materials Characterization Facility
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
National Center for Hypersonic Combined Cycle Propulsion
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Next-Generation Real-Time Computing Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Peirce Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Rotating Machinery and Controls Industrial Program
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Science and Engineering of Laser Interactions with Matter
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Smart Travel Lab
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Space Physics and Surface Physics Theory Program
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Surface Science Center
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
The Institute for Nanoscale and Quantum Scientific and Technological Advanced Reserach
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Traffic Operations Lab
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
U.Va. Center for Wireless Health
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
U.Va. Medical Informatics/Systems Engineering Training
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
University of Virginia Microfabrication Laboratories
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
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State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Virginia NanoComputing group
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0


Grand Totals:
Total#: 742 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $39,160,740 Industry: $9,840,510 Priv/Non: $1,689,275
State: $3,372,313 Local: $16,842,596 Total Expn.: $70,905,434

The following text was offered to each school as a guideline for the calculation of externally-funded research expenditures:

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Graduate

Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Biomedical Engineering

U.Va. Biomedical Engineering's innovative research programs span basic to translational research. Historical strength in cardiovascular science and medical imaging is prominent, with deeply rooted partnerships in the Cardiovascular Research Center, Cancer Center, and Department of Radiology. Collaboration across the Schools of Medicine and Engineering likewise drive more recent research excellence in computational systems biology, tissue engineering, and cell and molecular engineering. Commercialization of the technologies emerging from our labs is supported by a Wallace H. Coulter Foundation Translational Research Partnership Award.

Chemical Engineering

Research in the department is focused around four central clusters. There are extensive faculty and student interactions within each cluster, and with other departments.
Major equipment items include a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) spectrometer, a three-dimensional tracking microscope, FTIR spectrometers configured for in situ sample analyses, fermenters, cell culture reactors, laminar flow hoods, high pressure liquid chromatographs, a fluorimeter, UV/vis spectrophotometers, quadrupole mass spectrometers, electrospray liquid chromatography/mass spectrometers and video microscopes. Laboratory computational equipment includes a 64 processor Beowulf cluster as well as many SGI, SUN, and IBM workstations for simulation and visualization.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering pursues a well-funded and diverse research agenda that is supported by internationally renowned faculty and state-of-the-art facilities. We collaborate with government agencies, private industry and foundations to identify and address research needs while developing new approaches for sustainable infrastructure development and the preservation of our natural environment. Our research program is further enhanced by our long-standing and ongoing partnership with the Virginia Transportation Research Council of the Virginia Department of Transportation , the Program of Interdisciplinary Research in Contaminant Hydrogeology (PIRCH), the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, and Universitas 21.

Computer Science

The computer science department at the University of Virginia attracts federal research support in excess of $6 million annually, with total external research funding of more than $7 million each year. In recent years, the department has brought in $11 million in sponsored research, $440,000 per faculty member who received funding.
In addition to excelling in traditional research areas within computer science, we believe that many important research challenges lie at the boundary of computer science and other disciplines.
With exceptional strength in experimental systems and applied research, our researchers are blazing new trails in many areas including: Secure & dependable software systems, Wireless sensor networks, High-performance computing, Programming languages, Medical record security, Temperature-aware electronics, Embedded computing, Fault analysis, Computational biology, Software engineering, Software assurance, Graphics and grid computing

Electrical and Computer Engineering

ECE is on the front lines, deeply involved in the explosion of knowledge that is energizing electrical and computer engineering. Our research program has made important contributions in such areas as ultra-high-frequency semiconductor and superconducting devices and systems, photonics, wireless communications, adaptive and nonlinear control, image and signal processing, analog and digital integrated circuits, embedded computer systems, safety assessment and fault-tolerant design, and in many other emerging technologies.
One reason for the vitality of our programs is our size. With over thirty academic and research faculty, the department is large enough to build areas of substantial strength, while small and flexible enough to respond rapidly to changes in our field. These qualities not only distinguish our research program but also make the department an ideal setting to study electrical and computer engineering. Our students have the opportunity to learn from and work closely with eminent researchers who are actively redefining the state of knowledge in their field.

