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The Virginia Tech College of Engineering is the academic unit that manages engineering research and education at Virginia Tech The College can trace its origins to 1872, and was formally established in 1903

Today, The College of Engineering has 14 departments of study Its undergraduate program was ranked 14th and its graduate program was ranked 30th among doctoral-granting universities by US News & World Report in 2018 In 2014-15, the College of Engineering consisted of 10,059 students

The current dean is Dr Julia Ross == History == Engineering courses have been available since the inception of Virginia Tech in 1872 when a student could follow the "Mechanical" course of study which included mechanical drawing, mechanical engineering, machinery, and steam engines When the first administrative instructional divisions were established in 1903-04, engineering was one of four academic departments for which a dean was appointed In 1920-21, it became the School of Engineering and then, in 1964, the College of Engineering

== Departments == Aerospace and Ocean Engineering Biological Systems Engineering Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics Chemical Engineering Civil and Environmental Engineering Computer Science Electrical and Computer Engineering Engineering Education Industrial and Systems Engineering Materials Science and Engineering Mechanical Engineering Mining and Minerals Engineering Myers-Lawson School of Construction School of Biomedical Engineering & Sciences == Undergraduate programs == The Department of Engineering Education is home to all first-year and transfer engineering students === Rankings === Virginia Tech has a highly reputed undergraduate engineering school and is one of a handful of core recruiting schools for some of the world's most selective firms Listed below are rankings by the US News & World Report for undergraduate programs: The overall Undergraduate Program ranks No

14 overall and No 7 among the public institutions according to US News & World Report Undergraduate Engineering Science and Mechanics programs ranked No

4 overall Undergraduate Industrial and Systems Engineering programs ranked No 5 overall == Graduate programs == Virginia Tech College of Engineering Graduate Students may choose from 16 Doctoral and 19 Masters programs available in 17 areas of study === Rankings === Virginia Tech has a highly reputed Graduate Engineering Programs and is one of a handful of core recruiting schools for some of the world's most selective firms

Listed below are rankings by the US News & World Report for the graduate programs: The Graduate program ranks No 21 overall and No 11 among the public institutions according to U

S News & World Report The Graduate Biological / Agricultural Engineering programs ranked No 7 overall The Graduate Industrial / Manufacturing / Systems Engineering programs ranked No

7 overall The Graduate Civil Engineering programs ranked No 9 overall The Online Graduate Engineering Programs ranked No 15 overall

The Graduate Computer Engineering Program ranked No 17 overall === Master of Information Technology Program === The Graduate Program in Information Technology (VT-MIT) is a combined degree program offered collaboratively by Virginia Tech's College of Engineering, and the Pamplin College of Business Virginia Tech’s Master of Information Technology program was created in 2000 to meet needs of students The program puts the student in touch with the latest developments in information technology, and the student body is highly accomplished and diverse

The program provides courses that are interdisciplinary, online, and currently has over 420 students enrolled in the United States and several other countries The College of Engineering and the Pamplin College of Business jointly deliver the master of information technology program, which is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and SchoolsCourses in the program are taught by a dedicated group of senior level faculty using a state of the art technology where students from several states in the United States, along with those from many foreign nations participate online in this program In 2014 the US

News & World Report ranked this program 2nd overall 30 credits hours of coursework are required for the degree Each student selects must complete three modules, for a total of 18 credit-hours, as well at the 12 credit-hour block of foundation courses in Java, Software Engineering, Computer Systems fundamentals, and Strategic IT Leadership The program is an innovative blend of coursework in seven related IT modules: Health Information Systems, Software Development, Information Security, Business Information Systems, Decision Support Systems, Networking, and Telecommunications Admission requirements include a bachelor's degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution, essays, letters of recommendation, a GMAT or GRE score and a TOEFL or PTE score for international applicants

==== MIT/MBA Dual Degree ==== In addition to the Master in Information Technology (MIT) degree, Virginia Tech offers a joint MI

T/MBA program for students within the Virginia Tech National Capital Region

Students are able to pursue this unique dual degree in information technology and business administration via a sequential degree offering The dual degree allows for the student to save time and requires 66 credit hours/22 courses for both degrees == Additional Locations & Online Options == === National Capital Region === In 1969 the university launched new locations within the Virginia Tech National Capital Region (NCR) These facilities serves as a hub in the Washington metropolitan area for its students and alumni As of 2015, the NCR offers Graduate Engineering Programs in Computer Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Applications, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Sciences & Engineering, Industrial & Systems Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering

=== Hampton Roads === As of 2015, the Hampton Roads location offers Graduate Engineering Programs in Computer Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial & Systems Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering === Southwest Virginia & Richmond === As of 2015, the Southwest Virginia and Richmond Locations offers Graduate Engineering Programs in Computer Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Industrial & Systems Engineering === Online engineering degree options === As of 2015, the College of Engineering started to offer online Graduate Engineering Programs in Aerospace Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Sciences & Engineering, and Ocean Engineering == Research == Virginia Tech's College of Engineering is classified as a "Research University (very high research activity)," by the Carnegie Foundation and is engaged in some of the most important engineering research and cross-disciplinary research conducted in the nation By The Numbers for the college: $214,485,000 was spent on engineering research in FY2013

43% of all research spending at Virginia Tech is engineering related === Centers, Institutes, and Laboratories === Listed are the Centers and Laboratories associated with the College of Engineering: == Alumni association == The Virginia Tech College of Engineering Alumni Association is an alumni organization for former students of the college Students have numerous opportunities to meet corporate executives and to network with the college's alumni base, many of whom are renowned engineering leaders In addition the college has nearly 60,000 alumni == See also == Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University List of engineering schools in the United States Virginia Tech's Main Campus in Blacksburg

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