University of Virginia

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Chemical Engineering Materials Science and Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Systems and Information Engineering
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

Class sessions are taught as live, interactive activities where active student participation is strongly encouraged. Even though all class sessions are recorded for later review, students are expected to attend the live class sessions.

School type Public
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Online master's in engineering degree programs 6
Concentrations offered
Chemical Materials
Civil Mechanical
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Other

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 50


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 13 full-time; 3 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 100% full-time; 100% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 13
Average experience teaching online courses 4 years
National Academy of Engineering members 0%
Program fully finances faculty training No
Tech staff supporting faculty 1 full-time; 2 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 20
Maximum class size N/A

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Can earn degree entirely abroad N/A
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students Yes
Collaboration among online and campus-based students Encouraged but not mandatory
Students enroll as online students Yes, but can take classes on campus without notification
Credits earned online equal earned on-campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus All
Same curricula for online and campus students All


One-year retention rates N/A


Graduation rates N/A
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 3.5 years
Program target time to graduate 3.5 years
Required time to earn degree 7 years

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