Materials Science and Engineering

Surfaces and Interfaces
Interfaces between phases are being increasingly recognized as critical elements in the understanding of nucleation, growth kinetics and morphological development during phase transformations as well as properties in materials. Current research includes a study of the role of interphase boundaries during lamellar growth in ferrous and non-ferrous eutectoid transformations and the discontinuous reaction in the Cu-Ti, and Ni-In systems.
Light Metals
There is a need for structural materials which have a high strength and/or stiffness to weight ratio and at the same time are able to perform satisfactorily in hostile environments. The department is involved in a wide range of research on light materials including alloy processing, mechanical properties and microstructural characterization, deformation mechanisms and environmental effects of light metals.
Transformations
The synthesis of rapidly solidified metastable metallic alloys and the study of their stability and unusual symmetry properties are of interest within the department. The structural relationship between the new phases and their glassy and equilibrium counterparts are investigated by convergent beam electron diffraction, x-ray diffraction, by lattice and structural imaging, and by computer simulation of structures. In particular, the competition between the glassy and quasi-crystalline order in some systems and the temporal evolution and morphological development (nucleation and growth) of the various phases are examined.
Electronic and Magnetic Materials
Current programs in electronic materials include (i) Fundamental studies of strain relief mechanisms in growth and processing of lattice-mismatched semiconductor heteroepitaxial layers, with particular emphasis on dislocation dynamics at ultra-high stresses; (ii) Studies of process-induced stresses in microelectronic and optoelectronic devices; (iii) Studies of electronic device degradation mechanisms by real-time imaging during device operation in the electron microscope, (iv) Studies of growth and processing of multi-layer interconnect structures in microelectronic circuits and (v) Studies of the chemistry, structure and mechanical properties of oxidized compound semiconductor materials. The common theme in these programs is correlation of atomic-scale structure and chemistry with electronic and optical properties of semiconductor materials and devices. These programs are funded by a range of government and industrial sponsors.
Composites
Due to increased demands on materials performance in extreme environments, metals and alloys are reaching their limitation. In order to attain property goals for new structural systems, alternate concepts must be utilized. Metal matrix composites are presently being evaluated as replacements for conventional materials. The department has been active in metal matrix composite research for over 25 years.

Fundamental investigations are being made on metal matrix composites including high temperature mechanical property determination, deformation and fracture for correlation with processing and microstructural features. Understanding the interaction between composite constituent phases and crack initiation and propagation is critical for defining failure mechanisms
Fatigue and Fracture Techniques

State-of-the-art fracture mechanics experimental methods, coupled with micromechanical modeling, are being employed to establish the cracking behavior of light aerospace alloys based on aluminum and titanium, as well as nickel-based superalloys and steels. The unifying goal of this work is to define fundamental mechanisms for fatigue and fracture. Successful work in this regard provides the foundation necessary for developments of high performance materials, and for damage tolerant component life prediction. Major research areas in mechanical behavior include ductile fracture, hydrogen embrittlement, high cycle fatigue, and environmental effects on fatigue crack growth.



Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Research is organized around three fields of study: solid mechanics, dynamical systems & control, and thermofluids. The particular focus areas range in scales from macro to micro and nano, and in scope from highly theoretical to quite applied, and utilize state-of-the-art analytical, computational, and experimental tools.
Solid Mechanics
Research in the solid mechanics area includes studies in: collision/injury mechanics, complex nonlinear simulation restraint optimization, morphing structures, polymer electromechanical devices (PEMs), mechanics of soft materials, neuromuscular biomechanics, movement disorders, musculoskeletal modeling and simulation.
Dynamical Systems and Control
Research in dynamical systems and control covers a wide range of problems of practical interest including vibration control, rotor dynamics, magnetic bearings, mechatronics, fluid control, neurodynamic control mechanisms for autonomous mobile robots and biological information processing, and the use of periodicity to enhance the achievable performance of controlled systems.
Thermofluids
Research in thermofluids includes topics from micro-scale and non-Fourier heat transfer, combustion (including supersonic), reduced-order chemical kinetics, thermoacoustics, aerogels, remote chemical-agents sensing, remote biological-agents sensing, low speed unsteady aerodynamic flows, atmospheric re-entry flows, supersonic mixing, flows in liquid centrifuges, flow in centrifugal pumps, turbomachinery flows, bio-fluid mechanics, hydrodynamic stability, microgravity fluid mechanics, multi free-surface flows, non-Newtonian fluid mechanics, flow/structure interactions, and free and forced convection.
Electrochemical Science and Environmental Failure
Corrosion costs the U.S. economy on the order of 4% of the Gross National Product annually. In 1991, this amounted to over $100 billion. Every type of industry is adversely affected by the degradation of materials' properties due to interactions with the environment. Advances in understanding the controlling processes are required for the development of new technologies as well as the extension ofthe useful life of the nation's infrastructure. Many corrosion reactions have an electrochemical nature. Charge transfer reactions, on the other hand, are also used to convert stored chemical energy to useful electrical energy in batteries and fuel cells. These related areas are the subject of major research emphasis in the department and include fundamental and applied programs.

