9: School of Graduate Engineering and Applied Science

General Information | Degree Programs | Program Descriptions | Course Descriptions | Faculty

Admission Requirements | Financial Assistance | Special Fellowships | General Requirements
Right to Petition | Transfer Credit | Air Force and Army ROTC | Graduate Degree Credit for Undergraduates
Joint Degree Program | Master of Science | Master of Engineering | Part-time Graduate Students
Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Program | Doctor of Philosophy
Virginia Consortium of Engineering and Science Universities (VCES)

Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Program

In addition to the Master of Engineering Program as conducted on the Grounds of the University of Virginia, the School of Engineering and Applied Science offers the following seven degrees through the Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Program: Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, or Systems Engineering; and Master of Materials Science and Engineering.

Regular graduate courses are broadcast via satellite throughout the Commonwealth and to selected out-of-state locations. This one-way video/two-way audio capability provides the professors and students on-Grounds the ability to communicate with off-Grounds students at the remote classroom sites. Serving as host institutions with classrooms at off-Grounds locations are Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, George Mason University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Old Dominion University, Mary Washington University, and Shenandoah College and Conservatory. Additionally, certain companies in these other remote regions are establishing classrooms at their industrial locations and will participate in this graduate engineering program.

Each of the seven departments in this program has an appointed advisor to consult with the students on curriculum, and to discuss special circumstances which might occur with participating industrial students. Studentsí programs of study must be approved by their advisors and the associated department chairs and be submitted to the Office of the Dean.

Degree requirements are the same as mentioned in the previous Master of Engineering section except that an additional three transfer credits from another participating cooperative graduate engineering education institution may be included on the candidateís program of study (Virginia Commonwealth University, George Mason University, Old Dominion University, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University).

Graduate courses with grades of C or better taken for graduate credit at participating institutions may be transferred toward meeting the requirement of the Master of Engineering degree.

All graduate courses taken for degree credit through the Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Program, including transfer courses from the participating institutions, are included in the studentís grade point average.


Continue to: Doctor of Philosophy
Return to: Chapter 9 Index