9: School of Graduate Engineering and Applied Science
General Information |
Degree Programs |
Program Descriptions |
Course Descriptions |
Admission Requirements |
Financial Assistance |
Special Fellowships |
Right to Petition |
Transfer Credit |
Air Force and Army ROTC |
Graduate Degree Credit for
Joint Degree Program |
Master of Science |
Master of Engineering |
Part-time Graduate Students
Commonwealth Graduate Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy
Virginia Consortium of Engineering and
Master of Engineering
The Master of Engineering degree is a graduate professional degree.
It enhances the professional instruction of the bachelor's program
in engineering or applied science, providing the student with
greater knowledge and deeper understanding in a specific field.
A full-time student should be able to complete the degree program
in one calendar year. The School of Engineering and Applied Science
offers instruction leading to the degree of Master of Engineering
in the following fields: Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering,
Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace
Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, and Systems Engineering.
The degrees of Master of Applied Mathematics, Master of Applied
Mechanics, Master of Computer Science, Master of Engineering Physics,
and Master of Materials Science and Engineering are also offered.
The department chairperson will appoint an advisor to each graduate
student for consultation in preparing a program of study. The
program of study must be approved by the advisor and the department
chairperson and be submitted to the Office of the Dean by the
end of the first semester of graduate study.
Degree Requirements A candidate for the Master of Engineering
degree, or for the degrees of Master of Applied Mathematics, Master
of Computer Science, Master of Engineering Physics, or Master
of Materials Science and Engineering, must fulfill the following
- Completion of an approved program of study. The program of
study shall include a minimum of 30 credits of graduate level
courses, of which a minimum of 18 credits must be in the area
of major study. A program of study may contain no more than a
total of nine credit hours of 500-level courses with no more than
six credit hours from within the degree program. Departmental
requirements may be more restrictive. The program of study may
include a maximum of 12 transfer credits for graduate courses
completed at another school of recognized standing or of University
of Virginia courses taught by adjunct faculty or a combination
of these two. The courses for which such credit may be granted
must be part of the approved program of study at the University.
Only courses with a grade of B or better may be transferred.
- Application for degree, using a standard form, made by the
date specified in the academic calendar.
- Completion of a comprehensive exam, if required by the student's
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