Systems and Information Engineering

Department Research Areas
Computational Statistics and Simulation
Research in the Computational Statistics and Simulation group involves modeling, analyzing, and simulating dynamic systems characterized by complex process logic and uncertain behaviors.
Human Factors
Human Factors investigates and models the cognitive and physical performance of humans at work.
Risk and Decision Analysis
The Center for Risk Management of Engineering Systems develops theory, methodology, and technology to assist in the management of risk for a variety of engineering systems.
Systems Integration
Systems integration is a fundamental and critical aspect of systems engineering which can involve the integration of any system components.
Optimization and Control
The development of optimization and control techniques for improving systems performance is the main thrust of this research group.

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Aerogel Research Laboratory

The Aerogel Research Laboratory was established in 1996 to investigate fundamental properties as well as cutting-edge applications of aerogels. Aerogel materials have the lowest thermal conductivity, lowest dieletric constant, lowest speed of sound, and lowest density of any solid material. Applications include thermal/acoustic/electrical insulation, microanalytical instrumentation, sensors, and sub-atomic collection media.

Aerospace Research Laboratory

Aerospace Research Laboratory conducts basic and applied research in advanced aerospace technologies. Research interests have expanded to include high-speed mixing and combustion, aeroacoustics, structures and materials, optical techniques, microscale heat transfer, and computational modeling.

Bio Inspired Engineering Research Laboratory

The Bio-Inspired Engineering Research Laboratory (BIER Lab) is an internationally recognized center for biologically inspired engineering research, with the primary goal of designing an autonomous robotic manta ray. Current research teams are engaged on a broad array of issues related to reverse engineering of biological systems, including: central pattern generator control, active tensegrity structures with integrated actuation, electro-active polymers (artificial skin/muscle), and hydrodynamics.

Cardiac Systems Biology Laboratory

The Cardiac Systems Biology Lab focuses on the study of cell signaling networks. Perturbations in these signaling networks contribute to the pathogenesis of many diseases, including cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes. One explanation for the remarkable ability of complex signaling networks to control the cell is the use of temporal and spatial strategies, such as feedback and compartmentation. Understanding of these sophisticated control mechanisms will require an integration of experimental and computational systems biology.

Center for Applied Biomechanics

The Center for Applied Biomechanics is dedicated to vehicle safety testing with a major emphasis on studying impact and injury biomechanics. The focal point of the 10,000-square-foot-facility is a test sled mounted on a 66-foot track, which allows simulation of high-speed automobile crashes. In addition to the sled system, the CAB has a number of pneumatic and gravity-driven impactors as well as state-of-the-art high-speed data acquisition and digital video systems. Major research efforts at the laboratory include the study of advanced occupant restraint systems, including air bag and seat belt systems. In particular, the CAB is establishing guidelines and criteria for the mitigation of air bag-induced injuries.

Center for Electrochemical Science and Engineering

The Center for Electrochemical Science and Engineering (CESE) is a multidisciplinary research effort that incorporates the Departments of Materials Science and Engineering and Chemical Engineering, as well as interactions with Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, and Physics. The center is one of the nation’s leading research groups of its kind, and its research affects the performance and reliability of most products manufactured in the world today.

Center for Engineering of Wound Prevention and Repair

The Center for Engineering and Wound Prevention and Repair conducts research in the following areas: development of a realistic pressure ulcer model for therapeutic testing; use of lipid growth factor to simulate cell proliferation and collagen synthesis; application of a synthetic analog of a laminin peptide sequence that acts as an integrin binding site to improve cell motility during repair; tensile testing of repair strength; study of skin flap perfusion using blood flow imaging and computer simulations; monitoring of angiogenesis during tissue repair; and active control of tissue stresses using force tranducers and finite element modeling.

