1 Welcome to The College of Engineering at Virginia Tech Information Session
2 Virginia Tech Engineering Student Traits Creativity Plan to study Interest in Math and Science Teamwork Are You Ready? Challenging High School Background AP and Honors Classes Must have 3 units of laboratory sciences (Chemistry and Physics preferred)
3 Freshman Class of 2011 College of Engineering Statistics Average High School GPA (weighted): 4.05 Average SAT Scores: 1297 Average ACT (Math/Verbal): 30.1/27.7 Male to Female Ratio: 4:1 Under-represented Groups: 17.3%
4 Freshman Year: Fall Semester General Engineering: Common Entry Point Engineering Exploration Chemistry and Lab Freshman English Calculus I Elementary Linear Algebra Elective
5 Engineering Exploration I Design and Teamwork Disciplines Ethics Global Awareness Algorithms Graphing Problem Solving The Future of Engineering
6 Freshman Year: Spring Semester General Engineering Continued Engineering Exploration II Physics and Lab Freshman English Calculus II Vector Geometry Elective *CS Majors* take Java *ChemEand BSE Majors* take 2 nd semester of General Chemistry
7 Engineering Exploration II Exploration of the Digital Future Digital Track CS, CpE, EE intents Design process & Teamwork Project management Written & oral communication Issues in related disciplines Computer organization and Boolean algebra Analog & digital signals Networking Exploration of Engineering Design Design Track AOE, BSE, ChE, CEE, CEM, ESM, ISE, MSE, ME, MinE intents Design process & Teamwork Project management Written & oral communication Graphics Communication Computer Aided Design & Drafting Programming for Engineering Analysis
8 Approximate Undergraduate Enrollment (Fall 2011) Engineering Education Aerospace Biological Systems Chemical Civil and Environmental Construction Engineering and Management Computer Electrical Computer Science Engineering Science and Mechanics Industrial and Systems Materials Science and Engineering* Mechanical Mining and Minerals Ocean
9 Aerospace Engineering Aerodynamics, structures, propulsion, flight mechanics, design optimization, flight control, etc. Wind tunnels (including stability, open-jet, cascade, supersonic, hypersonic, etc.), structural test equipment, high-performance computer systems, and spacecraft simulators Dual degree with Ocean Engineering with 3-5 additional credit hours Job Types: Structural Analysis, Design Engineering, Control Engineering, Instrumentation, etc.
10 Biological Systems Engineering Two options: Bioprocessing Bioenergy Renewable materials Food safety Biopharmaceuticals Land and Water Resources Environmental protection Stream Restoration Fulfills pre-med requirements More than 40% participation in undergraduate research Job Types: Environmental Consulting, Biotechnology Industry, Food Processing
11 Chemical Engineering Applications of biotechnology, chemistry, mathematics, microelectronics, and physics Find solutions for issues in food health, fuels and energy, and environmental quality International options for summer laboratory experience (Copenhagen, Denmark) Extensive undergraduate research and co-op opportunities Job Types: Petroleum, Ceramics, Cosmetics, Food Production, Paper, Pharmaceuticals, etc.
12 Civil and Environmental Engineering Design, build, and maintain infrastructure Areas of Emphasis: Environmental & Water Resources Construction Environmental Geotechnical Land Development Materials, Structures Transportation Water Resources Job Types: Structural Engineer, Environmental Engineer, Construction Manager, Water Resources Engineer, Transportation Engineer, and Geotechnical Engineer
13 Computer Engineering Pushing the capability and applicability of computers in every industry and every facet of modern life and developing ways to make computers, faster, smaller, and more capable Job Types: Networking, Hardware, Computer Systems, Security, Software & Machine Intelligence, Power, Communications, etc. Information Session at 2pm on Mon/Fri in 340 Whittemore
14 Computer Science Design and develop software from operating systems to applications Tracks in: Creative/Media Computing Human Computer Interaction Knowledge, Information, and Data Scientific Computing Systems and Networking Software Engineering Computational Biology & Bioinformatics Job Types: Software Design and Development, Web Design, Network & Computer Security, Mobile Applications, Game Design & Development, Graphics Design, Supercomputing, etc. Information Session at 1:15 in 114 McBryde Hall
15 Construction Engineering and Management Plan, direct, and coordinate construction projects (residential, commercial, public works, etc) Integration of Civil & Environmental Engineering Building Construction Business Engineering with construction and business management Job Types: Constructor, Construction Manager, Project Engineer, Real Estate/Land Developer, Owner s Representative, Facility Manager
16 Electrical Engineering Design, integration, and use of electronics and electrical systems as well as working with energy (including electricity, light, sound, and electromagnetic fields) and intelligence (algorithms, data, simulation, modeling, control). Lab-based design projects Job Types: Design, Automation, Electronics, Electromagnetics, Systems & Control, Power Generation, Satellites, Communications Systems, etc. Information Session at 2pm on Mon/Fri in 340 Whittemore
17 Engineering Science and Mechanics Three main pillars: Fluid Mechanics Solid Mechanics and Structures Dynamics Emphasis of engineering fundamentals to provide a strong mathematical background applicable to any field Concentrations in: Biomechanics Physics General Hands-on labs and extensive undergraduate research opportunities Job Types: Biomedical, Civil, Nuclear, Aerospace, Mechanical, and many more!
