The department continues to expand the boundaries of engineering education by teaching first-class, modern courses for first year engineering students at Virginia Tech and by offering innovative graduate programs including a Certificate and a PhD in Engineering Education.
We advance the engineering profession by integrating research and teaching to impact learning and practice.
We aspire to prepare students to be exceptional engineers and educators while serving as an international beacon for engineering and research.
Our first-year engineering program is regarded as one of the best in the nation.
Students are admitted as General Engineering students and take the prescribed set of required courses during the first year.
During that time, the students are exposed to the 14 different majors offered in the College of Engineering and are able to make an informed decision about what field they will pursue.
We are one of the first departments in the country to offer graduate programs in Engineering Education.
Our graduate program incorporates theory with real life application so that our students are prepared to be teachers and scholars in the evolving field of Engineering Education.
Many of our graduate students share their knowledge and gain professional experience by teaching and coordinating workshops in some of our first-year courses. Others use their knowledge to assess our program, and others learn how to apply their knowledge in non-university contexts.
We incorporate theory with real-life application.