Center for Risk Management of Engineering Systems

Center for Risk Management of Engineering Systems was founded by the University of Virginia in 1987 by the Council of Higher Education in Virginia as a University-wide resource. It develops theory, methodology and technology to assist in the management of risk for a variety of engineering systems. Working closely with faculty and students at the center, industry and government sponsors of research contribute their unique strengths and interests.

Center for Semicustom Integrated Systems

The Center for Semicustom Integrated Systems is an internationally respected research group in the areas of computer engineering and digital systems. The center’s ultimate missions are to accelerate economic growth, to improve products and processes, and to integrate the results of academic research into very large-scale integration (VLSI) industry developments. Its research and education programs help satisfy the growing need for leading-edge design tools and methods in the VLSI industry.

Center for Transportation Studies

The Center for Transportation Studies focuses on issues and problems related to the development, operation and maintenance of a safe, efficient intermodal transportation system for the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation. The center’s research program is noted for being responsive to emerging challenges from the transportation sector and for continually probing into new areas of transportation-related research. The center’s comprehensive research program covers areas such as intelligent transportation systems, transportation planning and logistics, traffic simulation, highway safety, transportation pavements, and freight and traffic operations.

Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing

Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) is a partnership founded by the state, U.Va., Virginia Tech, Rolls-Royce and other partners. The vision for CCAM is to become a world-class research facility delivering improved aerospace design and manufacturing technologies. It is located at Crosspointe, in Prince George County, and is the largest Rolls-Royce site by area in North America.

Commonwealth Center for Aerospace Propulsion Systems

Commonwealth Center for Aerospace Propulsion Systems (CCAPS) is a partnership among Rolls-Royce, the U.Va. Engineering School and Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering to foster collaborative aerospace research while creating new educational opportunities for students at both schools. As a virtual center, CCAPS uses existing lab space at both U.Va. and Virginia Tech to address the latest aerospace propulsion system research questions, while offering students the opportunity to work as graduate research assistants and undergraduate interns. Under the guidance of Rolls-Royce, a world-class power systems provider, CCAPS will explore breakthrough concepts for creating more-efficient and -effective jet-engine propulsion systems.

Computational Systems Bioengineering Laboratory

The Computational Systems Biology Laboratory (CSBL) at the University of Virginia develops methods for integrating high-throughput data of biological systems and characterizing cellular network properties relevant to human disease. In particular, we reconstruct integrated cellular signaling networks and develop tools to analyze their properties. The analysis of these networks requires high-performance computing capabilities and sophisticated mathematical techniques.

Dependability Research Group

The Dependability Research Group studies the survivability of critical information systems: air traffic control, telecommunications, nationwide control of power distribution, and the financial system. Societal dependence on these systems is growing and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. The center’s research focuses on designing software that can be tailored to information systems to ensure the intended operation of their existing components.

Energy Initiative at the University of Virginia

The Energy Initiative at the University of Virginia is dedicated to developing and commercializing new sources of energy and new techniques to preserve and reclaim vital resources. The University of Virginia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science is partnering with other U.Va. schools to facilitate this innovation. University faculty, researchers and students are contributing to energy technology research â€" research that includes work in the areas of alternative renewable resources, ethics, policy, fuel cell efficiencies, nanotechnology, solar energy, and sustainable and efficient housing.

High-Performance Low-Power (HPLP) VLSI Laboratory

The High-Performance Low-Power (HPLP) VLSI Laboratory focuses primarily on original research in the field of low-power and high-performance electronics, spanning digital VLSI and analog systems, architectures, circuits and algorithms. HPLP currently has eight active researchers, as well as a new lab facility containing PCs and workstations donated by IBM and Intel.

Human Computer Interaction

The Human Computer Interaction develops decision-aiding systems, training systems and models of human performance in a wide variety of domains such as process control, medical, military and transportation. Teams of people typically work together and with a variety of computational systems to meet objectives within a complex set of constraints, using both well-defined strategies and ad-hoc reasoning. Typical tasks to be supported, trained or modeled include monitoring, diagnosis, control, scheduling, planning, and problem-solving for individuals, teams and organizations.

