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General Engineering Undergraduates

The Department of Engineering Education is home to all first-year and transfer engineering students. Once specific course requirements are complete, students become eligible to declare any of the 14 undergraduate degree granting engineering majors offered at Virginia Tech.

At the conclusion of the first year course sequence an engineering student must be able to demonstrate a basic:

  • understanding of the engineering profession,
  • understanding of the professional skills in engineering,
  • understanding of and capacity for problem solving,
  • understanding of and ability in engineering graphics,
  • understanding of the engineering design process, and
  • awareness of current global issues impacting engineering practice.

The College of Engineering offers the following undergraduate degree granting engineering majors:

Aerospace Engineering (AE) Electrical Engineering (EE)
Biological Systems Engineering (BSE) Engineering Science and Mechanics (ESM)
Chemical Engineering (ChE) Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE)
Civil Engineering (CE) Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)
Computer Engineering (CPE) Mechanical Engineering (ME)
Computer Science (CS) Mining Engineering (MINE)
Construction Engineering and Management (CEM) Ocean Engineering (OE)