18 Industrial and Systems Engineering Analyze, design, implement, and improve integrated work systems Areas of emphasis: Human Factors and Ergonomics Manufacturing Systems Management Systems Operations Research Capstone Senior Design: Student project teams work as consultants with outside companies to create solutions to real-world problems Job Types: Health Care, Transportation, Manufacturing, IT, Systems, Logistics, Cost Analysis, Optimization, Product Design and Evaluation, Consulting, Construction, etc.
19 Materials Science and Engineering Key Areas: studying the properties and structure of materials creating new and better materials improving existing materials exploring new ways to use both natural and created materials selecting appropriate materials for a wide range of applications Divided into 6 categories: Metals Polymers Electronic materials Ceramics Composites Biomaterials Hands-on laboratories (including a foundry) Job Types: Fiber Optics, Pharmaceuticals, Oil & Gas production, Semiconductors, Failure Analysis, Equipment Design, etc.
20 Mechanical Engineering Apply principles (motion, energy, heat, force) to design, construct, and operate machines or devices Topic Areas include: Acoustics HVAC Aeronautics Manufacturing Automotive Mechatronics Biomedical Nuclear Combustion Power Generation CAD Propulsion Controls Robotics Energy Mgmt Smart Materials Fluid Mechanics Vehicle Dynamics Job Types: Jobs in any of these areas and more!
21 Mining and Minerals Engineering Areas of Emphasis Exploration (finding new reserves) Evaluation (determining economic potential) Development (creating the mine) Extraction (removing the ore) Mineral Processing (recovering valuable materials from ore) Reclamation (restoring the land) Department laboratories and pilot plant give students hands-on experience with the most current technology Job Types: Metallurgy, Mineral Economics, Geological Exploration, Industrial Sales, etc.
22 Ocean Engineering Major focus areas are ocean vehicles and structures including ships, advanced marine vehicles, offshore platforms and submarines Hydrodynamics, structures, vehicle dynamics, CAD Naval Engineering Minor Dual major with Aerospace with an additional 3-5 credits. Job Types: Naval Architecture, Underwater Vehicle Development, Environmental Protection, Drilling, Remote Sensing, Climate Monitoring, Oil Recovery
23 Opportunities Available Minors/Concentrations Computer Science Engineering Science & Mechanics Green Engineering Nuclear Engineering (Coming Soon!) Study Abroad Undergraduate Research Engineering Professional Societies & Organizations
24 Internships and Co-Op Experiences Internships Usually refers to a one-term work assignment Most often in the summer, but not always Usually paid position Co-operative Education Usually refers to a multi-work term assignment with one employer At least three work terms alternating with school terms Five years to complete degree
25 Support: Inside & Outside of Class CareerFairs.html utoring.html munities/hypatia munities/galileo.php
26 Hands-On, Minds-On ACM Competitions Autonomous Teams (Vehicle, Underwater, Aerial) All-Terrain Mini Baja Team Concrete Canoe Design, Build, Fly Formula SAE Fuel Cell Team Grand Challenge Team Human Powered Submarine Human Powered Aircraft Hybrid Electric Vehicle Solar Decathlon Solar Powered Car Steel Bridge Blind Driver Challenge More info online at https://www.eng.vt.edu/warelab
27 VT Engineering Rankings Virginia Tech Ranked 13 th Overall in Wall Street Journal The Top 25 recruiter Picks, 5 th for Engineering Among Accredited Engineering Schools Nationwide(15 th ) Aerospace (15 th ) Biological (9 th ) Civil (10 th ) Electrical/Computer (14 th ) Environmental (12 th ) Industrial (7 th ) Mechanical (13 th ) *U.S. News & World Reports America s Best Colleges 2012
28 Outcomes Freshman who continued to a second year in engineering: Started in 2008: 85% Started in 2009: 87% Average Starting Salary: $58,500 for Class of 2010
29 Scholarships Freshmen Dean s Scholar Davenport Scholar Walts Scholar (ROTC only) Financial Aid Upper Class Students College of Engineering Funds Departmental Scholarships Financial Aid
30 Computer Requirement Tablet PC Special pricing through vendors available for students Don t buy until summer before entering Benefits: Digital ink for taking notes Drawing diagrams Writing equations Submitting/grading homework
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