Intelligent Processing of Materials Laboratory

The Intelligent Processing of Materials Laboratory (IPML) is one of the nation’s premier centers for research on the processing of advanced materials. Affiliated with the University’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the laboratory incorporates both the synthesis and processing of materials along with their modeling, sensing and control. Goals of IPML’s research include development of innovative process technologies, creating models for predicting materials evolution during processing, designing advanced in-situ sensors for tracking material changes during processing, and creating model-based path optimization and feedback control.

Internet Commerce Group

The Internet Commerce Group (InterCom) is a coalition of University faculty and business leaders that promotes development of electronic commerce in Virginia by providing technical and business software, training and consulting services to companies entering (or already participating in) the electronic marketplace.

Keck Center for Cellular Imaging

The Keck Center for Cellular Imaging (KCCI) the primary goal of providing a state-of-the-art optical imaging facility to enhance both the research and teaching environments of the University. Concomicant with this goal is the continual development and implementation of novel optical imaging methods that interface expertise in biology, optics and electronic engineering.

Laboratory for Atomic and Surface Physics

The Laboratory for Atomic and Surface Physics (LASP) is one of the world’s leading laboratories studying the interaction of energetic particles (ions, electrons), UV photons and laser beams with surfaces. It seeks to understand the mechanisms leading to electronic excitations â€" luminescence, emission of electrons, radiation, atoms and molecules (sputtering) â€" and to radiation damage, chemical changes or heat. The studies use a wide array of experimental techniques, such as infrared spectroscopy, microbalance, mass spectrometry, and surface analysis, in addition to computer simulations. The research has applications in semiconductor processing, nuclear fusion, gas discharges, biology, astrophysics and space exploration. A substantial part of the laboratory’s work consists of modeling and simulations of surface processes in icy satellites, planetary atmospheres and magnetospheres, and interstellar grains. Projects are supported by NASA, NSF and SWRI. LASP collaborates with industrial, University and government laboratories in the U.S. and several countries overseas to advance research and education in this field.

Laboratory for Computer Architecture at Virginia

The Laboratory for Computer Architecture at Virginia (LAVA) focuses on processor-design issues, especially multicore and multithreaded chip architectures, architectures for temperature-aware and power-aware computing; applications of control theory to computer architecture; graphics architecture; novel processor organizations; and associated questions of modeling technique. LAVA currently receives funding from NSF, ARO, Intel and IBM and has ongoing collaborations with Harvard and IBM T.J. Watson Research Center.

Ley Laboratory

The Ley Lab, part of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, focuses on molecular mechanisms of atherosclerosis, biomechanics of leukocyte adhesion and targeted ultrasound contrast agents, molecular mechanisms of inflammation in Crohn’s disease, molecular mechanisms of neutrophil recruitment to the lung, and neutrophil homeostasis and proliferation in inflammation.

Microscale Heat Transfer Laboratory

The Microscale Heat Transfer Laboratory is dedicated to developing new techniques to assist in measuring, understanding and utilizing microscale thermal phenomena. The laboratory’s research is aimed at developing a fundamental understanding of energy transport on ultra-short time and length scales.

Molecular Biomechanics Laboratory

The Molecular Biomechanics Laboratory, part of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, is dedicated to understanding the molecular mechanisms by which cells move, and the application of this knowledge to the improvement of American public health.

Musculorskeletal Bioengineering

The musculoskeletal system is essential for personal locomotion and all daily activities in humans. The bones, supporting structures such as ligaments, cartilage, and tendons, and control systems such as neural innervation and vascular blood supply all play a role in maintaining the system’s proper function. Orthopedic injuries are one of the leading causes of lost productivity and medical costs.

Nanoscale Materials Characterization Facility

The Nanoscale Materials Characterization Facility (NMCF) provides imaging, diffraction and chemical analysis of materials â€" from atomic to microscopic levels â€" and offers guidance to individuals wanting to conduct their own analyses. NMCF houses three transmission electron microscopes (TEMs); two scanning electron microscopes (SEMs); a focused Ga+ ion beam (FIB) microscope; extensive hardware/software for image simulation, processing and analysis; and a variety of specimen-preparation equipment. The facility also has three X-ray diffractometers (XRD’s) with a variety of capabilities and software for data analysis.

National Center for Hypersonic Combined Cycle Propulsion

The National Center for Hypersonic Combined Cycle Propulsion is led by Professor James McDaniel. The center will facilitate development of the analytical tools needed to design the engines for a future hypersonic aircraft â€" one that could fly up to 12 times the speed of sound. It was established in 2009 under a $10 million grant from NASA and the U.S. Air Force.

