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Aerospace and Ocean Engineering

The Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering offers a unique blend of two disciplines that takes advantage of commonality in the analysis and design of aerospace and ocean systems. More

BSE students in a small power boat testing lake water.

Biological Systems Engineering

Biological Systems Engineering (BSE) is the engineering discipline that applies concepts of biology, chemistry and physics, along with engineering science and design principles, to solve problems in biological systems. More

A Virginia Tech BEAM student measures samples in a BEAM lab.

Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics

The Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics is a unique multidisciplinary interface between fundamental mechanics, biomedical science, and real-world applications to enhance the quality of life. More

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Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering's mission is to educate students to become outstanding chemical engineers possessing the skills necessary to excel in a global society and to conduct innovative research. More

A Civil Engineering student prepares water sampling kits for water testing.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Civil engineers are the principal designers, constructors, operators, and caretakers of many of the constructed facilities and systems that contribute to the high quality of life enjoyed in the United States. More

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Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science is characterized by its emphasis on interdisciplinary research and its collegial atmosphere. We emphasize both capstone and research experiences for our undergraduate students. More

Members of the DeepX team pose outside in front of their submarine.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

From pervasive computing to smart power systems and cybersecurity, Virginia Tech ECE faculty and students delve into all major areas of electrical and computer engineering. As one of the country's larger ECE departments, The Bradley Department offers strong education and research opportunities in diverse areas, including computers, control systems, communications, electronics, electromagnetics, power, space systems, machine learning, and photonics. More

Two male students working in the Friith Lab on a wind turbine.

Engineering Education

The Department of Engineering Education prepares students to be exceptional engineers and educators while serving as an international beacon for engineering and research. More

ISE students with clipboards studyinga process in a lab.

Industrial and Systems Engineering

Industrial and Systems Engineering is concerned with solving problems through the application of scientific and practical knowledge. What sets industrial engineering apart is its reliance on an integrated systems approach and application over a broad scope, including people, technology, and organizational assessment and improvement. More

A Material Science student works with molten material in a lab and is wearing a fire suit.

Materials Science and Engineering

A degree from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) in Virginia Tech's nationally ranked College of Engineering will open many doors for young engineers at all levels. Graduates from Virginia Tech's MSE program work in fields such as fiber optics, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas production, metal casting, semiconductors, cosmetics, failure analysis, patent examination, equipment design, quality assurance, technical management, sales and marketing, product development, and many more. More

A Virginia Tech BEAM student measures samples in a BEAM lab.

Mechanical Engineering

Of the many engineering disciplines, mechanical engineering is the broadest, encompassing a wide variety of engineering fields and many specialties. Although it is commonly assumed that mechanical engineers are automotive engineers, mechanical engineers are in fact employed in an enormous range of technical areas, including acoustics, air-conditioning, automatic controls, computer-aided design, energy management, fluid dynamics, tribology, robotics, biomechanics, and turbomachinery, just to name a few. More

Mining students use a laser to measure the inside of a mine.

Mining and Minerals Engineering

Mining and minerals engineering is a discipline involving the practice, theories, and science of extracting and processing minerals which occur naturally in the environment. More

Meyer's-Lawson students look over a table with a 3D model of the new Virginia Tech Cadet dorms.

Myers-Lawson School of Construction

The Myers-Lawson School of Construction is the product of many hard working and generous faculty, staff, students and alumni from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Department of Building Construction at Virginia Tech. Even a casual contextual understanding of these two departments reveals they are housed within highly ranked and respected Colleges, the College of Engineering and the College of Architecture, Arts, and Design, respectively. More