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School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics :: Programs of Study

Engineering

Engineers are the planners and designers of the technological systems that are the backbone of our modern society. They apply principles of science and mathematics to meet the needs or solve the problems of humankind. These problems typically are multifaceted and involve the interplay of technological, economic, environmental, sociological, and political components. For this reason, the engineer requires a background in the humanities and social sciences as well as in mathematics and natural sciences. 

About Engineering Occupations (Occupational Outlook Handbook)

Associate of Science

The Associate of Science degree program in Engineering is designed for persons who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree. The following engineering fields are supported by this program: aerospace and ocean, biological systems, chemical, civil and environmental, electrical and computer, engineering science and mechanics, industrial and systems engineering, material science, mechanical, mining and minerals.

In order to prepare for junior class standing at a four-year college or university, the student usually must complete a program at Virginia Western that is comparable in length and course content to the first two years of the program at the four-year institution. Students are urged to acquaint themselves with the requirements of the department in the college or university to which transfer is contemplated and also to consult with the Advising office of Virginia Western in planning their program and selecting electives.

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Program Details

Program details such as admission requirements, required courses, and suggested course sequence can be found in the college catalog.

Engineering: Computer Science - Associate of Science

This curriculum is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a baccalaureate degree in computer science or information technology.

Program Details

Program details such as admission requirements, required courses, and suggested course sequence can be found in the college catalog.

Engineering: Engineering Construction - Associate of Science

This curriculum is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a baccalaureate degree in building construction or construction engineering management.

Program Details

Program details such as admission requirements, required courses, and suggested course sequence can be found in the college catalog.

Engineering - Career Studies Certificate

This Career Studies Certificate is only available to students taking Dual Enrollment classes through the Virginia Western Regional Academy for Advanced Technology.

This curriculum is designed for persons who want to explore engineering as a potential major. The program allows students to experience exciting opportunities in engineering and prepare themselves for an associate of science degree in engineering, which is transferable to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree.

Program Details

Program details such as admission requirements, required courses, and suggested course sequence can be found in the college catalog.

This program is exempt from Gainful Employment reporting.

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Program Head

Dr. Richard L. Clark, Jr.
Professor, Engineering

Phone: 540-857-6262
Location: Webber Hall W305

B.S. - VPI & SU, 1991
M.S. - VPI & SU, 1994
Ph.D. - VPI & SU, 1996

Contact Us

School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
Location: Anderson Hall A114
Phone: 540-857-7273
Fax: 540-857-6022

Mailing address:
3097 Colonial Ave., SW
Roanoke, VA 24015