Next-Generation Real-Time Computing Laboratory

The Next-Generation Real-Time Computing Lab is part of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Virginia. The laboratory studies a wide range of issues in all aspects of real-time computing and wireless networks. Real-time principles are becoming important for all systems because audio and video streams are being utilized in many new contexts, from control applications to the next-generation Internet.

NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center

The NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center aims to develop a science, engineering and technology base for laser and plasma processing of materials, devices and systems. The center is building on existing research being conducted in plasma and photon processing. The multi-university team has the requisite expertise and equipment, valued in excess of more than $5 million, to pursue research and development in this area. The center provides a core technology base in lasers and plasma, support for the creation and growth of innovative collaborations among industry partners, and the opportunity to enhance existing research relationships with federal laboratories.

Peirce Laboratory

The Peirce Laboratory at the University of Virginia uses a parallel approach that combines experimental models with agent-based computational models to guide new approaches in tissue engineering. We are particularly interested in the microcirculatory system and how microvascular networks structurally adapt, through active growth and remodeling. These processes are relevant to a variety of diseases and pathologies, including heart disease, peripheral limb ischemia, cancer and diabetes.

Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center

The Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center is an evolving organization based on the voluntary scientific interactions of investigative faculty with a broad interest in research in diseases of the cardiovascular system. It is a lightning rod, attracting ongoing research in cardiovascular function, as well as stimulating new initiatives. The center is designed to be able to respond quickly to exciting new research opportunities by providing financial and administrative assistance. Such assistance offers innovative investigators the potential to adapt rapidly to new directions in their research programs, a capability that becomes ever more important as the pace of technology places greater importance on rapid reaction to scientific opportunity. The center is also dedicated to working with the faculty in making the University a center of state-of-the-art technological excellence.

Rotating Machinery and Controls Industrial Program

The Rotating Machinery and Controls Laboratory (ROMAC) conducts research in the areas of rotor dynamics, turbomachinery, structural dynamics, magnetic bearings, automatic controls, turbomachinery flows, fluid film bearings, and seals. The laboratory’s research is supported by a consortium of industries through the ROMAC Industrial Research Program.

Science and Engineering of Laser Interactions with Matter

The Science and Engineering of Laser Interactions with Matter (SELIM) is a graduate training program is designed to develop students with enhanced mastery and appreciation of the knowledge and state-of-the-art technical skills required for rapid advancements in modern science and technology.

Smart Travel Lab

The Smart Travel Lab is a state-of-the-art facility that supports research and education in the rapidly emerging area of intelligent transportation systems (ITS). Current projects include investigating potential benefits of vehicle infrastructure integration-enabled ramp metering, as well as evaluation of advanced traffic signal controllers using hardware in the loop simulation.

Space Physics and Surface Physics Theory Program

The Space Physics and Surface Physics Theory Program studies the physics and chemistry of energetic ion, electron and UV-photon interactions with surfaces and gases. the processes of interest are desorption and sputtering, as well as the radiolysis and photolysis of surfaces and gases. The motivation for the program’s research is to understand problems in space physics and astronomy.

Surface Science Center

The Surface Science Center provides services on surface analysis, including modifying the surface layers of materials by ion implantation, and surface characterization and depth profiling of sample compositions using a Perkin-Elmer 560 system. Available techniques are angle-resolved X-Ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS or ESCA), scanning auger electron microscopy with sub-micron resolution, ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy (UPS), secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS), ion scattering spectroscopy (ISS) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). Each technique can be combined with the others and with sputter etching (using a differentially pumped ion gun) to obtain composition depth profiles.

The Institute for Nanoscale and Quantum Scientific and Technological Advanced Reserach

Surface Science Center provides services on surface analysis, including modifying the surface layers of materials by ion implantation, and surface characterization and depth profiling of sample compositions using a Perkin-Elmer 560 system. Available techniques are angle-resolved X-Ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS or ESCA), scanning auger electron microscopy with sub-micron resolution, ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy (UPS), secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS), ion scattering spectroscopy (ISS) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). Each technique can be combined with the others and with sputter etching (using a differentially pumped ion gun) to obtain composition depth profiles.

Traffic Operations Lab

The Traffic Operations Lab (TOL) is part of the Center for Transportation Studies of the Department of Civil Engineering. TOL supports research and education related to traffic signal control, optimization and simulation, and is equipped with state-of-the-art traffic signal controllers and microscopic simulation programs, as well as hardware-in-the loop simulation (HILS) system. The HILS system allows testing of advanced features of actual traffic signal controllers within a laboratory environment. TOL has access to real-time traffic data from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) traffic control systems through the Smart Travel Laboratory. TOL research focuses mainly on applications of advanced statistical techniques and optimization methods for developing traffic signal control algorithms and improving calibration and validation procedure for microscopic simulation models.

U.Va. Center for Wireless Health

The U.Va. Center for Wireless Health was established in 2009 to coordinate research efforts in this area across the University and with collaborators at other institutions. Ongoing projects include in-home sensors for identifying signs of depression, body-worn sensors for fall-risk assessment, and an artificial pancreas that combines blood glucose sensing and insulin pumping for Type I diabetics. All of the center’s projects include the use of novel wireless technologies to collect data on real patients. The results and experiences from these deployments inform the engineering research that yields subsequent technology generations and enables additional medical applications.

U.Va. Medical Informatics/Systems Engineering Training

The U.Va. Medical Informatics/Systems Engineering Training (MINDSET) program is designed to train researchers who are well-grounded in systems engineering methodologies as applied to health care and biological systems. This includes the NLM T15 program trainees as well as students funded by other sources.

University of Virginia Microfabrication Laboratories

The University of Virginia Microfabrication Laboratories (UVML) serves as the University’s center for research and development in solid-state materials, devices and circuits. This laboratory, formed from the AEpL laboratories (founded in 1967), has a 3,500 square-foot clean-room facility for device fabrication and materials growth, as well as a variety of other facilities for microwave and optical analysis, device design, testing and packaging. UVML operates out of the Charles L. Brown Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, but is open to and used by numerous other departments in the University.

Virginia NanoComputing group

The Virginia NanoComputing group (ViNO) focuses on three aspects of nanoelectronic modeling and simulation: (a) Fundamental Physics exploring nonequilibrium quantum flow of charge, spin and heat, going beyond traditional macroscopic classical concepts like friction and continuum mechanics, (b) Computational modeling of novel materials ranging from strained silicon to organic molecules, graphene, multiferroics and nanomagnets, and (c) Device engineering that deals with beyond roadmap CMOS such as strained silicon, nanowires, nanotubes and nanoribbons, to concepts beyond CMOS such as ratchets, NEMFETs, straintronics, pseudo- spintronics, noise based spectroscopy and bio-inspired computing.

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Subject Areas of Research

Subject Areas

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Dual Degrees

Graduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

MBA/ME Program. Positions of leadership in firms pursuing technologically-based competitive strategies call for managers (graduates) who have been thoroughly grounded in the technical practices of an engineering field and in the social, political, and organizational practices of the field of business administration. Graduates of the MBA/ME program will be prepared to face both the managerial and technological challenges associated with innovation and technical activities throughout the business firm. The MBA/ME joint-degree program creates an opportunity for graduate students to acquire breadth of understanding and added flexibility needed to operate effectively at the interface between the commercial and technical units of modern industry and society.

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Student Appointments

Appointments by Department

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Department Fellowships TA RA Other Total Appts.
Biomedical Engineering
Appointments: 61 21 32 0 114
Stipends: $1,384 $1,571 $1,416 $0
Chemical Engineering
Appointments: 17 9 45 0 71
Stipends: $1,316 $1,606 $1,543 $0
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Appointments: 12 14 46 0 72
Stipends: $1,514 $1,556 $1,225 $0
Computer Science
Appointments: 28 31 56 0 115
Stipends: $642 $1,605 $1,332 $0
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Appointments: 27 18 110 0 155
Stipends: $1,159 $1,232 $1,041 $0
General Engineering
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Materials Science and Engineering
Appointments: 40 17 69 0 126
Stipends: $648 $858 $1,356 $0
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Appointments: 45 27 59 0 131
Stipends: $1,365 $1,057 $1,343 $0
Systems and Information Engineering
Appointments: 24 18 34 0 76
Stipends: $1,375 $1,196 $918 $0
All Total Appointments 254 155 451 0 860